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: Ceefax Pages

: That's Right - You're Wrong

Musical tale about the exploits of bandleader
Kay Kyser in Hollywood.
With Kay Kyser , Adolphe Menjou , Lucille Ball and May Robson. Director David Butler
SEE FILMS pages 59 72


Unknown: Kay Kyser
Unknown: Kay Kyser
Unknown: Adolphe Menjou
Director: David Butler

: News; Weather

: See Hear!

A signed lesson to celebrate
Easter Day. Plus a report on the deaf unit for psychiatric patients at Springfield Hospital. Presented by Clive Mason.
With signing and subtitles.


Presented By: Clive Mason.

: Easter Eucharist

Celebrate the Easter Eucharist with the choir and congregation of Norwich Cathedral. The preacher is the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev
Peter Nott , and celebrant the Dean, the Very Rev Paul Burbridge. Hymns: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today; Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour; Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem. Director Chris Loughiin
Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Peter Nott
Unknown: Paul Burbridge.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Director: Chris Loughiin
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Urbi et Orbi

Live from St Peter 's Square in Rome where Pope John Paul II gives his traditional Easter message and blessing "to the City and to the world".
As the Pope's Easter message is live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Unknown: St Peter

: Cracking the Egg

A wildlife anthology revealing the many aspects of the egg.

: CountryFile

With John Craven , plus the week's weather at 12.55.


Unknown: John Craven

: News

Followed by The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz
The Making of a Movie Classic A behind-the-scenes look at how The Wizard of Oz (to be shown at 3.00pm) became such a family classic. With Angela Lansbury.


Unknown: Angela Lansbury.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. There's good news for Arthur.

: The Wizard of Oz

One of Hollywood's most enchanting musicals starring Judy Garland
A tornado whisks Dorothy into a dazzling world where she must escape the wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the emerald city.
DirectorVictor Fleming
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Judy Garland
Dorothy: Udy Garland
Hunk/Scarecrow: Ray Bolger
Zeke/CowardlyLion: Bert Lahr
Hickory/Tin Man: Jack Haley
Glinda: Blue Burke
Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West: Margaret Hamilton
Uncle Henry: Charles Grapewin

: Cartoon

: Lifeline

An appeal on behalf of the St Mungo Community Trust. With Cliff Michelmore and Joanna Kaye.
DONATIONS: St Mungo Community Trust. [address removed]
Telephone: [number removed].


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Joanna Kaye.

: The Legend of Lochnagar

HRH the Prince of Wales introduces and narrates this animation based on a fairytale he made up for his younger brothers. It is the story of how an old man who lives in a cave behind Balmoral Castle is taught to care for the environment. With the voices of Robbie Coltrane ,
Nick McArdle , Hannah Gordon , Victoria Bowstead and John Hamilton.
A Dave Edwards Studio production for BBCtv
How Prince Charles became a cartoon star


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Nick McArdle
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Victoria Bowstead
Unknown: John Hamilton.
Unknown: Dave Edwards

: MasterChef

This year's quest to find the best amateur chef in Great Britain opens with three contestants from the Midlands. Helping
Loyd Grossman choose this week's winner are chef Robert Carrier and actor Michael Elphick. Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
The glittering careers of past MasterChefwinners


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Michael Elphick.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producer: Bradley Adams

: News

With Philip Hayton. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Philip Hayton.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: Songs of Praise for Easter Day

From Norwich Cathedral, Sally Magnusson joins in the triumphant hymns of Easter.
Hymns: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today; This Joyful Eastertide; And Can It Be (Sagina); Thine Be the Glory
(Maccabaeus); Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power); Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now (St Albinus); The Strife Is O'er (Vulpius). Producer Jonathan Fulford Editor Roger Hutchings


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Producer: Jonathan Fulford
Editor: Roger Hutchings

: Last of the Summer Wine

Comedy series by Roy Clarke , starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde
A Landlady for Smiler. Compo reckons that Smiler can benefit from Marina's sudden desire to have a man about the house.
Director/Producer Alan JW Bell


