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: News; Weather

: Children's BBC Presents: Saturday Aardvark

With Simeon Courtie, Kirsten O'Brien and Otis the Aardvark.

7.30 Willy Fog: 2
Cartoon based on Jules Verne's novel 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

7.55 Robinson Sucroe
Cartoon. Stranded on the idyllic Crab Island in the Caribbean, Robinson finds more than he bargained for.

8.15 The Raccoons
Animation. The peace and quiet is shattered when mysterious royal strangers visit the Evergreen forest.

8.45 Marvel Action Hour
A triple bill of animated adventures, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four.

9.45 Grange Hill
The series from 1986. Has Zammo really kicked the habit?
Written by Barry Purchese

10.15 Sweet Valley High
Live action drama, based on the books by Francine Pascal, which tells the story of everyday teenage life in a lively Californian town, as seen through the eyes of 16-year-old twin sisters.

10.35 The O Zone
Music magazine. With Jayne Middlemiss and Jamie Theakston. Featuring hip hop act the Pharcyde.
(Shown last Thursday on BBC2) (Stereo)

10.52 Weather


Presenter (Saturday Aardvark): Simeon Courtie
Presenter (Saturday Aardvark): Kirsten O'Brien
Writer (Grange Hill): Barry Purchese
Zammo: Lee MacDonald
Jackie: Melissa Wilks
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Kevin: Kevin Mmoloki
Author (Sweet Valley High): Francine Pascal
Elizabeth Wakefiels: Cynthia Daniel
Jessica Wakefield: Brittany Daniel
Winston: Michael Perl
Bruce: Brock Burnett
Lila: Bridget Flanery
Enid: Amy Danles
Todd: Ryan James Bittle
Manny: Harley Rodriguez
Presenter (O Zone): Jayne Middlemiss
Presenter (O Zone): Jamie Theakston

: Grandstand

Introduced by Dougie Donnelly.
10.55, 1.05pm, 2.10, 2.40, 3.10, 3.40,
4.00 World Snooker Coverage of the opening day's play in the World
Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Defendingchampion and world number one Stephen Hendry begins his campaign to win a sixth title, with a match against Jason Ferguson from Newark.
Meanwhile, Steve James , the last man to beat Hendry in this championship in 1991, faces the world number 14, Tony Drago of Malta. Commentary by Ted Lowe , Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.
Coverage continues at 4.30pm on BBC2.
12.20 Football Focus A look ahead to England's European Championship warm-up match against Croatia. Plus, a review of the week's key action in the FA Premiership. With Dougie Donnelly.
1.00 News
1.55,2.25,2.50,3.25 Racing From
Newbury, featuring races at 2.00, 2.30,
3.00 and 3.30. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
3.50 Football Half-Times
4.30 Motor Cycling Action from the second round of the British Superbike ChampionshipfromThruxton. Former
Grand Prix star Niall Mackenzie leads the way afterthe first round at Donington Park last month. Commentary by Barry Nutley.
4.45 Final Score
Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly.
Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Jason Ferguson
Unknown: Steve James
Unknown: Tony Drago
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds.
Unknown: Dougie Donnelly.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Jimmy Lindley.
Unknown: Niall MacKenzie
Commentary By: Barry Nutley.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon

: Stay Tooned!

Tony Robinson presents the first of two programmes looking at cartoons with a western theme.


Presenter: Tony Robinson
Producer: Nick Freand Jones

: Big Break

Snooker game show. Tonight's edition features Stephen Hendry , Peter Ebdon and Oliver King.
Contestants: if you would like to take part write, enclosing a large SAE, to [address removed]


Guest: Stephen Hendry
Guest: Peter Ebdon
Guest: Oliver King
Host: Jim Davidson
Referee: John Virgo
Director: Babara Jones
Producer: John Burrowes

: The New Adventures of Superman: Virtually Destroyed

Lois and Clark are tricked into entering a virtual reality world by computer genius Jaxon Xavier, the son of criminal mastermind Lex Luthor.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Dean Cain
Clark Kent/Superman: Dean Cain
Lois Lane: Teri Hatcher
Jimmy Olsen: Justin Whalin
Perry White: Lane Smith
Jaxon Xavier: Andrew Mark Berman
Kombat: Andrew Bryniarski
Computer Voice: Paul Poundstone
Man: Thomas Bailey

