Sally Magnusson meets a family who adopted two girls and established a self-help group. Child-care author Eileen Hayes shows how to prepare a child for an operation in a hospital. (S) Followed by News (S) and Weather
Drama about a boy who runs a TV studio with three monsters. Superstar. Bobby Boots agrees to appear on Monster TV on the understanding
that he is the only guest. See Choice.
Written by Jim Eldridge (S)
Runner-Up Group A v Runner-Up Group B
Gary Lineker , with Alan Hansen , presents live coverage of the third-place playoff match (kickoff 7pm). The teams finishing second in the two groups contest this prelude to the final, which is shown at 9.30pm. The winners take home a prize of more than L2.5m, with the game decided on a penalty shoot-out in the event of a draw after 90 minutes. Barry Davies is in the commentary box with Trevor Brooking. Ends 9pm. See Choice. (S)
In the event of Manchester United not being Involved In the third-place play-off the match will be shown on BBC2, and the following schedule applies between 7pm and 9pm
Jim Davidson hosts the snooker-based game show, with guest professionals Joe Johnson , Paul Davies and Dennis Taylor on hand to help contestants win an array of prizes. John Virgo oversees fair play. (S)
Jamie Theakston introduces the fast-moving music show featuring live performances, the latest videos, this week's top 20 and the bestselling single.
(Repeated next Saturday) (S)
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Charlie Dimmock , Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh set about more labours in the gardening makeover show.
Producer John Thomicroft ; Executive producer Carol Haslam (R) (S) (W) Alan Titchmarsh : page 42
Winner Group A v Winner Group B
Live from the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the final of this inaugural tournament in which many see the British representatives Manchester United as clear favourites (kickoff 10pm). The winners take home a prize of around L4m, while the defeated team picks up in excess of £3m. If there is a draw after 90 minutes then golden goal extra time will be played followed by penalties. Gary Lineker is in the studio with Alan Hansen , while commentary is provided by Barry Davies with analysis from Trevor Brooking. The entire game is shown again at 1.10am. See Choice. (S)
Followed by Weatherview
If extra time Is played subsequent programmes may run late
A drama double bill based on the work of top US crime writers.
12.05 Since / Don't Have You. In a tale originating from the pen of James Ellroy , a millionaire and a gangster hire the same man to find an unscrupulous blonde. (S)
And at 12.40 The Quiet Room. Steven Soderbergh directs this tale about a policeman and his partner running an extortion scam. (S)
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