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: Plnocchio

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.
Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy. Here, Pinocchio is swallowed by a three-headed snake, while seeking help for his sick father.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The All New Popeye Show

A triple bill of cartoons featuring the spinach-guzzling sailor.

: The Girl from Tomorrow

Second episode of a 12-part drama about a time traveller from the year 3000, trapped in the primitive year 1990.
Today, Alana meets up with Jenny and Petey. Will they believe her story and explain these strange surroundings?

: Potsworth and Co

Adventures of five energetic and likeable earthlings (four humans and one dog) during their travels in the amazing Dream Zone.

: Parallel 9

Another cosmic edition of the series that takes you out of this world, mixing dramatic adventure on a fantasy planet. This week's guests include singer Louie Louie and the new star of the West End musical
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Darren Day. Brian the Dinosaur causes comic chaos while Zee and Kovan help
Mercator sort out events at
Mission Control.
Executive producer Peter Murphy
A Roach and Partners production for BBCtv
EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: if you want to send a message to Mercator, or deliver your knowledge in person, write to P9 Earthbase, BBCtv. PO Box 9000, London W 12 8ZZ.


Singer: Louie Louie
Unknown: Darren Day.
Producer: Peter Murphy

: World Snooker

Embassy World Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Coverage of the morning session of the semi-final in the top half of the draw, which began with Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis as joint favourites to win the tournament.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Steve Davis

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider from Wembley.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 News; 12.55 Racing
1.05Snooker; 1.25 Racing
1.35 Rugby league
1.55 Racing; 2.05 Rugby league
4.25 Snooker; 4.40 Final Score
Rugby League
Widnes fWigan
Live coverage of the whole Silk Cut Challenge Cup final from
Wembley (kick-off at 2.30pm). Wigan, masters of Wembley, are aiming to collect a record sixth successive Challenge cup to give coach John Monie the perfect sendoff before he returns to work in Australia.
But most observers feel that the one team which can challenge their superiority at Wembley are local rivals
Widnes. Wigan have played 30
Challenge Cup matches without defeat and Great Britain half-back Shaun Edwards has featured in all of them. He will again be a key figure in the launch of Wigan's most exciting backs, including winger Martin Offiah and captain Dean Bell. And Widnes have great players of their own in Welsh star Jonathan Davies and ex-Wigan scrum-half Bobby Goulding , both of whom had major parts in Widnes's crushing semi-final win over Leeds. Phil Larder takes the team to Wembley in his first season as coach of Widnes, and it is the club's first appearance in the final since their 19-6 win over Wigan in 1984. With commentary by Ray
French and Ross Strudwick.
World Snooker
Further coverage of the World Championship semi-final from the Crucible Theatre. With commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
Football Focus
A review of last week's World
Cup qualifiers and a preview of the penultimate weekend's fixtures in the FA Premier
League. Plus a comprehensive roundup of results and promotion and relegation issues in Final Score.
Presented by Bob Wilson and Jimmy Hill.
From Haydock Park.
1.00 Henry Cooke Lumsden Handicap (1 ¾m)
1.30 Arthur Andersen Conditions
Stakes (5f)
2.00 Halliwell Laudau Spring Trophy Rated Stakes (7f).
With commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Rugby league producer Malcolm Kemp
Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Unknown: John Monie
Unknown: Shaun Edwards
Unknown: Martin Offiah
Unknown: Captain Dean Bell.
Unknown: Jonathan Davies
Unknown: Bobby Goulding
Unknown: Phil Larder
Unknown: Ross Strudwick.
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Jack Karnehm
Presented By: Bob Wilson
Presented By: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: Arthur Andersen
Unknown: Halliwell Laudau
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Producer: Malcolm Kemp
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: Cartoon

: Jim'll Fix it

Jimmy Savile makes more viewers' wildest dreams come true. This week, Rebecca from Middlesex meets her Prince Charming, Verity from Birmingham tries "dirty dancing", Philip from
Nottingham fulfils his motor racing dream and Cheryl from Surrey dances with the London Monarchs' cheerleaders. 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

