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: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Stark Treachery. Flash races to save Dale and Princess Aura from an electrical trap. Black and white, Repeat.

: Conan the Adventurer


: The New Adventures of Black Beauty

Drama series. Repeat Subtitled...

: Eek! the Cat

Cartoon adventures with the kind-hearted cat.

: The Raccoons

Cartoon capers from the Evergreen Forest. (Repeat)

: Live and Kicking

Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston 's guests include actor Paul Nicholls , talking about his new police drama series City Central, which begins tonight at 8.10pm, DJ Tony Blackburn , and pop band Ultra, with their latest single Say Va Do. Also mischief from the Leprechauns, comedy from Ben, Gez and Richard, plus MrBlobby, and cartoon action with the Rugrats and Spiderman. Editor Chris Bellinger
WRITE TO: Live and Kicking, PO Box8181,
London W12 6LA, or telephone on [number removed] (calls will be taken from 8.30am).
To take part in the competition, ring (Calls cost a maximum of 25p. Children must ask permission from the person who pays the phone bill). E-mail: live&kicking@bbc.co.uk
Viewers can use the following details to interact
By post: Children's BBC, PO Box 4567, London W12 6AA Telephone: (0181) [number removed]; Fax: [number removed] E-mail: childrens@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Jamie Theakston
Unknown: Paul Nicholls
Unknown: Tony Blackburn
Editor: Chris Bellinger

: Weather

: Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam at Aintree, featuring the Martell
Grand National. See today's choices.
♦ Making the Running: This Week, p6
12.15 Prologue A preview of the big race.
12.25 Football Focus Ray Stubbs looks at this weekend's FA Cup semi-final matches, Arsenal v Wolves at Villa Park, and Newcastle Utd v Sheffield Utd at Old Trafford. Plus Rangers v Celtic and Falkirk v Hearts in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.
1.00 News
1.05 Guide to the Grand National
Desmond Lynam talks to some of the trainers and jockeys associated with the race, including Jenny Pitman and twice champion Richard Dunwoody. Also latest news of the runners and riders from Clare
Balding, Richard Pitman. Jonathan Powell and Graham Rock, and the parade of past winners at 1.20, led by 1982 winner Grittar. Plus other races at 1.45, 2.20 and 2.55.
3.05 Grand National Build-Up
3.45 The Grand National Live coverage of the four-and-a-half gruelling miles and 30 fences. Commentary by Jim McGrath, John Hanmer and Tony O'Hehir. Highlights of the race can be seen at 11.35pm.
4.10 The Re-run Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore review the entire race.
4.40 Final Score News and results, with further analysis of the Grand National. TV presentation (racing) Martin Hopkins and Malcolm Kemp; Editor Dave Gordon Stereo
Videoplus code for 12. 15-5.15 ........
12.15-3.05 (not PDC) ....................
3.05-5.15 (not PDC) .....

The Grand National
from 12.15pm BBC1
Saturday's Grandstand is dominated by coverage of the Aintree meeting that includes the 151st Grand National at 3.45pm: 30 fences over four-and-a-half miles, the world's most famous steeplechase. There's also news of the weekend's FA Cup semi-finals but, frankly, they will pale in comparison.
Today is the day that the closet punters emerge from the woodwork to place a once-a-year bet (a total of some £65 million), in the hope of winning on some ludicrous outsider. It's a great day. Sadly, there will be no Peter O'Sullevan, now retired; Jim McGrath assumes his duties. Ante-post joint favourites with one bookmaker at the time of writing are Him of Praise and Suny Bay. But who knows what will happen?



Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Presenter (Football Focus): Ray Stubbs
Commentator: Jim McGrath
Commentator: John Hanmer
Commentator: Tony O'Hehir
Analyst: Richard Pitman
Analyst: Peter Scudamore
Television presentation (Racing): Martin Hopkins
Television presentation (Racing): Malcolm Kemp
Editor (Racing): Dave Gordon

: Are You Being Served?

Strong Stuff this insurance. The staff of Grace Brothers try to get fit for a group insurance scheme medical examination.
Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft


Written By: Jeremy Lloyd
Written By: David Croft

: Big Break

Jim Davidson returns with the snooker game show, refereed by John Virgo. This week's guest players are Peter Ebdon , Darren Morgan and Dennis Taylor. Director Richard Valentine ; Producer
Geoff Miles Stereo Subtitled ..........87


Unknown: Jim Davidson
Unknown: John Virgo.
Unknown: Peter Ebdon
Unknown: Darren Morgan
Unknown: Dennis Taylor.
Director: Richard Valentine

: Whatever You Want

Gaby Roslin presents the series of shows offering the chance of dream fulfilment. This week's contestants include a trio of would-be super models, three space enthusiasts, and James Bond fans hoping for a film role. Director Patricia Mordecai ; Producer
Rob Clark