: Confessions

Simon Mayo hosts the entertainment show in which he and his team extract confessions from the unsuspecting.
This week, guest presenter Andy Gray visits the home of his old football club, Aston Villa , and gets a confession from one of the team's biggest fans.
Director John Gorman ; Producer Barbara Lee


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Presenter: Andy Gray
Unknown: Aston Villa
Director: John Gorman
Producer: Barbara Lee

: The National Lottery Live

Anthea Turner hosts her last National
Lottery Live show, and guest opera singer Jose Carreras will be there to start the balls rolling. With more predictionsfrom Mystic Meg.
Producer Mark Wells
Stereo. NOTE: winning numbers from previous lottery draws are available on Ceefax page 750 or by calling the Players' Lottery Helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Anthea Turner
Singer: Jose Carreras
Producer: Mark Wells Stereo.

: Bugs

Action series set in the world of high-tech crime.
Starring Craig McLachlan
Jaye Griffiths , Jesse Birdsall
Bugged Wheat. The Bugs team take on villains who want to spread famine and have some unusual and vicious allies on their side. See today's choices.
Written by Miles Millarand Alfred Gough
Producer Brian Eastman ; Director Sandy Johnson


Unknown: Craig McLachlan
Unknown: Jaye Griffiths
Unknown: Jesse Birdsall
Unknown: Millarand Alfred Gough
Producer: Brian Eastman
Director: Sandy Johnson
Ed: Craig McLachlan
Ros: Jaye Griffiths
Beckett: Jesse Birdsall
Croll: Richard Cordery
Pym: Hugh Bonneville
Hawk: Giles Thomas
Greenville: Andrew Hawkins
Jean Daniel: Gareth Marks
Prison governor: Albert Welling
Lemon: Hugh Lee
Specialist: Roderick Nicholson
Technician: Gavin Abbott
Security men: Hash ChamcHoun
: Robert Styles
Guards: Nick Bartlett
Guards: Steven O'Shea
Guards: Barry McCormick
Prison guard: Linda Armstrong

: News and Sport

With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles ..................... Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The 'Burbs

Comedy of suburban paranoia, starring
Tom Hanks
Ray Peterson 's peace of mind is being eroded by the seemingly sinister goings-on next door. Are the mysterious Klopeks really neighbours from hell, doing dastardly deeds at the dead of night? Or are they just quiet people mindingtheirown business? The "good people" of Mayfield Place are determined to find out exactly whatisgoingon.
Director Joe Dante (1989)
* See Films: pages 51-56 ****


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Ray Peterson
Director: Joe Dante
Ray Peterson: Tom Hanks
Mark Rumsfield: Bruce Dern
Carol Peterson: Carrie Fisher
Art Weingartner: Rick Ducommun
Ricky Butler: Corey Feldman
Bonnie Rumsfield: Wendy Schaal
Walter: Gale Gordon
Dr Werner Klopek: Henry Gibson
Uncle Reuben Klopek: Brother Theodore
Hans Klopek: Courtney Gains

: They Think It's All Over

The light-hearted sports quiz umpired by Nick Hancock. Captains Gary Lineker and David Gower are assisted by comedians Rory McGrath and Lee Hurst. Guests for this programme are comedian Frank Skinner from Fantasy Football League, and England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham.
(Shown last Tuesday)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Host: Nick Hancock.
Team Captain: Rory McGrath
Team Captain: Lee Hurst.
Guest: Frank Skinner
Guest: Teddy Sheringham.

: Alligator

A grisly tale, starring
Robert Forster
Investigating a series of mysterious deaths, a detective discovers a hidden predator stalking the sewers of his city. But can he get the authorities to believe in his outlandish theory before the carnage continues?
Director Lewis Teague 1980, 15) * See Films: pages 51-56 ****


Unknown: Robert Forster
Director: Lewis Teague
Detective David Madison: Robert Forster
Marisa Kendall: Robin Riker
Slade: Dean Jagger
Police Chief Clark: Michael Gazzo
Lou: Sidney Lassick
Mayor Ledoux: Jack Carter
Kelly: Perry Lang
Colonel Brock: Henry Silva
Reporter: Bart Braverman

: Weather

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