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: Open University

6.35 Inorganic Chemistry: Bonding
7.00 Cayley's Theorem

: News; Weather

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester. • STEREO
More fun with the wild puppets from Spencerville, Ohio.

: Babar

Elephant animation. The entire family go on a winter holiday.

: The Jetsons

Cartoon. Mr Spacely tests a space-age stain remover.


Unknown: Mr Spacely

: Round the Twist

The sixth of a 13-part fantasy-drama from Australia, written by Paul Jennings.
Dreams cause problems for Peter when he gets to meet
Santa Claws No 115, 302. • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Written By: Paul Jennings

: Parallel 9

For just two hours each week on earth Saturdays, the alien Prince Mercator, earth-girl Cal, and the other exiles, Steyl, Skyn and Thynkso, can communicate. This is the only time that Mercator is allowed to experience life and he wants to pack in as much as he can.
Top of his list is meeting earth children. This week Gregory Woodward and Michelle Moore have been invited to join him.
With Roddy Maude-Roxby, Helen Atkins, Jenny Bolt, Dominic McHale and Kevin Williams.
Executive producer Jill Roach Series producer Glyn Edwards
A Roach production for BBCtv *STEREO
0 EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: If you want to send a message to Mercator, or deliver your knowledge in person, write to P9, [address removed]


Unknown: Gregory Woodward
Unknown: Michelle Moore
Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Unknown: Helen Atkins
Unknown: Jenny Bolt
Unknown: Dominic McHale
Unknown: Kevin Williams.
Producer: Jill Roach
Producer: Glyn Edwards

: Hoppity Goes to Town

In this 1941 animation from the USA, a grasshopper leaves the safety of the countryside for a life of adventure in the big city. Director Dave Fleischer • FILMS: pages 43-48


Director: Dave Fleischer

: Daffy Duck Double Bill

Animated fun.

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson. Provisional Timetable
12.35 Football; 1.00 News
1.05 Golf; 1.55 Racing
2.25 Racing
2.35 Show jumping
2.55 Racing
3.05 Show jumping
4.40 Golf
Dunhill British Masters from
Woburn. The third round of the tournament won last year by Spain's Severiano Ballesteros. With Steve Rider.
Show Jumping
British Nations Cup from Hickstead. After beating
Ireland in a jump-off two years ago, Great Britain lost to
France in similar fashion last year. Commentary by Raymond Brooks-Ward and Stephen Hadley.
Today's European
Championship team preview focuses on world champions
Germany. The Germans have twice won this competition, but how will they cope without their inspirational World Cup captain Lothar Matthaus ?
From Lingfield.
2.00 Daily Mail HH and S Stakes (Handicap. 1m 3f 106yds)
2.30 Daily Mail Dream Cottage Game Stakes (Handicap. 7f)
3.00 Daily Mail Leisure Stakes (6f). Commentary by Jimmy Lindley , Peter O'Sullevan and Julian Wilson.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Severiano Ballesteros.
Unknown: Steve Rider.
Commentary By: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Unknown: Captain Lothar Matthaus
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Some Mothers Do 'Ave'Em

Classic comedy series, starring Michael Crawford
Michele Dotrice Australia House. The Spencers want to to emigrate, but Frank's job prospects are limited - until he sees an advertisement in a pie shop.
Episode written by Ray Allen
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Written By: Ray Allen
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Frank: Michael Crawford
Betty: Michele Dotrice
MrLawrence: Edward Hardwicke
Mr Lewis: Glynn Edwards
Miss Butler: Diana King
Grandad: Dick Bentley

: JIm'll Fix It

The son of a Scottish father and a Chinese mother is taken to
Edinburgh to trace his family tree and be fitted with a kilt in his clan tartan, while a musical mother and daughter are whisked away to Grenada in the West Indies to learn how to play the steel drum. Jimmy Savile also makes a dream come true for a 6-year-old who, despite his physical handicaps, sails on board a tall ship. Director Helen Gartell Producer Roger Ordish • STEREO
• WRITE TO: Jim'll Fix It, BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W 12 8QT


