Mercator and his companions once again manage to comandeer the airwaves long enough to ask for help to break free from their space exile. Kim Wilde is summoned to the white hole to provide musical entertainement, a lemur appears as a typical example of earth's wildlife and there's a visit from that fearsome pirate Blackbeard. Although there's not much the prisoners agree on, they know that they need earth-knowledge to be able to escape, so Brookside's Julia Brogan (actress
Gladys Ambrose ) offers her wisdom. Plus more cartoon action with the Toxic Crusaders. With
Roddy Maude Roxby , Helen Atkins , Jenny Bolt , Dominic McHale and Kevin Williams.
Director Graham C Williams
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Introduced by Steve Rider live from Wembley.
12.35 Rugby league/Snooker
12.55 Racing; 1.05 News l.lORugby league; 1.25 Racing
1.35 Rugby league; 1.55 Racing
2.05 Rugby league; 4.30 Football
4.40 Final Score
Live from Wembley the Silk Cut Challenge Cup final. Kick-off at 2.30pm. Castleford v Wigan Darren Van de Velde's
Castleford have appeared in and won four Wembley finals, including a 7-2 triumph over Wigan in 1970. John Monie 's Wigan squad features their
£440,000 world-record signing Martin Offiah in his first final.
Commentary by Ray French ,
Alex Murphy and Ross Strudwick. * SPORT: page 18
From the Crucible, Sheffield.
Continued semi-final coverage.
The series on European
Championship contenders continues with a review of the team from the Commonwealth of Independent States. And full results details as promotion and relegation issues are decided.
From Haydock Park.
1.00 Doulton Allied Insulators
Handicap (I m 2f 120yds)
1.30 Sir Richard Fairey Memorial Fillies Stakes (7f)
2.00 Fairey Group SpringTrophy (7f). Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan and Jimmy Lindley.
Rugby League TV presentation Malcolm Kemp Editor Dave Gordon
Teenage dancer Sophie [name removed] has her wish granted by Jimmy Savile this week when she is given the opportunity to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet, while 9-year-old Jessica [name removed] gets to find out how books are published.
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The entertainment quiz, presented by Mike Smith.
Tonight's celebrity contestants are Michael Ball , who is preparing for next Saturday's
Eurovision Song Contest, game show host Leslie Crowther ,
Coronation Street actress Jill Summers (Phyllis Pearce ) and Steve Punt of the Mary Whitehouse Experience. They face the challenges of the "videoke" round, where guests attempt to sing along to a classic pop video, and clips of early performances which they hoped had been lost forever. Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt Executive producer Judith Holder
(The Eurovision Song Contest preview continues tomorrow at 4.40pm) e STEREO
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First showing on network television for this adventure comedy starring James Belushi
Tom Dooley is a crazy cop just one step away from nailing the drugs bust of his life. His only problem is that no one will work with him - except a highly trained alsatian police dog with the best nose in the business.
Director Rod Daniel
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The last episode in this repeat showing of the comedy series about a self-made millionaire, written by Bob Larbey, and starring Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims.
Despite Sam's advice, Tony makes another date with Jane Webster when Ruth stands him up for dinner.
Teletext Subtitles page 888
Another chance to see the Bafta
Award-winning medical drama series set in Holby City Hospital.
Hide and Seek. Julian's promotion prospects suffer a setback when he meets a rival for the consultant's post.
Episode written by David Richard-Fox Producer Geraint Morris Director Jim Hill • STEREO
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Esther Rantzen and team -
Gavin Campbell , Kevin Devine and Howard Leader - present more hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour. Tonight, Ruby the painting elephant creates a unique masterpiece.
Senior producer Richard Woolfe Editor BryherScudamore • STEREO
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First showing on network television for this police thriller starring Colin Friels
A series of strange murders intrigue unconventional crime reporter Tom Stewart who is soon caught up in a dangerous conspiracy which could result in him being the next victim.
DirectorMark Joffe * STEREO
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DetSgt Ray Birch:
Classic monster movie starring Tim Holt
Three men attached to a naval research station are found murdered - with all the fluid drained from their bodies. The only clue is a slimy trail nearby.
Director Arnold Laven
• FILMS: pages 45-54
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