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: Children's BBC

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.

Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy. Today, Pinocchio and Franco are forced to join a gang of bandits and help capture Lucy.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Toby Anstis

: The All New Popeye Show

A triple bill of cartoons.

: The Girl from Tomorrow

Third episode of a 12-part drama about a time traveller.
A confused and bewildered
Alana is captured by Petey.

: Potsworth and Co

Adventures of five energetic and likeable earthlings.

: Parallel 9

Another edition of the series that mixes dramatic adventure on a fantasy planet with star guests, fun, cartoons, competitions and music. Today, there's magic from Paul Zenon of Tricks 'n'Tracks (Thursdays at 4.30pm), a visit from the Thunderbirds puppets and music with new videos from
Janet Jackson and Girlfriend. With Richard Norton.
Producer Michael Kerrigan
Executive producer Peter Murphy
A Roach and Partners production for BBCtv
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Unknown: Paul Zenon
Unknown: Janet Jackson
Unknown: Richard Norton.
Producer: Michael Kerrigan
Producer: Peter Murphy

: The Little Convict

A live-action and animated adventure, starring Rolf Harris
A young boy is sent as a convict to Australia, where he starts a whole new life.
Director Yoram Gross
SEE FILMS pages 41-50


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Director: Yoram Gross

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus
1.00 News; 1.05 Cricket
1.10 Badminton horse trials
1.40 Racing
1.50 Badminton horse trials
2.10 Racing
2.20 Badminton horse trials
2.40 Racing
2.50 Golf
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Golf
4.35 Final Score
Golf: Benson and Hedges International Open from St Mellion.
Nick Faldo, who made a disappointing attempt at winning his third US Masters title in Augusta last month, has returned to European Tour action in this tournament. The world No 1 was only one shot off the play-off which decided last year's event, when Australian Peter Senior beat Zimbabwe's Tony Johnstone. Faldo topped the Order of Merit last season and has already been victorious on the European Tour this year, winning the Johnnie Walker Classic in Singapore in February.
Other 1993 Tour winners hoping to be in contention in today's third round are Mark James, David Gilford, Sam Torrance and Frenchman Jean Van de Velde. Previous winners of this tournament, Sandy Lyle and Jose Maria Olazabal, are also expected to mount a serious challenge.
Commentary by Peter Alliss, Bruce Critchley, Alex Hay, Clive Clark, Mike Hughesdon and Dougie Donnelly.
Badminton Horse Trials
Mary Thomson on King William is among a record field of competitors as she defends the title she won last year. Other previous champions bidding to win the Mitsubishi Motors Trophy include double Olympic champion Mark Todd and Ginny Leng. The tough cross-country phase takes place today -12 new fences have been introduced on the four-and-a-half-mile course. Commentary by Michael Tucker, Lorna Clark and Lucinda Green.
From Lingfield Park.
1.45 William Hill May Stakes (7f)
2.15 Champagne Ruinart Oaks Trial Stakes (1m 3f 106yds)
2.45 Alpine (Double Glazing) Derby Trial Stakes (1m 3f 106yds) Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Football Focus
Bob Wilson and Alan Hansen set the scene for the last weekend of the first FA
Premier League season.
The new county championship season is under way, the Australian tourists are over defending the Ashes and the new-look Sunday League begins tomorrow. Ted Dexter , England's chairman of selectors, gives his views on a fascinating summer for the sport in this country. Producer Martin Hopkins
Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Nick Faldo
Unknown: Peter Senior
Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: David Gilford
Unknown: Sam Torrance
Unknown: Sandy Lyle
Unknown: Jose Maria
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Alex Hay
Unknown: Clive Clark
Unknown: Mike Hughesdon
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.
Unknown: Mark Todd
Unknown: Ginny Leng.
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Lorna Clark
Commentary By: Lucinda Green.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Ted Dexter
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Philip Hayton.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Jim'll Fix It

Jimmy Savile makes some viewers' wildest dreams come true.
This week, Gemma from Cheshire goes to the snowcapped Cairngorms with her dog, Harvey; Sofie and Josh from Berkshire take part in a Western-style stunt fight; Amanda from Newcastle has a clement surprise for grandfather, Harry; and 90-year-old Dixieland pianist Mrs W Balfour gets a chance to play with Kenny Ball and his band.
Write to: Jim'll Fix It, [address removed]


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Pianist: Mrs W Balfour
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Director: Helen Garten
Producer: Roger Ordish

