With Philippa Forrester. Stereo Rpt
Classic puppet series. The further adventures of Joe McClaine who looks like a normal young boy, but is the World Intelligence Network's most special agent.
Second in a 13-part Australian fantasy-comedy series.
Simone Robertson (Phoebe from Neighbours) is Mercator's guest today and Jeremy Jackson from Baywatch performs his new single I Need You. There's cartoon action from The Flintstones and intergalactic rivalry in Tom and Jerry while Dr Kovan continues his guide to comedy. Plus the Dingleberries, music and competitions. With Lucinda Cowden.
Director Claire Winyard Producer Vanessa Hill
A Roach production for BBCtv LETTERS: send any correspondence for Mercator, Kovan. Bnan and Derek to P9 Earthbase, [address removed]
World Championship semi-final action from the Crucible, Sheffield. Introduced by David Vine. Directors Trevor Moms and John Watts Editor Rick Waumsley
AGrand Slam Sports production for BBCtv
Introduced by Steve Rider from Wembley.
12.20 Football Focus
With the football season drawing to a dramatic close, Bob Wilson looks at the games which affect the top and bottom of the FA Premiership, and reviews the latest action.
12.55, 1.25, 1.55 Racing
From Haydock Park, featuring races at
1.00, 1.30 and 2.00. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
1.05,4.20 World Snooker
1.35,2.05 Rugby League
Leeds v Wigan
Live coverage of the Challenge Cup final from Wembley, kick-off 2.30pm.
Cup holders Wigan are aiming to collect a record seventh successive Challenge Cup. Last year Wigan beat Widnes
20-14 in the final. Leeds are looking for their first Wembley triumph for 16 years. Commentary by Ray French and Steve Simms.
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4.40 Final Score
TV presentation Rugby League: Malcolm Kemp Editor Dave Gordon
Tonight, Jimmy Savile makes more dreams come true when a "fixee" becomes a Top Gear presenter and travels to the Ferrari factory in Italy. Producer Roger Ordish
Cosmic adventure starring
On distant Eternia only
He-Man can prevent the evil Skeletor from becoming Master of the Universe.
Director Gary Goddard (1987)
Singers, composers and costume designers representing the cream of European talent assemble at the Point Theatre in Dublin tonight for the 39th annual contest of song. Can UK hopeful Frances Ruffelle break Ireland's run of luck? And what can we expect from the seven new countries making their Eurovision debut this year?
With a host of new member countries, the European Broadcasting Union has introduced a selection process to keep Eurovision manageable: with 46 countries vying for a place, the contest could theoretically last over six hours. Last year's lowest scoring countries have been "suspended" to make room for the new, so it's "au revoir" to (among others) Belgium, Denmark and Israel, and a big Eurovision "bonsoir" to Estonia, Romania, Lithuania and other east European neighbours.
Terry Wogan returns to the commentary box, and the contest is introduced by Cynthia Ni Mhurchu and Gerry Ryan. The full list of entries is:
Sweden Stjarnorna performed by Marie Bergman/Roger Pontare
Finland Bye Bye Baby performed by Cat Cat
Ireland Rock 'n 'Roll Kids performed by Paul Harrington/Charlie McGettigan
Cyprus Ime Anthropos Ki Ego performed by Evridiki
Iceland Naetur performed by Sigga.
UK We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony) performed by Frances Ruffelle
Croatia Nek'ti budel lubav sva performed by Toni Cetinski
Portugal Chamar a MÃºsica performed by Sara Tavares
Switzerland Sto pregando performed by Duilio
Estonia Nagu Merelaine performed by Silvi Vrait
Romania Dincolo de nori performed by Dan Bittman
Malta More than Love performed by Chris and Moira
Netherlands Waar is de zon? performed by Willeke Alberti
Germany Wir geben 'ne Party performed by Mekado
Slovakia Nekonecna piesen performed by Martin Durinda and Tublatanka
Lithuania Lopsihe Mylimai performed by Ovidijus Vysniauskas
Norway Duett Performed by Elisabeth Andreasson/Jan Wemer Danielsen
Bosnia-Herzegovina Ostani kraj mene performed by Alma and Dejan
Greece Diri-Diri performed by Costas Bigalis and the Sea-Lovers
Austria Fur den Frieden der Welt performed by Petra Frey
Spain Ella no es ella performed by Alejandro Abad
Hungary Kinek mondjam el vÃ©tkeimet performed by Friderika Bayer
Russia Vechni Strannik performed by Youddiph
Poland To nie ja! performed by Edyta Gorniak
France Je suis un vrai garcon performed by Nina Morato.
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 2
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As coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest is live, subsequent programmes may run late.
With Andrew Harvey.
Weather Rob McElwee
FA Premiership action including the match between Liverpool and Norwich. Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Trevor Booking. Commentary by John Motson. Series producer John Shrewsbury
Editor Brian Barwck
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California is terrorised by a vampire with a lust for the blood of beautiful women. With Robert Quarry. Director Bob KellJan
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