Breakfast in the broom cupboard with Toby Anstis.
Classic story about the wooden puppet who longs to be a boy. Here, Pinocchio is swallowed by a three-headed snake, while seeking help for his sick father.
A triple bill of cartoons featuring the spinach-guzzling sailor.
Second episode of a 12-part drama about a time traveller from the year 3000, trapped in the primitive year 1990.
Today, Alana meets up with Jenny and Petey. Will they believe her story and explain these strange surroundings?
Adventures of five energetic and likeable earthlings (four humans and one dog) during their travels in the amazing Dream Zone.
Another cosmic edition of the series that takes you out of this world, mixing dramatic adventure on a fantasy planet. This week's guests include singer Louie Louie and the new star of the West End musical
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Darren Day. Brian the Dinosaur causes comic chaos while Zee and Kovan help
Mercator sort out events at
Executive producer Peter Murphy
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Embassy World Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Coverage of the morning session of the semi-final in the top half of the draw, which began with Stephen Hendry and Steve Davis as joint favourites to win the tournament.
Introduced by Steve Rider from Wembley.
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 News; 12.55 Racing
1.05Snooker; 1.25 Racing
1.35 Rugby league
1.55 Racing; 2.05 Rugby league
4.25 Snooker; 4.40 Final Score
Live coverage of the whole Silk Cut Challenge Cup final from
Wembley (kick-off at 2.30pm). Wigan, masters of Wembley, are aiming to collect a record sixth successive Challenge cup to give coach John Monie the perfect sendoff before he returns to work in Australia.
But most observers feel that the one team which can challenge their superiority at Wembley are local rivals
Widnes. Wigan have played 30
Challenge Cup matches without defeat and Great Britain half-back Shaun Edwards has featured in all of them. He will again be a key figure in the launch of Wigan's most exciting backs, including winger Martin Offiah and captain Dean Bell. And Widnes have great players of their own in Welsh star Jonathan Davies and ex-Wigan scrum-half Bobby Goulding , both of whom had major parts in Widnes's crushing semi-final win over Leeds. Phil Larder takes the team to Wembley in his first season as coach of Widnes, and it is the club's first appearance in the final since their 19-6 win over Wigan in 1984. With commentary by Ray
French and Ross Strudwick.
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Further coverage of the World Championship semi-final from the Crucible Theatre. With commentary by Ted Lowe , Jack Karnehm and Clive Everton.
A review of last week's World
Cup qualifiers and a preview of the penultimate weekend's fixtures in the FA Premier
League. Plus a comprehensive roundup of results and promotion and relegation issues in Final Score.
Presented by Bob Wilson and Jimmy Hill.
From Haydock Park.
1.00 Henry Cooke Lumsden Handicap (1 ¾m)
1.30 Arthur Andersen Conditions
2.00 Halliwell Laudau Spring Trophy Rated Stakes (7f).
With commentary by Peter O'Sullevan , Julian Wilson and Jimmy Lindley.
Rugby league producer Malcolm Kemp
Editor Dave Gordon
With Jennie Bond.
Weather Michael Fish
Jimmy Savile makes more viewers' wildest dreams come true. This week, Rebecca from Middlesex meets her Prince Charming, Verity from Birmingham tries "dirty dancing", Philip from
Nottingham fulfils his motor racing dream and Cheryl from Surrey dances with the London Monarchs' cheerleaders. Director Helen Gartell Producer Roger Ordish
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It's new, it's noisy and it's probably the wackiest quiz show around.
Chris Tarrant presides over the chaos as each week two families, seated in the comfort of their homes, are linked up with a team of celebrities in the studio to compete against each other. Some of the questions are general knowledge-based, but there are also treasure hunts, charades and against-the-clock challenges. The first families to let the cameras into their front rooms are the Downies from
Sutton Coldfield - who team up with Kevin Lloyd ,
Trudie Goodwin and Colin Tarrant of The Bill - and opponents, the Langhamer family from Market Weighton, near York, who team up with Casualty cast members - Jason Riddington , Shaheen Khan and Eamon Boland.
Producer Danny Greenstone
Executive producers Alan Boyd. Bill Mason A Reg Grundy production for BBCtv
Sue A rnold goes behind the scenes -and the sofa
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Farcical comedy starring John Cleese
Due to address a prestigious conference in Norwich, headmaster Brian Stimpson misses his train, the first set-back in an increasingly hysterical race against the clock.
Director Christopher Morahan
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Birds of a Feather: Young Guns
Environmentally, Sharon's green; with Darryl still in prison Tracey's blue and when son Garth brings home a friend from boarding school Sharon thinks he might be a touch pink. Show more
Drama serial about two rival families in a seaside town.
Presence of Malice. A local journalist digs for dirt at the Royal Suffolk with the aim of discrediting Sarah.
Episode written by Kieran Prendiville ProducerSusiHush
Director Terry Green
A Witzend production for BBCtv
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With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles
More hard-hitting investigations and real-life humour from Esther Rantzen and her team - Gavin Campbell , Adrian Mills , Howard Leader and Kevin Devine.
Director Chris Fox
Editor Bryher Scudamore
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Highlights of this afternoon's important Premier League matches, with relegation issues being at the centre of attention. Plus a chance to enter April's
Goal of the Month competition. Commentary by John Motson and Barry Davies. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick
Atmospheric thriller starring Harry Hamlin, Catherine Hicks
A tough ex-cop finds himself investigating the fiery death of an old family friend and in the process uncovers some distressing home truths.
Director Simon Langton
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