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: Play School

Floella Benjamin and lain Lauchlan say Hallo Again. Musicians
MICHAEL OMER , WILL HILL
Series producer BARBARA RODDAM Editor CYNTHIA FELGATE (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Michael Omer
Editor: Cynthia Felgate

: Umbrella

Bryan Murray celebrates Easter with painted eggs and Polish singing and Ellie Haddington tells the story of the man who put himself in prison.
Director CELIA THOMSON Producer JUDY MERRY BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Murray

: Sunday Worship

Christ Is Risen!
Mass for Easter Day comes live from St Peter's in Rome. The Mass is celebrated by Pope John Paul II, now in the tenth year of his pontificate, assisted by members of the Curia.
The music is sung by the choir of the Sistine Chapel. Commentator
Mgr Vincent Nichols
Television presentation by RAI

: Urbi et Orbi

His Holiness the Pope's traditional Easter blessing to the city and to the world. Commentator
Mgr Vincent Nichols
Television presentation by RAI

: The Gospel According to St Mark

The last of seven brief films introduced by Roger Rees.

Contributors

Introduced By: Roger Rees.

: People First

The third of four films about mental handicap Being Together Commentary by Sir Brian Rix
Film editor ROGER GUERTIN Producer ROBERT CLAMP (R)

Contributors

Commentary By: Sir Brian Rix
Editor: Roger Guertin

: Sign Extra

Another chance to see recent programmes with sign language interpretation and subtitles added for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
The first of a two-part Sign Extra offers short clips from recent programmes. This week the general mood is light entertainment. What kind of programmes do you like? What do you want to see in the future? Write in to
Sign Extra, BBCtv, Villiers House, The Broadway, London W5 2BA.
Director URSULA SKELTON
Series producer EDDIE MONTAGUE (e)

Contributors

Director: Ursula Skelton
Producer: Eddie Montague

: Farming

'If coastal erosion cannot be arrested then towns like
Beverley, Hull and Grimsby will disappear ... ' says
David Kilpatrick , coastal protection officer, Humberside.
In today's programme Les Cottington looks at the serious problem Qf coastal erosion and at how many farmers on the east coast are finding their land simply dropping off into the North Sea.
Presenter CLAIRE POWELL Film editor ANDREW NETLEY Producer WASEEM MAHMOOD BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: David Kilpatrick
Presenter: Claire Powell

: Weather for farmers

MICHAEL FISH

: News Summary

with Moira Stuart

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Bugs Bunny Easter Special

Superstar Bugs Bunny, too busy to play the part hmself, auditions a host of his celebrated friends for the role of Easter Bunny.
Executive producer HAL GEER (R)

Contributors

Producer: Hal Geer

: Cartoon

The Chinese Nightingale

: EastEnders

by Liane Aukin and Gillian Richmond.
"It's you girls I feel sorry for. You don't get real men these days, men with a bit of gumption and something going on upstairs."
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Liane Aukin
Writer: Gillian Richmond
Series Producer: Julia Smith

: John Mills in Scott of the Antarctic

continues a season of films to celebrate the 80th birthday of the distinguished British actor.
The story of Scott's last
Antarctic expedition is one of unsurpassed courage and bitter tragedy. In this film version of the events of 1909-10, one of the most distinguished productions of Ealing Studios, a fine cast is headed by John Mills as Captain Scott.
Screenplay by WALTER MEADE. IVOR MONTAGU Produced by MICHAEL BALCON Directed by CHARLES FREND
0 FILMS: page 26
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Contributors

Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Walter Meade.
Unknown: Ivor Montagu
Produced By: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Charles Frend
Captain Scott: John Mills
Kathleen: Diana Churchill
Dr Wilson: Harold Warrender
Oriana Wilson: Anne Firth
Captain Oates: Derek Bond
Lt Bowers: Reginald Beckwith
PO Evans: James Robertson Justice
Lt Evans: Kenneth More
Chief Stoker Lashly: Norman Williams
POT Crean: John Gregson
Surgeon Lt Atkinson: James McKechnie
Apaley Cherry-Garrard: Barry Letts

: A Mirthworm Masquerade

An animated special All is not well in Wormingham as the town prepares for a masquerade ball. Bert Worm is forced to pose as a prince and escort the nasty Wormaline Wiggler - but now can he explain this to his girlfriend, Crystal Crawler ?
Written and directed by RUSS HARRIS and JERRY REYNOLDS (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Worm
Unknown: Crystal Crawler
Directed By: Russ Harris
Directed By: Jerry Reynolds

: Cartoon Double Bill

Wild about Hurry and Hare Breadth Hurry

: Fax

with Bill Oddie , Debbie Rix Billy Butler and star guest reporter
Jimmy Savile
Call Faxline [number removed]or write to: Bill Oddie ,
Fax, BBCtv, PO Box 173, Manchester M60 1FA
Designer STEPHEN BRADSHAW
Studio director MICHELE BURGESS Producer CHRIS SALT
Executive producer ALAN WALSH BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Debbie Rix
Unknown: Billy Butler
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Unknown: Call Faxline
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Designer: Stephen Bradshaw
Director: Michele Burgess
Producer: Alan Walsh

