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: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

With Philippa Forrester,
Toby Anstis and Andi Peters.
Cartoon adventures.


Unknown: Toby Anstis
Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Why Don't You..?

Become a herpetologist; play volley blow at home or make coconut ice fruit salad.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

Today: the Playground Stop.

: Felix the Cat

Animation. Rpt

: The OZone

Another chance to see chart topping 2 Unlimited.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Carol and Company

In this week's one-off comedy, Carol Burnett is joined by guest star Glenda Jackson.
Kruber Alert. The radio phone-in show of cynical psychologist Dr Doris Kruber is interrupted by a dissatisfied listener.


Unknown: Carol Burnett
Unknown: Glenda Jackson.
Unknown: Dr Doris Kruber

: Come Dancing

This week's contest is between
Sheffield and London North.

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Amazon

Captain Cousteau and his scientists form three teams: one to follow the Amazon to its source in the Peruvian Andes , one to journey to Iquitos, and one to go over land to the Madeira River.


Unknown: Peruvian Andes
Unknown: Madeira River.

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa. Suotitted
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: John Tusa.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Neighbours

: The High Bright Sun

Adventure starring
Dirk Bogarde Cyprus, 1957. At the height of the Eoka campaign against the British Army, a British intelligence officer becomes involved with an American girl of Cypriot origin while he searches for a guerrilla leader.
Director Ralph Thomas (1966)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Director: Ralph Thomas
Major McGuire: Dirk Bogarde
Haghios: George Chakiris
Juno Kozani: Susan Strasberg
Baker: Denholm Elliott
Skyros: Gregoire Aslan
Emilo: Colin Campbell
Dr Andros: Joseph Furst
Mrs Andros: Katherine Kath
Colonel Park: Nigel Stock

: Turnabout

Word quiz. Stereo

: The New Yogi Bear Show

With Andi Peters and Edd.
Cartoon. Rpt


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Sssports

Action packed documentary series covering children's sports around the world presented by John Fashanu and Annabel Croft. Today's topic: ice dance withjayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.


Presented By: John Fashanu
Presented By: Annabel Croft.
Unknown: Christopher Dean.

: Run the Risk

Game show. Rpt Stereo

: Newsround

News for children.

: Tomorrow's End

A 13-part science fiction drama. 3: Alana drags Lorien back into the capsule and they try to return to the moment they left. (Part 4 on Friday at 5.10pm)

: Neighbours

Brad falls victim to a sinister curse, but it all goes over his head. Who will win the scavenger hunt? Jim makes a shocking discovery about
Philip's new car. Philip is touched by a kind gesture from Hannah.


Madge Biskop: Anne Charleston
Jim Robinson: Alan Dale
Helen Daniels: Anne Haddy
Dorothy Burke: Maggie Dence
Toby Mangel: Ben Geurens
Doug Willis: Terence Donovan
Pam Willis: Sue Jones
Gaby Willis: Rachel Blakely
Brad Willis: Scott Michaelson
Phoebe Bright: Simone Robertson
Lou Carpenter: Tom Oliver
Cameron Hudson: Benjamin Mitchell
Beth Brennan: Natalie Imbrugua
Marco Alessi: Felice Arena
RickAlessi: Dan Falzon
Bob Landers: Bruce Kilpatrick
Simon Hunter: Frederick Whitlock
Jacqueline Summers: Tiffany Lamb
Julie Martin: Julie Mullins
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Hannah Martin: Rebecca Ritters
Debbie Martin: Marnie Reece-Wilmore
Benito Alessi: George Spatels
Cathy Alessi: Elspeth Ballantyne

: Six O'Clock News

With Peter Sissons and Anna Ford.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Bobby Davro: Rock with Laughter

Bobby Davro 's variety spectacular. There are impressions, of course, plus singing, dancing and all-round entertainment. Bobby Davro carries on rockin' and rollin' with guests Barbara Dickson ,
Shane Richie and Maddi Cryer. Director/Producer Tudor Davies


Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Barbara Dickson
Unknown: Shane Richie
Unknown: Maddi Cryer.

: EastEnders

Pauline wonders what's happened to Pete. The Kapoors' family loyalties are strained and Cindy is irritated by Ian's support of Hattie. Tricky Dicky takes advantage.

: The Good Life: The Pagan Rite

The classic self-sufficiency sitcom, written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey and first shown in 1975. Starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal.

As their savings dwindle, Tom is tempted to earn some extra money - but not for paying the boring old bills.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal

: May to December

Rerun of the last series in Paul A Mendelson 's sitcom about love across the generation gap. Starring Anton Rodgers Lesley Dunlop
Splish Splash. Alec and Zoe set Pinner abuzz with their unorthodox approach to life. Episode written by Geoffrey Deane Director Paul Harrison Producer Sharon Bloom
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv


Unknown: Paul A Mendelson
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Lesley Dunlop
Written By: Geoffrey Deane
Director: Paul Harrison
Producer: Sharon Bloom

: Nine O'Clock News

With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: A for Abba

Twenty years ago Abba began their meteoric rise from obscure Swedish pop group to Eurovision victory and megastardom. In recent years new fans have been drawn to both their music and their glamorous 70s kitsch.
In the first of tonight's two
20th-anniversary programmes, John Peel investigates the mysterious but enduring appeal ofBjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid with the help of songwriters such as Elvis Costello , Ray Davies , Tim Rice and Roy Wood.
Producer Andrew Eaton
(Abba - the Concert can be seen at 12. 10am)


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Ray Davies
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Roy Wood.
Producer: Andrew Eaton

: French and Saunders

Sweden's pop superstars are also the subject of a touching tribute from Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Guests in this first show of the comic duo's third series, first shown in 1990, include Kirsty MacColl , Jerry Hall and Marie Helvin. Among the sketches is a remake of The Sound of Music. Featuring music from Raw Sex. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders.
Unknown: Kirsty MacColl
Unknown: Jerry Hall
Unknown: Marie Helvin.
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Club Paradise

Sunny comedy starring
Robin Williams
Peter O'Toole
Rick Moranis
A Chicago fireman, burned out and retired after one too many major alarms, heads for a tiny Caribbean island. There he is inveigled into investing in a ramshackle holiday camp.
Director Harold Ramis (1986)
SEE FILMS pages 32-41


Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Rick Moranis
Director: Harold Ramis
Jack Moniker: Robin Williams
Governor Croyden Hayes: Peter O'Toole
Barry Nye: Rick Moranis
Ernest Reed: Jimmy Cliff
Phillipa: Lloyd Twiggy
Prime Minister Solomon Gundy: Adolph Caesar
Barry Steinberg: Eugene Levy
Terry Hamlin: Joanna Cassidy
Voit Zerbe: Brian Doyle-Murray

: Abba - the Concert

Recorded at Wembley in 1979, this concert captures the flavour of Abba's glitzy stage show.

: Weather

: BBC Select

2.15am Executive Business
Club: scrambled.
3.15-3.45am Legal Network
Television: scrambled.
5.15-6.00am Cable and Wireless:
Highlights of yesterday's Annual
General Meeting.

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