With Toby Anstis.
Today: the Dot Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv
David Frost interviews the week's news makers and reviews the Sunday papers with his guests. Executive editor Bob Wheaton
Including at 8.15am and 9.00am News and Weather
Live coverage of the 13th
London Marathon, which this year sees race debuts for two of Britain's top distance runners. Liz McColgan , world 10,000m champion, is challenged by the reigning New York marathon champion, Australia's
Lisa Ondieki. Eamonn Martin makes his race debut alongside one of the great marathon runners of the last decade, Rob de Castella of Australia. This year's event, sponsored by NutraSweet, has attracted another record entry of more than 35,000 people.
The 26-mile course takes them from Greenwich Park through London to the finish at
Commentary by David Coleman , Brendan Foster , Paul Dickenson and Chris Hallam.
The starting timetable is: 9. 10 Elite women
9.20 Wheelchair men
9.21 Wheelchair women
9.30 Elite men and mass race
Producers Martin Hopkins and Johnnie Watherston
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From one marathon to another, as Pam Rhodes joins a huge gathering of musicians, choirs, dancers, actors and a congregation of over 2,000 for a live worship from the Spa
The top runners and wheelchair racers have finished, but Stuart Storey , Bob Wilson , Hazel Irvine and Anna Walker report on the progress of the many thousands of club and fun runners.
(Highlights at 7.00pm on BBC2)
Followed by The Flintstones
More Stone-Age fun.
Omnibus edition. Arthur gives Mrs Hewitt an ultimatum while
Steve and Mark cause a stir.
Exciting wartime thriller starring
Occupied Norway, 1942: a team of resistance fighters undertake a dangerous mission to destroy a heavy-water plant where the Nazis are producing an atomic bomb.
Director Anthony Mann
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Dr Rolf Pedersen:
Highlights from the last series including an interview with a designer who, despite being profoundly deaf, has achieved major success. Plus,
Caryn Franklin shows how flags can be fashionable.
Three contestants from
London battle for a place in the semi-finals to find the best amateur chef in Great Britain. Loyd Grossman is joined by chef Hilary Brown and radio personality Ned Sherrin to help choose this week's winner.
Producer Richard Bryan
Executive producer Bradley Adams
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With Moira Stuart.
Weather Bill Giles
Thora Hird returns with a selection of requested hymns. She also visits Suffolk where
Paul Heiney farms in the old-fashioned way, and takes part in a service blessing the animals at her own church.
Hymns: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; There Is a Green Hill Far Away; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Dear Lord and Father of Mankind; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Praise the Lord, His Glories Show; How Great Thou Art.
Series producer Diane Reid Editor Helen Alexander
Comedy series by Roy Clarke , starring Bill Owen
Peter Sallis , Brian Wilde Quick, Quick, Slow. Compo thinks Smiler is taking advantage of Nora Batty.
Director/Producer Alan J W Bell
Alan J W
A series of five period thrillers featuring the Scotland Yard sleuth created by Ngaio Marsh, adapted by Barbara Machin, and starring Patrick Malahide.
Spring 1948: Alleyn joins a weekend party at Frantock Hall where the theft of a priceless chalice and a game of murder that goes horribly wrong, test his deductive powers to the limit.
How does Inspector Alleyn compare with other TV 'tecs?
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Chief lnspector Alleyn:
Sir Hubert Handesley:
Dr Hans Hoffner:
Asst Commissioner Connors:
Det Sergeant Bailey:
Dr Beatrice Eaton:
The 12-part dramatisation of Peter Mayle 's light-hearted bestseller starring John Thaw Lindsay Duncan
8: Frogbusters. It's August in Provence and Peter and Annie
Mayle discover the delights of goat-racing and the secrets of the French game of petanque.
Screenplay by Michael Sadler Producer Ken Riddington Director David Tucker
With Martyn Lewis. Subtitled
Weather Bill Giles
The first semi-final from
Huddersfield, where the subjects are: P D James, the Napoleonic Wars, the Cornish china clay industry from 1745; and the medieval castle in the British Isles, 1050-1500. With Magnus Magnusson. DirectorStephen Potter
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe
For the first time the 16 survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash, who managed to live for three months by eating the bodies of their dead friends, have agreed to participate in a documentary. They are still close friends, living within half a mile of each other in Montevideo, and this compelling and sometimes disquieting film shows how for 20 years they have been unable to escape the consequences of their decision. They live beside the families of those who died, and whose bodies saved them, but they have never talked to them about the human taboo they broke and the relatives interviewed in the film continue to grieve their loss.
A Paradox production for BBCtv
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Romeo and Juliet. Soviet animation, narrated by Felicity Kendal.
Director/ Series producer Dave Edwards
Roger Tabor looks at how the cat population has expanded.