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: The Phantom Treehouse

An animated feature film.
When Tom and his dog, Rags, go looking for Lucy, the girl next door, Rags leads Tom to a treehouse. They climb up and fall into a strange land. Written and directed by PAUL WILLIAMS

Contributors

Directed By: Paul Williams

: Playbus

The Dot Stop with Eithne Hannigan
Storyteller Simon Davies Story: The Naughty Shoes by PAUL BIEGEL , illustrated by JOANNA ISLES Music PAUL READE
Bassist OLLY BLANCHFLOWER Designer TONY LAWRENCE Director ANNE GOBEY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Eithne Hannigan
Unknown: Storyteller Simon Davies
Unknown: Paul Biegel
Illustrated By: Joanna Isles
Music: Paul Reade
Unknown: Bassist Olly Blanchflower
Designer: Tony Lawrence
Director: Anne Gobey

: Umbrella

with Mark Chatterton
Christians in Southwell, Manchester and Skelmersdale use symbols to bring alive the events of 2,000 years ago, plus the story of events from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. Director CELIA THOMSON
Producer JUDY MERRY . BBC North West

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Director: Celia Thomson
Producer: Judy Merry

: Sunday Worship

The Easter Liturgy from Peterborough Cathedral.
The Easter candle burns to symbolise the light of the risen Christ. The service of holy communion includes the renewal of baptismal vows and confirmation.
Celebrant: The Bishop of Peterborough, The Right Rev William Westwood Assisted by CANON THOMAS CHRISTIE and CANON JACK HIGHAM Preacher The Dean,
The Very Rev Randolph Wise Epistle: Romans 6, vv 3-11 Gospel: Luke 24, w 1-12 Master of the Music CHRISTOPHER GOWER
Organist GARY SIELING Brass ensemble led by ANDREW TURNER
Sing, choirs of heaven (Woodlands); Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah); Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (St Helen); Ye choirs of New Jerusalem
(St Fulbert); Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn)
Motet: Now the God of peace (Gerald Knight)
Communion Service: Darke in F Sound NORMAN MCLEOD Lighting JOHN ALUNSON Television presentation
ROGER HUTCHINGS. BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: William Westwood
Assisted By: Canon Thomas Christie
Assisted By: Canon Jack Higham
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: UrbietOrbi

His Holiness the Pope's traditional Easter blessing of the city and the world, live from Rome.
Commentator
Mgr Vincent Nichols
Television presentation by RAI

: The Gospel According to St Matthew

with Peter Barkworth. The last of seven films, using the words of St Matthew in the Authorised Version of the Bible. Producer JIM MURRAY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Barkworth.
Unknown: St Matthew
Producer: Jim Murray

: Take Nobody's Word for It

Last of the series on DIY science presented by Carol Vorderman and Professor Ian Fells of Newcastle University.
At last, the secret formula for the world's biggest bubbles. Carol dips into the scientific toy box, and Ian gets on his bike to discover the science of cycling. Plus news of the paper-engineering competition winners.
Studio director HENDRIK BALL
Producer GEORGE AUCKLAND (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Carol Vorderman
Presented By: Professor Ian Fells

: Sign Extra

A chance to see previously broadcast programmes, this time with sign language and subtitles. This week, an Open Space programme about the problems facing people who run Britain's fairgrounds. Sign-language interpreter JOHN LEE (e)

Contributors

Unknown: John Lee

: Country File

The recent public concern over salmonella in eggs, and listeria in soft cheeses, has prompted suggestions that the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is in need of a shake up.
Ian Breach looks at the history of the ministry and with the aid of its friends and critics alike, speculates on its future.
Plus at 12.55pm the weather for the countryside with IAN MCCASKILL
Producer MIKE DERBY
Editor MICHAEL FITZGERALD BBC Pebble Mill
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Contributors

Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Producer: Mike Derby
Editor: Michael Fitzgerald

