with Bryan Murray and Sara Sugarman
What persuaded a Hindu princess to go on a deadly journey; and why did a group of Northumbrian children risk getting a soaking when they went on a pilgrimage? Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West
The Desert Flowering Linda Mary Evans introduces a service of prayer and reflection from the home of DAVID AND MATHILDE STEVENS in Belfast.
The Rev David Lapsley reflects on the meaning of Lent. Readings:
Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-3; Matthew 4, w 1-11
Director SIMON HAMMOND Producer JAMES SKELLY
Series producer HELEN ALEXANDER BBC Northern Ireland
A wildlife quiz in which
Sheila Anderson catches fish under a big black shadow, Jennifer Owen finds a translucent heartbeat, and Jeremy Cherfas counts the scales on a hairy mammal. Chairman Michael Jordan Producer JOHN DOBSON BBC Bristol (R)
Presented by Brian Redhead Last of three programmes about British companies that made it - their story of recovery.
The Gamble: Small Firms 'Small is beautiful' - or so they say. But the people who run small companies take great personal risks to survive. Three of them - in South Wales, Coventry and London's East End - took the gamble, and are winning. Director FIONA PITCHER
Producer BRIAN DA VIES (R) (e)
with Carlos Riera and Corina Poore
The week's news as seen through the eyes of Univision - the television service which broadcasts in Spanish to at least 20 million Hispanics living in the United States. Assistant producer DANIELLA DANGOOR
Producer BERNARD ADAMS
First of a series of five films on modern France Grenoble
The town in the Alps which, at the turn of the century, was a quiet, provincial backwater, known only for glove-making and the magnificence of its mountain location. By the mid-60s it had become not only the site for the 1968 Winter Olympics, but a blueprint for the city of the future.
Researcher JANE COTTAVE Producer FRANK ASH (R) (e)
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Spanish for beginners in the llth of 15 programmes
Heading south from Madrid, Yolanda Vazquez shows how to make travel enquiries and buy tickets. And she introduces the colourful city of Seville, meeting place of the Arab and Christian worlds and home of flamenco. (e)
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The National Farmers' Union has often been called the most powerful political force outside Westminster. But is the NFU's influence now on the wane? A report from the union's annual meeting plus an interview with the president, Simon Gourlay. Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Pebble Mill
— Only the might of Arthur Pendragon, king by divine right, can bring peace to a strife-torn England. With the gallant Sir Lancelot by his side he sets forth to conquer his enemies, but reckons without the evil Mordred who schemes to bring down the crown
Screenplay by TALBOT JENNINGS JAN LUSTIG and NOEL LANGLEY Produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN Directed by RICHARD THORPE 40 FILMS: page 21
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Designer STEPHEN BRADSHAW Studio director CHRIS SALT Producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West
Introduced by Hugh Scully The people of Cardiff bring desirable objects for the experts' attention, including a rare 18th-century bamboo carving from Japan and a Pair of fine Italian gouache paintings once sold as souvenirs of Naples. Directors
DIANE REID. LOUISE CAPELL
Producer CHRISTOPHER LEWIS BBC Bristol
Cliff Michelmore and Maggie Philbin report on the latest charity news. Johnny Morris appeals on behalf of the British Veterinary Association
Animal Welfare Foundation which desperately needs funds to support schemes designed substantially to reduce pain and suffering among all farm and domestic animals.
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with the Archers
Roger Royle visits
'Ambridge' to meet the cast of the world's longest-running radio serial, including Peggy, Jill and Phil Archer , Walter Gabriel , Tom Forrest , Kathy and Lucy Perks, Jack Woolley ,
Dr Matthew Thorogood , Mike Tucker , Dorothy Adamson and Martha Woodford. He finds a remarkably united group of actors, who share a positive and thoughtful faith. In an ancient barn at
Bredon near Tewkesbury, The Archers and local
Christians come together to sing their songs of praise. 0 praise ye the Lord (Laudate dominum): Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton); For the beauty of the earth (Noricum): The King of love my shepherd is (Dominus regit me): Lord of the dance (Sydney Carter); Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwem); As the deer pants for the water
(Martin Nystrom); The day thou gavest (St Clement)
Conductor PAUL BROUGH Organist JOHN BELCHER
Researcher ANN RICHARDSON
Producer The Archers LIZ RIGBEY Film director SIMON HAMMOND Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Pebble Mill
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Ten episodes based on the books by JAMES HERRIOT 5: Hail Caesar! by ALFRED SHAUGHNESSY starring with and The Herriots go in for highland dancing and Siegfried catches fleas - but the disappearance of a dead stag could be poaching and Tricki Woo goes 'crackerdog'.
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Designer RAY LONDON Producer BILL SELLARS
Director PETER MOFFATT
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Living with Waltzing Matilda Alan Whicker introduces the sixth of ten films in Australia's bicentennial year. To most travellers the real Australia is the Northern
Territory, which attracts the loners, men like Sid Smith from Dudley who runs one of the loneliest pubs in the world. While Sid looks after his one and only regular, his wife Barbara prepares Devonshire cream teas for any passing trade.
It is via a cattle-mustering expedition by helicopter and a stopover at the tiny town of Katherine to meet a fun-loving girl from Southall with a strong right hook that Alan Whicker meets some Aboriginals at an alcohol rehabilitation centre. For them the bicentenary is no time for celebration.
Their existence in the camps is wretched, and lightened only by two young pommy doctors, Dr Clare and Dr Neil.
Assistant producer MO BOWYER Film cameraman RAY HENMAN
Sound recordist KEITH RODGERSON Film editor LIZ THOYTS Producer ROGER MILLS BBC Bristol
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Fourth of six episodes
George is back, happily splashing his toothpaste all over the bathroom mirror. Jenny is ecstatic. Larry is not.
and Title music written and sung by PENNY CROFT
Executive producer robin NASH Produced and directed by SUSAN BELBIN (R)
Who'd Marry a Vicar?
Introduced by Prunella Scales In the 16th century
Mrs Cranmer , one of the earliest parsons' wives, was rumoured to have hidden in a box whenever she went out, for fear of embarrassing her husband.
Four centuries later, clergy wives are finding life just as difficult. The fictional stereotype still dominates public perceptions: the dowdy figure who, as well as running her own home on a shoestring, teaches Sunday school, arranges flowers, organises fetes, runs the Mothers' Union and provides endless cups of tea and a sympathetic ear.
In the past, wives have accepted their role as their husband's unpaid curate. But times are changing.
Everyman meets five clergy wives who talk about the reality behind the stereotype. Film editor JIM DUFFY
Videotape editor ROGER MARTIN Producer PAT HOLLAND
Everyman editor JANE DRABBLE
Anneka Rice presents the fifth of eight programmes. Trevor McDonald takes up tennis under the keen eye of Virginia Wade.
Stan Boardman plumbs the depths with his first scuba-dive in the sea.
And Brian Blessed enters his first field archery competition.
Assistant producer VICKI MOORE Producer PETER RAMSDEN (R) (e)
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