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: Clowning Around

With Philippa Forrester, Toby Anstis and Andi Peters.
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An eight-part drama. 1: Sim's one ambition is to become a clown and when he goes to live with his new foster parents his dream looks like coming true. (Part 2 is on Thursday at 9.05am)


Unknown: Toby Anstis
Unknown: Andi Peters

: Why Don't You...?

Stay cool with some special cocktails; Amy makes some spooky specs and will the Why Don 't You .. ? house survive the demolition gang?

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Playdays

The Playground Stop - Bubbles.

: Get Your Own Back

With Dave Benson Phillips.


Unknown: Dave Benson Phillips.

: The O Zone

Pop music news and features. With rock band Green Jelly.

: News Subtitled

Regional News; Weather

: Carol and Company

Comedy drama starring Carol Burnett
Two surreal stories set in a desert diner. Stereo


Unknown: Carol Burnett

: Come Dancing

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

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Man on the Rim

During the Ice Age, while some people were beginning to move out of south-east Asia to
Australia and New Guinea, others wer,e pushing north to the tundra of Siberia and the Arctic.

: One O'Clock News

With John Tusa. Subtitled
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: John Tusa.

: Neighbours

: Cricket

Live coverage of one of today's semi-final matches.
Commentary from the other semi-final is on BBC2.
If the cricket is rained off today, coverage of the matches will be transferred to BBC1 and BBC2 tomorrow.

: Tom and Jerry

Cartoon double bill.

: Juniper Jungle

With Andi Peters and Edd.
Cartoon. Rpt Stereo


Unknown: Andi Peters

: Sssports

Documentary series covering children's sports around the world. Today: oil wrestling, from Turkey. The traditional sport of Kirkpinar can be traced back for 700 years. To take part, wrestlers have to drench themselves in olive oil. With
John Fashanu and Annabel Croft.


Unknown: John Fashanu
Unknown: Annabel Croft.

: Run the Risk

Game show with Peter Simon and Shane Richie.


Unknown: Peter Simon
Unknown: Shane Richie.

: Newsround

: Tomorrow's End

A 13-part science fiction drama. 9: Unable to produce a licence for the van, Silverthom offers the police a bribe.
(Part lOonFriday at 5. 10pm)


Alcma: Katharine Cullen
Jenny: Melissa Marshall
Lorien: Catherine McClements
Nik: Jeremy Scrivener
Silverthorn: John Howard
Petey: James Findlay

: Neighbours

Philip takes matters into his own hands over the man who tried to abduct Hannah, and gets a nasty shock. Debbie and Phoebe start an advice hot line on the school radio, and Debbie receives a mysterious call.


MadgeBishop: Anne Charleston
JimRobinson: 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 Imbruglia
Marco Alessi: Felice Arena
Rick Alessi: Dan Falzon
Julie Martin: Julie Mullins
Philip Martin: Ian Rawlings
Hannah Martin: Rebecca Ritters
Debbie Martin: Marne Reece-Wilmore
Benito Alessi: George Spatels
Cathy Alessi: Elspeth Ballantyne
Raymond Chambers: Greg Parker

: Six O'Clock News

With John Humphrys and Jennie Bond. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Bobby Davro: Rock with Laughter

The last of the current series of the variety spectacular finds Bobby Davro exploring the delights of a rock 'n' roll
Saturday night along with special guests, swimmer
Duncan Goodhew and comedy musicians the Grumbleweeds.
Director/Producer Tudor Davies


Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Duncan Goodhew

: EastEnders

Mandy and Aidan discover they are not as streetwise as they would like to imagine. Richard and Cindy are telling different stories about their involvement. Shelley and her college friends turn out to be unsuitable babysitters. (For cast see Thursday)

: The Good Life

The self-sufficiency sitcom, by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey and first shown in 1975. The Guru ofSurbiton. Tom's philosophy of life attracts two young disciples, but not permanently he hopes.
Producer John Howard Davies


Unknown: John Esmonde
Unknown: Bob Larbey
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom Good: Richard Briers
Barbara Good: Felicity Kendal
Jerry Leadbeatter: Paul Eddington
MargoLeadbeatter: Penelope Keith
Guy: Bruce Bold
Ruth: Irene Richard

: May to December

The sitcom about love across the generation gap.
Who Can I Turn To. Debbie, Zoe's sister, is at a crossroads in her life. Who can point her in the right direction?
Episode written by Geoffrey Deane Director Paul Harrison ProducerSharon Bloom
A Cinema Verity production for BBCtv


Written By: Geoffrey Deane
Director: Paul Harrison
Alec Callender: Anton Rodgers
Zoe Callender: Lesley Dunlop
Miss Flood: Frances White
Hilary: Rebecca Lacey
Jamie: Paul Venables
Debbie: Chrissie Cotterill
Zoe's mother: Kate Williams
Roy: Paul Raynor
Roger Ellis: Mark Powley

: Nine O'Clock News

With Michael Buerk.
Regional News
Weather John Kettley


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Ruby's Hit and Run

Ruby Wax picks places and names at random and then goes out and finds them. When her car is towed away Ruby hitches a ride with an eccentric friend and ends up at a stately home, being painted by an artist who had one of his friends stuffed.
Director Paul Sommers
An Aspect/Raw Produce production for
BBCtv Rpt


Director: Paul Sommers

: French and Saunders

Jennifer Saunders becomes Scarlett and Dawn French is Mammy in the alternative Gone with the Wind. The duo also have an encounter behind bars, and the Star Test subject appears to be provocative singer
Wendy James , of Transvision Vamp. Director Bob Spiers
Producer Jon Plowman


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Singer: Wendy James
Director: Bob Spiers
Producer: Jon Plowman

: Weird Science

Teen comedy from the creator of Home
Alone, starring Kelly LeBrock
One night high-school computer wizards Gary and Wyatt feed a curvaceous centrefold spread into their PC and are stunned at the result - the room explodes and out of the smoke appears
Lisa, the answer to every young man's dream.
Director John Hughes (1985)
SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Director: John Hughes
Lisa: Kelly Lebrock
Gary: Anthony Michael Hall
Chet: Bill Paxton
Wyatt: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Deb: Suzanne Snyder
Hilly: Judie Aronson
Ian: Robert Downey
Max: Robert Rusler
LordGeneral: Vernon Wells
Al: Britt Leach

: Cricket

Highlights from both of today's NatWest semi-finals, introduced by Tony Lewis and Richie Benaud.
A Trans World production for BBCtv


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: BBC Select

2.15am Executive Business
Club: scrambled.
3.15am Legal Network
Television: scrambled.

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