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: Johnson and Friends

With Zoe Ball and Chris Jarvis.
Animation. When Michael falls asleep his toys come to life.


Unknown: Zoe Ball
Unknown: Chris Jarvis.

: Peep and the Big Wide World

Cartoon. Peep, newly arrived in the world, tries to figure out some of its most basic properties.

: The Railway Dragon


: Litt'IBits

Animation. Set in a mystical forest, the home of pixies.

: Smoggies


: The Legend of Prince Valiant

Animated action. Rpt

: Why Don't You...?

Finding out what is small, furry and wins prizes in Dunstable.

: Henry's Cat


: Playdays

The Tent Stop.
A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Harry and the Hendersons

Comedy series. Nancy is challenged to do a better job with Ernie's losing baseball team.

: Journey to the Cross

Meditations for Good Friday, from the Parish Church of St Matthew, Westminster. With the Rt Rev and Rt Hon
David Hope , Bishop of London, and the New English Orchestra and Singers conducted by Nigel Swinford.
Producer Jonathan Fulford


Unknown: David Hope
Conducted By: Nigel Swinford.
Producer: Jonathan Fulford

: Pebble Mill

Withjudi Spiers.

: Neighbours

(Detailsat 5.35pm) Stereo

: The Flintstones

Stone-Age cartoon fun.

: Rainbow Safari

Wildlife in Colour. Exploring the extravagance of nature's colours. With David Attenborough , David Bellamy and Andrew Sachs.


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

: The Sound of Music

Classic family musical, starring Julie Andrews
Christopher Plummer
Trainee nun Maria leaves her convent to become governess to seven children. The spirited Maria instils a love of music in the children but the family's happiness is threatened by the Nazi occupation of Austria.
With Eleanor Parker , Richard Haydn , Peggy Wood , Charmian Carr , Heather Menzies.
Director Robert Wise (1965)


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Plummer
Unknown: Eleanor Parker
Unknown: Richard Haydn
Unknown: Peggy Wood
Unknown: Charmian Carr
Unknown: Heather Menzies.
Director: Robert Wise

: Neighbours

Stephen and Phoebe are again thwarted by Russell. Annalise has a crisis at work.

: News

With Chris Lowe.
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: Regional News

: Beatrix Potter: the Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher

From The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.
In letters to her nieces, Beatrix Potter recounts the tales of amiable Mrs Tiggy-Winkle , the hedgehog laundress, and of her client Mr Jeremy Fisher , whose fishing expedition doesn't go quite as planned.
With Niamh Cusack as Beatrix Potter , and the voices of Prunella Scales as Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Derek Jacobi as Mr Jeremy Fisher. Director GeoffDunbar


Unknown: Peter Rabbit
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Unknown: Mr Jeremy Fisher
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Mr Jeremy Fisher.

: ET the Extra-Terrestrial

An adventure from
Steven Spielberg , the director of Jurassic Park, starring Henry Thomas Dee Wallace
Peter Coyote
Drew Barrymore Ten-year -old Elliott finds a new friend: he's short, dark and from another planet. The young boy wants to help his new buddy - "ET" - who is being hunted by government scientists. The creature realises that he cannot survive for long in the earth's atmosphere and must "phone home" to his own kind so they can rescue him.
One of the biggest box-office successes of all time, the movie won three oscars. It mixes laughter and tears, thrills and special effects to create perfect family entertainment.
With David O'Dell , Richard Singler , Frank Toth , Robert Barton , Michael Darrell , Milt Kogan , Erika Eleniak , David Berkson , David Carlberg ,
Alexander Lampone ,
Rhoda Makoff , Robert Murphy , Richard Pesavento , Susan Cameron , Will Fowler Jr and Tom Sherry.
(1982) Stereo


