With Philippa Forrester. Stereo
Australian fantasy-comedy series.
Darren Day swaps his technicolour dreamcoat for a space suit to join the crew this morning. Mr Motivator drops in to work out while actor Sean Maguire wonders why Mercator has swapped his uniform for a romper suit leaving Brian to become Dino Dictator.
Plus competitions, cartoon fun with Tom and Jerry and Swot Cats and another game of pinball with Lucinda Cowden in the caravan.
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Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Cricket: Second Test
England v New Zealand: the Cornhill Insurance Test from Lord's. In 11
Tests at Lord's England have never been beaten by the visitors, but New
Zealand did score their highest innings total against the host nation there.
1.05 Football Focus
Action, news and views on the second day of the World Cup.
1.30, 2.05, 2.35, 3.05, 3.40 Tennis
Volkswagen Cup from Eastbourne.
The annual top-class ladies tournament and Wimbledon curtain-raiser reaches its conclusion. Commentary by John Barrett and Virginia Wade.
1.55, 2.25, 2.55, 3.30 Racing
From Ascot, featuring races at 2.00,
2.30,3.00 and 3.35. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
USA v Switzerland
For the World Cup to hold the interest of an indifferent
American public, the United
States must qualify for the second stage of the tournament, and victory in their first match against a Swiss side managed by Englishman
Roy Hodgson would provide just the boost they need.
There is live coverage from the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, of this group A match - the first World Cup match to be played indoors on grass. The American squad includes
Juergen Sommer (Luton), John Harkes (Derby) and Roy Wegerle (Coventry), who play regularly in England. Commentary by John Motson.
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6.20 News Roundup
With Moira Stuart.
Weather Helen Young
Chris Tarrant hosts another round of the quiz which tests your knowledge of rock and pop music from the 60s to the present day. This week's pop star teams are captained by Status Quo rockers Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi. Singers Kenny Thomas and Kim Appleby join Rick to pit their wits against Francis, Big
Country's Stuart Adamson and Cappella's Kelly Overett in rounds of specialist questions. The classic archive footage is of Madonna, Roxy Music,
Alexander O'Neal and El 7.
Director John L Spencer Producer Jill Sinclair
The new, energetic and wacky game show series sees team captains Jonathan Coleman ,
Annabel Giles and John Leslie leading their members in another manic race. John is on home territory in Scotland and desperate to win, Annabel is hoping to stay out of any lakes this week and Jonathan's team find themselves eating fish and chips in an igloo on an ice-rink. The team members are
Bob Carolgees , Yvette Fielding, Neil Fox , Gordon Kennedy ,
Judi Spiers and Ian Stjohn and, as in every programme, three unsuspecting members of the public who have been set up by friends.
Producer Guy Freeman
Executive producer Michael Leggo
To mark the last show in the present series, television's master magician offers one lucky member of his studio audience the chance to win a dream prize. The special guests are "Thing" from the Addams Family, Christopher Hart , and the "fastest gun alive", Bob Munden. Featuring Debbie McGee.
Director/Producer Geoff Miles
From the makers of Top Gun comes this high-speed romantic drama set against the competitive background of the American
Nascar racing circuit, starring Tom Cruise
Revved up to take the stock-car world by storm, cocky race driver Cole Trickle is recruited to a new team under
Tim Daland , and forced to work with veteran car-builder Harry Hogge. All three have a lot to learn, as their ego clashes are almost as violent as the on-track crashes. Then an accident introduces Cole to Dr
Claire Lewicki - she puts him on the road to recovery, but he may never be the same again.
Director Tony Scott (1990)
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Dr Claire Lewicki:
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Helen Young
Another chance to see
Ruby Wax 's hilarious interview with Billy Crystal which was shown in last year's series The Full Wax - this time in an uncut version.
Producer Clive Tulloh
Highlights of today's play from Lord's.
Colombia v Romania
Live coverage from the Rose Bowl, Los Angeles, of the group A match between
Romania and Colombia, 5-0 conquerors of Argentina in their South American qualifying group.
There's a look back to the USA's opening match in Detroit, also in group A, against Switzerland, who are coached by Englishman
Roy Hodgson , and a look at the key moments in Ireland's first group E match with Italy with former Irish internationals
Liam Brady and David O'Leary. Introduced by Bob Wilson with Alan Hansen and Steve Coppell.
Alan Hansen top defenders
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