Children's series that brings poetry to life. Today, Rik Mayall reads Roald Dahl 'sJack and the Beanstalk and Mik Scarlet sorts out a breaktime problem in Berlie Doherty's Playgrounds. With Daniel Mutlow and Tatiana Strauss.
It's Barry's lucky day and he can't lose, much to the chagrin of bingo-caller Perry Champagne, played by guest star Paul Shane. Written by Rory Clarke and Robert Taylor
Live entertainment with competitions, comedy and guests. In the Hot Seat this week are Blue Peter 's Diane-Louise Jordan , Tim Vincent and Stuart Miles.
Award-winning chef Gary Rhodes pops in, and there's music from Wet Wet Wet and Ultimate Kaos. Emma Forbes drives
Formula 1 at Brands Hatch with Damon Hill , and Bob 'n' Baz have another dodgy give-away. Plus Trev Neal and Simon Hickson , the Leprechauns and the teen soap opera Clarissa Explains It All. With Andi Peters and Emma Forbes.
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12.20 Football Focus Gary Lineker reviews the latest FA Premiership action. Plus previews of next week's international between England and Uruguay, and European Championship qualifiers involving Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, who play the Irish Republic in Dublin.
12.45, 1.45, 2.15 Racing From Newbury featuring races at 12.50, 1.50 and 2.20. Commentary by PeterO'Sullevan,
Julian Wilson , Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
1.05, 2.00, 2.30 Athletics IAAF World Cross-Country Championships from
Durham. Featuringcoverage of the senior men's race (1.05pm) and seniorwomen's race (2.30pm). Commentary by David Coleman and Brendan Foster.
2.55,3.55 Rugby League Wigan v Oldham
Live coverage of the first Challenge Cup semi-final at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield (kick-off 3.00pm). Wigan are trying to win the trophy for an unprecedented eighth successive time, while their opponents have never been to Wembley. But Oldham were the last team to beat Wigan in the Cup - in February 1987. Commentary by Ray French .
3.45 Football Half-times
4.40 Final Score Roundup of the day's results and reports, including news of final practice fortomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix, the season's first Formula I race.
The whole race can be seen on Sunday at
4.50pm on BBC2.
Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon
Tonight's edition of the snooker game show features professionals Dennis Taylor , Tony Drago and David Roe trying to win points for contestants. With host Jim Davidson and referee
Producer John Burrowes
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Starring Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher
A supposedly dead weapons designer engineers a series of major malfunctions across Metropolis as a prelude to a hijacking. Is the man's former fiancee, a college friend of Lois, involved? The Daily Planet team investigates.
Col Charles Fane:
Noel Edmonds hosts the last House Party of the series, live from Crinkley Bottom. Guests include actress
Stephanie Beacham , and Richard Branson is the subject of a special "Gotcha" as he explains about hot-air ballooning. Amongtheregularfeaturesarethe Number Cruncher, the chance to
Grab-a-Grand, and NTV's invasion of anotherfrontroom.
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This week's winning numbers are announced live from the Ideal Home
Exhibition at London's Earl's Court.
With Gordon Kennedy.
Producers Lesley Jones and Tony Wolfe
Duty of Care. A patient with a grievance causes panic at
Holby City and it is left to Baz to try and defuse a potentially explosive situation. Last in the series.
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Episode written by Andrew Holden ; Producer
Corinne Hollingworth ; Director David Innes Edwards
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With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ..................... Followed by National Lottery Update
Comedy thriller starring
An old friend's murder leads impulsive Detroit detective
Axel Foley to Los Angeles to find out about the killing. A law unto himself, Foley's attitude soon makes him enemies - amongthe cops as well as the crooks. Quick-witted and unconventional, he soon digs up dirt in supposedly squeaky-clean Beverly Hills.
Director Martin Brest (1984)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56
Det Billy Rosewood:
Comedy from the stand-up circuit. Tonight, Patrick Kielty, Dave Spikey and the award-winning Jeff Green. Hosted by Barry Cryer.
Director Mark Mylod; Producer Claudia Lloyd
When compulsive gambler
Lawrence Bourne III is forced to flee for his life, he ends up on a "plane to
Paradise" full of sincere Peace Corps
Volunteers prepared to give up comfort and cocktails in orderto bring civilisation to a perfectly contented Thai village.
Director Nicholas Meyer (1985)............. ♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56
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