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: Ceefax Pages

: Penny Crayon

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.
Animation. Dennis and Penny go to the circus. Rpt


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Wlz Bang

In the last of the series, the Three Billy Goats Gruff trip trap across the rickety rackety bridge while the troll, alias BB Wolf , lurks beneath.


Unknown: Billy Goats Gruff
Unknown: Bb Wolf

: Littl' Bits

Animated adventures set in an enchanted forest.

: Eggs & Baker

In the last of the food and fun series, Cheryl Baker has a Mad Hatter's tea party with Rod Hull , Emu and her gang. She bakes cups of cake and "eat me" muffins, and there's a tasting of fruit tea. Her song this week is Javajive.


Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Rod Hull

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon triple bill.

: Going Live!

After six series and 179 programmes, "Going Live!" opens the doors to Studio 7 for the final time. Joined by a host of special guests, Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Trev and Simon - not forgetting Gordon the Gopher - take you through the A-Z of "Going Live!" They've been digging through the archives and have come up with some magic moments - and some that might be best forgotten.
TELEPHONE: call this morning's studio guests on [number removed].
LETTERS: write to Going Live! [address removed].
COMPETITION LINE: [number removed](calls cost 20p), rules from: Audiocall, [address removed].
Saturday mornings will never be the same again - SEE FEATURE page 27


Presenter: Sarah Greene
Presenter: Phillip Schofield
Comedian: Trev Neal
Comedian: Simon Hickson
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 London's Marathon preview
1.00 News
1.05 Snooker; 1.55 Racing
2.05 Gymnastics; 2.25 Racing
2.35 Gymnastics; 2.55 Racing
3.05 Gymnastics; 3.25 Racing
3.35 Snooker
3.55 Gymnastics
4.25 Snooker
4.40 Final Score
World Snooker
Embassy World Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield. The first of 17 days of competition sees Scotland's
Stephen Hendry beginning his defence of the World title he won in dramatic fashion last year, when he came from 14-8 down to win ten frames in a row against Jimmy White. White also begins his campaign for that elusive first World title later today. Hendry's first-round opponent is England's Danny Fowler while White faces talented youngster Joe Swail in the clash of the two former English amateur champions. With commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton . Stereo
World Championships from
Birmingham. The competition builds to a climax with the apparatus finals taking place today and tomorrow. British champion Neil Thomas had high hopes of reaching this afternoon's men's floor final and emulating his performance in the last World
Championships in Indianapolis, when he became the first
Briton to qualify for an individual final at this level.
The floor exercise was one of only two disciplines which
Vitaly Scherbo failed to win at last year's Olympics. But he did triumph on the rings and pommel horse, which are also contested today. Plus action from the women's vault and asymmetrical bars.
With commentary by Barry Davies , Mitch Fenner and Christine Still.
Football Focus
Bob Wilson and Alan Hansen reflect on the effect of the busy Easter programme on the three-horse race for the FA
Premier League title and look ahead to this weekend's action.
From Newbury.
2.00 PCL Burghclere Conditions Stakes (1m3f)
2.30 Lanes End John Porter EBF Stakes(1½om)
3.00 Singer and Friedlander Greenham Stakes (7f)
3.30 Ladbrokes Spring Handicap (1m)
The Greenham Stakes is the top British trial for the 2,000 Guineas. Rodrigo de Triano took part last year.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley . London's Marathon Preview
A look ahead to tomorrow's event, coverage of which starts on BBC1 at 8.50am.
Producer Martin Hopkins
Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Jimmy White.
Unknown: Danny Fowler
Unknown: Joe Swail
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Unknown: Neil Thomas
Unknown: Vitaly Scherbo
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Mitch Fenner
Commentary By: Christine Still.
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: John Porter
Unknown: Rodrigo de Triano
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Cartoon

: Jim'II Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true. This week, Tonya from South Shields sings a gospel song with full backing, Christina from Orpington gets the chance to serve in London's
Rock Island Diner and, on the eve of the London Marathon,
Geoffrey from Reading has his stolen medal from the Marathon replaced. Director Helen Gartell Producer Roger Ordish
WRITE TO: Jim'll Fix It. BBC TV Centre. Wood Lane , London W 12 8QT.


Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Director: Helen Gartell
Producer: Roger Ordish
Unknown: Wood Lane

: You Rang, M'Lord?

Comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Fall of the House of Meldrum When Ralph puts a curse on George, it seems the end is nigh for the Meldrum household.
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft


Written By: Jimmy Perry
Written By: David Croft.
Director: Roy Gould
Producer: David Croft
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
Sir Ralph Shawcross: John Horsley
Lady Agatha Shawcross: Angela Scoular
Bishop: Frank Williams
Madge Cartwright: Yvonne Marsh

: Wings of the Apache

Film Premiere. Airborne action drama starring Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young
The American army's new anti-drug weapon, the Apache helicopter, is flown by an elite force of pilots. The most daring of the pilots is Jake Preston. But he still has a lot to learn before taking on an enemy ace.
SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Director: David Green
Jake Preston: Nicolas Cage
Brad Little: Tommy Lee Jones
Billie Lee Guthrie: Sean Young
Breaker: Brian Kestner
A.K. McNeil: Dale Dye
Janet Little: Mary Ellen Trainor
General Olcott: J.A. Preston

: Birds of a Feather: Brief Encounter

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran's comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

While her husband schemes to make his prison stay more bearable, Sharon meets an attractive older man in Chigwell station.
Episode written by Peter Tilsbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Peter Tilsbury
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Lisa: Christine Ellerbeck
Don: Mark Kingston

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Westbeach

Drama serial about two rival families in a seaside town.
Rain or Shines. Simon Cromer is back from Europe, with worrying news for Alan and Maggie. Meanwhile, Alan and Sarah make different plans for the site of the old holiday camp. And Hugo finds a new job.
Episode written by Lou Wakefield Producer Susi Hush
Director Robert Chetwyn
A Witzend production for BBCtv


Unknown: Simon Cromer
Written By: Lou Wakefield
Producer: Susi Hush
Director: Robert Chetwyn
Sarah Preston: Deborah Grant
Hugo Preston: David Horovitch
Alex Preston: Annie Lambert
Hannah Preston: Imogen Boorman
Greg Dacosta: Ricco Ross
Alan Cromer: Oliver Cotton
Maggie Cromer: Lesley Duff
Simon Cromer: Ben Porter
Jan Cromer: Siobhan Burke
Ray Cromer: Michael Attwell
Jean Cromer: Cherith Mellor
Yola Cromer: Debby Bishop
Jack Cromer: Paris Manoleus
Bill Cromer: Tony Caunter
Betty Cromer: Jo Warne
Chris Cromer: Lee Ross
Iris Cromer: Edna Doré

: Wogan Meets.... Billy Crystal

In an in-depth interview the American actor, comedian and writer Billy Crystal talks to Terry Wogan about his childhood, his break into showbusiness and a successful film career, including parts in Throw Momma from the Train, When Harry Met Sally , and City Slickers.
Crystal first came to the attention of British audiences when he played a gay character in Soap. His new movie, Mr
Saturday Night (reviewed by Barry Norman in Film 93 on Monday at 10.10pm), is a tragi-comedy about an American stand-up comedian. Director Phil Chilvers Producer Peter Estall
(Billy Crystal is a guest on The Full Wax on Thursday at 10.05pm)


Talks: Billy Crystal
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Harry Met Sally
Reviewed By: Barry Norman
Director: Phil Chilvers
Producer: Peter Estall

: Match of the Day

Highlights of two of the top games in the Premier League, plus action and reaction from all the other matches.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Brian Barwick

: The City of the Dead

A tale of black magic and witchcraft starring
Christopher Lee
The secluded Massachusetts town of Whitewood hides a dark and deadly secret.
Director John Moxey
SEE FILMS pages 35-40


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Director: John Moxey
Professor Driscoll: Christopher Lee
Elizabeth Selwyn: Patricia Jessel
Mrs Newless: Patricia Jessel
Jethrow Keane: Betta Stjohn
Patricia Keane: Valentine Dyall
Richard Barlow: Dennis Lotis
Nan Barlow: Venetia Stevenson
Reverend Russell: Norman MacOwen

: Weather

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