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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.


Presenter (Children's BBC): Toby Anstis

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon triple bill.

: The Girl from Tomorrow

Eighth episode of a 12-part drama about a time traveller.
Alana and Jenny tell Irene and James the full story.

: Potsworth and Co

Adventures of five earthlings travelling in the Dream Zone.

: Parallel 9

Today's edition of the cosmic series asks: what kind of wildlife exists in the Zarbian world?
Richard Norton sends an expert to the planet to find out. Brian the Dinosaur is in Pets' Problem
Corner, while Zee puts a star guest through Cosmic Charisma. Plus cartoon fun from Bugs Bunny and The Flintstones. With
David Claridge , Karl Collins ,
Frances Dodge , Stephen Hope -Wynne and Christopher Wild. Producer Claire Winyard
Executive producer Peter Murphy
A Roach and Partners production for BBCtv EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: if you want to send a message to Parallel 9, write to P9 Earthbase, BBCtv, PO Box 9000, London W 12 8ZZ.


Unknown: Richard Norton
Unknown: David Claridge
Unknown: Karl Collins
Unknown: Frances Dodge
Unknown: Stephen Hope
Unknown: Christopher Wild.
Producer: Claire Winyard
Producer: Peter Murphy

: Trooping the Colour

Her Majesty the Queen takes the salute on her official birthday at Horse Guards Parade. More than 1,000 officers, guardsmen and musicians of the Household Division parade before their Sovereign and Colonel-in-Chief. Her Majesty is accompanied by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel Grenadier Guards; HRH the Prince of Wales, Colonel, Welsh Guards; HRH the Duke of Kent, Colonel Scots Guards; and HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Colonel Irish Guards. This year, the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, formed in 1684, troop the Queen's Colour for the last time before going into suspended animation at the end of the year, following defence cuts.
The parade is in five parts: The Inspection of the Line; The Troop; Trooping the Colour through the Ranks; The March Past and The Rank Past. Music by the Massed Bands of the Guards and the Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry.
Julian Tutt describes the scene. Director Stephen Morris Producer Ian Smith
(Highlights at 7.05pm on BBC2)


Commentary: Julian Tutt
Director: Stephen Morris
Producer: Ian Smith

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.25 Ascot preview
12.35 Motorsport
1.00 News
3.00 Athletics
4.00 Swimming/Athletics
Stella Artois Grass Court
Championships from Queen's
Club, London. Live coverage of the first semi-final from the men's pre-Wimbledon warm-up event. This year's line-up includes world number one
Pete Sampras and former
Wimbledon champions Boris Becker , Michael Stich , Stefan Edberg and Pat Cash. With commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer , Mark Cox and Paul Hutchins.
Pearl British Championships from London's Crystal Palace.
The cream of British athletics is in action as the domestic season begins in earnest. Winners at the UK Championships last year included Linford Christie. Sally Gunnell , Britain's
Olympic track gold medallist in Barcelona, is also competing. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey ,
Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
Mycil National Championships from Sheffield. This year, the national championships double up as trials for the European Championships which will be held in Sheffield next month.
A strong field includes Britain's double Olympic medallist Nick Gillingham. Former
Commonwealth champion
Sarah Hardcastle faces her first big test since launching her comeback. Commentary by Hamilton Bland , Andy Jameson and Adrian Moorhouse.
Motor Sport
Autotrader RAC British
Touring Car Championship from Oulton Park. In round five, Steve Soper will be hoping to reinforce his lead in the standings. Commentary by Murray Walker.
Royal Ascot begins on Tuesday. Julian Wilson looks forward to the week's racing. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Pete Sampras
Unknown: Boris Becker
Unknown: Michael Stich
Unknown: Stefan Edberg
Unknown: Pat Cash.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Commentary By: Paul Hutchins.
Unknown: Linford Christie.
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.
Unknown: Nick Gillingham.
Unknown: Sarah Hardcastle
Commentary By: Hamilton Bland
Commentary By: Andy Jameson
Commentary By: Adrian Moorhouse.
Unknown: Steve Soper
Commentary By: Murray Walker.
Unknown: Julian Wilson
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Cartoon

More animated fun.

