With Philippa Forrester.
Australian fantasy-comedy series.
There's pandemonium in today's edition when John Bozac informs the research station's inhabitants about an expected cosmic collision - could it be the work of those dastardly
Dingleberries? But the Chinese State Circus and Sarah Vandenbergh
(Lauren in Neighbours) plan to visit anyway. Plus video vibes from Dannii Minogue, cartoons and Pinball. Director Claire Winyard ;Producer Vanessa Hill
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Children's adventure starring James Mason
This retelling of Charles Kingsley 's classic novel concerns the adventures of Tom, an orphan chimney sweep. and featuring the voices of David Jason ,
Lance PercivaI. Jon Pertwee , Una Stubbs.
Director Lionel Jeffries (1978)
Introduced by Steve Rider from Wentworth.
12.35 Football Focus
Continuing the series of World Cup reports, today focusing on Greece, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria.
Volvo PGA Championship from
Wentworth. Second-round coverage with commentary by Peter Alliss , Alex Hay , Dave Marr , Clive Clark and Mike Hughesdon.
From Haydock Park, featuring races at
2.00,2.30 and 3.00. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
2.05, 2.35 Water-skiing
European Masters from Kirtons Resort Country Club. Coverage from Europe's premier water-skiing event. Today's categories are the women's slalom and jump and the men's tricks.
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Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon
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Chris Tarrant hosts the quiz which tests your knowledge of rock and pop music from the 60s to the present day. This week, Eddy Grant , Betty Boo and Carter USM's Jimbob pit their wits against
Rick Wakeman , Go West's Richard Drummie and CJ Lewis in rounds of specialist questions and watch classic archive footage of the Kinks, the Jam, Joni Mitchell , the Rolling
Stones, the Tubes and Madness. Director John LSpencer Producer Jill Sinclair
Today's special guests are
South American hand-shadow magician Sonny Fontana ,
Ukrainian clown Marchievsky and French magician Bernard Bilis. Paul also reveals the answer to last week's puzzle and takes you beyond "Door
13". Featuring Debbie McGee. Director/Producer Geoff Miles
Adventure series featuring the classic comic strip hero.
Barbarians at the Planet. Lex
Luthorbuys The Daily Planet corporation and destroys the building. When Superman is unable to declare his love for
Lois, she accepts Luthor's marriage proposal.
Ten years ago today the man some have described as one of the great comic talents of all time died, and with his death a brilliant partnership ended too. The last of a three-part tribute to Eric Morecambe and Ernie
Wise concentrates on some of their classic sketches and musical routines.
There are some favourites but some less familiar ones too, including sketches which have rarely been seen since they were first broadcast. Many will recall their version of Singing in the Rain, which was as much a classic as the original Gene Kelly version. And, of course, their closing song Bring Me Sunshine which did just that for millions of viewers.
Friends and admirers of Eric and Ernie join Ben Elton to recall the magic of the tall one with glasses and the little one with short, fat, hairy legs. Producer Tom Webber
Morecambe and Wise Show producers John Ammonds , Ernest Maxin
More hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from Esther Rantzen and the team. Call the hotline on [number removed](during the broadcast 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 Suzanne Charlton
Romantic thriller starring
John Book , a hardened
Philadelphia cop, is assigned to protect Rachel Lapp , a member of the reclusive Amish community, when her son Samuel witnesses a savage murder on a rare trip to the big city. Forced to run for their lives, the trio flee to the Lapps' home - a rural idyll unchanged by modern technology and governed by devout pacifist beliefs. Director Peter Weir (1985)
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Action from the second round of the PGA Championship from Wentworth.
Western starring Hm Brown
Lee Van Cleef
Luke, a chain gang prisoner in the post-Civil War West, is told of a fortune in gold hidden by a Mexican general in the fortess of El Condor. Together with Jaroo, a small-time conman and Santana, an Apache leader, he sets out to find it.
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