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: Kilroy

Topical studio discussion.

: Ross King

Quiz with Ross King.
VIEWERS' QUIZ: phone your entry on 0[number removed](calls cost 36p per minute cheap rate, 48p at all other times).

: Playdays

With Toby Anstis.
Today: the Playground Stop.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Good Morning ... with Anne and Nick

10.50 Room with a Viewer
11.00 News (Subtitled); weather
11.10 Most Romantic Couple
11.25 Library of Romance
11.30 Video Stars
11.35 Rosemary Conley....Keep Fit
11.45 Topical Phone-In
12.00 News (Subtitled); weather
HOTLINE: [number removed](24 hours, or write to: Good Morning with Anne and Nick, PO Box 9000. Birmingham 8 1 1 NA).

: Pebble Mill

Smashing, super, fantastic. Judi Spiers hits the Bullseye with her special guest, comedian and quizmaster Jim Bowen.


Unknown: Judi Spiers
Unknown: Jim Bowen.

: One O'Clock News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Neighbours

(For details see 5.35pm;

: First Letter First

Comedian Don Maclean presents a new style of word game which demands speed of mind and hand. Contestants must not only know the answer, but also be first to press the initial letter on a computer keyboard.
VIEWERS' QUIZ: you could win 100 by phoning [number removed] with the correct answer to a special question (calls cost 55p maximum).

: The Importance of Being Earnest

Classic Oscar Wilde comedy, starring Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans
Two wealthy bachelors pretend to be called "Ernest" in order to court Gwendolen and Cecily. But events take a confused turn when both girls fall for "Ernest"s charms.

SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Director: Anthony Asquith
Mr Jack Worthing: Michael Redgrave
Mr Algernon Moncrief: Michael Denison
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Miss Cecily Cardew: Dorothy Tutin
Miss Gwendolen Fairfax: Joan Greenwood
Miss Prism: Margaret Rutherford
Rev Doctor Chasuble: Miles Malleson
Seton: Richard Wattis

: Children's BBC

With Andi Peters.



Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Children's BBC: The Fwog Pwince - the Twuth!

Rik Mayall reads the second part of the Jackanory story.


Storyteller: Rik Mayall

: Children's BBC: The Worst Day of My Life

Tim runs over Miss Neale's cat.

: Children's BBC: Newsround

News for children.

: Children's BBC: Grange Hill

Twenty-part children's drama set in a comprehensive school.
Dennis is convinced this is the end of Grange Hill. Fran and Maria's plan is doomed, Mrs Monroe is asteroided and Mr
Hankin gets something unexpected.
Written by Alison Fisher
(For cast list see Friday at 5.05pm)


Unknown: Grange Hill.
Unknown: Mrs Monroe
Written By: Alison Fisher

: Neighbours

Faye is sent packing by the Willises; and Lou and Guy reach an understanding.

: Six O'Clock News

Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.

: Holiday

The holiday magazine sets off on this year's travels with Jill Dando presenting each programme from a different destination.
Her first stop is Florida where she contrasts South Miami
Beach, reborn as an art deco paradise, with Captiva Island, a luxurious resort on the Gulf Coast. And Eamonn Holmes reports from Marbella on its efforts to lure back tourists, and Gloria Hunniford is in Northumberland where she tried a British winter break at the Banqueting House, one of Landmark Trust's often unusual and sometimes eccentric properties around Britain. Producer Simon Shaw
Series producer Jane Lush


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Eamonn Holmes
Unknown: Gloria Hunniford
Producer: Simon Shaw

: EastEnders

Tricky Dicky takes on Ian. Pete sees a face from the past and Steve gives Hattie an answer.
Episode written by Jeff Povey
(For cast see Thursday)


Writer: Jeff Povey

: Citizen Smith: The Party's Over

John Sullivan's classic comedy starring Robert Lindsay.
Wolfie treats the local pub customers to his latest revolutionary compositions.
(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Ray Butt
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Wolfie Smith: Robert Lindsay
Ken: Mike Grady
Mum: Hilda Braid
Dad: Tony Steedman
Harry Fenning: Stephen Greif
Reg: Bill Ward
Floyd: Dana Michie
Cyril: Barry Hayes
Sir Geoffrey Haydon: Geoffrey Toone
Parks: Gorden Kaye
Caroline: Judy Matheson
Philippa: Janine Duvitski

: A Question of Sport

On Bill Beaumont 's team this week, England cricket captain Graham Gooch and Britain's No 1 ladies' tennis star, Jo Durie. And with Ian Botham, former snooker world champion Steve Davis and Arsenal and England footballer, Paul Merson. David Coleman puts the questions.
Executive producer Mike Adley


Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Jo Durie.
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Paul Merson.
Unknown: David Coleman
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Spender: The More Things Change

Hard-hitting drama series about a maverick Geordie undercover cop, who tends to bend the law in order to uphold it. Created by Ian La Frenais and Jimmy Nail, and starring Jimmy Nail.

Spender takes unorthodox action when he witnesses an indiscriminate attack on a woman in a Newcastle park.
Meanwhile Frances, Spender's ex-wife, has a surprise announcement.
Episode written by Jimmy Nail
An Initial/Big Boy production for BBCtv
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Jimmy Nail
Producer: Paul Raphael
Director: Ian Knox
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Det Sgt Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
Det Chief Supt Gillespie: Peter Guinness
Frances: Denise Welch
Eric: Brendan Phealy
Laura: Dawn Winlow
Kate: Lynn Harrison
Keith Moreland: Tony McAnaney
Spud: Mickey Hutton
Sandy: Phillippa Wilson
Eileen: Elizabeth Edmonds
Emily: Lena Hendey
Man from the Dene: Ewan Stewart
Fat Syd: Eli Woods
Victor: Robert McAulay

: Film 93 Special

Kevin Costner talks to Barry Norman about his early years and his present status as a Hollywood "player". In recent years and with only a few appearances, the award-winning actor and director has taken over as one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. Dances with Wolves proved that his vision of a three-hour-plus western with subtitles could be a commercial success; Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves went on to achieve tremendous popularity; and his latest film The Bodyguard opened last week.
Producer Bruce Thompson


Talks: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Bruce Thompson

: Gunfight at the OK Corral

Tonight's film in the Movie Classic season is
John Sturges 's version of the legendary wild west shoot-out starring Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas US Marshal Wyatt Earp tries to keep the peace in the lawless west of the 1870s. His chief adversary is the Clanton gang, but he also finds himself up against Doc Holliday , a dentist turned gambler, with a dim regard for the law.
• SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: John Sturges
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Wyatt Earp
Unknown: Doc Holliday
Wyatt Earp: Burt Lancaster
Doc Holliday: Kirk Douglas
Laura Denbow: Rhonda Fleming
KateFisher JO: Van Fleet
Ringo: John Ireland
Cotton Wilson: Frank Faylen
John Shanssey: George Matthews
Bat Masterson: Kenneth Tobey
Charles Bassett: Earl Holliman
Ike Clanton: Lyle Bettger
Billy Clanton: Dennis Hopper

: Weather

: BBC Select

Executive Business Club:
Scrambled tansmission.

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