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Brian Wilde

: A Year in Provence

The 12-part dramatisation of Peter Mayle 's bestseller. Starring John Thaw Lindsay Duncan
7:Room Service. July - time for visitors, but goodwill soon turns sour.
Screenplay by Michael Sadler
Producer Ken Riddington ; Director David Tucker


Unknown: Peter Mayle
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Michael Sadler
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Peter Mayle: John Thaw
AnnieMayle: Lindsay Duncan
Colombani: Jean-Pierre Delage
Ted Hopkins: Jim Carter
Susan Hopkins: Susie Blake
Ralph Tompkins: Geoffrey Hutchings
Libby Tompkins: Maggie Steed
Mrs Robinson: Edna Dore
Antoine Riviere: Marcel Champel
Topsy Compton: Mary Maddox
HugoCompton: James Fleet

: Lovejoy

Last in the series starring Ian McShane
Lovejoy Loses It. After revealing his talent for spotting a bargain on TV, Lovejoy discovers that perhaps he isn't as good as he thought. His attempts at conning a young couple backfire and he finds that making amends is much harder, and more expensive, than it appears.
Episode written by Andrew Payne
Producer Emma Hayter ; Director BazTaylor


Unknown: Ian McShane
Written By: Andrew Payne
Producer: Emma Hayter
Lovejoy: Ian McShane
Lady Jane: Phyllis Logan
Tinker: Dudley Sutton
Eric: Chris Jury
Charlie Gimbert: Malcolm Tierney
Ted Goat: Ken Campbell
Moira: Alphonsia Emmanuel
Tara Brockley: Caroline Hunnisett
Jack Brockley: Dorian Healy
Harold Richards: Peter Copley
Mr Figgis: Patrick Pearson

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather Bill Giles


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Bill Giles

: You, Me and It

Final episode in the drama serial written by Andrew Payne and starring
James Wilby
Suzanne Burden
Charlie and Barbara face the trauma of trying for a test-tube baby. Meanwhile, the strain is beginning to tell.
Producer Alex Graham
Director Edward Bennett
A Wall to Wall production for BBCtv


Written By: Andrew Payne
Producer: Alex Graham
Director: Edward Bennett
Charlie: James Wilby
Barbara: Suzanne Burden
Mike: Greg Hicks
Linda: Anna Patrick
James: Stephen Dillane
Dr Morley: Jean Rimmer
Peter Clarke: Davyd Harries
Fiona: Sharon Hines
Gary: Gary Love
Walker: Anthony Marsh
Irritated man: John Vernon
Eddie: Patrick Godfrey
Joyce: Jane Downs
Christine: Belinda Sinclair
Simon: Jim Barclay
Chelmsford woman: Anna Mottram
Chanel suit: Heather Wright
Dr Stannard: Martin Turner
The Boiler: Robert Blythe
Kevin Beesely: Rory Bremner
Betty: Sheila Reid
George: Don Crann

: Mastermind

From the Barons' Hall, Arundel Castle, where the subjects are: Shelley; Test cricket - England v Australia 1920-38; the siege of Paris 1870-71; the Romanov dynasty 1613-1918. Director Stephen Potter
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe


Director: Stephen Potter
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Bosnia's Last Testament
Foreign Correspondent of the Year, Ed Vulliamy of The
Guardian, first broke the story of the Serbian detention camps that shocked the world. In this bitter, elegiac film he travels back to the Bosnian town of Travnik to honour a way of life almost destroyed by "brutish nationalism" and the world's inertia. Before the end, he wants Bosnia's last testament to be heard.
Producer Beth Holgate Series editor John Blake


Producer: Beth Holgate
Editor: John Blake

: Shakespeare: the Animated Tales

Macbeth. Soviet animation, with the voice of Zoe Wanamaker as Lady Macbeth.
Series producer Dave Edwards


Producer: Dave Edwards

: Cats

Roger Tabor looks at how perceptions of the domestic cat have changed.


Unknown: Roger Tabor

: Weather

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