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A new series of the show that transports you to outer space, mixing dramatic adventure on a fantasy planet with fun, star guests, cartoons, competitions and musical airwaves. Parallel 9 is a way-out planet with extraordinary aliens dedicated to fun and finding out the craziest stories about life on earth. Tune into the new
Earthbase and join Commander Mercator and his crew as they tap into their earth research station. Watch out - the Zarbians are coming!
Executive producer Peter Murphy A Roach production for BBCtv
EARTH-KNOWLEDGE: if you want to send a message to Mercator, or deliver your knowledge in person, write to P9. BBCtv. PO Box 9000. London W 12 8ZZ.


Peter Murphy

Embassy World Championship from the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield. Defending champion Stephen Hendry should complete his passage to the quarter-finals this morning, but he has had his worst season since hitting the top and will have taken nothing for granted. Producer Mike Ward Editor Rick Waumsley
A Grand Slam Sports production for BBCtv


Stephen Hendry
Mike Ward
Rick Waumsley

Introduced by Steve Rider.
Provisional Timetable
12.20 Boxing
12.30 Football Focus
1.00 News; 1.05 Ice hockey
1.30 Snooker; 2.20 Squash
3.00 Ice hockey
3.50 Football half-times
4.00 Snooker; 4.40 Final Score
World Snooker
Further coverage of the World Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. World champion
Stephen Hendry won ten frames in a row to snatch the championship from Jimmy White in last year's final. White, who has lost in the final for the last three years, hopes to be starting his second-round match today if he has overcome his talented opening opponent Joe Swail. Commentary by Ted Lowe ,
Jack Kamehm and Clive Everton.
Ice Hockey
Heineken Championship play-off from Wembley.
Highlights of both semi-finals in the prestigious end-of-season play-offs. Cardiff Devils, who earlier this season won the Heineken League for the second time, began the play-off series as favourites.With commentary by Barry Davies and Paul Ferguson.
Football Focus
Bob Wilson and Terry Venables reflect on another important week of FA Premier League action and look forward to a crucial week of international football, with England entertaining Holland, Scotland visiting Portugal, Wales in the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland away to Spain in World Cup qualifiers.
Live coverage of the weigh-in before tonight's heavyweight fight between Frank Bruno and American Carl "the Truth"
Williams at the National
Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Harry Carpenter reports. The fight itself can be seen live at 10.10pm.
Hi-Tec British Open from
Wembley. Highlights from the men's and women's finals of one of the sport's most valued competitions. Last year Susan Devoy of New Zealand won her eighth British Open in nine years before announcing her retirement, while Pakistan's
Jansher Khan won his first title at Wembley at the age of 22. Commentary by Tony Gubba. Producer Martin Hopkins
Editor Dave Gordon


Introduced By:
Steve Rider.
Stephen Hendry
Jimmy White
Joe Swail.
Commentary By:
Ted Lowe
Commentary By:
Jack Kamehm
Commentary By:
Barry Davies
Commentary By:
Paul Ferguson.
Bob Wilson
Terry Venables
Frank Bruno
Susan Devoy
Jansher Khan
Commentary By:
Tony Gubba.
Martin Hopkins
Dave Gordon

Comedy series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Starring Paul Shane Jeffrey Holland Su Pollard
Well There You Are Then
With all the money gone, the Meldrum family and its servants look to the future. Can
Lady Lavender and Cissy save them all from ruin?
Director Roy Gould
Producer David Croft


Written By:
Jimmy Perry
Written By:
David Croft.
Paul Shane
Jeffrey Holland
Su Pollard
Roy Gould
David Croft
Alf Stokes:
Paul Shane
James Twelvetrees:
Jeffrey Holland
Ivy Teasdale:
Su Pollard
Lord Meldrum:
Donald Hewlett
The HonourableTeddy:
Michael Knowles
PC Wilson:
Bill Pertwee
Mrs Lipton:
Brenda Cowling
Lady Lavender:
Mavis Pugh
Susie Brann
Catherine Rabett
Perry Benson
Barbara New
Lady Agatha Shawcross:
Angela Scoular
Frank Williams
Madge Cartwright:
Yvonne Marsh

A family comedy from writer John Hughes , creator of the Home Alone movies, starring
Dan Aykroyd , John Candy It was going to be a quiet family holiday by the lake, just Chet and Connie Ripley with their two sons. But that was before
Connie's slimy brother, his chain-smoking wife and their loathsome twin daughters appeared on the cabin's doorstep expecting to share a vacation.
Director Howard Deutch
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John Hughes
Dan Aykroyd
John Candy
Connie Ripley
Howard Deutch
Dan Aykroyd
John Candy
Stephanie Faracy
Annette Bening
Chris Young
Ian Giatti
Hilary Gordon

New drama series about two rival families in a fictional seaside town.
For once the Royal Suffolk Hotel is fully booked for the weekend - with an Elvis Presley lookalike convention.
Episode written by Gerard Macdonald
A Witzend production for BBCtv


Gerard MacDonald
Susi Hush
Terry Green
Sarah Preston:
Deborah Grant
Hugo Preston:
David Horovitch
Alex Preston:
Annie Lambert
Hannah Preston:
Imogen Boorman
Greg Dacosta:
Ricco Ross
Alison Lomas
Alan Cromer:
Oliver Cotton
Maggie Cromer:
Lesley Duff
Simon Cromer:
Ben Porter
Jan Cromer:
Siobhan Burke
jean Cromer:
Cherith Mellor
Peter Cromer:
Charlie Hawkins
Yola Cromer:
Debby Bishop
Bill Cromer:
Tony Caunter
Chris Cromer:
Lee Ross
Iris Cromer:
Edna Dore

Frank Bruno v
Carl "the Truth" Williams
Live coverage from the National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, of Frank Bruno 's fourth fight since making his much heralded comeback 18 months ago. Having already seen off the challenges of John Emmen , Jose Ribalta and Pierre Coetzer , Bruno is tonight expected to face his toughest test yet. A convincing win would almost certainly clinch a third heavyweight title challenge against fellow Briton, WBC world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Bruno's opponent, the experienced American Carl
"the Truth" Williams, had two world title shots himself in the 1980s, losing to Larry Holmes in 1985 and Mike Tyson four years later. Commentary by Harry Carpenter. Introduced by Desmond Lynam. Producer Chris Lewis
Editor Brian Barwick


Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
John Emmen
Jose Ribalta
Pierre Coetzer
Lennox Lewis.
Larry Holmes
Mike Tyson
Commentary By:
Harry Carpenter.
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam.
Chris Lewis
Brian Barwick

A rare TV appearance in Los Angeles during
Bruce Springsteen 's world tour in which he performs material spanning from his early days through to his recent albums Lucky Town and Human
Touch. Song selections include Thunder Road, Glory Days, Local Hero, Lucky Town,
Atlantic City, Better Days,
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Growin' Up, 57 Channels (and Nothin'On), TheBigMuddy,
Man 'sjob, I Wish I Were Blind, My Beautiful Reward, Human Touch, Light of Day and the never before recorded Red
Headed Woman.


Bruce Springsteen

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