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: Pigeon Street

A See-Saw programme
Can I Have My Ball Back?

: Knock Knock: The Easter Story

Lesley Judd reports from the village of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, and sees how the 800-strong cast, including 50 children, two sheep and a donkey, are getting ready for this year's Passion Play.
In the studio she introduces scenes from the story - how Jesus Christ came to Jerusalem, was betrayed by one of his friends, suffered death on Good Friday, and then rose from the dead on the first Easter Day.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Lesley Judd
Designer: Barry Roach
Director: Maggie Sutcliffe
Producer: Martin Hughes
Executive Producer: David Brown

: Asian Magazine

On Easter Day the programme begins with a specially recorded hymn sung by the UNITED ASIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHOIR of Oxford, and for your holiday weekend entertainment, a compilation of musical favourites, some old, some new.
Executive producer ASHOK RAMPAL BBC Pebble Mill

: Technical Studies

A further series of nine programmes showing how basic concepts in manufacturing technology are used in modern industry. Narrator DEREK COOPER 2: Sand Casting


Narrator: Derek Cooper

: Télé-Montage

A series of eight programmes based on excerpts from French-speaking television networks.
1: Homage to Georges Brassens


Unknown: Georges Brassens

: Worship for Easter Day

Jesus - His Life and Teaching: The Resurrection
The climax of the story of Jesus' bodily life on earth. But it did not stop 2,000 years ago. Easter is a story for today. Resurrection is all around us. How do we experience it?
Easter Eucharist comes from The Episcopal Church of St Andrew, St Andrews, Fife.
Speaker THE RT REV MICHAEL HARE DUKE, Bishop of St Andrews in the Scottish Episcopal Church, with THE REV ROBERT HALLIDAY, Rector of the Church of St Andrew. Organist D. SPACKMAN
Introduced by RAYMOND SHORT
Readings: Revelation 1, vv 10-18; Mark 16, vv 1-8
Hymns: Jesus Christ is risen today (Lyra Davidica); Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah); The strife is o'er (Victory); Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus)
Producer Leslie Mitchell
Series producer RAYMOND SHORT


Unknown: Michael Hare
Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Robert Halliday
Organist: D. Spackman
Introduced By: Raymond Short
Unknown: Stuart Stevenson
Producer: Leslie Mitchell

: Seven Days That Changed the World

The last of seven films written and presented by Tom Fleming


Presented By: Tom Fleming

: Urbi et Orbi

On this Easter Day Pope John Paul II, from the balcony of St Peter 's in Rome, gives his traditional blessing to the city and the world. The scene is described by Fr Jim Skelly


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Fr Jim Skelly

: Electronic Office

1: Office on the Move
The combination of ever cheaper computers and improved telecommunications has produced a quiet revolution on the desks of secretaries, clerks, middle managers and executives. IAN MCNAUGHT-DAVIS , director of a computer company, begins a six-part examination of office technology.


Unknown: Ian McNaught-Davis

: Farming

News and views, politics and practice of those involved with the land.
With Philip Wrixon, Dan Cherrington, James Gladstone
Executive producer JOHN KENYON
BBC Pebble Mill
Weather for farmers MICHAEL FISH


Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Unknown: Dan Cherrington
Producers: Philip Hicks.
Producers: Ken Pollock
Producer: John Kenyon

