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: Pinocchio

Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Philippa Forrester.
Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy. This week, as a reward for healing a rift between the village doctor and wealthy Mr Stone , Pinocchio is given a map showing where Gepetto is being held.


Unknown: Mr Stone

: The All New Popeye Show

Cartoon double bill.

: 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.


Unknown: Nick Martin
Unknown: Joseph Dammann

: Peter Pan and the Pirates

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

: Parallel 9

All the crew members have to enter the annual intergalactic song competition. Mercator, accompanied by guitar, sings a love song; Zee becomes a cowgirl; Kovan croons; and Brian is predictably metallic. Will any of them win?
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
10.20 Rowing
10.25 Cricket
12.45 News
12.50 Football Focus
1.25 Cricket
1.55 Racing
2.25 Racing
2.35 Cricket (including rowing news at end of innings)
3.25 Racing
3.35 Rowing
3.45 Cricket
4.00 Rowing
4.10 Cricket
4.40 Final Score
Sussex v Warwickshire
Live coverage of the NatWest Trophy final from Lord's.
The traditional end-of-season showpiece final is between counties which have both won the competition three times during its 30-year history. This is Sussex's first appearance in a Lord's final since they won this title in 1986, and they will look to captain Alan Wells for another match-winning performance after his century in the semi-final. Warwickshire have their own match-winner in former Sussex all-rounder
Dermot Reeve , who has a remarkable record after being named man of the match in both his one-day finals - one for Warwickshire and one for
Sussex. With commentary by Tony Lewis , Richie Benaud ,
Jack Bannister , Ray Illingworth and David Gower.
(Further live coverage continues at
From HaydockPark.
2.00 Stanley Leisure Group Handicap (7f)
2.30 Preserving Nature's
Goodness Rated Stakes (1 ½ m)
3.30 Hazelwood Foods Sprint Cup(6f)
July Cup winner Hamas takes on the field for the title of champion sprinter.
Commentary by Jim McGrath , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Football Focus
News and views from the FA
Premiership. Plus previews of the forthcoming World Cup ties involving the home countries, as the qualifying competition enters its final stages.
And in Final Score there's a roundup of all the day's results.
World Championships from Prague. At 4.00pm Olympic champions Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent are favourites to win when they defend their world title in the coxless pairs. Other British medal hopes today are the women's coxless pair Miriam Batten and Jo Turvey , and the men's lightweight coxless fours crew, who will be defending their world title.
Commentary by Gerald Sinstadt and Chris Baillieu.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Steve Rider.
Unknown: Captain Alan Wells
Unknown: Dermot Reeve
Commentary By: Tony Lewis
Commentary By: Richie Benaud
Commentary By: Jack Bannister
Commentary By: Ray Illingworth
Commentary By: David Gower.
Commentary By: Jim McGrath
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Steven Redgrave
Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Miriam Batten
Unknown: Jo Turvey
Commentary By: Gerald Sinstadt
Commentary By: Chris Baillieu.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather Penny Tranter


Unknown: Moira Stuart.

: Droopy

Cartoon double bill.

: Big Break

Jim Davidson returns with the game show where snooker players test their skill against the clock while their partners are tested on general knowledge. Picking up their cues tonight are former world champion Dennis Taylor from Ireland, quick-fire Tony Drago from Malta and promising young Englishman Martin Clark. With John Virgo. Director Charles Garland Producer John Burrowes


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: Tony Drago
Unknown: Martin Clark.
Unknown: John Virgo.
Director: Charles Garland
Director: Producerjohn Burrowes

: Noel's Garden Party

Noel Edmonds took to the road for two weekends in August, bringing the village of Crinkley Bottom to the racecourses at
Haydock and Doncaster where it was visited by over 100,000 people. Among the attractions were flying displays, sporting events, Noel & Mr Blobby's Its a Knockout, and the 'Crinkly bottom Roadshow', producing a 10 hour non stop celebrity showcase of music celebrities. "Crinkley Bottom can reasonably claim to be Britain's most famous village," says Edmonds. "This way, everybody gets the chance to be a villager for the day."
See Preview page 9


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Director: Guy Freeman
Producer: Michael Leggo
Roadshow Producer: Shirley Jones (The Blackpool Roadshow Ltd)

: Open All Hours

Comedy about a cantankerous grocer with a roving eye, and starring Ronnie Barker David Jason
With Lynda Baron. Written by Roy Clarke
ProducerSydney Lotterby


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

: Challenge Anneka

Anneka Rice returns with another season of the show that makes the impossible possible. Armed with her giant challenger truck and the famous buggy, she uses the power of television to create something of lasting benefit. In the first programme, the Exmoor Calvert Trust in Devon challenges Anneka to turn a derelict barn into a boathouse for use by disabled people.
Directors David Cumming , Tom Gutteridge A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Directors: David Cumming
Directors: Tom Gutteridge

: Jaws the Revenge

Fourth part of the Jaws shark thriller series, starring
Michael Caine
Lorraine Gary
Mario Van Peebles
Amity has not suffered a shark attack in years, but the fears of widow Ellen Brody resurface when her younger son is suddenly killed. Believing the entire family is somehow threatened, she flies to the Bahamas to warn her marine biologist son Michael. But also heading for warmer waters is something large, hungry and out for revenge.
Director Joseph Sargent (1987)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Lorraine Gary
Unknown: Mario van Peebles
Unknown: Ellen Brody
Director: Joseph Sargent
Hoagie: Michael Caine
Ellen Brody: Lorraine Gary
Jake: Mario Van Peebles
Michael Brody: Lance Guest
Carla Brody: Karen Young
Thea Brody: Judith Barsi
Louisa: Lynn Whitfield
Sean Brody: Mitchell Anderson
Young Sean: Jay Mello
Clarence: Cedric Scott

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Ian McCaskill


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Airplane!

Disaster movie spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays
An eccentric collection of passengers and crew set off from Los Angeles on a flight bound for Chicago. However disaster strikes when the pilots are struck down with food poisoning, and a young man must try to win back the love of stewardess Elaine and conquer his fear of flying to land the plane in safety.
Leslie Nielsen and the Airplane! team went on to make the Police Squad TV series, currently on BBC2 on Wednesdays at 9.00pm.
Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker 1980)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Director: Jim Abrahams
Director: David Zucker
Director: Jerry Zucker
Dr Rumack: Leslie Nielsen
Ted Striker: Robert Hays
Elaine Dickinson: Julie Hagerty
McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges
Rex Kramer: Robert Stack
Roger Murdock: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Captain Oveur: Peter Graves
Randy: Lorna Patterson
Lieutenant Hurwitz: Ethel Merman
Mr Hammen: Nicholas Pryor

: Watch What Happens.... Tony Bennett

"The best in the business" (as Sinatra once described him) celebrates his 40th year in it with this concert, recorded in 1991 at London's Prince Edward Theatre. America's most enduring of stars performs a selection of his greatest hits, including I Left My Heart in San Francisco and When Joanna Loves Me. Director/Producer John G Smith

: The Money Movers

Australian crime drama starring Terence Donovan, Ed Devereaux, Bryan Brown

Following the hijacking of a payroll wagon and the murder of a guard, Darcy's Security Services are warned by a tip-off that a further robbery is planned. The target is their allegedly impenetrable vault, holding $20 million in gold.
See Films pages


Director: Bruce Beresford
Eric: Terence Donovan
Dick Martin: Ed Devereaux
Brian jackson: Bryan Brown
Leo Bassett: Tony Bonner
Robert Conway: Lucky Grills
Sammy Ross: Alan Cassell
Jack Henderson: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

: Weather

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