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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. This week, Pinocchio encounters an evil snow queen who, many years before, had kidnapped twin girls.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon triple bill featuring the spinach-guzzling sailor.

: McGee and Me

Animation and live action.
More adventures with 12-year-old Nick Martin and his mischievous cartoon creation, McGee. With
Joseph Dammann as Nick.

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

Animated adventures with the boy who refuses to grow up, based on an original story by J.M. Barrie.

: Parallel 9

Kovan invents a machine that makes dreams come true.
Will Zee's wish to meet intergalactic plumbers X and Y be fulfilled? Could Brian make it back down to Earth? Can
Mercator wish the Watcher away? And will Kovan succeed in inventing a pinball game to be played over the telephone? 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

: Animalympics

Animated comedy. The first Animal
Olympics is to be held at Pawprint Stadium, and ZOO network has secured the rights to broadcast the Games throughout the animal kingdom. With the voices of Gilda Radner , Billy Crystal , Harry Shearer and Michael Fremer.
Director Steven Lisberger (1980)
SEE FILMS pages 25 30


Unknown: Gilda Radner
Unknown: Billy Crystal
Unknown: Harry Shearer
Unknown: Michael Fremer.
Director: Steven Lisberger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Football Focus
1.00 News
1.05 Special Olympics
1.55 Racing
2.05 Showjumping
2.25 Racing
3.00 Racing
3.15 Hockey
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Triathlon
4.40 Final Score
Show Jumping
On the third day of the meeting at Hickstead, coverage of the Silk Cut Speed Derby, a class won for the last three years by David Bowen. With commentary by Michael Tucker and Stephen Hadley.
From Goodwood.
2.00 Sport on 5 March Stakes (Im6f)
2.30 Labroke RacingSprint Handicap Stakes (6f)
3.10 Tripleprint Celebration Mile(lm)
Commentary by Jim McGrath , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Women's Champions Trophy from Amsterdam. After their success in Barcelona last year, when they won the Olympic bronze, Britain's women take on the best in the world once more. Action from their final match in the round-robin section against Germany.
Commentary by Nigel Starmer -Smith and Mary Nevill.
Action from Manchester in the Kellogg's ITU World Championships. Britain's
Simon Lessing won the men's title last year in this gruelling event which includes swimming, cycling and a long-distance run. With commentary by Hamilton
Bland, Hugh Porter , Brendan Foster and Hazel Irvine.
Special Olympics
The fourth UK Summer Special Olympic Games from Sheffield. Over 2,000 competitors from all over Britain take part in this festival of sport for those with learning difficulties. With Helen Rollason and Eddie Butler.
Football Focus
A review of the week's action and all the latest news from the FA Premiership. Plus a full roundup of today's news in Final Score. With Bob Wilson.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: David Bowen.
Commentary By: Michael Tucker
Commentary By: Stephen Hadley.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer
Commentary By: Mary Nevill.
Unknown: Simon Lessing
Unknown: Hugh Porter
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Hazel Irvine.
Unknown: Helen Rollason
Unknown: Eddie Butler.
Unknown: Bob Wilson.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Philip Hayton.

: Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Highlights from Edinburgh Castle. The theme for the Tattoo this year is Royal Scotland, celebrated in a display of pageantry, action and music on the castle's floodlit esplanade. The combined
Massed Pipes and Drums and Military Bands of the Scottish Division make their final appearance in their present form. The Royal Norwegian Guard are paying their fifth visit to Edinburgh with a display of music and drill. And the all-girl Lochiel Marching Team from New Zealand return for the third time, accompanied by the Wanganui City Brass. The Mounted Band of the Blues and Royals - performing at the Tattoo for the first time in 40 years - and the arrival of the Scottish State Coach lead into the finale with its evocative sound of the lone piper.
Commentary by Tom Fleming. Director Steve Smith Producer Ian Christie
(Event sponsored by Invergordon Distillers)


