Rails West. A new railway threatens to destroy the valley.
With Philippa Forrester. ●STEREO
Musical animation. ●STEREO
7.35am Animal World
7.45am Quick Draw McGraw Cartoon fun.
7.50am Litt'l Bits
Cartoon set in a forest.
More hilarious capers. ●STEREO
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
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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
Introduced by Steve Rider from Twickenham.
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
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.
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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
Andy Holligan v Jose Castro The British and Commonwealth light-welterweight champion faces international opposition from the American Castro.
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
With Chris Lowe.
Weather Rob McElwee
Vintage comedy series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starring Arthur Lowe
John Le Mesurier , Clive Dunn Absent Friends. Our heroes take advantage of Captain Mainwaring's absence.
Producer David Croft
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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
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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
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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
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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)
With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bernard Davey
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Wild comedy, starring Bruce Willis
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
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Jordan the butler:
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
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
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Colleen Van Deusen: