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: Moomin

7.45 Animation about the creatures that live in Moomin Valley.

: Playdays

The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Repeat

: Breakfast with Frost

Peter Sissons is the guest presenter, interviewing the week's news makers, and reviewing the Sunday papers. Including at
8.30 News; plus the weather forecast. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Editor: Barney Jones

: A Great Day Out

Vince Henderson explores the spiritual side of life in, and the history of, Durham. He meets a group of jugglers, and attends a service at the cathedral, along with 2,000 children. Plus, David Day muses on Jesus's visit to the temple in Jerusalem, and there's music with a summer flavour.


Unknown: Vince Henderson

: See Hear

A selection of some of the most popular programmes of recent years continues with a holiday special from Paris. With signing and subtitles.
Repeat Stereo ....

: Cricket: Second Test

Live coverage of the fourth day's play in the Test between England and Pakistan, from Headingley. introduced by Tony Lewis.


Introduced By: Tony Lewis.

: Countryfile

Up-to-date coverage of rural, environmental and agricultural issues, with John Craven. Plus, the week's weather at 12.25pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: Grand Prix

Live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix from the Hungaroring. Positioned on the outskirts of Budapest in rolling countryside, the Hungaroring can produce very dramatic racing, with overtaking extremely difficult on the twisty circuit.
Last year, the Williams cars driven by Damon Hill and David Coulthard were first and second. Many will expect this year's Williams drivers to make it onto the podium today, but can championship leader Hill beat his team mate Jacques Villeneuve and strengthen his 21-point lead?
Highlights can be seen at 8.10pm on BBC2.


Commentary by: Murray Walker
Commentary by: Jonathan Palmer
Commentary by: Tony Jardine
Producer: Mark Wilkin
Executive producer: Jim Reside

: Cartoon

Animated capers

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Sarah gives Tony some unwelcome advice, while Cindy gets David into trouble. Stereo

: Sister Wendy's Story of Painting

Sister Wendy Beckett explores the golden ages of painting in 17th-century Spain, France and the Netherlands. Her journey takes her from Rembrandt's Amsterdam through the magnificence of the Spanish Court and the works of Velazquez to the French golden age of Poussin and the ruins of ancient Rome.
(See today's choices.)


Presenter: Wendy Beckett

: Contestant: Alex Owen

The competition that searches for the best young cook continues with the South West and Wales heat.
The three contestants competing in the red, yellow and blue kitchens are a 14-year-old from Marlborough in Wiltshire, a 15-year-old from Bridford in Devon, and a 13-year-old from Wrexham in Clwyd. Presented by Loyd Grossman, with guests chef Henry Harris and Conservative MP Sebastian Coe.
Producer Richard Bryan; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms


Presented By: Loyd Grossman
Guest: Henry Harris
Guest: Sebastian Coe
Producer: Richard Bryan
Executive Producer: Bradley Adams
Executive Producer: Richard Kalms

: News

With Paul Burden.
Weather Peter Cockroft.
6.05 Regional News ....


Unknown: Paul Burden.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft.

: Songs of Praise

Isla StClair returns to the fishing villages of north east Scotland, where she was born. She celebrates the strong tradition of gospel singing that has grown in response to the harshness of fishermen's lives and the rugged beauty of the coastal scenery. The hymns include When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, The Beacon Light and Shall We Gather at the River.
Producer David Strachan ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Isla Stclair
Producer: David Strachan
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Scully introduces another memorable edition from the archives.
This week's programme was recorded in 1981 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, where expert Hilary Kay discovered a troubadour automaton.
Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Repeat Stereo


Introduces: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Uncle Buck

Comedy from the creator of Home Alone, starring
John Candy , Macaulay Culkin
Buck Russell is a fun-loving bachelor without a care in the world. He's also the world's greatest slob. So when he has to look after his sharp young nephew and nieces while their parents are away, anything can - and will - happen.
Director John Hughes (1989, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 46-52 ***


Unknown: John Candy
Unknown: MacAulay Culkin
Unknown: Buck Russell
Director: John Hughes
Buck Russell: John Candy
Miles Russell: MacAulay Culkin
Tia Russell: Jean Louisa Kelly
Maizy Russell: Gaby Hoffman
Chanice Kobolowski: Amy Madigan
Cindy Russell: Elaine Bromka
Bob Russell: Garrettm Brown
Marcie Dahlgren-Frost: Laurie Metcalf
Bug: Jay Underwood
E Roger Coswell: Brian Tarantina
Pooterthe Clown: Mike Starr
Mrs Hogarth: Suzanne Shepherd

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Stephen King's the Stand

The second episode of the four-part series.
The Dreams. The plague wreaks havoc and a silence descends on cities. Some of the few survivors find they are haunted by dreams about the kindly Mother Abigail , but others find their nights are filled with black visions of Randall Flagg. See today's choices.
Continues next Saturday Stereo


Unknown: Mother Abigail
Unknown: Randall Flagg.
Stu Redman: Gary Sinise
Fran Goldsmith: Molly Ringwald
Nick Andros: Rob Lowe
Randall Flagg: Jamey Sheridan
Nadine Cross: Laura San Giacomo
Mother Abigail: Ruby Dee
Judge Farris: Ossie Davis
Lloyd Henreid: Miguel Ferrer
Harold Lauder: Corin Nemec
Trashcanman: Matt Fr Ewer
Larry Underwood: Adam Storke
Glen Bateman: Ray Walston
Tom Cullen: Bill Fagerbakke
Ralph Brentner: Peter Van Norden
Julie Lawry: Shawnee Smith

: Match of the Day: the Charity Shield

Highlights of the traditional curtain raiser of the domestic season, the FA Charity Shield, with Manchester United taking on Newcastle United at Wembley. Alex Ferguson's side, who won the Premiership and FA Cup double last season, contains several new faces, including summer signings Jordi and Karel Poborsky, as well as Footballer of the Year Eric Cantona.
Newcastle, who were league runners-up and lost twice to United last season, will be looking to get the season off to a flying start with victory in their first appearance at Wembley for 20 years. Commentary by Clive Tyldesley.
Series producer John Shrewsbury ; Editor Niall Sloane
MATCH OF THE DAY - THE MAGAZINE: previewing the new football season and featuring star interviews and analysis. On sale from 15 August and every Thursday. price £1.00, from newsagents.
♦ See Alan Hansen : page 38


Unknown: Karel Poborsky
Unknown: Eric Cantona.
Commentary By: Clive Tyldesley.
Producer: John Shrewsbury
Editor: Niall Sloane
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: Cricket: Second Test

Highlights of the fourth day's play between England and Pakistan at Headingley. Introduced by Richie Benaud.


Introduced By: Richie Benaud.

: Number One

Drama starring
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Jessica Walter , Bruce Dern
Tod New Orleans Quarterback Ron
"Cat" Catlan has made it to the top in the toughest of professions. But "Cat" is near to the end of his playing days and can't beat the clock. Turning to alcohol and women is one solution, but it causes more problems than it solves.
DirectorTom Gries (1969, 15) ♦ See Films: pages 46-52 *+


Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Jessica Walter
Unknown: Bruce Dern
Ron Cat Catlan: Charlton Heston
Julie Catian: Jessica Walter
Richie Fowler: Bruce Dern
Coach Jim Southerd: John Randolph
Ann Marley: Diana Muldaur
Dr Tristler: G D Spradlin
Kelly Williams: Richard Elkins
Walt Chaffee: Mike Henry

: Weather

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