Unknown: Gaby Roslin
Unknown: James Bond
Director: Patricia Mordecai
Producer: Rob Clark

: National Lottery Big Ticket

Anthea Turner presents the new-look Saturday night lottery show, with co-host, comedian Patrick Kielty , in which studio contestants can win a cash prize of up to £100.000. Tonight's celebrityguests include
Coronation Street's Tina Hobley and Adam Rickett , and TV pre senter Julia Carling. Plus the regular National Lotterydraw.
Producer Philip Kampff ; Executive producer TonyWolfe Stereo Subtitled .... ♦ Tina Hobley 's TV Dinner: p 34


Unknown: Anthea Turner
Unknown: Patrick Kielty
Unknown: Tina Hobley
Unknown: Adam Rickett
Unknown: Julia Carling.
Producer: Philip Kampff
Unknown: Tina Hobley

: City Central

Parallel Lines. First of a new ten-part police drama series set in a northern urban crime area.
A woman's body is found floating in a canal, while new recruit
TerrySydenham (Paul Nicholls ) experiences his colleagues' humour. See today's choices.
Written by Tony Jordan ; Producer
John Yorke : Director Sallie Aprahamian
* Z Cars forthe nineties: page 21
Then National Lottery Update


Unknown: Paul Nicholls
Written By: Tony Jordan
Producer: John Yorke
Director: Sallie Aprahamian
PC Colin Jitlada: Ian Aspinall
PC Steve Jackson: Stephen Lord
DI Tony Baynham: Ray Stevenson
DS Ray Pickering: Ian Burfield
PC Terry Sydenham: Paul Nicholls
Sgt Yvonne Mackey: Lorraine Ashbourne
PC Pete Redfern: Dave Hill
PC Sue Chappel: Ashley Jensen
PC Mary Sutcliffe: Sarah Kirkman
DS Jane McCormack: Kate Gartside
Chlnsp Barnard: Terence Harvey
Lucy Barnard: Emily Hamilton
Insp Mike Willis: Andrew Readman
PC Richard Law: Michael Begley
PC Nick Green: Sean McKenzie
DC Danny Abbott: John Brobbey
Norman: John Biggins
Sgt Paul Dobson: Philip Martin Brown
Kate: Jennifer Luckraft
Lyric: Ryan Pope
Hayley Morrison: Suzanne Crowshawe
Kevin Hadley: Ben Crompton
Frank Hadley: Peter Wallis
Alex Moore: Jack Ellis
Clubber: Frank Landers
Receptionist: Joan Walker
Sally Wallace: Sally Carmen
Louise Moore: Michele Whitehead
Batty Brian Edwards: Steve Huison
Paula Wilson: Maggie Tagney
Kenneth Hayes: James Smith
Karen Morrison: Nicola Sanderson

: Jonathan Creek: Jack in the Box

By David Renwick.
Another chance to see an episode of the first mystery series starring Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin.
A comedian is found dead in a room locked from the inside, but is it really suicide?
Another story can be seen on 18 April.


Writer: David Renwick
Producer: Susan Belbin
Director: Marcus Mortimer
Jonathan Creek: Alan Davies
Madelaine Magellan: Caroline Quentin
Jack Holiday: John Bluthal
Kirsten Holiday: Maureen Obrien
Oliver: Bernard Kay
Rachel Rokesmith: June Watson
Alan Rokesmith: Robin Soans
Scott Reisner: Colin Stinton
Neville Spivey: Geoffrey Beevers

: News and Sport

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Match of the Day

Highlights of two oftoday's FA
Premiership matches, including Eve rton's visit to Tottenham at
White Hart Lane. Plus a chance toenterthe March Goalofthe
Month competition.
Commentary by John Motson , Jon Champion and Gerald Sinstadt. Introduced by Ray Stubbs , with Trevor Brooking and Mark Lawrenson.
Producer Paul McNamara ; Editor Niall Sloane Repeated tomorrow at 6.30am
Highlights of the FACup semi-finals can be seen tomorrow at 10.25pm
BBC MATCH OFTHE DAY MAGAZINE: available monthly.


Unknown: Hart Lane.
Commentary By: John Motson
Commentary By: Jon Champion
Commentary By: Gerald Sinstadt.
Introduced By: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.
Producer: Paul McNamara
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Grand National

Afull review ofthis afternoon's race. With Clare Balding.

: The Mrs Merton Show

The last in the series of chat shows features Jimmy Tarbuck. Shown last Thursday


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck.

: On Side

Guests include Olympic rowing champion Steve Redgrave and leadingjockey Richard Dunwoody. Shown last Monday Stereo ...


Unknown: Steve Redgrave
Unknown: Richard Dunwoody.

: Top of the Pops

Zoe Ball with a rundown of the latest hits.
Shown yesterday
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zoe Ball

: BBC News 24

BBCljoins the news station.

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