: The Main Event

Fast and furious quiz show in which two families compete against each other from the comfort of their own homes, linked with a team of celebrities in the studio. There are general knowledge questions, treasure hunts and charades, with friends and neighbours dropping by to help. In charge of the chaos is Chris Tarrant.
This week, the Moore family are partnered by a showbiz family - Tony Britton , Fern Britton ,
Jasper Britton ; and the Sishton family team up with comedy actors Diane Bull, Jonathon Morris and Judy Buxton. Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd , Bill Mason A RegGrundy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Chris Tarrant.
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Fern Britton
Unknown: Jasper Britton
Unknown: Jonathon Morris
Unknown: Judy Buxton.
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producers: Alan Boyd
Producers: Bill Mason


Fantasy thriller starring
Mary Beth Hurt Michael McKean
Daryl is a strange kid; he has no memory but possesses an incredible talent for computer games and remarkable physical strength. His past is a mystery - his future contains an exciting life or death adventure. But who or what is he, and where did he come from?
Director Simon Wincer
SEE FILMS pages 41-50


Unknown: Mary Beth Hurt
Unknown: Michael McKean
Director: Simon Wincer
Joyce Richardson: Mary Beth Hurt
Andy Richardson: Michael McKean
Daryl: Barret Oliver
Elaine Fox: Coleen Camp
Ellen Lamb: Kathryn Walker
Dr Jeffrey Stewart: Josef Sommer
General Grayclifft: Ron Frazier
Howie Fox: Steve Ryan

: Birds of a Feather: Muesli

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

To experience Darryl's ordeal, Tracey decides to make her own prison - in the attic.
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Created by: Laurence Marks
Created by: Maurice Gran
Writer: Steve Coombes
Writer: Dave Robinson
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Gary: Roger Griffiths

: Westbeach: Young and Shingle

Drama serial about two rival families in a seaside town.
Chris sees an opportunity to "pull" Hannah and gets more than he bargained for. All hands are on deck as the lifeboat is launched.
Episode written by Steve Coombes and Dave Robinson
A Wltzend production for BBCtv


Writer: Steve Coombes
Writer: Dave Robinson
Producer: Susi Hush
Director: Terry Green
Sarah Preston: Deborah Grant
Hugo Preston: David Horovitch
Alex Preston: Annie Lambert
Hannah Preston: Imogen Boorman
Greg Dacosta: Ricco Ross
Angela: Alison Lomas
Alan Cromer: Oliver Cotton
Maggie Cromer: Lesley Duff
Simon Cromer: Ben Porter
Jan Cromer: Siobhan Burke
Ray Cromer: Michael Attwell
Jean Cromer: Cherith Mellor
Peter Cromer: Charlie Hawkins
Yola Cromer: Debby Bishop
Jack Cromer: Paris Manolelis
Jack Cromer: Levi Peterson
Bill Cromer: Tony Caunter
Betty Cromer: Jo Warne
Chris Cromer: Lee Ross
Iris Cromer: Edna Dore
Florrie Damson: Pat Keen

: News and Sport

With Nicholas Witchell.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: That's Life!

More hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from
Esther Rantzen and her team - Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills , Howard Leader, Kevin Devine. Director Chris Fox
Editor Bryher Scudamore
WRITE TO: That's Life!. 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
Leader: Kevin Devine.
Director: Chris Fox
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Match of the Day

Highlights of today's matches which will finally settle the relegation issues in the inaugural Premier League season. Plus the result of the April Goal of the Month competition. Commentary by Barry Davies and Tony Gubba. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking.
Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick
(Highlights of the Manchester Utd and Aston Villa Premier League matches tomorrow, 9.05pm BBC2)


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

: The Driver

Tense thriller starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern
Cold, ruthless and utterly professional, this driver is the best getaway man in the business. Tough, and equally professional, is a detective determined to get his man.
SEE FILMS pages 41-50


Director: Walter Hill
Driver: Ryan O'Neal
Detective: Bruce Dern
Player: Isabelle Adjani
Connection: Ronee Blakely
Red plain clothes man: Matt Clark
Gold plain clothes man: Felice Orlandi
Glasses: Joseph Walsh
Teeth: Rudy Ramos
Exchange man: Denny Macko
Kid: Frank Bruno
Fingers: Will Walker
Split: Sandy Brown Wyeth

: Weather

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