: Jim'lI Fix It

In the 19th year of his evergreen show, Jimmy Savile makes more viewers' wildest dreams come true.
Director Helen Gartell Producer Roger Ordish
WRITE TO: Jim'll Fix It, BBC TV Centre, Wood Lane, London W 1 8QT.


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

: The Main Event

Quiz show in which two families compete against each other from their own homes, partnered by a team of celebrities in the studio. In charge is Chris Tarrant.
This week, the Ambekar family team up with You Rang,
M'Lord? stars Paul Shane , Susie Brann and Jeffrey Holland , while the DuVivier family are partnered by Norman Beaton , Kim Walker and Ram John Holder from Desmond's. Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd , Bill Mason A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul Shane
Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Norman Beaton
Unknown: Kim Walker
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producers: Alan Boyd
Producers: Bill Mason
Unknown: Reg Grundy

: The House of Eliott

Continuing the re-run of the second series of the drama that charts the setbacks and successes of a 1920s fashion house, starring Stella Gonet Louise Lombard
While Evie enjoys designing in Paris, Beatrice determines to expand the House of Eliott. Meanwhile, an old flame of Jack's offers a helping hand.
Episode written by Deborah Cook Producer Jeremy Gwilt DirectorGraeme Harper


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Deborah Cook
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Producer: Directorgraeme Harper
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
SirDesmondGillispie: David de Keyser
Clara Rhoades: Pippa Haywood
Alice Burgoyne: Kate Fahy
Ralph Saroyan: Michael Culver
Florence Ranby: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Norman Foss: Toby Whithouse
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Mrs Costain-Jones: Venetia Barrett
Directrice: Diana Payan
Elsie Wyles: Flip Webster
Nancy Grey: Suzy King
George Grey: Brogden Miller
Donald Rhoades: Jonathan Stephens
Mrs Desforges: Yvonne Manners

: Open All Hours

Classic comedy about a miserly northern shopkeeper, by Roy Clarke , writer of Last of the Summer Wine, starring
Ronnie Barker , David Jason Arkwright is loath to buy a van to help nephew Granville deliver the groceries.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Harper: George Innes
Eva: Juliet Cooke
Mrs Burns: Jean Haywood
Mrs Ellis: Barbara Keogh
Freddie: Harry Markham

: Birds of a Feather

Someone Else's Baby. In their search for antiques, Sharon and Dorien find more than spiders in Tracey's loft. With a guest appearance from real-life antiques expert John Bly , presenter of ITV's Heirloom (Tuesdays at 2.15pm).
Episode written by Frankie Bailey Director Charlie Hanson Producer Nic Phillips
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Unknown: John Bly
Written By: Frankie Bailey
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Unknown: An Alomo
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Auntie Sylvie: Vivian Pickles

: Westbeach

Drama serial about two rival families in a seaside town.
Pier Pressure. Iris and Florrie decide to take life by the horns and live it up at the end of the pier. Meanwhile, Alan and Sarah confront their past.
Episode written by Tony Marchant Producer Susi Hush
Director Terry Green
A Witzend production for BBCtv


Written By: Tony Marchant
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
Yola Cromer: Debby Bishop
Betty Cromer: Jo Warne
Chris Cromer: Lee Ross
Iris Cromer: Edna Dore
Florrie Dawson: Pat Keen

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: 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 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
Unknown: Kevin Devine
Director: Chris Fox
Editor: Bryher Scudamore

: Attack Force Z

Gripping war drama starring
Mel Gibson
Sam Neill
John Phillip Law
Attack Force Z was a secret operations unit in the Second World War which carried out
284 missions in the Pacific.
This is an account of a mission to find a crashed plane and a defecting Japanese diplomat, in which Captain Kelly and his men find themselves outnumbered by a ruthless enemy, with time running out.
Director Tim Burstall (1981)


Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Sam Neill
Unknown: John Phillip
Director: Tim Burstall
Unknown: Barry Norman
Capt PG Kelly: Mel Gibson
Sgt DJ Costello: Sam Neill
Lt J A Veitch: John Phillip Law
Able Seaman AD Bird: Chris Haywood
Sub Lt EP King: John Waters

: Weather

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