: News

with Moira Stuart

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: The 'Olympic' Challenge

VIII Paralympic Games
The Paralympics in Seoul last year have been called 'The Greatest Disabled Olympics ever'! Just a fortnight after the 1988 Olympic Games ended, 242 British athletes joined 3,000 competitors from 60 countries for this celebration of achievement. The team returned home with 182 medals, including 62 gold.
Cliff Morgan was in Korea to meet the athletes and hear their stories. Among them, 16-year-old Simon Jackson from Rochdale has a tale to tell and a tune to play, in spite of being almost blind.
His sporting exploits in judo are famous while, in music, Simon wrote and played the signature tune for this programme.
Film editor TIM CAWSTON Producer JEFF GODDARD

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Simon Jackson
Editor: Tim Cawston
Producer: Jeff Goddard

: EastEnders

by Susan Boyd and Juliet Ace.
"Why can't we just have a normal party?"
(Ceefax subtitles)

Contributors

Writer: Susan Boyd
Writer: Juliet Ace

: Oliver!

starring with A musical version of Dickens's famous story about little orphan Oliver and his adventures with the Artful Dodger, master thief Fagin and brutal Bill Sikes.
Screenplay by VERNON HARRIS
Music and lyrics by LIONEL BART freely adapted from Oliver Twist by CHARLES DICKENS
Produced by JOHN WOOLF Directed by CAROL REED
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Contributors

Unknown: Bill Sikes.
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Lionel Bart
Unknown: Oliver Twist
Produced By: John Woolf
Directed By: Carol Reed
Fagin: Ron Moody
Bill Sikes: Oliver Reed
Mr Bumble: Harry Secombe
Nancy: Shani Wallis
Oliver: Mark Lester
the Artful Dodger: Jack Wild
Magistrate: Hugh Griffith
Charlie Bates: Clive Moss
Widow Corney: Peggy Mount
Mr Sowerberry: Leonard Rossiter
Mr Brownlow: Joseph O'Conor
Mrs Sowerberry: Hylda Baker
Bet: Sheila White

: The Clothes Show

with Jeff Banks
Scutching, retting and beetling are just three of the stages in the manufacture of linen. Jeff Banks travels to Northern Ireland, for many years the home of Britain's linen industry. He meets the McConville brothers, who are hoping to re-introduce the commercial growing of flax to the Province; and designer Paul Costelloe, who is well known for his use of this unique fabric in his collections.
BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Presenter: Jeff Banks
Guest: Paul Costelloe
Producer/Director: Roger Casstles

: The Animals Roadshow

with Desmond Morris and Sarah Kennedy.
Sarah visits Brentwood for the only Working-Dog
Convention in the world. On show are hundreds of canines demonstrating the skills which earn them their daily bone and the title of man's best friend. How can a police dog tell if you're overweight and wear cheap aftershave? And do stunt dogs really like their job? Television vet Christopher Timothy shares some of the secrets of All Creatures Great and SmalL Around Brentwood Desmond has a date with an animal once prized by the Tsar of Russia. He visits the menagerie of international screen star
Susannah York and discovers why the most blood-curdling member of the animal family is just a sheep in wolfs clothing. Researcher ALISON FORSYTH Director DAVID WALLACE Producers
LAN CHRISTIE, POLLY PHILLIPS Editor DAVID MARTIN BBC Scotland
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Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy.
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Brentwood Desmond
Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Alison Forsyth
Director: David Wallace
Unknown: Polly Phillips

: News

with Moira Stuart Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Songs of Praise

from Westminster Cathedral. In a feast of Easter music old and new, Christ's resurrection is celebrated by His Eminence
Cardinal Basil Hume and Roman Catholics from all over London. Roger Royle meets Fumi Awojobi and Tracey Wilson , who have been preparing for many months for their baptism this Easter; and he visits the Cardinal Hume Centre, which puts faith into action by helping the homeless and their families.
What wondrous love is this;
Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn); Ye choirs of New Jerusalem (St
Fulbert); Centre of my life; Sing to the world; Unless a grain of wheat; Now the green blade riseth (Noel Nouvelet ); We believe; Thine be the glory
(Maccabaeus); Surrexit Christus Conductors JAMES O'DONNELL and STEPHEN DEAN
Organist LAIN SIMCOCK
Assistant producer ANN RICHARDSON Producer DAVID KREMER Editor STEPHEN WHITTLE
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Contributors

Unknown: Basil Hume
Unknown: Fumi Awojobi
Unknown: Tracey Wilson
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Noel Nouvelet
Unknown: Surrexit Christus
Unknown: Conductors James O'Donnell
Producer: Ann Richardson
Producer: David Kremer
Editor: Stephen Whittle

