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: News

Regional News; Weather

: Babar

7.10 A sea serpent causes problems for Babar.

: Postman Pat Specials

Pat takes charge of his new vehicle.

: News

Regional News; Weather .............

: The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Episode nine of the drama series. The series continues tomorrow at 8.15am on BBC2

: The Bots Master


: News

Regional News; Weather

: Why Don't You.. ?

Children's magazine programme.

: X-Men

Super-hero cartoon action.

: The Greedysaurus Gang

The adventures of five dinosaurs.

: Playdays

The Why Bird Stop.

: The Pink Panther Show

Animated fun........................................

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Live coverage of the last day's play in the sixth and final Test between England and the West Indies from the Oval. Introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: One O'Clock News

1.10 Regional News; Weather ..

: Cartoon

: Zoo Watch Live

The first in a week of programmes on the work of London and Whipsnade zoos.
Zoo Watch Live returns at 4.50pm ♦ How much do you know about animals? page 20

: Neighbours

Details at 5.45pm Stereo

: Moonwalker

Musical fantasv starring
" Michael Jackson , Joe Pesci
Featuringdance routines, special effects, and Jackson hits Smooth
Criminal and Leave Me Alone.
Directors Jerry Kramerand Colin Chilvers (1988)
♦ FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50


Unknown: Michael Jackson
Unknown: Joe Pesci
Michael: Michael Jackson
MfBig: Joe Pesci
Sean: Sean Lennon
Katie: Kellie Parker
Zeke/Baby Bad Michael: Brandon Adams

: An American Tail

Animation fantasy. At the end of the 19th century, the Mousekewitz family of mice decide to leave Russia and set sail for America, where they believe there are no cats and the streets are paved with cheese.
(1986) Stereo Subtitled. FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50


Director: Don Bluth

: Zoo Watch Live

Further coverage of the two zoos.
Zoo Watch Live returns at 6.30pm Stereo.

: Disneytime

A special edition on the first settlers in America, with extracts from "Pocahontas". Plus "Bambi", "The Lion King", "The Fox and the Hound", and "Peter Pan".


Presenter: Michaela Strachan.

: Neighbours

Mal demands an answerfrom his father, Dr Karl Kennedy. Lou introduces the latest addition to the family. Shown at 1. 40pm. For cast see Wednesday


Unknown: Dr Karl Kennedy.

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley
6.25 Regional News


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Zoo Watch Live

Presenters Rolf Harris , Emma Forbes and Steve Knieht continue their behind-the-scenes look at London and wnipsnaoezoos. lonignt, a spitting cobra undergoes majorsurgery and penguins are tested foran infection that has devastated some zoos' collections. See today's choices.
Series producer Fiona Holmes ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul
Zoo Watch Live returns at
11.25am tomorrow
COMPETITION: viewers can win an original Rolf Harris cartoon, shown on the programme, by phoning in with their captions. Telephone [number removed] (calls cost 39 pence per minute). Lines are open from 7. 30pm to 8. 30pm.


Presenter: Rolf Harris
Presenter: Emma Forbes
Presenter: Steve Knieht
Producer: Fiona Holmes
Executive Producer: Caroline van den Brul

: That's Showbusiness!

Tonight's edition of the entertainment quizfeatures Medics actor James Gaddas and musical starRuthie
Henshall. They face comedian Gordon Kennedy , who appears in Atletico
Partick AFC at 8.30pm, and Martine McCutcheon , who plays Tiffany in EastEnders. Presented by Mike Smith. Director John Rooney ; ProducerNichola Hegarty


Unknown: James Gaddas
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
Unknown: Martine McCutcheon
Presented By: Mike Smith.
Director: John Rooney

: Victoria Wood's Dirty Weekend

In February this year Victoria Wood went to Zimbabwe for Comic Relief. This programme tells the full story of her stay with a family of farmers. It also recaps on some of the funniest moments on Red Nose Day. See today's choices.
Producer Julia Simmons
* See This Week: page 7

Victoria Wood's Dirty Weekend
7.30pm BBCl !
In February, Victoria Wood went to Zimbabwe to make a short film for Comic Relief. Tonight there's a chance to see the full story of her visit with "dry land" farmers in one of the dustiest places in the world. The climate in Zimbabwe just keeps getting hotter and drier. Living with the Masara family during a drought, Wood discovered how people are adapting to a life where every drop of water counts.
See page 7 for news on how Radio Times readers helped raise money for Comic Relief.