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Henry Thomas
Unknown: Dee Wallace
Unknown: Peter Coyote
Unknown: Drew Barrymore Ten-Year
Unknown: David O'Dell
Unknown: Richard Singler
Unknown: Frank Toth
Unknown: Robert Barton
Unknown: Michael Darrell
Unknown: Milt Kogan
Unknown: Erika Eleniak
Unknown: David Berkson
Unknown: David Carlberg
Unknown: Alexander Lampone
Unknown: Rhoda Makoff
Unknown: Robert Murphy
Unknown: Richard Pesavento
Unknown: Susan Cameron
Unknown: Fowler Jr
Unknown: Tom Sherry.
Elliott: Henry Thomas
Mary: Dee Wallace
Keys: Peter Coyote
Gertie: Drew Barrymore
Michael: Robert MacNaughton
Greg: Kc Martel
Steve: Sean Frye
Tyler: Tom Howell

: News

With John Humphrys.
Regional News
Weather Rob McElwee


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rob McElwee

: The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

Patrick Malahide
I returns as Ngalo Marsh 's aristocratic sleuth In a new feature-length episode entitled Dead Water.
Margaret Tyzack and Jane Lapotaire co-star as two women at war over the future of a small
Scottish island. Miss Pride is the rightful landlord of Portacarrick, but Miss Cost is determined to turn It into a tourist attraction after the alleged cure of a young boy's warts by a "fairy" spring. A local squabble turns sinister after an attempt on Miss Pride's life; old friend Alleyn returns from his holiday to investigate.
A web of adultery and sexual jealousy soon weaves Itself around picturesque Pixie Falls.
The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries first came to the screen last year; Dead Water and other new episodes are showing as occasional "one-offs" rather than as a single series.
Screenplay by T R Bowen Producer George Gallaccio Director John Woods


Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Ngalo Marsh
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Alleyn Mysteries
Unknown: T R Bowen
Producer: George Gallaccio
Director: John Woods
Chief InspectorAlleyn: Patrick Malahide
AgatkaTroy: Belinda Lang
Inspector Fox: William Simons
Emily Pride: Margaret Tyzack
ElsbethCost: Jane Lapotaire
Keith Ballantyne: James Cosmo
Dr Nairn: James Laurenson
Margaret Ballantyne: Eleanor David
Supt Campbell: Tom Watson
DulcieCruickshank: Mona Bruce
AlistairCruickshank: Robert McIntosh
AngusFindley: Jimmy Yuill
Wally McNabb: Ewen Bremner
Archie MacPherson: Peter Kelly
D S Bailey: Tim Dutton
CissieMcCulloch: Andrea Gibb

: The Easter Stories

The Centurion Tale. How did a potential philosopher find himself joining the legion?
That's what happened to Tony Slattery , the centurion; now he's faced with carrying out the verdict of the court. His colleagues are out for blood, but he's a bit squeamish.
Standing on the sidelines, this press-ganged centurion draws his own conclusion about life, the universe, and Jesus.
(The final story, the Gardener's Tale, can be seen tomorrow)


Unknown: Tony Slattery

: Class

Comedy drama, starring Rob Lowe
Jacqueline Bisset
Skip and Jonathan are thrown together as room-mates at an exclusive prep school. Matters become complicated when
Jonathan embarks on an affair with his room-mate's mother.
Director Lewis John Carlino (1983)


Unknown: Rob Lowe
Unknown: Jacqueline Bisset
Director: Lewis John Carlino
Skip: Rob Lowe
Ellen: Jacqueline Bisset
Jonathan: Andrew McCarthy
Burroughs: Cliff Robertson
Balaban: Stuart Margolin
Roscoe: John Cusack
Roger: Alan Ruck

: The Raven

Comedy horror based on the poem by Edgar Allen Poe starring
Vincent Price , Peter Lorre Boris Karloff
A trio of sorcerers pit their awesome powers against each other in a mystifying montage of monstrous magic. Withjack Nicholson and Hazel Court.
Director Roger Corman (1963)
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: Edgar Allen Poe
Unknown: Vincent Price
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Withjack Nicholson
Director: Roger Corman

: Weather

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