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: Breakfast

With Rob Bonnet and Jane Hill. Then The National Lottery Daily Play


Unknown: Rob Bonnet
Unknown: Jane Hill.

: Animal Park

The keepers celebrate the birth of a baby giraffe. More tomorrow at 3pm on BBC2. Executive producer Annette Clarke
Series editor Chris Powell


Producer: Annette Clarke
Editor: Chris Powell

: Bargain Hunt

Two teams of sailors search for auction lots at Exeter antiques fair.

: Supergirl

Adventure telling the story of Supergiri, Superman's cousin. When one of the planet Argo's Power sources falls into the hands of an evil witch intent on ruling the world, Supergiri comes to the rescue. Review page 50.
Director Jeannot Szwarc (1984. PG)
Film Trivia: page 61


Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Kara, Supergiri/Linda Lee: Helen Slater
Selena: Faye Dunaway
Zaltar: Peter Otoole
Alura: Mia Farrow
Nigel: Peter Cook
Zor-EI: Simon Ward

: Judgemental

Contestants attempt to win cash by assessing the general knowledge of others.

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather

: Cash in the Attic

Pamela and Tony Hamilton sell off some of their unwanted effects to raise money for a new garage.
RT SHOP: paperback. Cash in the Attic,
17.99 (incl p&p). Call [number removed]

: Tamzin Outhwaite Goes Wild with Dolphins

The Red Cap star realises a long-held dream when she swims with dolphins off the coast of Florida.

: Swiss Family Robinson

**** Period adventure. On board a ship bound for the South Seas, the Robinson family become shipwrecked on an island. Review page 53.
Director Ken Annakin (1960. U)


Director: Ken Annakin
Father Robinson: John Mills
Mother Robinson: Dorothy McGuire
Fritz Robinson: James MacArthur
Roberta: Janet Munro
Pirate chief: Sessue Hayakawa
Ernst: Tommy Kirk

: Final Score

Results and reports from a busy bank holiday football programme. Hosted by Ray Stubbs.


Unknown: Ray Stubbs.

: World's Strongest Woman

The third annual competition, which this year takes place on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River in Africa, could see a new champion crowned in the absence of two-times winner Jill Mills. Among those tackling disciplines such as flipping giant tyres and lifting logs the weight of car engines are Finn Heini Koivuniemi , Scot Jackie Young and, in her first appearance, American Liane Blyn. John Inverdale presides over events with Jamie Reeves. Commentary by Paul Dickenson. Director Claire Popplewell ; Producer
Will Clough


Unknown: Jill Mills
Unknown: Finn Heini Koivuniemi
Unknown: Jackie Young
Unknown: Liane Blyn
Unknown: John Inverdale
Unknown: Jamie Reeves
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Director: Claire Popplewell

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Weather Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: The Legend of the Tamworth Two

Kevin Whately heads the starry cast of a charming comedy-drama loosely based on real-life events in 1998. In a bid to find their mother, plucky pigs Butch and Sundance abscond from a slaughterhouse, pursued by their owner, a local policeman, a journalist and a professional pig-catcher.
Writer Jed Mercurio ; Producers Matthew Bird and Lynn Horsford
Director Metin Huseyin These little piggies: page 14


Unknown: Kevin Whately
Unknown: Jed Mercurio
Unknown: Lynn Horsford
Director: Metin Huseyin
Wolf: Kevin Whately
PC Dusty Springfield: Darren Boyd
Jenny West: Emma Pierson
Ned Watkins: Gerard Horan
Mr Martin: Trevor Peacock
Mrs Martin: Brenda Cowling
Jack: Chris Langham
Newspaper editor: Alexei Sayle
Rival editor: John Sessions
Dermot: Murnaghan Himself
Crustie: Rafe Spall
Sundance (voice only): Natasha Day
Butch (voice only): James Dodd
Wild boar (voice only): Brian Blessed
Miss Piggy (voice only): Ranees Barber
Wild pig (voice only): Daniel Hewson

: Ground Force

Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh had planned to create a garden with a New Zealand theme in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but the sheer size, the slope and the amount of soil to be shifted meant that, for the first time, the task was too big to complete in time. A year on, how have things taken shape? Producer John Thornicroft ; Executive producer Carol Haslam


Unknown: Charlie Dimmock
Unknown: Tommy Walsh
Producer: John Thornicroft
Producer: Carol Haslam

: EastEnders

Will Jim and Patrick impress the women in their lives?
Meanwhile there's fun for Pauline and a surprise for Derek. Writer Colin Wyatt Cast on Thursday Repeated at 10pm on BBC3; followed by EastEnders Revealed: the Ferreiras at 10.30pm (AD) Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 40


Writer: Colin Wyatt

: The Mummy

Period horror adventure. A party of archaeologists find a tomb containing the 3,000-year-old remains of a murderous Egyptian priest, Imhotep. When the mummy is accidentally disturbed, he unleashes his terrifying powers on those who have desecrated his resting place. Review page 53.
Director Stephen Sommers (1999.12) (AD)


Director: Stephen Sommers
Rick O'Connell: Brendan Fraser
Evelyn: Rachel Weisz
Jonathan: John Hannah
Beni: Kevin J O'Connor
Imhotep: Arnold Vosloo
Egyptologist: Jonathan Hyde
Ardeth Bay: Oded Fehr
Warden: Omid Djalili

: BBC News

With Huw Edwards. Regional News
Weather Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Huw Edwards.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: The Golden Child *

Action comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Charles Dance. Freelance child-finder Chandler Jarrell is called in after a Tibetan holy youth - who has the ability to bring peace to the world - is kidnapped. Review page 53.
Director Michael Ritchie (1986. PG)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Eddie Murphy
Unknown: Charles Dance.
Unknown: Chandler Jarrell
Director: Michael Ritchie

: 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 Klopeks really neighbours from hell or are they just quiet people minding their own business? Review page 53.
Director Joe Dante (1989. PG) Film Trivia: page 61


Unknown: Tom Hanks.
Unknown: Ray Peterson
Director: Joe Dante

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes. Ends 4.20.
Blood of the Vikings 1/6. First Blood. A search for the truth behind reported raids by ruthless Vikings unearths evidence of murder victims. Enhanced commentary. First shown on BBC2
2.50 Fat Profits 2/3. In the middle of an obesity epidemic, do we need yet another imported US fast food high in sugar and fat? The Money Programme investigates. First shown on BBC2
3.20 A Life of Grime Environmental health officers investigate a caravan that's being used to shelter fighting cocks.
3.50 Traffic Cops: over the Limit How motorbike riders can bring death and destruction upon others. Shown last Tuesday

: BBC News 24

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