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: Pinocchlo

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.
Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy.
Pinocchio reverses a spell cast by the wicked Draganaro.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon triple bill featuring the adventures of the spinach-guzzling sailor.

: The Girl from Tomorrow

Tenth episode of a 12-part drama about a time traveller.
Released into Silverthorn's custody, Alana has no choice but to do as he says. Then Jenny, James, Irene and Petey arrive.
8.35am Potsworth and Co
Adventures of five earthlings travelling in the Dream Zone.


Alana: Catherine Cullen
Jenny: Melissa Marshall
Irene: Helen O'Connor
James: Andrew Clarke
Petey: James Hndlay

: Parallel 9

In today's edition of the cosmic series, it's a very special day for Brian the Dinosaur as everyone goes big on dinosaurs. From earthbase to planet: there are model dinosaurs, movie dinosaurs, museum dinosaurs, and the arrival of a little pink dinosaur. Lucinda Cowden invites the guest stars to go on an intergalactic dinosaur hunt, with comic results involving Mercator and the crew in an awfully big adventure.
With David Claridge , Karl Collins , Frances Dodge ,
Stephen Hope-Wynne and Christopher Wild.
Producers Lome Magory. Claire Winyard Series producer Billy Macqueen
A Roach and Partners production for BBCtv EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: to send a message to Parallel 9. write to P9 Earthbase, BBCtv. PO Box 9000. London W 12 8ZZ.


Unknown: Lucinda Cowden
Unknown: David Claridge
Unknown: Karl Collins
Unknown: Frances Dodge
Unknown: Stephen Hope-Wynne
Unknown: Christopher Wild.
Producer: Billy MacQueen

: Sparky's Magic Piano

When young Sparky discovers that his piano can play on its own, he thinks he has found the perfect way of making money. But things begin to go wrong when the piano decides that it wants some of the credit, too.
Featuring the voices of Vincent Price, Coral Browne ,
Mel Blanc , Tony Curtis and Cloris Leachman.


Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Mel Blanc
Unknown: Tony Curtis
Unknown: Cloris Leachman.

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced from Wimbledon by Desmond Lynam.
Provisional Timetable
11.50 Wimbledon
1.00 News
1.05 Wimbledon
3.40 Athletics
All England Lawn Tennis Championships from
Wimbledon. Action from the sixth day. Favourites for the men's and ladies' crowns should all have come through the early rounds and should now be setting their sights on the second week and a place in the last 16. Commentary by John Barrett , David Mercer , Barry Davies , Bill Threlfall ,
John Alexander , Julian Tutt , Mark Cox , Paul Hutchins , Virginia Wade and Ann Jones.
Track Timetable
3.45 Women's 400m hurdles
4.00 Men's 400m hurdles
4.25 Men’s 100m
4.35 Women's 800m
4.55 Women's 400m
5.05 Men's 1500m
5.30 Women's 3,000m
5.35 Men's 10,000m
6.15 Women’s 4 x 100m
6.25 Men’s 4 x100m
European Cup final from Rome's Olympic Stadium. Great Britain try to regain the title they won at Gateshead in 1989. Key events include the men's 100m featuring Linford Christie. The women's events include the 400m hurdles, in which
Britain's Olympic champion Sally Gunnell competes. Commentary by David Coleman , Stuart Storey ,
Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon
Including at
5.15 News With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley
5.25 5.30 pm
Regional News


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Commentary By: John Barrett
Commentary By: David Mercer
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Commentary By: Bill Threlfall
Commentary By: John Alexander
Commentary By: Julian Tutt
Commentary By: Mark Cox
Unknown: Paul Hutchins
Unknown: Virginia Wade
Unknown: Ann Jones.
Unknown: Linford Christie.
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Commentary By: David Coleman
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: John Kettley

: 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 Breeze family team up with Drop the Dead Donkey stars Ingrid Lacey ,
David Swift and Victoria Wicks.
They are playing against the Stevens family, partnered by Tim Marriott , Jill Greenacre and Michael Burns of The
Brittas Empire.
Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd and Bill Mason


Unknown: Ingrid Lacey
Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Victoria Wicks.
Unknown: Tim Marriott
Unknown: Jill Greenacre
Unknown: Michael Burns
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producers: Alan Boyd
Producers: Bill Mason

: Open All Hours

Classic comedy about a miserly shopkeeper, by Roy Clarke. Starring Ronnie Barker David Jason
Arkwright takes time off to go to the funeral of a friend.
With Lynda Baron.
ProducerSydney Lotterby


Unknown: Roy Clarke.
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Lynda Baron.

: Birds of a Feather: Tinker, Tailor...

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

Sharon and Tracey find themselves under investigation.
Episode written by Peter Tilbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Peter Tilbury
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Charles Fitzroy: Paul Shearer

: The House of Eliott

Continuing the re-run of the second series of the drama about a 1920s fashion house, starring Stella Gonet Louise Lombard
Preparations are underway for the forthcoming collection when Beatrice becomes profoundly influenced by her mother-in-law's art work. The sisters determine to change the show's theme.
Episode written by Chris Curry Producer Jeremy Gwilt DirectorAlister Hallim


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Written By: Chris Curry
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Alister Hallim
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Ralph Saroyan: Michael Culver
James Duglass: John Elmes
Ann Maddox: Ann Morrish
Edward Maddox: Geoffrey Whitehead
Florence Ranby: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Alice Burgoyne: Kate Fahy
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Madge: Judy Flynn
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett

: 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.
Tonight, Howard Leader returns to the Komso Children's
Hospital in Russia with gifts that have been donated by viewers of the programme. 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

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Today at Wimbledon

Highlights of today's play and a review of first week of the championships.
Last year, Britain's
Jeremy Bates reached the final 16, and at this point in the tournament Jim Courier lost to a qualifier ranked 193 in the world.
Is Steffi Graf still on course for a fifth title in the 100th Ladies'
Championship? Introduced by Harry Carpenter and Sue Barker.
Sue Barker: courting television fame


Unknown: Jeremy Bates
Unknown: Jim Courier
Unknown: Steffi Graf
Introduced By: Harry Carpenter
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: Cop Killer

From the files of Joseph Wambaugh 's Police Story.
Starring Ken Olin Joseph Bottoms
Cops Manny Mandell and Tom Lewis are more than partners, they're lifetime friends. So when Tom is killed in the line of duty, Manny can't readjust to a new partner. But the streets are full of danger and Manny is putting himself and his new colleagues at great risk.
Director Larry Shaw (1988)
SEE FILMS Pages 37-42


Unknown: Joseph Wambaugh
Unknown: Ken Olin
Unknown: Manny Mandell
Unknown: Tom Lewis
Director: Larry Shaw
Manny Mandell: Ken Olin
Tom Lewis: Joseph Bottoms
DeDe Mandell: Patricia Wettig
Lynn Lewis: Glynnis O'Connor
Linda Mandell: Nicky Rose
Randy Lewis: Christopher Burton
Sgt Len Taggart: Dan Lauria
Grady Dolin: Joe Regalbuto

: Weather

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