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: Pinocchio

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.
Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy. With the help of the animals, Pinocchio destroys Sneeroff's wicked circus - and is praised by the Oak Fairy for his actions.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon triple bill.

: McGee and Me

Animation and live action.
Mischievous McGee is the cartoon creation of 12-year-old Nick Martin. Together they get into all sorts of scrapes and adventures. Today, Nick is chosen to appear on a local television game show after a postcard, drawn by McGee, is selected.
Withjoseph Dammann as Nick.


Unknown: Nick Martin.
Unknown: Withjoseph Dammann

: Potsworth and Co

Adventures of five earthlings - four humans and a dog - travelling in the Dream Zone and helping the Grand Dozer. The Midnight Patrol is on a mission to rescue Santa Claus from the Nightmare Princes' castle.


Unknown: Grand Dozer.

: Parallel 9

In today's edition of the cosmic series, the Tope goes haywire and the whole planet begins to go to pieces. Every system starts to break down, including transportation - which explains why two innocent strangers mysteriously materialise on the planet! Who is responsible for the sabotage - and why are the new arrivals so keen to stay? With David Claridge , Karl Collins , Lucinda Cowden ,
Frances Dodge , Stephen Hope -Wynne and Christopher Wild. Series director 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: David Claridge
Unknown: Karl Collins
Unknown: Lucinda Cowden
Unknown: Frances Dodge
Unknown: Stephen Hope
Unknown: Christopher Wild.
Producer: Billy MacQueen

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
11.00 Cricket
1.00 News
1.05 Canoeing
1.35 Cricket
1.55 Racing
2.05 Cricket
2.30 Racing
2.40 Cricket 3. 10 Racing
3.30 Cricket
Cricket: Fourth Test
England v Australia
Cornhill Insurance Test Series from Headingley. The Ashes series moves on to Leeds, where a result is almost guaranteed. The last 11 tests at Headingley have all produced a positive finish, with England winning five of them, including two of the last three against
Australia. On the most recent occasion, Allan Border 's team came out on top by 210 runs, in the first of their successes on the 1989 tour. Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh both scored centuries, and Terry Alderman took ten wickets as the Australians notched an easy victory. Commentary by Richie Benaud , Jack Bannister ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoff Boycott and Tony Lewis.
(Coverage continues 5.05pm on BBC2)
From Ascot.
2.00 Colenso Diamond Stakes
(Old Mile)
2.35 Princess Margaret 2-y-o Stakes (6f)
3.20 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (l'/im).
Today's big race, the King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes , sees the ultimate clash of the generations - dual Derby winner Commander in Chief takes on top 5-year-old Opera
House and champion 4-year-old filly User Friendly for a prize of £460,000. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
World Canoe Slalom
Championships from Mezzana, Italy. Olympic silver medallist
Gareth Marriott and four-times world champion Richard Fox will be two of Britain's medal hopes in the exhilarating "wild water" section of the championships. They will be joined by Melvyn Jones , and Shaun Pearce who defends his
Kl title. Lynn Simpson , a winner on this course last year, leads the women's challenge. Commentary by Julian Tutt. Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Allan Border
Unknown: Mark Taylor
Unknown: Steve Waugh
Unknown: Terry Alderman
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth
Unknown: Diamond Stakes
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Gareth Marriott
Unknown: Richard Fox
Unknown: Melvyn Jones
Unknown: Shaun Pearce
Unknown: Lynn Simpson
Commentary By: Julian Tutt.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Regional News

and Sport

: Cartoon

: The Royal Tournament

This year's show is presented by the Royal Navy, who are joined for the first time by contingents from the Russian Navy. Events include the dramatic window ladder display, and the gruelling field gun competition, with music from the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines - and a few surprises. As 2,000 members of the Army, the Navy and the Air
Force combine at Earls Court for the military spectacular, HRH the Prince of Wales takes the salute. Introduced by John Leslie.
Television production David Pickthall


Introduced By: John Leslie.
Unknown: David Pickthall

: The Main Event

It's the grand final, and the two highest scoring families in the United Kingdom meet each other to fight for the big prize - all from the comfort of their own homes, partnered by a team of celebrities in the studio. The Dennis family reappear with actors Jonathon Morris , Gemma Craven and Denis Quilley to play against the Lee family, who team up this time with young comedians Terry Alderton , Bradley Walsh and Mike Hayley.
Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd , Bill Mason A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jonathon Morris
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Terry Alderton
Unknown: Bradley Walsh
Unknown: Mike Hayley.
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Producers: Alan Boyd
Producers: Bill Mason
Unknown: Reg Grundy

: Open All Hours

Classic comedy about a miserly northern shopkeeper, written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker
David Jason
With Lynda Baron.
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: With Lynda Baron.

