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: Saturday Starts Here!

Dennis and Clive get into the spirit of the Commonwealth
Games - Dennis has spent all week rehearsing for the egg and spoon race.
With Wayne Jackman and Ian Tregonning. Director Alan Yardley
Producer Christine Hewitt
The Playbus stops today at The Tent Stop.
Where Humphrey and Wobble Clown join Trish Cooke ,
Ricky Diamond, Amerjit Deu and Shelaagh Ferrell with children from Swaffield School in Wandsworth, London to tell the story The Rajah's Ears. A traditional Indian story retold by Michael Rosen. Music Richard Brown (R)


Unknown: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Ian Tregonning.
Director: Alan Yardley
Producer: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Trish Cooke
Unknown: Ricky Diamond
Unknown: Amerjit Deu
Unknown: Shelaagh Ferrell
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Mersey Tales

Mark Chatterton tells the story Punishment Book by David Self.

BBC North West


Narrator: Mark Chatterton
Writer: David Self
Director: Graham Booth
Producer: Celia Bonner

: New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Scrappy's Playhouse

: ChuckleVision

Starring the Chuckle Brothers.

A bumper edition of the show as Paul and Barry set to work on a car.
'Really?' 'Wheelie!'

BBC North West


Writer: Terry Vincent
Cameraman: Mick Farr
Producer: Martin Hughes

: Thundercats

Spitting Image (R)

: Open University

8.55 Introduction to
9.20 The Changing
Experience of Education
10.10 Technology: Facts Are Not Enough!
10.35 Constable: The Leaping Horse
11.00 Managing Schools
11.25 Modern Art: Picasso
11.50 Small Business: The Successful Seven
12.15 Strategic Management: Flying in the Face of Change
12.40 Panel Painting
1.05 Children's Drawings
1.30 The Changing Countryside

: Shrikant

5: Rajlakshmi, her mother and sister are thrown out of the house and go to live with her uncle. They are a high-caste Brahmin family - quite rare in this village. The girls are growing up, but will they ever find husbands?

A Network East presentation BBC Pebble Mill (R)
(In Hindi with English subtitles)


Writer: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Director: Praveen Nischol
Shrikant: Farooque Shaikh
Rajlakshmi: Sujata Mehta

: Robin Hood Junior

Lord Gilbert is away at the Crusades and his wicked brother, Baron de Malherbe, has taken over Locksay Castle. The lord's daughter, Marion, escapes from the castle. Meanwhile, Robin Jr's younger brother is seized when the Baron's men search their village.
Films: pages 18-21
Ceefax subtitles


Director: Matt McCarthy
Producer: John Black
Robin: Keith Chegwin
Marion: Mandy Tulloch
Will: Keith Jayne
John: Nicholas Dunn
Edmund: Dean Lawrence
Edith: Rachel Brennock
Baron: Maurice Kaufmann

: Saturday Cinema: Ice Cold in Alex

Starring John Mills, Sylvia Syms and Anthony Quayle.
During the German offensive in Libya in 1942, Captain Anson, commander of a motor ambulance convoy, finds himself cut off from his unit with only an old ambulance to take him back to Alexandria. His companions are two young nurses and his sergeant, Tom Pugh. As the little party sets off on the long journey, they meet Van der Poel, a South African captain, who begs a lift.
John Mills gives one of his most famous performances as the hard-drinking Anson in this suspenseful war drama.


Screenplay: T.M. Morrison
Screenplay: Christopher Landon
Based on the novel by: Christopher Landon
Directed by: J. Lee-Thompson
Captain Anson: John Mills
Sister Diana Murdoch: Sylvia Syms
Captain Van der Poel: Anthony Quayle
Sergeant Tom Pugh: Harry Andrews
Sister Denise Norton: Diane Clare
Captain Crosbie: Richard Leech
Brigadier: Liam Redmond
British officer: Peter Arne

: NewsView

Presented by Moira Stuart.
Chris Lowe reviews the week in pictures, with subtitles.
Followed by Weatherview.


Presented By: Moira Stuart.
Presented By: Chris Lowe

: A Wake for Sam: Happy Days

A season of classic performances of the work of Samuel Beckett.
Starring Billie Whitelaw and Leonard Fenton.
Winnie is buried up to her waist in the centre of a mound of earth. In Act 2, she has sunk to her neck. In this strange predicament she carries on contentedly with the routine of her ordinary happy days, while husband Willie looks quietly on. This is a recording of the 1979 Royal Court Theatre production directed by Samuel Beckett himself. (R) ("Not I" with Billie Whitelaw Wednesday 10.15pm)


Author: Samuel Beckett.
Winnie: Billie Whitelaw
Willie: Leonard Fenton.
[Stage] Director: Samuel Beckett
Producer: Tristram Powell

: Saturday Night Clive

Clive James takes an entertaining look at the world's media.


Presenter: Clive James
Producer: Beatrice Ballard
Director: Dominic Brigstocke

: Making Out: 5: What does a human resources manager do?

An eight-part series by Debbie Horsfield.
Free the minds of the workers and up the profits. Modern management techniques hit Lyne Electronics with unexpected consequences for Klepto and Simon.
(First shown on BBC1)
Ceefax subtitles


Writer: Debbie Horsfield
Producer: John Chapman
Director: Richard Spence
Series deviser: Franc Roddam
Music: New Order
Choir: Merrybells Gospel Choir
Klepto: Moya Brady
Jill: Melanie Kilburn
Queenie: Margi Clarke
Carol May: Shirley Stelfox
Pauline: Rachel Da Vies
Donna: Heather Tobias
Simon: Gary Beadle
Norma: Tracie Bennett
Rex: Keith Allen
Bernie: Alan David
Tamsin: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Ray: Tim Dantay
Elfrieda: Mona Hammond
Yannis: George Zenios
Nico: Vincenzo Nicou
Georgiou: George Jackos
Tino: Mark Gillard
Sharon: Claire Quigley
Nicky: William Ash
Mr Beachcroft: Don Henderson
Mr Parrott: Emil Wolk

: Greystoke: the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm and James Fox.
When Lord Clayton and his pregnant wife are shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1886, a legend is born. Their son John, reared in the jungle by apes, is master of all he surveys - until a hunting party strays into his territory, bringing with it the violence of civilisation.

Films: pages 18-21
Ceefax subtitles


Produced by: Hugh Hudson
Produced by: Stanley S Canter
Director: Hugh Hudson
John Clayton: Christopher Lambert
Earl of Greystoke: Ralph Richardson
Captaine D'Arnoi: Ian Holm
Lord Esker: James Fox
Jane Porter: Andi MacDowell
Lady Alice Clayton: Cheryl Campbell
Lord Jack Clayton: Paul Geoffrey
Sir Evelyn Blount: John Wells
Major Jack Downing: Nigel Davenport
Jeffson Brown: Ian Charleson
Sir Hugh Belcher: Nicholas Farrell

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