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy
Did the Liver Birds ever fly? Can goats' milk save human lives? What made Red Rum the greatest horse in the history of steeplechasing?
Today, at the start of Grand National week, Desmond and Sarah visit Aintree to explore the animals of Merseyside. And, in the port that launched the Yellow
Submarine, they find that the unexpected is still flourishing in the city of the Beatles.
Sarah goes racing with Afghan hounds while Desmond explores nocturnal life with two badgers, Barney and Podge. They are joined by the horse that cost the bookies a million pounds. And they meet the mounted policeman who has led in the past seven National winners. How easy is it to predict the next champion horse? Research
FIONA COUPER. MARK STEPHEN Director KATE KINNINMONT Producer IAN CHRISTIE Editor david MARTIN BBC Scotland
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Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Fiona Couper.
Producer: Ian Christie

: News

Moira Stuart presents the day's news from Britain and around the world.
Weather IAN MCCASKILL

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart
Unknown: Ian McCaskill

: Songs of Praise for Easter

from Ely Cathedral
Roger Royle visits the fenland city of Ely to join local Christians in a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The marshes which once surrounded the city have now been reborn as rich farmland, and the cathedral itself is in the middle of a massive restoration programme.
Roger Royle looks at the restoration scheme and meets RACHEL HAMMOND ,
Britain's youngest woman cathedral verger, and MARY SNOWDEN , who left the world of big business to run religious retreats.
The 13th-century cathedral is packed with Christians from every tradition who join together to sing their Easter songs of praise, conducted by the cathedral organist, DR ARTHUR WILLS.
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
(St Fulbert); Thine be the glory
(Maccabaeus); The King of love my shepherd is (St Colomba); 0 sons and daughters; 0 Jesus I have promised (Thornbury); Jesus Christ is risen today; This joyful Eastertide; Jesus lives (St Albinus)
Organist STEPHEN LE PREVOST Sound CHRIS HOLCOMBE
Lighting PETER GREENYER
Assistant producer HUGH FAUPEL Producer DAVID KREMER Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE
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Contributors

Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Jesus Christ.
Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Rachel Hammond
Unknown: Mary Snowden
Organist: Dr Arthur Wills.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Organist: Stephen Le Prevost
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: A Passage to India

The Academy Award-winning feature film starring and India, the 1920s: Adela
Quested is in Chandrapore to visit her fiance Ronny Heaslop. Through
Mr Fielding, the principal of Government College, she and her companion Mrs Moore are introduced to Dr Aziz, a Muslim surgeon.
Anxious to please the two western women, Aziz organises a trip to the fabulous Marabar Caves.
When Adela goes off alone to explore, events take a terrifying turn....
This magnificent adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster is brought to the screen by the great British director
David Lean , who celebrated his 80th birthday last month.
Screenplay by DAVID lean based on the novel by E.M. FORSTER and the play by SANTHA RAMI RAU
Produced by JOHN BRABOURNE and RICHARD GOODWIN Directed by DAVID LEAN
(First showing on British television)
40 FEATURE: page 20 and FILMS: page 26
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Contributors

Unknown: Ronny Heaslop.
Unknown: David Lean
Play By: David Lean
Play By: Santha Rami
Produced By: John Brabourne
Produced By: Richard Goodwin
Directed By: David Lean
Adela Quested: Judy Davis
Dr Aziz: Victor Banergee
Mrs Moore: Peggy Ashcroft
Richard Fielding: James Fox
Ronny Heaslop: Nigel Havers
Professor Godbole: Alec Guinness
Turton: Richard Wilson
Mrs Turton: Antonia Pemberton
McBryde: Michael Culver
Mahmoud Ali: Art Malik
Hamidullah: Saeed Jaffrey
Major Callender: Clive Swift
Mrs Callender: Ann Fairbank
Amritrao: Roshan Seth
Stella: Sandra Hotz
Mr Das: Rashid Karapiet
Hassan: H S Krishnamurthy
Selim: Ishaq Bux
Guide: Moti Makan

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Everyman

Promised Land
On 4 April 1968
Martin Luther King was shot dead on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The night before he died, he spoke of his vision of 'the promised land of justice and freedom' for black Americans. Twenty years later, King's dream has turned sour.
Montgomery, Alabama was at the centre of the civil rights struggle in the 50s and 60s. Indeed it all began there, with the famous 381-day bus boycott. led by Dr King.
Today much has changed. There are black judges, lawyers, politicians. But Montgomery is still an oppressive, divided city.
Many of the advances of the past 20 years have backfired against the black community. Many of the changes are skin deep. Through the eyes of an assortment of Montgomery's black citizens, this film explores the current tensions and frustrations, hopes and fears, and shows that King's vision remains more an inspiration than a reality.
Film cameraman Martin Singleton Film editor Peter Harris Producer John Edginton Director Caroline Pick
Everyman editor Jane Drabble
An Otmoor production for BBCtv
Feature: page 9

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Singleton
Editor: Peter Harris
Producer: John Edginton
Director: Caroline Pick
Series editor: Jane Drabble

: The Gospel According to St Mark

with Roger Rees

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Rees

: Rockschool

Second of eight programmes on making music in a rock band
A Beginner's Guide to MIDI Presenters
Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) Alastair Gavin (keyboards) Geoff Nicholls (drums) and Henry Thomas (bass) With comments from
Jan Hammer , Omar Hakin of Weather Report,
Herbie Hancock and Vince Clarke of Erasure.
Designer ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY Produced by CHRIS LENT (R) (e)

Contributors

Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Alastair Gavin
Unknown: Geoff Nicholls
Bass: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Jan Hammer
Unknown: Omar Hakin
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Vince Clarke
Hornby: Andree Welstead
Produced By: Chris Lent

: Network East

The Asian affairs magazine

: Weather









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