: Birds of a Feather: The Lost Weekend

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson.

A dull weekend turns into a painful lesson for Dorien.
Episode written by Peter Tilbury
An Alomo production for BBCtv


Writer: Peter Tilbury
Director/Producer: Nic Phillips
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Himself: Ian McCaskill

: The House of Eliott

Drama series set in a 1920s fashion house, starring Stella Gonet
Louise Lombard
When word spreads about Evie's affair with Treasury minister Lord Montford, the scandal threatens to do serious harm to the company. Then the net starts to draw in on Ralph Saroyan , as more is revealed about his secret financial dealings - which could put the House of Eliott out of business.
Episode written by Chris Curry Producer Jeremy Gwilt
Director Jeremy Silberston


Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Louise Lombard
Unknown: Ralph Saroyan
Written By: Chris Curry
Producer: Jeremy Gwilt
Director: Jeremy Silberston
Beatrice Eliott: Stella Gonet
Evangeline Eliott: Louise Lombard
Jack Maddox: Aden Gillett
Ralph Saroyan: Michael Culver
Lord Alexander Montford: Rupert Frazer
Lady Elizabeth Montford: Elizabeth Garvie
Grace Vosper: Rosalind Plowright
Agnes: Victoria Alcock
Alice Burgoyne: Kate Fahy
Tilly Watkins: Cathy Murphy
Madge: Judy Flynn
Joseph Wint: Stephen Churchett
Charles Quance: Bill Thomas
Ernest Weaver: John Rowe
Betty: Diana Rayworth
Maria Nugent: Georgia Allen

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Spender

Continuing the re-run of the first series about the maverick
Geordie detective, created by Jimmy Nail and Ian La Frenais and starring Jimmy Nail
Doublejeopardy. Following a tip-off, Spender and Stick get on the trail of glamorous
Lorraine Hope. She's up to something, but they don't know what. Then Spender discovers that his boss, Superintendent Yelland , has had dinner with Lorraine, and he is abruptly pulled off the case.
Episode written by tan La Frenais Producer Martin McKeand
Director Mary McMurray


Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Jimmy Nail
Unknown: Lorraine Hope.
Unknown: Superintendent Yelland
Written By: Tan La
Director: Mary McMurray
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Lorraine Hope: Frances Tomelty
Supt Yelland: Paul Greenwood
Det Sgt Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Keith Moreland: Tony McAnaney
Det Con Terry Knowle: David Whitaker
Jessel: Lloyd McGuire
Lew: Tim Stern
Gene Hackett: Joe Caffrey
Eddy Hackett: Kris Watson
Richard Parkin: Tom Knight
Dr Peter Elliot: Jim Fowler
Astrid Moreland: Siv Borg

: Half Moon Street

Political thriller, based on the novel
DrSlaughterby Paul Theroux , starring Sigourney Weaver Michael Caine
Dr Lauren Slaughter is a high-flying but under-paid academic who capitalises on her striking good looks by taking work in the escort business. But as a high-class call girl she becomes the unwitting bait in a terrorist plot to discredit and murder Lord
Bulbeck, one of her clients.
Director Bob Swaim (1986)
SEE FILMS pages 37-42


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Dr Lauren Slaughter
Director: Bob Swaim
Dr Lauren Slaughter: Sigourney Weaver
Lord Bulbeck: Michael Caine
General SirGeorge Newhouse: Patrick Kavanagh
Lindsay Walker: Ram John Holder
Hugovan Arkady: Keith Buckley
Julian Shuttle: Patrick Newman
Captain Twilley: Niall O'Brian
Karim: Nadim Sawalha

: Cricket: Fourth Test

England v Australia
Richie Benaud introduces highlights of the third day's play from Headingley.


Introduces: Richie Benaud

: Weather

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