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: Open University

6.35 Light on Lasers
7.00 Blancmanges and Snowflakes what is meant by well-behaved function? And what is the mathematical link between blancmanges and mountain ranges, or snowflakes and coastlines?

: Hallo Spencer

With Philippa Forrester. ● STEREO
More puppet fun in the town of Spencerville, with a warm welcome from its mayor, the worst dresser in the world, Mr Hallo Spencer.


Unknown: Mr Hallo Spencer.

: Babar

Animated tales of the elephant king, based on the famous children's books.
Babar chooses Arthur to be his partner in the annual bike race. However, he soon begins to feel he should have chosen someone a little more athletic.

: The New Lassie

Canine adventure series.
The McCulloch family is in danger of losing Lassie when a woman from Uncle Steve's past arrives and claims the dog belongs to her.


Dee McCulloch: Dee Wallace Stone
Chris McCulloch: Christopher Stone
Will McCulloch: Will Nipper
Megan McCulloch: Wendy Fox
Uncle Steve: Jon Provost
RuthChadwick: June Lockhart

: The Jetsons

Space-age cartoon fun.
Jane's wedding anniversary plans go awry when she discovers that her marriage to George was never legal.

: Parallel 9

Today's show features fast-moving ice hockey action with a preview of the excitement to come when the Montreal Canadians face the Chicago Blackhawks at Wembley next week. There's a film showing what happened at a special "clinic" for young players that some of the players held at Alexandra Palace in north London on a recent visit to Britain.

There's another round of the new backwards game Parallel Playback, some backwards talking, cartoon action with Swamp Thing and the latest video reviews. Meanwhile, the alien Prince Mercator is still stuck on Parallel 9, the white hole in outer space where he has been banished for seeking knowledge and asking for change on a planet where such things are forbidden. His fellow exiles, the three villains Steyl, Skyn and Thynkso, and earth-girl Cal, are still trying to amass enough knowledge to be able to escape.

With Roddy Maude-Roxby, Helen Atkins, Jenny Bolt, Dominic McHale and Kevin Williams.

A Roach production for BBCtv
Earth-Knowledge: If you want to send a message to Mercator. write to P9, [address removed]


Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Unknown: Helen Atkins
Unknown: Jenny Bolt
Unknown: Dominic McHale
Unknown: Kevin Williams
Executive Producer: Jill Roach
Series Producer: Glyn Edwards

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
10.20 Cricket; 12.45 Football
1.00 News; 1.05 Football
1.25 Cricket; 1.55 Racing
2.05 Cricket; 2.25 Racing
2.35 Cricket; 3.25 Racing
3.35 Cricket
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Cricket
4.40 Final Score
Live coverage of the NatWest Bank Trophy final from Lord's. Leicestershire v
Leicestershire are in their first end-of-season Lord's final against five-times finalists
Northants. Leicestershire last appeared at Lord's in 1985 in the Benson and Hedges Cup final when they defeated Essex. Their three other appearances at Lord's came between 1972 and 1975 in the same competition, when they were victorious twice. Now they hope to emulate Hampshire who won on their maiden visit to a NatWest final last year. Northamptonshire have won only two of their seven Lord's finals. They won this trophy when it was still the Gillette
Cup, beating Lancashire in 1976, and also have a 1980 Benson and Hedges success to their credit. But they have lost their last four NatWest/Gillette finals. Captain Allan Lamb will be hoping for a change in fortune today.
(Coverage continues at 4.30pm on BBC2) ● SPORT: page 14
Football Focus
Bob Wilson and Gary Lineker with the latest action, news and views on the Premier League. Plus the usual comprehensive results service and pools check in Final Score.
From Haydock.
2.00 Ladbroke Handicap (7f)
2.30 Webster's Yorkshire Bitter
Stakes (I m 2f 120yds)
3.30 Haydock Park Sprint Cup (6f). The last major Group 1 sprint of the British season.
With commentary by Jimmy Lindley , Peter O'Sullevan and Julian Wilson.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Captain Allan Lamb
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Gary Lineker
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News; Weather

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

This compilation of some of the best moments from past programmes sets the scene for a new series that starts soon.
In between doing their best to get fit for future games, Bruce Forsyth and Rosemarie Ford take time to look back and remember Bob Merson , Janice Perkins and Lynn and Steve Powell attempting to become one-man bands, and a very special lesson in bed-making from Big Break's Jim Davidson and John Virgo. Producer David Taylor ● STEREO


