With Andrew Harvey and Jill Dando.
With Zoe Ball.
10.40 Problem-solving with Will Hanrahan
11.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather
11.10 Star Guest of the Day
11.20 Touch of Love
11.30 Patric Walker's Video Horoscope
with Nicholas Parsons
11.50 Agony Phone-in
12.00 News (Subtitled) Regional News; Weather
Today's guests are actor Tony Curtis and 60s musical stars, the Seekers.
With Judi Spiers.
(Details at 5.35pm) Stereo
Death Lends a Hand. When a private investigator tries to blackmail an unfaithful wife, Columbo is left with a murder to solve. With Peter Falk ,
With Toby Anstis.
Crossword puzzle. COMPETITION: send answers to Sick asa Parrot. BBCtv, Wood Lane, London W 12 7RJ.
Today featuring top UK band D:Ream. COMPETITION: ring [number removed](maximum call 25p). For rules send sae to [address removed]
Part 2 of the daily story.
A rerun of a six-part sci-fi adventure for children first shown in 1991. In this third episode, the pattern is almost complete. Marcie and Eldritch perform the final step of the dance. With Tim Barker , Samantha Cahill , Ben Chandler , Rosalie Crutchley and Brigit Forsyth. Written by Russell Davies
(Part 4 on Friday at 5. 0pm)
Hannah discovers Helen's problem. Can Brad bring himself to say "I do"?
With Martyn Lewis and Andrew Harvey. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley
This week, Jill Dando presents the show from Cyprus. Julie
Walters is in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh where she tries to cope with many tourist pitfalls; Sankha Guha takes a trip on the Bolshoi Express, a luxury private train once used by President Brezhnev which runs from Moscow to St
Petersburg; and Sue Cook learns to glide in Norfolk. Producer Simon Shaw
Editor Jane Lush
Shelley thinks that a holiday might help her relationship but Mark has other ideas. Arthur is having car trouble and Grant gets an unexpected visitor.
(For cast see Thursday)
Just over a year ago, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean announced their return to competitive skating, nearly a decade after their triumph at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter
Olympics. In September, a BBC crew joined them as they began the intricate and exhausting task of re-creating the magic that made them famous: training, choreographing, arranging and recording music, deciding on costumes, and running the gauntlet of publicity.
The film is produced by Edward Mirzoeff who, among many other major documentaries, was responsible for Elizabeth R , shown to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
Radio microphones record the stresses and strains of rehearsal, while the camera crew film the behind-the-scenes emotions that an expectant public never sees. Through the National Championships in Sheffield, the European
Championships in Copenhagen and finally the Olympics at the Hamar stadium, Torvill and Dean can be seen enjoying the success and suffering the pitfalls of their return to the ice.
post that mentions
With Michael Buerk.
Weather John Kettley
The 66th Annual Academy Awards
"It's a splendidly enjoyable piece of commercial hype," says Barry Norman , who reports from this year's Academy
Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles yesterday.
As the stars arrive, Barry will be making his predictions about the winners. Among them is
Steven Spielberg 's Schindler's List, which he confidently expects to romp home with the gongs. Spielberg has been nominated for the best director award three times before, but has never won. This year Schindler's List is in 12 categories including best director and best picture.
British hopefuls are
Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father), Anthony Hopkins
(Remains of the Day) and Ralph Fiennes (Schindler's List).
The programme will feature highlights of the ceremony, including all the main winners and their acceptance speeches, as well as clips from the winning movies. Barry Norman also pia ns to attend some of the post-ceremony celebrations to chat with the Oscar-winners. So he's keeping his fingers crossed that his predictions are accurate and he goes to the right parties.
Producer Bruce Thompson
Barry Norman on Steven Spielberg SEE FEATURE page 47
After the Oscars, an Academy Award-winning comedy, starring Maggie Smith Michael Caine
Four groups of visitors stay at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel and are forced to deal with problems ranging from a runaway daughter to which outfit to wear to the Academy Award ceremony.
Neil Simon 's comedy features an Oscar-winning performance from Maggie Smith as an actress who suffers more than one shock on Oscar night.
Director Herbert Ross (1978)
FILM REVIEWS pages 53-60
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