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish

: That's Showbusiness

The entertainment quiz, presented by Mike Smith.
Tonight's celebrity contestants are comedian Bobby Davro , journalist Val Singleton ,
Spitting Image impressionist Kate Robbins and all-round entertainer Lionel Blair.
Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt Executive producer Judith Holder


Presented By: Mike Smith.
Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Val Singleton
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Lionel Blair.
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Judith Holder

: Keeping Up Appearances

Another chance to see Roy Clarke 's comedy about an irrepressible snob, starring Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth is appalled when she sees a strange man at Elizabeth's who has spent the night there.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Man: David Griffin
Richard: Clive Swift
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Rose: Mary Millar
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson

: Growing Pains

Family drama series, written by Steve Wetton , about fostering children. Starring
Ray Brooks , Sharon Duce Let's Face the Music. Tom and Pat are both worried that their in-depth interview will reveal secrets from their past.
Producer Richard Bramall
Director Paul Harrison


Written By: Steve Wetton
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Sharon Duce
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Paul Harrison
Tom Hollingsworth: Ray Brooks
Pat Hollingsworth: Sharon Duce
Mark Hollingsworth: Tat Whalley
Lisa Hollingsworth: Rosie Marcel
Simon Hollingsworth: Peter Lloyd
Joan Craddock: Rosemary Leach
Miriam Craddock: Lill Roughley
George Critchley: Trevor Peacock
Sandra: Liz Crowther
Caroline Thomley: Clare Byam Shaw
Andy Drayton: Julian Wadham
Jotinder Bholla: Kamilla Blanche
David Wain: Martin Gower
Gary Smurf Barton: George Russo
Shirley Barton: Lesley Clare O'Neill
James Turner: Richard Morant
Diane Turner: Cookie Weymouth
Charlotte Turner: Lisa Butler
Cindy Lawrence: Tara Shaw
Stan Palmer: Mike Savage
Roy: Peter Cleall
Daniel: Charlie Creed-Mile
Ken: Cliff Parisi
Kathy Barton: Bianca Lassman

: Casualty

Medical drama series.
Beggars Can't Be Choosers A drug-pushing pensioner divides a family and wreaks havoc with a young boy's life.
Episode written by Ginnie Hole Producer Geraint Morris
Director Alan Wareing


Written By: Ginnie Hole
Producer: Geraint Morris
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Julian Chapman: Nigel Le Vaillant
Beth Ramanee: Mamta Kaash
Jimmy Powell: Robson Green
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Kelly Liddle: Adie Allen
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Patricia Baynes: Maria Friedman
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Jane: Caroline Webster
Grace Harper: Edna Doré

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen and her team present more hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour.
Senior producer Richard Woolfe Editor BryherScudamore


Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: Gorky Park

Murder mystery with a screenplay by Dennis Potter from the bestselling book by Martin Cruz Smith. Starring William Hurt Lee Marvin
The grisly discovery of three faceless bodies, buried in the snow of Moscow's Gorky Park, brings Investigator Renko in search of the killers.
Director Michael Apted


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Book By: Martin Cruz Smith.
Unknown: William Hurt
Unknown: Lee Marvin
Director: Michael Apted
Arkady Renko: William Hurt
Jack Osborne: Lee Marvin
William Kirwill: Brian Dennehy
Iamskoy: Ian Bannen
Irina: Joanna Pacuu
Pasha: Michael Elphick
Anton: Richard Griffiths
Pribluda: Rikki Fulton
Golodkin: Alexei Sayle

: Scream of Fear

Psychological thriller starring
Susan Strasberg Christopher Lee
A crippled woman arrives at her family villa in France to be told that her father has suddenly gone away. But why is her stepmother so secretive?
Director Seth Holt • FILMS: pages 43-48


Unknown: Susan Strasberg
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Penny Appleby: Susan Strasberg
Dr Gerrarrd: Christopher Lee
Bob: Ronald Lewis
Jan Appleby: Ann Todd
Spratt: Leonard Sachs

: Weather

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