Commentary By: Tom Fleming.
Director: Steve Smith
Producer: Ian Christie

: Batteries Not Included

Science-fiction fantasy, based on a story written by Steven Spielberg , starring Hume Cronyn Jessica Tandy
When an unscrupulous New York developer sends round thugs to a crumbling building to remove the last five tenants, it looks as if nothing short of a miracle can save them. But help arrives - in the shape of two tiny extra-terrestrial visitors with magical powers. This film was made by Spielberg's production company and based on a story of his own which was orginally written for, but never used in, his Amazing Stories TV series. (1987)
(Steven Spielberg's Always will be shown tomorrow at 8.20pm on BBC1)
SEE FILMS pages 25-30


Screenplay: Steven Spielberg
Director: Matthew Robbins
Frank Riley: Hume Cronyn
Faye Riley: Jessica Tandy
Harry Noble: Frank McRae
Marisa: Elizabeth Pena
Carlos: Michael Carmine
Mason: Dennis Boutsikaris
Sid: Tom Aldredge
Muriel: Jane Hoffman
Gus: John Disanti

: Open All Hours

Comedy about a cantankerous grocer with a roving eye, written by Roy Clarke and starring Ronnie Barker David Jason
Producer Sydney Lotterby


Written By: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: David Jason
Arkwright: Ronnie Barker
Granville: David Jason
Nurse Cladys Emmanuel: Lynda Baron
Gordon: Teddy Turner
Mrs Parsloe: Frances Cox
Statchyk: Oscar Quitak

: Birds of a Feather

Comedy series starring Pauline Quirke Linda Robson
Schooling. Sharon joins the upper crust and is taken for a ride.
Episode written by Geoff Rowley Director Charlie Hanson Producer Nic Phillips
An Alomo production for SBCtv


Unknown: Pauline Quirke
Unknown: Linda Robson
Written By: Geoff Rowley
Director: Charlie Hanson
Producer: Nic Phillips
Unknown: An Alomo
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Garth: Matthew Savage
Mark: Robert Daws

: News and Sport

With Martyn Lewis.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Spender: Well, Well, Well

Last episode in a re-run of the original series about the maverick Geordie detective, created by Jimmy Nail and Ian La Frenais and starring Jimmy Nail
Stick's behaviour gets him into serious trouble with the police. Spender is the only one who can help him, but he's left town.
Episode written by Jimmy Nail


Writer: Jimmy Nail
Producer: Martin McKeand
Director: Mary McMurray
Spender: Jimmy Nail
Stick: Sammy Johnson
Supt Yelland: Paul Greenwood
Det Sgt Dan Boyd: Berwick Kaler
Mo Sample: Neil Phillips
Keith Moreland: Tony McAnaney
Chief Insp Greaves: Peter Jonfield
Mick the Greek: David Begg
Gypsy Lee: Scarlet O'Hara
Frances: Denise Welch
Laura: Dawn Winlow
Kate: Lynn Harrison
Cath: Chrisy Edge
Mr Feeney: Ronan Paterson
Pin-Stripe: Nick Wilkinson
Denim: Steve Whyment
Louis Wilkinson: Rod Woodruff

: Match of the Day

Highlights from two of today's FA Premiership matches. Plus goals, views and news from the other fixtures and a chance to enter the latest Goal of the Month competition.
Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies . Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick


Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Barry Davies
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Brian Barwick

: The French Connection II

Thriller starring Gene Hackman
Fernando Rey
Assigned to help the French police smash a heroin gang operating in Marseilles,
"Popeye" Doyle finds that his reputation as a tough New Yorker has preceded him.
Gradually he earns the respect of the local police as he sets about tracking down his old adversary, Alain Charnier.
Director John Frankenheimer (1975)
SEE FILMS pages 25-30


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: Fernando Rey
Unknown: Alain Charnier.
Director: John Frankenheimer
Popeye Doyle: Gene Hackman
Alain Charnier: Fernando Rey
Barthelemy: Bernard Fresson
RaoulDiron: Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Miletto: Charles Millot
Jacques: Philippe Leotard
Inspector Genevoix: Jacques Dynam
Dutch captain: Raoul Delfosse
Manfredi: Patrick Floersheim

: Weather

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