: Letting Go

The last of six programmes Independence

: News Headlines

: Film Matinee: The Sound of Music

starring Julie Andrews Christopher Plummer
'Climb every mountain', 'Do-re-mi', 'Maria', 'My favourite things', and 'Edelweiss' are just some of the songs that contributed to making this one of the most popular films ever made.
Julie Andrews gives a sparkling performance as the convent girl whose irrepressible sense of fun makes the Mother Superior doubt her vocation as a nun. Sent to be governess to seven motherless children, Maria soon has their father's stern discipline undermined - as well as his plans for a second marriage.
Screenplay by ERNEST LEHMAN Based on the stage musical by RICHARD RODGERS and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II Produced and directed by ROBERT WISE Films: page 17
+ Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Play By: Ernest Lehman
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Directed By: Robert Wise
Maria: Julie Andrews
Captain Von Trapp: Christopher Plummer
Baroness: Eleanor Parker
Max Detweiler: Richard Haydn
Mother Abbess: Peggy Wood
Liesl: Charmian Carr
Louisa: Heather Menzies
Friedrich: Nicholas Hammond
Kurt: Duane Chase
Brigitta: Angela Cartwright
Marta: Debbie Turner
Gretl: Kym Karath
Sister Margaretta: Anna Lee
Sister Berthe: Portia Nelson
Herr Zeller: Ben Wright
Rolf: Daniel Truhitte
Frau Schmidt: Norma Varden
Franz: Gil Stuart
Sister Sophia: Marni Nixon
Sister Bernice: Evadne Baker
Baroness Ebberfield: Doris Lloyd

: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

by JIMMY PERRY and DAVID CROFT starring co-starring featuring
Forbidden Fruits
The nights are hot, passions are high and love comes to the Colonel, Captain Ashwood and the Battery Sergeant Major.
■^Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Unknown: David Croft
Designer: Barbara Gosnold
Producer: David Croft
Rangi Ram: Michael Bates
BSM Williams: Windsor Davies
Bdr Solomons: George Layton
Gnr Beaumont: Melvyn Hayes
Col Reynolds: Donald Hewlett
Gnr Parkins: Christopher Mitchell
Gnr Graham: John Clegg
Capt Ashwood: Michael Knowles
Gnr Mackintosh: Stuart McGugan
Char wallah: Dino Shafeek
Gnr Sugden: Don Estelle
Gnr Evans: Mike Kinsey
Gnr Clark: Kenneth MacDonald
Punka wallah: Babar Bhatti
Mrs Evans: Margaret Courtenay
Lyng Soo: Yasuko Nagazumi
Maj Evans: Michael Moore

: Eurovision Song Contest Previews 1984

Part 1
An opportunity to preview some of this year's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held on 5 May in Luxemburg.
Introduced by Terry Wogan
Presented by STANLEY APPEL (Part 2 next week)


Introduced By: Terry Wogan
Presented By: Stanley Appel

: News

with Jan Leeming ; Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: Antiques Roadshow

This week: Reading
Hugh Scully is joined by leading experts from the art and antiques world to discuss more of the public's treasured possessions.
This week a cosmopolitan crop of items includes a delightful Japanese screen and a wooden African stool shaped like a monkey. As ever, some odd, some surprising, and some very valuable antiques are brought in. Director CHRIS HUNT
Producer ROBIN DRAKE. BBC Bristol ic Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Director: Chris Hunt
Producer: Robin Drake.

: Songs of Praise

from Shankill Road, Belfast
Side by side in west Belfast stand the warring Loyalist and Republican factions of Shankill and the Falls. But there is another side to the much reported degradation of the ghettoes. On a local housing estate, once the dumping ground for the victims of sectarian murder gangs, The Rev Walter Lewis has led the struggle of a community to regain its self-respect. Seamus McKee talks to him and others along the notorious Peace Line about their reconciling work, and hundreds from both communities come together in Shankill Parish Church to sing the songs of Easter.
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Jubilate Deo; Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus); Our God reigns; When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham); Make me a channel of your peace: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Helmsley); The head that once was crowned (St Magnus)
BBC N Ireland


Unknown: Rev Walter Lewis
Presenter: Seamus McKee
Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Producer: Ernest Rea
Series Producer: Jim Murray

