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: Champion the Wonder Horse

Children's drama.
Rails West. A new railway threatens to destroy the valley.

: News; Weather

: Children's BBC

With Philippa Forrester. ●STEREO
Musical animation. ●STEREO
7.35am Animal World
Nature series.
7.45am Quick Draw McGraw Cartoon fun.
7.50am Litt'l Bits
Cartoon set in a forest.
8.15am ChuckleVision
More hilarious capers. ●STEREO
8.35am BuckyO'Hare
Animated adventures.


Unknown: Philippa Forrester.

: Going Live!

This morning's guests include actor Ian McShane and, in European Drug Prevention Week, the Rt Hon Virginia
Bottomley, MP, Secretary of State for Health, who launches a competition to create an anti-drug slogan. The winner will have tea with her at the House of Commons! Presenters
Sarah Greene , Phillip Schofield. Editor Chris Bellinger ●STEREO
●TELEPHONE: call the guests on [number removed]●DOCUMENTARY: page 11


Unknown: Ian McShane
Unknown: Sarah Greene
Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: The Lord Mayor's Show

Alderman Frank McWilliams travels through the City of London in his golden coach to take the oath of office at the start of his year as 665th Lord Mayor of London. The scene is described by Julian Tutt. ●STEREO


Unknown: Alderman Frank McWilliams
Unknown: Julian Tutt.

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider from Twickenham.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus; 12.45 Racing
1.00 News; 1.05 Rugby union
1.20 Racing; 1.35 Rugby union
1.50 Racing; 2.10 Rugby union
4.10 Boxing; 4.40 Final Score
Rugby Union
Save and Prosper international from Twickenham. England v South Africa
The whole match live (kick-off at 2.30pm). Will Carting's team, Grand Slam champions for the last two seasons and World Cup finalists, are looking for England's only third victory over South Africa.
Commentary by Bill McLaren and Bill Beaumont.
0 SPORT: page 17
Football Focus
A roundup of the week's action with Bob Wilson , who looks forward to the important midweek World Cup qualifiers involving the home countries. Today also sees the first round of the FA Cup. Plus the usual comprehensive results and news service in Final Score.
From Everton Park
Leisure Centre.
Andy Holligan v Jose Castro The British and Commonwealth light-welterweight champion faces international opposition from the American Castro.
From Cheltenham.
Including the 33rd running of the Mackeson Gold Cup.
12.50 Flowers Original Handicap Chase (3m 3½f)
1.25 Whitbread White Label Handicap Hurdle (2m½f)
2.00 Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Chase (2m 4½f) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Bill Beaumont.
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Andy Holligan
Unknown: Jose Castro
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Dad's Army: Absent Friends

Vintage comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

Our heroes take advantage of Captain Mainwaring's absence.
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Cpl Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Walker: James Beck
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender
ARP Warden: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike: Janet Davies
Verger: Edward Sinclair
Regan: J.G. Devlin
Policeman: Arthur English
Shamus: Patrick Connor

: Big Break

Jim Davidson hosts the general knowledge game show where snooker stars test their skill against the clock. Hoping to win the Mystery Star Prize for their partners tonight are
Alan McManus from Scotland, Paul Davies from London and Steve James from the Black Country. The referee is John Virgo. Director Charles Garland
Producer John Burrowes
● STEREO; TELETEXT SUBTITLES: p 888 ● CONTESTANTS: if you would like to take part in Big Break or the Generation Game. send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Alan McManus
Unknown: Paul Davies
Unknown: Steve James
Unknown: John Virgo.
Director: Charles Garland
Producer: John Burrowes

: Noel's House Party

Crinkley Bottom is holding its very own arts festival with Ned Sherrin in charge; Valerie Singleton encounters the outrageous Mr Blobby en route to her Gotcha Oscar, and Olympic gold medallist
Sally Gunnell aims to Grab a Grand.
Director/ProducerMichael Leggo * STEREO
0 TELEPHONE: to choose who gets the gunge this week, phone 0[number removed]or 089 1 -[number removed](maximum call cost 1 Op). And phone 0[number removed]to get a celebrity to Grab a Grand on your behalf. Calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate. 48p per minute at all other times.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mr Blobby
Unknown: Sally Gunnell

: Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game

The family game show in which couples compete to see who goes for the conveyor belt and its host of goodies.
With Rosemarie Ford.
Director Bill Morton
Producer David Taylor


Unknown: Rosemarie Ford.
Director: Bill Morton
Producer: David Taylor

: Casualty: Money Talks

When a teenager gatecrashes her brother's rave, there are tragic consequences for the whole family. An emergency call-out to a pylon makes a rigger miss his own retirement party. As Sandra and Julian become more involved, she turns to him for a second opinion.
Episode written by Bryan Elsley
(Stereo) (Teletext subtitled: p888)


Writer: Bryan Elsley
Producer: Geraint Morris
Director: Michael Owen Morris
Charlie Fairhead: Derek Thompson
Lisa Duffin: Cathy Shipton
Julian Chapman: Nigel Levaillant
Martin Ashford: Patrick Robinson
Sandra Nicholl: Maureen Beattie
Norma Sullivan: Anne Kristen
Robert Khalefa: Jason Riddington
Josh: Ian Bleasdale
Jane: Caroline Webster
Maxine Price: Emma Bird
Simon Eastman: Robert Daws
Nikki Wyatt: Imogen Boorman
Fred: Jon Croft
Dolly: Marcia Warren
Alan: Alex Walkinshaw
Ron: Jonathan Nibbs
David: Lee Ross
Sally: Elizabeth Bell
Jan: Juliette Caton
Melody: Sonia Kearns
Jez: Nick Moran
Tam: Roy Boyd
George: Harry Fowler
Laura Nicholl: Hannah Shepheard
Ozzy: Michael Jenner

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bernard Davey
• TELETEXT SUBTITLES (news): page 888


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bernard Davey

: Blind Date

Wild comedy, starring Bruce Willis
Kim Basinger
Desperate for a date to take to a vital company dinner, harassed executive Walter Davis is set up with Nadia Gates , a wonderful lady with two problems: the effect alcohol has on her, and the effect her crazy ex-boyfriend has on Walter....
Director Blake Edwards
● TELETEXT SUBTITLES: page 888 ● FILMS: pages 48-56


Unknown: Bruce Willis
Unknown: Kim Basinger
Unknown: Walter Davis
Unknown: Nadia Gates
Walter Davis: Bruce Willis
Nadia Gates: Kim Basinger
David Bedford: John Larroquette
Judge: William Daniels
Harry Gruen: George Coe
Denny Gordon: Mark Blum
Ted Davis: Phil Hartman
Susie Davis: Stephanie Faracy
Muriel Bedford: Alice Hirson
Jordan the butler: Graham Stark

: Match of the Day: the Road to Wembley

The FA Cup first round marks the start of this season's
Wembley trek for the clubs from the Football League's Second and Third Divisions.
Highlights from two of this afternoon's top ties, plus a roundup of all the day's other main FA Cup stories.
Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies. Reporters
Tony Gubba and Clive Tyldesley. Introduced by Ray Stubbs. Series producerjohn Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick ● STEREO


Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Unknown: Tony Gubba
Unknown: Clive Tyldesley.
Introduced By: Ray Stubbs.
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Friday the 13th Part VIM: Jason Takes Manhattan

First showing on network television for this psycho thriller, starring
Jensen Daggett , Scott Reeves After a shocking return from beyond the grave, psycho-fiend Jason Vorhees is heading for New York City aboard a teenfilled "love boat", which he transforms into a voyage of the damned. Then one of his victims escapes into the nightmarish maze of Manhattan's subways and sewers, only to confront Jason one final time.
Director Rob Hedden
● FILMS: pages 48-56


Unknown: Jensen Daggett
Unknown: Scott Reeves
Unknown: Jason Vorhees
Director: Rob Hedden
Rennie Wickham: Jensen Daggett
Sean Robertson: Scott Reeves
Charles McColloch: Peter Mark Richman
Colleen Van Deusen: Barbara Bingham
Jason: Kane Hodder

: Weather

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