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Rosemarie Ford
Unknown: Bob Merson
Unknown: Janice Perkins
Unknown: Steve Powell
Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: John Virgo.
Producer: David Taylor

: Bobby Davro - Public Enemy Number 1

People will believe the most ludicrous stories, as impressionist and comic
Bobby Davro discovers in this family entertainment series.
He has been hiding TV cameras in the sneakiest of places to capture the unsuspecting
British public as they fall for some ridiculous practical jokes. But the celebrities on the show get an even rougher ride: this week, for example,
Keith Chegwin lives to regret the balloon dance he once did for charity, and there's a chance to see quizmaster Bob Holness adding sincerity to an advertisement for shampoo.
Former-model Linda Lusardi is caught looking distinctly unglamorous and comedian
Paul Shane sees a hip-thrusting rendition of It's Not Unusual that he would rather forget. Series producer Brian Wesley Editor Judith Holder
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 0 FEATURE: page 26


Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Keith Chegwin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Linda Lusardi
Unknown: Paul Shane
Producer: Brian Wesley
Editor: Judith Holder

: ET The Extra-Terrestrial

A special screening of the most successful film of all time, starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote
When an alien spacecraft lands in a suburb of Los Angeles, its personnel are interrupted in their search of the surrounding woods by a group of men who seem to be looking for them. Forced to make a hurried departure, they inadvertently leave behind one of their number who takes shelter in the back garden of the nearest house. Suddenly, 10-year-old Elliott has a new friend - he's short, dark and from another planet and nobody must know he's here.
Despite communication problems their friendship develops, but the alien cannot survive on earth for long. He needs to "phone home" to be rescued. Steven Spielberg's famous adventure mixes laughter and tears, thrills and special effects for perfect family entertainment. Watch out for a brief appearance by glamorous Baywatch star Erika Eleniak.
FILMS: pages 33-39


Screenplay: Melissa Mathison
Director: Steven Spielberg
Elliott: Henry Thomas
Mary: Dee Wallace
Keys: Peter Coyote
Michael: Robert MacNaughton
Gertie: Drew Barrymore
Greg: Kc Martel
Steve: Sean Frye
Tyler: Tom Howell
Girl: Erika Eleniak
Schoolboy: David O'Dell
Science teacher: Richard Swingler
Policeman: Frank Toth

: Carrott's Commercial Breakdown 2

Jasper Carrott reviews some of the world's weirdest, wildest and most outrageous television advertisements, and discovers why dogs sometimes wear gas masks and what Bjorn Borg 's underpants are like.
He also takes a nostalgic look at some black and white commercials from the 50s, including a particular favourite featuring a knight in shining armour who gives cash to householders merely for being able to produce a box of the right kind of soap powder. Director/Producer Paul Smith
A Celador production for BBCtv STEREO


Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Producer: Paul Smith

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Peter Cockroft
0 TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Match of the Day

Extended highlights of two of this afternoon's fixtures in the new Premier League, plus the key action and reaction from the remaining seven fixtures. With expert analysis in the studio from former Liverpool captain Alan Hansen , reports from Ray Stubbs and Clive Tyldesley , and match commentary by Barry Davies and John Motson.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick


Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Clive Tyldesley
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: John Motson.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Rollercoaster

Disaster film starring George Segal
Richard Widmark
Timothy Bottoms
A rollercoaster crash and a fire at a fun fair appear to be coincidences but safety inspector Harry Calder suspects that someone is trying to sabotage the rides. Can he solve the mystery in time to prevent the killer from springing a further rollercoaster death trap?
Director James Gold stone
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 • FILMS: pages 33-39


Unknown: George Segal
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Timothy Bottoms
Unknown: Harry Calder
Director: James Gold
Harry Calder: George Segal
Agent Hoyt: Richard Widmark
Youngman: Timothy Bottoms
Simon Davenport: Henry Fonda
Keefer: Harry Guardino
Fran: Susan Strasberg
Tracy Calder: Helen Hunt
Helen: Dorothy Tristan
Benny: Harry Davis
Lyons: Stephen Pearlman
Wayne Moore: Gerald Rowe
Christie: Wayne Tippit
Demerest: Michael Bell
Quinlan: William Prince
Jackie: Gloria Calomee

: Weather

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