: The Main Event

It's new, it's noisy and it's probably the wackiest quiz show around.
Chris Tarrant presides over the chaos as each week two families, seated in the comfort of their homes, are linked up with a team of celebrities in the studio to compete against each other. Some of the questions are general knowledge-based, but there are also treasure hunts, charades and against-the-clock challenges. The first families to let the cameras into their front rooms are the Downies from
Sutton Coldfield - who team up with Kevin Lloyd ,
Trudie Goodwin and Colin Tarrant of The Bill - and opponents, the Langhamer family from Market Weighton, near York, who team up with Casualty cast members - Jason Riddington , Shaheen Khan and Eamon Boland.
Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd. Bill Mason A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv
Sue A rnold goes behind the scenes -and the sofa


Unknown: Chris Tarrant
Unknown: Kevin Lloyd
Unknown: Trudie Goodwin
Unknown: Jason Riddington
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Unknown: Eamon Boland.
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producers: Alan Boyd.
Producers: Bill Mason
Unknown: Reg Grundy

: Clockwise

Farcical comedy starring John Cleese
Alison Steadman
Due to address a prestigious conference in Norwich, headmaster Brian Stimpson misses his train, the first set-back in an increasingly hysterical race against the clock.
Director Christopher Morahan
SEE FILMS pages 43-51


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Brian Stimpson
Director: Christopher Morahan
Brian Stimpson: John Cleese
Gwenda Stimpson: Alison Steadman
Pat: Penelope Wilton
Mr Jolly: Stephen Moore
Laura: Sharon Maiden
Mrs Wheel: Constance Chapman
Mrs Trellis: Joan Hickson
Mrs Way: Ann Way
MrsWisely: Pat Keen
Mr Wisely: Geoffrey Hutchings
Ivan: Tony Haygarth
Prior: Michael Aldridge

: Birds of a Feather: Young Guns

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

Environmentally, Sharon's a "green". With husband Darryl still in prison, Tracey's definitely "blue". And Sharon thinks Garth might be a touch "pink" when he brings a handsome friend home from school.

Episode written by Keith Lindsay and Martin Thomas
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Keith Lindsay
Writer: Martin Thomas
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph

: Westbeach

Drama serial about two rival families in a seaside town.
Presence of Malice. A local journalist digs for dirt at the Royal Suffolk with the aim of discrediting Sarah.
Episode written by Kieran Prendiville ProducerSusiHush
Director Terry Green
A Witzend production for BBCtv
OF DAY page


Written By: Kieran Prendiville
Unknown: Deborah Grant
Sarah Preston: Deborah Grant
HugoPreston: David Horovitch
Alex Preston: Annie Lambert
Hannah Preston: Imogen Boorman
GregDacosta: Ricco Ross
Angela: Allson Lomas
AlanCromer: Oliver Cotton
Maggie Cromer: Lesley Duff
Simon Cromer: Ben Porter
Jan Cromer: Siobhan Burke
Ray Cromer: Michael Attwell
Jean Cromer: Cherith Mellor
BillCromer: Tony Caunter
Betty Cromer: Jo Warne
IrisCromer: Edna Dore
Florrie Dawson: Pat Keen

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: That's Life!

More hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from Esther Rantzen and her team - Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills , Howard Leader and Kevin Devine.
Director Chris Fox
Editor Bryher Scudamore
WRITE TO: That's Lifel, BBCtv, London
W 12 7TS, if you have a problem you would like the programme to investigate. Letters cannot be acknowledged.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Adrian Mills
Unknown: Kevin Devine.
Director: Chris Fox
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Match of the Day

Highlights of this afternoon's important Premier League matches, with relegation issues being at the centre of attention. Plus a chance to enter April's
Goal of the Month competition. Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick


Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Barry Davies.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Brian Barwick

: Laguna Heat

Atmospheric thriller starring Harry Hamlin, Catherine Hicks
A tough ex-cop finds himself investigating the fiery death of an old family friend and in the process uncovers some distressing home truths.
Director Simon Langton
SEE FILMS pages 43-51


Director: Simon Langton
Tom Shepherd: Harry Hamlin
Jane Algernon: Catherine Hicks
Wade Shepherd: Jason Robards
HeleneLong: Anne Francis
Joe Datilla: Rip Torn
Grimes: James Gammon
Azul Mercante: Dehl Berti
Vic Harmon: Jeff Kober
Dr Kroyden: Rutanya Alda

: Weather

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