in Edgar Hamlet
Directed by ARTHUR RIPLEY
An RKO film
with Jeremy Paxman and John Stapleton
Andy Crane presents a whole morning of summer entertainment assisted by Siobhan Mayer ,
Colin Heywood and Sue Devaney. There's music, competitions, fashion, new films, videos and star guests as well as some favourite programmes starting with The Pink Panther
The Pink Flea, I've Got Ants in my Plans and Pinto Pink (R)
0.25 Record Breakers
Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker host television's top record breaking show.
There's a spectacular display of barefoot waterski-ing as American champion Mike Seipel flies in to try and better his own world record. Nine-year-old Ben Robinson from Billingham tells how he became the youngest British golfer to shoot a hole-in-one. There's more news on the conga cliffhanger - can someone, somewhere, create the world's longest conga line? And chef Stephen Turner attempts to cook up an eggstraordinary new world cookery record. (R)
0.50 Laurel and Hardy Monster Bash (R)
Weather followed by But First This! starting with The Really Wild Show with Terry Nutkins Nick Davies and Chris Packham
To end the series - a studio full of animals. Terry, Nick and Chris illustrate your Top 20 questions with mice, worms, snails, sausages, snakes, the odd hawk and an African elephant. Plus potholing, a special flower delivery, and Terry proves that baldness has advantages - for vultures! BBC Bristol (R)
10.30am Play School Presenters
Elizabeth Watts Wayne Jackman
Story: The Emperor's New Clothes (trad) adapted by BARBARA RODDAM (R)
10.55 Five to Eleven with Maya Angelou
Weather followed by But First This! starting with Cartoon
11.10 SOS Coast Guard starring
4: The Fatal Shaft
Can Terry escape before a falling elevator brains him? A REPUBLIC SERIAL
11.30 Take Nobody's Word for It
'Do-it-yourself science presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle
University. Special guest Professor Edwin Dawes is really a biochemist, but his hobby is conjuring. He'll be explaining how Ancient Greek priests produced miracles by applying some simple science. There's more news of the Design-an-Exhibit competition and Carol discovers how the RAF tests the reaction times of prospective pilots. (R)
Weather followed by The Garden Party with Viv Lumsden , Eamonn Holmes , Paul Coia and Debbie Greenwood.
Mavis Nicholson meets Magnus and Sally Magnusson
with Michael Buerk Weather BILL GILES
Can Helen and Jim find
Henry before he sells all of Helen's exhibition paintings? Writer MARIE TREVOR Director STEVE MANN
(For cast see page 69. Shown again at
The battle for Ewing Oil finally reaches the court. (R) (For cast see page 6.9)
First of two programmes The Eccentrics
A chance to see again part of the first series celebrating 50 years of classic films from the Rank studios.
Narrated by Sir John Mills Today: scenes of inspired dottiness from some of the true originals of British cinema. including Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers , Alastair Sim and Edith Evans , in Blithe Spirit, Waltz of the Toreadors, Cottage to Let and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Produced by ROBERT SIDAWAY and MAURICE SELLAR
A CHARISMA FILMS production (R) (Tomorrow at 2.55pm: 'Power and Prejudice)
The Cat that Got Away
A man takes his cat to be groomed and it escapes while in the pet shop's custody.
How liable is the pet shop? A bizarre case which has an explosive and unexpected ending. Judge Joseph A. Wapner gives a decision based on Californian law. Host Doug Llewelyn
Norwich Union Trophy The grand final of television's international canoeing competition from Llangollen, North Wales. Commentators CHRIS REA and JOHN GOSLING (R)
North Yorkshire Moors Kathy Tayler samples a cheap and cheerful holiday. Director ANNE MORRISON
Producer PATRICIA HOULIHAN (R)
Simon Parkin - starting with The Biskitts
Today's stories are:
Raiders of the Lost Bark and The Princess and the Plea (R)
with Nick Wilton
Floella Benjamin ,
Robert Harley and Sarah Mortimer During the judging of the United Kingdom Smelly Feet Finals, results were delayed when judges stopped to watch their favourite programme - Fast Forward.
CRICHTON TREVOR MCCALI. UM
Series producer ANN REAY (R)
with John Craven Helen Rollason and Roger Finn
with Simon O'Brien and Fiona Lee Fraser
Ten 14-year-olds gather at Birmingham's Alexander
Stadium to contest the first quintathlon. As
Daley Thompson looks to Seoul, these competitors look to the 1996 games with their first attempt at a half-decathlon. Britain's Geoff Parsons goes to Ramsgate to reveal high-jumpers' secrets. And three of Nottingham Forest's league side look back seven years to the day they joined the Forest Boys Club and talk to today's 11-year-olds. Director ALAN YARDLEY Producer CHRIS FEAR BBC North West
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with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather MICHAEL FISH
Introduced by Simon Bates and Bruno Brookes
by Tony McHale.
"Nowhere to run, Virgil. This is the end."
(For cast see page 49)
The science power game with Kenny Everett assisted by Cleo Rocos
Watch Kenny get stretched and the Brainstormers get evaporated in another vaguely scientific knee-knocking game of hilarious efforts to avoid the 'scrungetron'.
Series editor david FILKIN
Director STUART MCDONALn Producer ROB BAYLY
Win a 'Brainstorm' sweatshirt. Ceefaxpage 187
Written by CARLA LANE
Title music by DAVID MACKAY Directed by SUSAN BELBIN
Produced by ROBIN NASH (R)
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with Martyn Lewis and Philip Hayton ' Regional News; Weather
Fourth in a retrospective season of plays written for television by DAVID MERCER starring
The Countess lives in her East European palace, oblivious to the new regime that has moved in. After the war Volubin, a Marxist writer, is instructed to obtain from her the keys to her wine-cellar, which are needed for a celebration dinner. First shown in 1970, this play charts the transition of dictatorial power in the 20th century.
Producer GRAEME MCDONALD Directed by ALAN BRIDGES (R)
In the second of her new series, Esther Rantzen talks to The Rt Hon Dr David Owen, mp about politics, personalities and power. Brilliant, uncompromising and, by his own admission, irritable and impatient, how does this glamorous, go-it-alone politician see the future for himself and for Britain? Director ROBIN BEXTOR
Producer DEBORAH PERKIN
117th Open Championship from Royal Lytham and St Anne 's Golf Club
Highlights of today's opening round introduced by HARRY CARPENTER
David Dimbleby and Sir Robin Day present live coverage of the Kensington by-election, the first Parliamentary contest since the 1987 General
Election. For all the political parties - old and new - this by-election is an important mid-summer test of strength. Nick Clarke reports from the count at Kensington Town Hall.
Vivian White presents analysis of the polls and Sir Robin Day interviews a panel of leading politicians. Producers MIKE KAVANAGH JIM GRAY. ROSALEEN HUGHES and STEVE ANDERSON
Director VICTOR MELLENEY Editor SUZANNE FRANKS