: Laura and Disorder

Last in the series written by JONATHAN MARR and ROSS BENTLEY starring
Adventurous as ever, Laura and Oberon invest in a metal detector, but what they unearth is more trouble than treasure.
Costume designer VELMA BUCKLE Make-up designer
SALLY BOUNDEN-WARREN
Sound supervisor ALAN STOKES Lighting director HENRY BARBER Produced and directed by JOHN B HOBBS
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Contributors

Written By: Jonathan Marr
Written By: Ross Bentley
Designer: Velma Buckle
Unknown: Sally Bounden-Warren
Unknown: Alan Stokes
Director: Henry Barber
Directed By: John B Hobbs
Laura Kingsley: Wendy Craig
Oberon: Stephen Persaud
Howard Kingsley: Graham Sinclair
Helen Kingsley: Sally Hughes
Holly: Marie Berry
Barry Page: Clive Swift
Receptionist: Miranda Messenger
Radio producer: Paul Pritchard
Voice of Caroline: Alison Sterling
Bert: John Burgess
Harry: John Hoye
Mr Singh: Heronimo Sehmi
Mrs Singh: Rani Singh
Policeman: Mark Gables
Tramp: Eric Francis

: Mastermind

with Magnus Magnusson from the Cheltenham Ladies' College
Richard Harris
(insurance official)
History of Communism in Eastern Europe from 1935 Gill Reid (housewife) The Life and Times of Dorothy Wordsworth Roger Woods (farmer) The Life and Work of Isambard Kingdom Brunei Arthur Scruton
(retired civil servant)
The History of Cheltenham from Roman Times Lighting GEOFF HIGGS
Assistant producer MARY CRAIG DirectwANDREA CONWAY Producer DAVID MITCHELL BBCElstree

Contributors

Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Gill Reid
Unknown: Dorothy Wordsworth
Unknown: Roger Woods
Unknown: Isambard Kingdom Brunei
Unknown: Arthur Scruton
Unknown: Geoff Higgs
Producer: Mary Craig
Producer: Directwandrea Conway
Producer: David Mitchell

: Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution

starring
Ralph Richardson Deborah Kerr Diana Rigg
Did Leonard Vole kill Emily French? All the evidence points to his guilt and, when his wife
Christine takes the stand and testifies against him, his fate seems sealed.
Can Sir Wilfred Robarts.
Vole's wily old lawyer, prove his client's innocence and save him from the gallows?
Screenplay by JOHN GAY
Produced by NORMAN ROSEMONT Directed by ALAN GIBSON
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Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Leonard Vole
Unknown: Sir Wilfred Robarts.
Unknown: John Gay
Produced By: Norman Rosemont
Directed By: Alan Gibson
Sir Wilfred: Ralph Richardson
Miss Plimsoll: Deborah Kerr
Leonard Vole: Beau Bridges
Mr Myers: Donald Pleasence
Janet: Wendy Hiller
Christine Vole: Diana Rigg
Mayhew: David Langton
Brogan: Richard Vernon
Carter: Peter Sallis
Chief Inspector Morse: Frank Mills
Emily French: Patricia Leslie
Miss Johnson: Zulema Dean

: News

with Martyn Lewis Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Lewis

: Heart of the Matter

Last of the current series with Joan Bakewell. 'Is life worth living?
That depends on the liver!' John Bellany was a successful, established artist when liver failure forced him to confront the possibility of early death. His journey from pain and illness through a transplant operation to renewed health and joy of life is recorded in a collection of his own paintings.
Film editor ROGER MULUNS Producer CLAIRE HOBDAY
Series producer OLGA EDRIDGE

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: John Bellany
Producer: Olga Edridge

: Kilroy in the Holy Land

Last week Robert Kilroy-Silk visited the Middle East, where he and his guests discussed prospects for peace. Editor DAVID WICKHAM (R) revised

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Editor: David Wickham

: Handmade

Last in the current series presented by Sue Robinson. A celebration of the magic of light in winter.
Producer MARY SPRENT
Series producer DICK FOSTER (R) (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Sue Robinson.

: Network East

: Weather









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