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: Henry's Cat

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Andi Peters.
More cartoon adventures with the curious feline.


Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Wiz Bang

Fun and laughter to start the day. Today, there's a trip to Treasure Island for sun, sea, sand, pirates and parrots.

: Llttl' Bits

Animated adventures set in a mystical and enchanted forest.

: Eggs 'n' Baker

The food and fun series.
Today, Cheryl Baker investigates the stranger side of food, from leek porridge and cowslip pudding to bird's nest soup and seaweed, and makes Welsh banana rarebit.


Unknown: Cheryl Baker

: Tom and Jerry

A triple bill of classic cartoons with the famous cat-and-mouse double act.

: Going Live!

Special guests this morning include wrestler Hulk Hogan , superstar singer
Gloria Estefan , presenters of Channel 4's The Big Breakfast Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin , and environmentalist
Jonathon Porritt. Trev and Simon say It's a Shame, there's cartoon action with Pirates of Dark Water and the Chipmunks and Shane Richie and Peter Simon Run the Risk! Presented by Sarah Greene and Phillip Schofield. Editor Chris Bellinger
TELEPHONE: call this morning's studio guests on [number removed]. LETTERS: write to Going Live!
PO Box8181, 1, London W 12 7SE.
COMPETITION LINE: 0[number removed](calls cost 20p), rules from: Audiocall, 80 Wood Lane, London W 12 2 0TT.
Your chance to win a family ticket to the "Joseph "tour


Unknown: Hulk Hogan
Singer: Gloria Estefan
Unknown: Chris Evans
Unknown: Gaby Roslin
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt.
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Peter Simon Run
Presented By: Sarah Greene
Presented By: Phillip Schofield.
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider from the towpath at Putney.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 News; 12.55 Racing
1.10 Boat race preview
1.25 Racing; 1.40 Badminton
1.55 Racing; 2.10 Boat race toss
2.20 Badminton
2.45 Boat race
3.45 Rugby league
4.40 Final Score
The 139th University Boat Race for the Beefeater Gin Trophy.
This year's race from Putney to Mortlake on the Thames in London sees Oxford, winners of 16 of the last 17 races, looking to underline their recent superiority over Cambridge.
Another Oxford victory would bring them level with Cambridge in the overall series with 69 wins apiece (there was a dead-heat in 1877). Oxford have won the last six races and this year include Olympic coxless pairs gold medallist
Matthew Pinsent in their crew.
However, Cambridge, looking for their first victory since
1986, have potentially their best line-up for some years.
The race starts at 3.15pm, with the important toss for the Middlesex or Surrey station taking place at 2. 10pm. At
1.10pm, former Oxford coach
Dan Topolski investigates their current invincibility.
Plus reports on last weekend's women's boat race and the varsity football match being played at Craven Cottage this afternoon. Commentary by Barry Davies , Chris Baillieu andDanTopolski.
Rugby League
Wigan v Bradford Northern Silk Cut Challenge Cup from Elland Road. First-half highlights followed by live coverage of the second half of this second semi-final.
The winners will meet Widnes in the final on 1 May.
Commentary by Ray French and Ross Strudwick.
Yonex All England Open
Championships from Wembley Arena. Coverage of the finals of one of the most prestigious events in the badminton calendar. Commentary by David Mercer.
From Newbury.
1.00 Lambourn Handicap Hurdle (2m ½f)
1.30 Mitsubishi Shogun Trophy (Novices H'Cap Chase. 2m 4f)
2.00 Hoechst Panacur EBF Mares
"National Hunt" Novices Hurdle
(Handicap. 2m 5f)
With commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Richard Pitman.
Football Focus
A look ahead to a vital week of World Cup qualifying matches for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Plus a look back at Scotland's friendly against World champions
Germany and the latest action from the Premier League.
Boat race television presentation Johnnie Watherston and Campbell Ferguson


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Dan Topolski
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Chris Baillieu
Commentary By: Ray French
Commentary By: Ross Strudwick.
Unknown: Wembley Arena.
Commentary By: David Mercer.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Johnnie Watherston

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Cartoon

: That's Showbusiness

Joining Mike Smith on the celebrity panel game are The
Bill's Nula Conwell and Gillian Taylforth from EastEnders, who play Neil Morrissey from
Men Behaving Badly and Boon and comedian and Drop the Dead Donkey writer Nick Revell. Director John Rooney
Producer Nick Vaughan-Barratt


Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Nula Conwell
Unknown: Gillian Taylforth
Unknown: Neil Morrissey
Unknown: Nick Revell.
Director: John Rooney
Producer: Nick Vaughan-Barratt

: You Rang, M'Lord?: Requiem for a Parrot

Comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Starring Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard.
Alf has plans for James and Lady Lavender insists on a military funeral for her dead parrot.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Director: Roy Gould
Alf Stokes: Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees: Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale: Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum: Donald Hewlett
The Honourable Teddy: Michael Knowles
PC Wilson: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton: Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender: Mavis Pugh
Poppy: Susie Brann
Cissy: Catherine Rabett
Henry: Perry Benson
Mabel: Barbara New

: Three Amigos!

- Slapstick comedy western starring
Steve Martin
Chevy Chase , Martin Short Daring and dashing heroes of the silent screen, the Three Amigos arrive to make a personal appearance in a small Mexican village. Only then do they realise they are expected to save the oppressed people from a vicious bandit.
Director John Landis
SEE FILMS pages 55-60


Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Chevy Chase
Unknown: Martin Short
Director: John Landis
Lucky Day: Steve Martin
Dusty Bottoms: Chevy Chase
NedNederlander: Martin Short
El Guapo: Alfonso Arau
Jefe: Tony Plana
Carmen: Patrice Martinez
Singing Bush: Randy Newman

: Birds of a Feather

Laurence Marks and Maurice
Gran's comedy series starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Mice. Tracey arranges a party to sell perfume, and persuades
Dorien to supply the guests and Sharon to clean the house.
With Lesley Joseph and Andrew Dunford.
Episode written by Gary Lawson and John Phelps ; Director Charlie Hanson Series producer Nic Phillips
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: Laurence Marks
Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Andrew Dunford.
Written By: Gary Lawson
Written By: John Phelps
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: John Kettley

: That's Life!

More hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from Esther Rantzen and the team, including a report on the emergency first-aiders who are joining the St John Ambulance "Breath of Life" campaign.
WRITE TO: That's Life!, BBCtv, [address removed], if you have a problem you would like the programme to investigate. Letters cannot be acknowledged.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Director: Chris Fox
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Harlem Nights

Comedy set in 1930s
Harlem directed by and starring
Eddie Murphy with Richard Pryor
A successful nightclub owner and his adopted son are threatened by a sinister police sergeant who tries to muscle in on the business. Realising he works for a big-time gangster, they decide to hit where it hurts.
SEE FILMS pages 55-60


Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Quick: Eddie Murphy
Sugar Ray: Richard Pryor
SgtPhilCantone: Danny Aiello
BugsyCalhoune: Michael Lerner
Vera: Della Reese
Bennie Wilson: Redd Foxx

: The Young Comedians

A showcase for some of the best in stand-up comedy from the United States.

: Weather

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