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: Open University

6.35 The Weight of the Evidence
7.00 Pure Maths: Quadric Surfaces

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester. * STEREO
Puppet fun.

: Babar

Elephant animation. When
Babar organises a world-class ballet it turns out to be a second-class performance.

: TheJetsons

Space-age cartoon. Life becomes complicated for Jane and George, when they go on a second honeymoon and both meet old flames.

: Round the Twist

Fantasy-drama from Australia. The lighthouse has special powers - there is no end to the hold that the previous owners have over the building and its new occupants.


Linda: Tamsin West
Pete: Sam Vandenberg
Bronson: Rodney McLennan
Dad: Richard Moir
Nell: Bunney Brooke
MrGribbk: Frankie Jholden
Matron Gribble: Judith McGrath
Gribble Jr: Lachlan Jeffrey
Tiger Gleeson: Cameron Nugent
Rabbit: Stuart Atkin
Fiona: Daisy Cameron
Missjames: Robyn Gibbs
Mr Snapper: Esben Storm

: Parallel 9

Mercator celebrates American Independence Day by summoning Al Capone - but he soon regrets it. Plus guests, music, competitions and cartoon adventures with those other famous Americans, The Toxic Crusaders. 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
EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: if you want to send a message to Mercator, or deliver your knowledge in person, write to P9, BBCtv, [address removed]


Unknown: Al Capone
Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Unknown: Helen Atkins
Unknown: Jenny Bolt
Unknown: Dominic McHale
Unknown: Kevin Williams.
Producer: Jill Roach
Producer: Glyn Edwards

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam from Wimbledon.
Provisional Timetable:
10.55 Cricket;
1.00 News
1.05 Rugby league/Athletics
1.40 Tennis

Wimbledon: Live coverage of the ladies' singles final of the Lawn Tennis Championships. Plus the finals of both the men's and ladies' doubles. Commentary by John Barrett, Mark Cox, Barry Davies, Julian Tutt, Paul Hutchins, Bill Threlfall, John Alexander, Virginia Wade and Ann Jones.
(Coverage continues at 3.20pm on BBC2)
TELETEXT SUBTITLES (ladies' singles final only): page 888
SPORT: page 11

Cricket: Third Test: England v Pakistan
Live coverage of the third day's play in the third Test of the Cornhill Insurance series, from Old Trafford. Commentary by Tony Lewis, Richie Benaud, Jack Bannister, Ray Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Asif Iqbal. (Coverage continues at 3.20pm on BBC2)

Athletics: US Olympic Trials from New Orleans, where even the top athletes must qualify. Highlights from nine days of competition.

Rugby League: Australia v Great Britain
The third Test from Brisbane, where vital World Cup points are also at stake. A point for Great Britain would ensure that they join Australia in the final at Wembley in October.

TV presentation (Tennis) Martin Hopkins and Johnnie Watherston
Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Julian Tutt
Unknown: Paul Hutchins
Unknown: Bill Threlfall
Unknown: John Alexander
Unknown: Virginia Wade
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Unknown: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Asif Iqbal
TV Presentation: Martin Hopkins
TV Presentation: Johnnie Watherston
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News; Weather

: Jim'II Fix It

In the last show of the series Richard, who has lost part of a leg, succeeds in driving a rally car. Sarah is whisked off to a modelling session in Hollywood, a budding film-maker turns his cartoon characters into an animated film, and a 6-year-old Thunderbirds fan takes part in the stage show. Jimmy Savile also finds out if Carole, challenged at the start of the series, has managed to learn the piano from a computer.


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

: The Brittas Empire

Comedy series by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss , starring Chris Barrie
Brittas investigates a case of pilfering at the leisure centre.
Director/Producer Mike Stephens • TELETEXT SUBTITLES: pageS88


Unknown: Richard Fegen
Unknown: Andrew Norriss
Unknown: Chris Barrie
Producer: Mike Stephens
Gordon Brittas: Chris Barrie
Tim: Russell Porter
Gavin: Tim Marriott
Linda: Jill Greenacre
Colin: Michael Burns
Laura: Julia St John
Angle: Andree Bernard
Carole: Harriet Thorpe
Danny: Jake Abraham
Mandy: Joanne Heywood
Helen: Philippa Haywood
DrGrey: Steve Edwin

: That's Showbusiness

The entertainment quiz, presented by Mike Smith. Tonight, comedy actresses Sandi Toksvig and Gwen Taylor challenge real-life and fictional East Enders, Danny Baker and Wendy Richard. Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt Executive producer Judith Holder


Presented By: Mike Smith.
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Unknown: Danny Baker
Unknown: Wendy Richard.
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt
Producer: Judith Holder

: Keeping Up Appearances

Roy Clarke 's comedy about an irrepressible snob, starring Patricia Routledge
Onslow's birthday celebrations may only come round once a year, but that's once too often as far as Hyacinth is concerned.
Director/Producer Harold Snoad


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Harold Snoad
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift
Onslow: Geoffrey Hughes
Daisy: Judy Cornwell
Rose: Mary Millar
Emmet: David Griffin
Elizabeth: Josephine Tewson
Major: Peter Cellier

: Growing Pains: The Ugly Duckling

Family drama series, written by Steve Wetton, starring Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce

Tom's enthusiasm for the school fun-run is not shared by Pat and the children.
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitles: p 888)


Writer: Steve Wetton
Producer: Richard Bramall
Director: Michael Simpson
Tom Hollingsworth: Ray Brooks
Pat Hollingsworth: Sharon Duce
Mark Hollingsworth: Tat Whalley
Lisa Hollingsworth: Rosie Marcel
Simon Hollingswortk: Peter Lloyd
Joan Craddock: Rosemary Leach
Miriam Craddock: Lill Roughley
George Critchley: Trevor Peacock
Sandra Phillips: Liz Crowther
Caroline Thornley: Clare Byam Shaw
David Wain: Martin Gower
Andy Drayton: Julian Wadham
Jotinder Bholla: Kamilla Blanche
Jason Begley: Sean Maguire
Jazzy: Rocky Samrai

: Casualty

Medical drama series.
Pressure! What Pressure? A battered wife causes problems for the casualty staff.
Episode written by Arthur MacKenzie Producer Geraint Morris
Director Michael Brayshaw


Written By: Arthur MacKenzie
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Michael Brayshaw
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
Sandra Nicholl: Maureen Beattie
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Patricia Baynes: Maria Friedman
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Jane: Caroline Webster
Betty Jones: Siobhan Redmond
Sam Jones: Michael Attwell
Mary: Pamela Cundell
Tommy: Nicholas Caunter
Alfie: Simon Darcy
Telford: David Barber
MrsCox: Wendy Gifforo

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Rob McElwee
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Athletics

The Bislett Games from Oslo, featuring live coverage of the Dream Mile. Can Peter Elliott bolster Britain's remarkable record of nine wins in the past 13 Dream Miles, and will Liz McColgan take the 5,000m? Producer Martin Webster
Editor Philip Bernie


Unknown: Peter Elliott
Unknown: Liz McColgan
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Philip Bernie

: Today at Wimbledon

Ladies' singles final highlights. * STEREO: TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888

: Enigma

Spy thriller, starring Martin Sheen
The CIA require an East
German defector to steal a secret KGB coding device.
Director Jeannot Szwarc
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 FILMS: pages 37-44


Unknown: Martin Sheen
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
AlexHolbeck: Martin Sheen
Karen: Brigitte Fossey
Dimitri Vasilkov: Sam Neill
KurtLimmer: Derek Jacobi
Bodley: Michael Lonsdale
Canarsky: Frank Finlay
Bruno: Kevin McNally
Hirsch: Michael Williams
Konstantin: Warren Clarke

: Weather

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