Classic puppet animation.
Further adventures with the world's most famous kangaroo.
This week's programme includes visits from basketball star Alton Byrd and David Dickson , Nathan from Home and Away, who will be singing live. Plus a film of Damon Hill for motor racing fans and the new interactive game Feed the Monster which can be played at home. Director Bob Collins ; Producer Maddy Darrall A Roach and Partners production for BBCtv
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Dr Marsh Tracy 's Animal Behaviour Centre in Africa is home to an odd collection of animals - including a lion with eye problems.
Director Andrew Marton (1965)
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Dr Marsh Tracy:
Introduced by Steve Rider.
12.35 Motor Racing
News of final grid positions for tomorrow's German Grand Prix.
1.00 News Subtitled
Highlights of the Goodwill Games in St Petersburg.
The final day of this year's Glorious Goodwood meeting features the Stewards' Cup at 3.15, plus coverage of the 2.00 race, and the Nassau Stakes at 2.40. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
2.05, 2.45, 3.20 World Equestrian Games
The cross-country phase of the three-day event from the Hague.
Commentary by Michael Tucker and Lorna Clarke.
National Championships from Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
Commentary by Hamilton Bland and Andyjameson.
5.05 News Roundup
Producer Martin Hopkins
Editor Dave Gordon
In another round of the verbal communication battle, actress Alison Dowling , who plays
Elizabeth in Radio 4's Archers, teams up with astronomer
Patrick Moore against comic Tom O'Connor and yachtswoman Tracy Edwards. Hosted by Gordon Burns. Director Simon Staffurth
Executive producer GeoffKershaw A KPA/Stag production for BBCtv
Disney science fiction starring Jeff Bridges
While trying to prove that his ideas have been stolen by his evil boss, a computer game designer is absorbed into a powerful computer and becomes a competitor in a life-or-death video game.
Director Steven Lisberger (1982)
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Dr Walter Gibbs/Dumont:
A series in which pets of all shapes and sizes compete for a place in the winner's enclosure and the chance to win a holiday for their owners. This week's contestants include two ducks, Billy the goat, and a King Charles spaniel. With Danny Baker.
Director Ian Hamilton ; Producer Mark Linsey
Australian drama starring Gary Sweet , Sonia Todd Reasons to Live. Angel struggles with his emotions during a dramatic siege with a crazed artist. Stereo
Award-winning comedy series, starring Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie.
A day out on the river leads Victor and Margaret into murky waters.
With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Rob McElwee
In a documentary that is almost as revealing as her dresses,
Shirley Bassey talks about her work and the cost to her family life.
"Success ruins your personal life and relationships, especially for a woman.... [it] broke up my marriage and it didn't help my children any," she says. She also talks about how, after the tragic death of her youngest daughter, she broke down on stage in front of an audience of 10,000 fans: "There was an anger there and a guilt and I didn't give myself time enough to grieve."
Filmed in London, Cardiff and Monte Carlo the documentary includes interviews with some of the star's friends and associates including her daughter Sharon, her musical director and costume designer. It also gives viewers the chance to peek into the wardrobe at some of her most glittering and glamorous gowns. A concert by Shirley Bassey follows.
Producer Mike Alexander ; Executive producer PhilGeorge Stereo
Footage of a performance shot last September as Shirley Bassey opened Cardiff's new International Arena with two sell-out shows before an audience of 11,000 fans. Songs include her covers of the Beatles' Something and Hey
Jude; AloneAgain, Naturally; This Is My Life; and her blockbuster hits Big Spender and Goldfinger.
Director Gavin Taylor ; Producer Hilary Boulding
Courtroom comedy-drama starring Judd Nelson Elizabeth Perkins
An ambitious young lawyer is determined to make his mark on a major case that will stretch his ethics and morals to the limit. With John Hurt. Director BobClark (1987)
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