: Chariots of Fire

The feature film starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Nigel Davenport, Patrick Magee, Alice Krige
Winner of four Oscars, one of the most celebrated British films of recent years is the true story of two indomitable men, Eric Liddell son of a Scottish missionary, and Harold Abrahams, son of a naturalised Lithuanian Jew, who brought honour to Britain as athletic champions in the 1924 Olympics. But their battles on the running track were merely the climax of fiercer conflicts in their lives: Liddell striving for the integrity of his religious beliefs, Abrahams fighting against the polite anti-Semitism of college and society...
Films: page 17
(First showing on British television)
(Eric Liddell - Flying Scotsman, tomorrow 5.40 BBC2)
FEATURE: page 4
Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Screenplay: Colin Welland
Producer: David Puttnam
Director: Hugh Hudson
Harold Abrahams: Ben Cross
Eric Liddell: Ian Charleson
Lord Andrew Lindsay: Nigel Havers
Aubrey Montague: Nicholas Farrell
Henry Stallard: Daniel Gerroll
Jennie Liddell: Cheryl Campbell
Sybil Gordon: Alice Krige
Master of Trinity: John Gielgud
Master of Caius: Lindsay Anderson
Lord Birkenhead: Nigel Davenport
Sandy McGrath: Struan Rodger
Sam Mussabini: Ian Holm
Lord Cadogan: Patrick Magee
Jackson Scholz: Brad Davis
Prince of Wales: David Yelland
Duke of Sutherland: Peter Egan

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson
The semi-final stage of this year's competition opens tonight at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Four winners of the first round heats compete for a place in the final of Mastermind 1984.
Robert Foulkes (schoolteacher)
Mars novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs Richard Joby (lecturer) Life and career of Isambard Kingdom Brunei
Malcolm Parnell (publicity manager) Novels of Evelyn Waugh
Primrose Wood (physiotherapist) Life of Sir Francis Drake Director


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Robert Foulkes
Unknown: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Unknown: Richard Joby
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Primrose Wood
Unknown: Laurence Vuluamy
Producer: Roger MacKay

: News

with Jan Leeming Weatherman


Unknown: Jan Leeming

: I Was Jesus

with (in alphabetical order) Colin Blakely, Alan Dobie, David Essex, Frank Finlay,
Tom Fleming, Robert Lindsay, Mark McManus, Kevin McNally and Paul Nicholas
This film is about nine professional actors who played Jesus, the attitudes they brought to the part, the discoveries they made about him, and the insights they came away with. For some it was an eye-opener, for others just another job, and for the believers among them, an awesome responsibility.
Film cameraman COLIN CASE Research ROGER STOTT Producer jim MURRAY


Unknown: Colin Blakely
Unknown: Alan Dobie
Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Frank Finlay
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Mark McManus
Unknown: Kevin McNally
Unknown: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Roger Stott
Producer: Jim Murray

: Vintage Moura

When Moura Lympany , the British pianist, fell ill ten years ago, her long and celebrated career seemed in jeopardy. Instead, her sickness led to a new home - and the start of Europe's unlikeliest festival.
Larry Adler , Elizabeth Harwood and the Manchester Camerata were among those who gave their services free at the 1983 Festival of Music and Wine at Rasigueres in the south of France. They performed on a stage built on wine cases and surrounded by thousands of gallons of prize-winning 'rouge' ...
Executive producer IAN SQUIRES Producer JONATHAN FULFORD


Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: John Murphy
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Editor: Gerry Pomeroy
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Seven Days That Changed the World

Written and presented by Tom Fleming
Emmaus Road In the last of these seven films, TOM FLEMING recalls the events which took place in Jerusalem during the Spring Festival which were to change the world.
The Sabbath passed slowly, and early in the morning of the first day of the week the women came with perfume and oils to anoint the body in the tomb in Joseph's garden....As the sun rose they saw to their astonishment that the heavy boulder which sealed the tomb had been rolled away....
Film cameraman COLIN CASE Film sound MARTYN CUFT
Production assistant LIZ RYVES BROWN Film editor MIKE JACKSON Producer JIM MURRAY


Presented By: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Liz Ryves Brown
Editor: Mike Jackson
Producer: Jim Murray

: Perry Como's Easter by the Sea

Perry and his friends enjoy the sunshine of San Diego, California-at the seaside; and at the famous zoo where the dolphins and the sea-lions join in the entertainment with KENNY ROGERS
Musical numbers include a selection of old sea shanties, 'We will sail away', 'California'; You light up my life' and 'Patience and love'. Perry also sings The Lord's Prayer.
Executive producer BOB BANNER


Unknown: Kenny Rogers
Unknown: Debbie Boone

: Weather

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