with Frank Bough Sally Magnusson and Jeremy Paxman
Bob Friend views life across the Atlantic.
Sports news from Sally Jones
Presented by John Stapleton Have you got a grouse about gas? Today your chance to grill Ron Probert , Marketing Director of newly-privatised British Gas. Is the change good or bad for consumers? u you want someone in the Hot Seat, write to Watchdog. BBCtv. Lime
Grove, London W12 7RJ or ring the Watchdog hotline: [number removed]
with Robert Kilroy-Silk
Margo MacDonald looks at what the Government's
'Restart' schemes can offer people who have been out of work for a long time. Directed by BRYN BROOKS
Produced by TONY MATTHEWS (e) For leaflet send large 24p sae to: [address removed]
Phillip Schofield with programme news and your birthday greetings.
Presenter Sarah Long Guest Stuart Bradley Story: The Lion and the Mouse
A fable from Aesop (R)
Written and directed by NICK SPARGO (R)
with Jan Harvey
with Pattie Coldwell Bob Wellings and Eamonn Holmes
Live from the Derby
Assembly Rooms Tom O'Connor and 'Out and About' girl
Debbie Greenwood bring you the sights and sounds of Derby, as well as the best of British show business.
Series producer STEVE WEDDLE Executive producer PETER HERCOMBE BBC Pebble Mill
with Martyn Lewis
Weather MICHAEL FISH
Maria tells Shane about
Danny's father. Paul helps Scott and Kim.
Lance Kerwin with Brian Keith Michael Landon
John Curtis became one of America's finest athletes, eventually gaining success as an Olympic gold medallist, yet his childhood was one of loneliness and humiliation. This story tells of John's withdrawal from his family and friends because of his chronic incontinence. As a result of his loneliness,
John trained continually as an athlete and eventually became a hero to the people he was afraid of. Screenplay, produced and directed by MICHAEL LANDON
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John Curtis (young):
John Curtis (adult):
Martin Shaw talks to
Steve Blacknell about his record collection and illustrates some of his favourites with archive footage.
Producer JON PLOWMAN (R)
Hosted by Emlyn Hughes
A family quiz played as a strategic board game with moves dependent on correct answers to questions put by grSueKingsman.
Director JEREMY MILLS
"oducer HENRY MURRAY
Phillip Schofield - starting with:
An introduction to a new series with Tracy Brabin, Simon Davies and introducing Jo Korna
"you're puzzled, send in a question to Corners, [address removed]
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Presented by Richard Stilgoe
Today's programme has a magical' twist with a guest appearance by The Great Soprendo. (R)
Illustrated by JENNY WILLIAMS and Jam illustrated by HELEN CRAIG read by Liza Goddard for Jackanory
Two picture books by MARGARET MAHY tell the stories of two ordinary families who have extraordinary experiences - a visiting cake-burglar, and a father with a passion for Jam-making.
starring Vince Purity and his big board game. Oh yea, oh yea, oh yea, the all-star showvan is on the road!
The schools are
JANET DUPONT STAGE SCHOOL, Leicester and SHEILA ANN STUDIOS, Swansea.
Written and devised by COLIN BENNETT
Assistant producer CLAIRE WINYARD Producer CHRISTOPHER PILKINGTON
with Mark Curry
Westminster Abbey by DOROTHY SMITH
The Abbey Church is called a 'Royal Peculiar,' which means that the Dean and Chapter are responsible to no one but the monarch.
It has been the theatre for royal dramas for almost 1,000 years. Mark tells some of the backstage stories of splendour, intrigue and murder, from William the Conquerer's coronation to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York.
Film cameraman NIALL KENNEDY
Film editor CHRISTOPHER RICHARDS Producer EDWARD BARNES Director JEREMY SWAN
The video quiz
Debbie Greenwood chairs this knock-out tournament to find the First Class of 1987. Tonight: BISHOP RAWSTORNE from Lancashire and BOSTON from Lincolnshire.
Designer jim LONGMUIR Director JUSTIN c. ADAMS Producer ANNE SOMERS
Series producer CHARLES NAIRN BBC Scotland
with Sue Lawley and Nicholas Witchell Weather BILL GILES
Thirty-five minutes of homely fun presenting the people to the people from the stage somewhere in the West End of Shepherd's Bush.
Tonight's guest star Ethel Merman can be counted on never to deliver a wrong note when she sings a selection of her hits and persuades Fozzie that there's no business like show business.
Producer jim HENSON
So Shall Ye Reap
From little seeds ... J. R. discovers that when it's time to pay the piper, money can sometimes be insufficient. Bobby and Ray ponder the future for their unborn children, but Clayton is still obsessed with the past.
Meanwhile, Cliff is found to have stretched his financial credibility - with someone else's money ...
Written by LEONARD KATZMAN Directed by JERRY JAMESON
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Anne Robinson with your comments in the programme you help to write.
Producer VICKI MARRIOTT
with Julia Somerville and Andrew Harvey Regional News Weather
... a Vietnamese guard tells his American prisoner.
Were American POWs left behind in South-East Asia? On the banks of the Mekong river, Vietnam veteran Vincent Amone plans a rescue mission into Laos. On the other side, he believes, Americans are still held hostage; 'If the communists catch me, they'll shoot me.' In a remote corner of Vietnam, a Swedish engineer sees white men in a jungle prison camp. 'You seen Rambo? It was like that.... bamboo walls and guard towers.'
In Florida, Air Force wife Anne Hart discovers that, after American POWs were supposedly sent home, a US spy plane photographed her husband's initials stamped out in long grass in Laos. The intelligence report concluded: 'This was thought to be Capt Hart.' For ten years, nobody told her ...
Officially, US administrations and the Vietnamese have long denied prisoners were left behind. Today intelligence men, former Vietnam government officials and nearly 1,000 eyewitnesses say that they were. To MIA wives, their men were abandoned.
Production assistant JILL DALES Film editor MALCOLM DANIEL
Executive producer GEORGE CAREY Written and directed by CHRISTOPHER OLGIATI
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Introduced by Steve Rider
Highlights from an important evening of football in the quarter-finals of the Littlewoods Cup. There are three all-First-Division ties tonight: ARSENAL v
NOTTINGHAM FOREST; WEST
HAM UNITED V TOTTENHAM
HOTSPUR; EVERTON V
LIVERPOOL. You can see the final live on BBC Television on Sunday 5 April.
Plus all the other sporting news from home and abroad. Commentators BARRY DAVIES and JOHN MOTSON
Television presentation JOHN SHREWSBURY
Producer CHARLES BALCHIN Editor JOHN ROWLINSON