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Julia Simmons

: EastEnders

Mark and Ruth are thrown off course when Arthur tries his hand at public speaking. Bianca plans for the future while Ricky puts the brakes on. For cast see Thursday Stereo Subtitled ....

: Atletico Partick AFC

Third in a series of individual comedies.
This evening's story is written by Ian Pattison , creator of RabCNesbitt.
Things are looking gloomy for Atletico
PartickAFC. The attendance on and off the pitch is atrocious and the team may soon disband. Only one managercan hope to recapture the glory days for Scotland's least successful Sunday league side - and that's Jinky Baird.
Director/Producer Colin Gilbert


Written By: Ian Pattison
Unknown: Jinky Baird.
Producer: Colin Gilbert
Jinky Baird: Clive Russell
Minnie Baird: Terry Neason
Jack Roan: Gordon Kennedy
Karen Roan: Aline Mowat
Budd: Jonathan Watson
Ally: Tom McGovern
Lachie: Steven McNicoll
McStick: Gavin Mitchell
Pettigrew: Iain McColl
Barrhead Winger: Gary Grochla
Social Worker: Gordon Cameron
Marital Therapist: Iain Stuart Robertson
Trish: Libby McArthur
News Vendor: Johnny Irving
Girl with Dog: Stacey McKinnon
Ref: Douglas Paul

: Runway One

Concluding the two-part thriller.
Looking for America. Following Ned's suspicious death, Mickand Frances are left holding vital evidence which points to a highly organised smuggling operation with a chain of command that leads to the White House.
Written by Barry Devlin
Producer Robert Cooper ; Director David Drury


Unknown: Mickand Frances
Written By: Barry Devlin
Producer: Robert Cooper
Director: David Drury
Mick Galligan: Peter Capaldi
Frances: Aisling O'Sullivan
Ned Farrelly: Andrew Connolly
Hanson: Marshall Bell
Lee: Edward Willey
Ramon: Robert Beltram
Sheransky: Christopher Rozycki
Manning: Gerard McSorley
Maurice Connaughton: Garrett Keogh
Tuohy: Tony Rohr
Maggie Clark: Lorraine Pi Lkington
Van Damme: John Finn

: Main News

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled Regional News
Weather Michael Fish ..............


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: Cricket: Sixth Test

Highlights of the closingday's play in the final test between England and the West Indies, from The Oval. Introduced byRichieBenaud.

: Come Dancing

Sweden compete against Poland for a place in the second semi-final. Introduced by Rosemarie Ford.
Commentary by Charles Nove , with music from the Andy Ross Band. Director/Producer Simon Betts
Repeated on Wednesday at 3.05pm on BBC2


Introduced By: Rosemarie Ford.
Commentary By: Charles Nove
Unknown: Andy Ross Band.
Producer: Simon Betts

: The Quickand the Dead

' Western starring
Sam Elliott
Tnm Conti , Kate Capshaw
1876: When the McKaskels' wagon rolls through Bender's Flats in wild Wyoming, the family meets with trouble - and a rugged stranger.
Relentlessly pursued by a violent gang, the tenderfoot settlers come to rely on the straight-talking sharpshooter, but can he be trusted?
Director Robert Day (1987) Subtitled ... * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-50


Unknown: Sam Elliott
Unknown: Tnm Conti
Unknown: Kate Capshaw
Con Vallian: Sam Elliott
Duncan McKaskel: Tom Conti
Susanna McKaskel: Kate Capshaw
Tom McKaskel: Kenny Morrison
Ute: Patrick Kilpatrick
Doc Shabitt: Matt Clark

: Weather

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