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: World Athletics Championships

Live coverage from the Olympic Stadium in Athens of the opening events in the championships. This morning's action includes the first appearance of Britain's Kelly Holmes in the first round of the women's 1500m. Meanwhile, Canada's defending champion Donovan Bailey is in the first round of the men's 100 metres, where Scotland's Ian Mackie heads the British challenge. Plus the opening heats of the women's 100m and the women's
400m. Commentary David Coleman ,
Stuart Storey. Paul Dickenson , Brendan Foster , Christina Boxer , Dave Moorcroft. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Producers Vivien Kent and Martin Webster
Editors Andrew Clement and Dave Gordon
Including at 7.25 News and Weather


Unknown: Kelly Holmes
Unknown: Donovan Bailey
Unknown: Ian MacKie
Unknown: David Coleman
Unknown: Stuart Storey.
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Christina Boxer
Unknown: Dave Moorcroft.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam.
Producers: Vivien Kent
Producers: Martin Webster
Editors: Andrew Clement
Editors: Dave Gordon

: Saturday Aardvark

With Kirsten O'Brien and Otis the Aardvark.
9.30 The Flintstones Stone-Age cartoon. Repeat ....


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien

: Marvel Action Hour

Atriplebill of animated adventure, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four.
Repeat Stereo ...................................

: Grange Hill

The first episode of the 20-part series from 1990. Mr Griffiths gets a surprise on his first day back.

(Repeat) (Subtitled)


Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mr Hargreaves: Kevin O'Shea
Mr MacKenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Mike Bentley: Rene Zagger
Trevor Cleaver: John Drummond
Writer: Barry Purchese

: Sweet Valley High

Teenagedrama set in California. Stereo ..............

: The O Zone

This week's pop music magazine goes backstage at Top of the Pops with Boyzone. Plus Mark Owen on tour in Spain and American singer Meredith Brooks.
Presented by Jamie Theakston and Jayne Middlemiss.

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With: Boyzone
With: Mark Owen
With: Meredith Brooks
Presenter: Jamie Theakston
Presenter: Jayne Middlemiss

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Sue Barker.
12.20,4.00 World Athletics
Championships Highlights of this morning's events and continued live coverage from the Olympic Stadium Athens. This afternoon's key events include at 4.00 the first round of the men's 400m hurdles, at 4.40 the second round of the women's 100m, and at 5.20 the second round of the men's 100m.
1.00 News
1.10 Cricket Focus A preview of the Fifth Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge, which starts on Thursday. Plus a review of the latest county action. including news of last week's NatWest Trophy quarter-finals.
1.35 Olympic Magazine A look ahead to next year's Winter Olympics in Nagano and the Summer Games in Sydney in the year 2000. With Jon Ridgeon.
1.55 Motorcycling Action from races 13 and 14 in the British Superbike
Championship from Mallory Park. Commentary by Barry Nutley.
2.25 Racing From Goodwood, featuring races at and 3.50.
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Willie Carson.
Producer Martin Hopkins ; Editor Dave Gordon Stereo Videoplus code for 12.15-6.00


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Sue Barker.
Unknown: Jon Ridgeon.
Unknown: Mallory Park.
Commentary By: Barry Nutley.
Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Commentary By: Julian Wilson
Commentary By: Willie Carson.
Producer: Martin Hopkins
Editor: Dave Gordon Stereo

: News

With Jennie Bond.
Weather Michael Fish


Unknown: Jennie Bond.

: Cartoon

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

: Dad's Army: The Godiva Affair

The platoon performs a Morris dance in the Walmington-on-Sea carnival.


Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer/Producer: David Croft
Capt Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sgt Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Corp Jones: Clive Dunn
Pte Frazer: John Laurie
Pte Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Pte Pike: Ian Lavender

: Confessions

Simon Mayo returns with the first of a new series of shows, in which he surprises unsuspecting members of the audience and exposes their darkest secrets. Tonight's celebrity guests who lend a helping hand include Bullseye's JimBowenand Countdown's
Carol Vorderman.
Director John Gorman ; Producer
Barbara Lee


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Carol Vorderman.
Director: John Gorman
Producer: Barbara Lee

: National Lottery Live

Bob Monkhouse returns as presenter, with guests Wet Wet Wet and Rowan Atkinson.

NOTE: the winning numbers from previous lottery draws are available on Ceefax page 555 or by calling the Players' Lottery Helpline on


Presenter: Bob Monkhouse
Guests: Wet Wet Wet
Guest: Rowan Atkinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: Bugs: The Price of Peace

Continuing the action series set in the world of high-tech crime.
Ed and Alex have been testing a new engine killer weapon, when they are attacked and the weapon is stolen.
See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitles)
The Future of Fantasy TV: p 21
Then National Lottery Update


Writer: Frank de Palma
Writer: Terry Borst
Producer: Brian Eastman
Director: John Stroud
Ed: Craig McLachlan
Ros: Jaye Griffiths
Beckett: Jesse Birdsall
Jan: Jan Harvey
Alex: Paula Hunt
Channing: Michael Grandage
Van Straaten: Jonathan Newth
Chenlov: Denzil Kilvington
Trozek: John Labanowski

: Innocent Victims

First in a two-part US drama based on a true story, starring RickSchroder
In North Carolina in 1985, Katie Eastburne and hertwo daughters are found brutally killed. Ayoung army sergeant is arrested fortheir murders and, as the victim of an over-zealous justice system, is wrongly sentenced to death. Concludes tomorrow at 9.10pm.


Unknown: Katie Eastburne
Billy Richardson: Rick Schroder
Tim Hennis: John Corbett
Jerry Beaver: Tom Irwin
Steven Smithline: Howard Hesseman
Marylou Hennis: Rue McClanahan
Bob Hennis :: Hal Holbrook

: News and Sport

With Peter Sissons.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: The Hard Way

Action comedy starring
Michael J Fox
James Woods
Volatile cop John Moss is after a quirky killer; Hollywood star Nick Lang is chasing a gritty film role. When Moss is unwillingly
"partnered" with Langto aid the younger man's research into New York police work, he is supposed to keep the actor out of trouble. But brutality, bullets and bad guys are never far away.
Director John Badham (1991, 15)
Stereo Subtitled 288923 76
♦ See Films: pages 40―47 ★★★★ ◆ Ten things every Michael J Fox fan ought to know: page 37


Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: James Woods
Unknown: John Moss
Unknown: Nick Lang
Director: John Badham
Unknown: Michael J Fox
Nick Lang: Michael J Fox
John Moss: James Woods
Party Crasher: Stephen Lang
Susan: Annabella Sciorra
Captain Brix: Delroy Lindo
Pooley: Luis Guzman
China: Mary Mara
Billy: Ll Cool J
Grainy: John Capodice
Bonnie: Christina Ricci
Witherspoon: Conrad Roberts
Angie: Penny Marshall
LangsGirl Friday: Kathy Najimy
Dead Guy: John Costelloe

: Top of the Pops

The hottest hits from this week's Top 40. Shown yesterday

: The Undead

Horror. Quintus, a psychic dabbling in time travel through hypnosis, sends a prostitute back to the Middle Ages. However, she soon discovers that her previous incarnation was a woman about to be beheaded.
Director Roger Corman (1957,15)
Black and white
♦ See Films: pages 40-47


Unknown: Middle Ages.
Director: Roger Corman
Helene, Diana: Pamela Duncan
Pendragon: Richard Garland
Livia: Allison Hayes
Quintus: Val Dufour
Smolkin: Mel Welles
MegMaud: Dorothy Neuman
Imp: Billy Barty
Scroop: Bruno Vesoto
Gobbo: Aaron Saxon
Satan: Richard Devon

: Weather

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