With Philippa Forrester.
Classic puppet series. Joe McClaine looks like a normal young boy, but with the aid of the Big Rat supercomputer and his special glasses he becomes the World Intelligence Network's most special agent.
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First in a 13-part Australian fantasy-comedy series. Rpt
Saturday mornings move into the summer shift with a new series of space weirdness from the Zarbian base, Parallel 9.
Mercator and the crew are still keenly probing into earth culture, relying on Earthbase controller Lucinda Cowden (Melanie from Neighbours) to beam up the special guests each week.
Eternal sing live, PJ and Duncan from Byker Grove are particulated up for some chat along with gladiator
Zodiac and Kriss Akabusi , and there's cartoon action from The Flintstones and Tom and Jerry. All this and Brian the thrash-metal dinosaur (and his little brother Derek) too! DirectorClaireWinyard
ProducerVanessaHill A Roach production for BBCtv
LETTERS: send any correspondence for Mercator, Kovan, Brian and Derek to P9 Earthbase. BBCtv. PO Box 9000 London W128ZZ
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Action from the Crucible, Sheffield, at the beginning of the second week. Introduced by David Vine.
Commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton. A Grand Slam Sports production for BBCtv
Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.20 Football Focus
Bob Wilson looks back on the latest round of matches from the FA
Premiership and reflects on a busy week of internationals.
1.05, 3.30, 4.00 World Snooker
Coverage of key frames so far today in the battle for the quarter-finals.
World championships from Brisbane, Australia. Highlights from the men's and women's all-round competitions.
2.50 Ice Hockey
Highlights of the first semi-final in the prestigious end-of-season play-offs from Wembley.
3.50 Football Half-Times
4.40 Final Score
Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon
With locations that vary from Aberdare to Africa, Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true for the people he calls his "fixees".
Tonight, a blind boy takes part in the British Remote Control car championships, a young musician plays Stranger on the Shore with Acker Bilk and a girl becomes a sailor for a day under the command of the Duke of York.
Plus three special Eurodreams come true for viewers in Finland, Sweden and Hungary. Producer Roger Ordish
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More mystery and illusion with the magic man. Tonight, his special guests are the Pellegrini Brothers from
Italy, Carlos Vaquera from
Spain, and the Flying Narvas trapeze troupe. Featuring Debbie McGee.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles
Adventure series featuring the classic comic strip hero.
Foundling. Superman learns that the small globe retrieved from his spacecraft many years ago contains all the secrets of his alien origin. However, a teenage burglar innocently sells it to Lex Luthor.
Comedy starring Richard Pryor
Monty Brewster is the hapless pitcher for the Hackensack
Bulls baseball team. His day-to-day life is quite unremarkable - until he inherits$300 million, with just one catch. To claim his inheritance, Monty has to spend the first$30 million in 30 days and be left with absolutely nothing. Somehow, getting rid of all that money isn't as easy as it seems.
Director Walter Hill (1985)
Hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from
Esther Rantzen , Gavin Campbell ,
Adrian Mills , Kevin Devine , and special guest comedian Kate Robbins , who presents viewers' newscuttings and gives her own comments on the week's news. Call the hotline on [number removed](during the programme and for two hours afterwards) with your urgent problems or for information about tonight's programme. Director Stuart McDonald Editor Bryher Scudamore
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Peter Cockroft
The best of the day's action from the FA Premiership.
Today's fixtures include Kevin Keegan 's Newcastle United against Joe Royle 's Oldham
Athletic. Plus all the goals and talking points from the other games. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. Commentary by Clive Tyidesley and Tony Gubba. Series producer John Shrewsbury
Editor Brian Barwick
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Raul Julia , Sonia Braga On location in the banana republic of Parador, struggling actor Jack Noah is offered the role of a lifetime. The death of the all-powerful dictator must be kept secret and the chief of police believes that Jack is the only one who can fill the leader'sjackboots.
Director Paul Mazursky (1988)
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