First of a two-part adaptation of Gaston Leroux 's chilling romance. Starring Burt Lancaster Charles Dance
Christine, newly arrived in Paris, dismisses the legend of a disfigured murderer lurking below the Paris
Opera - until a stagehand is murdered and a voice speaks to her from the depths of the Opera House.
Director Tony Richardson Rpt Stereo
(Part 2 and cast list see tomomwat 2.15)
Game show hosted by Mark Evans with children from William Cowper Primary School, New Town, Birmingham.
COMPETITION: send answers to What the Chicken Is It?, PO Box 900. London W 12 6WW.
SEE THIS WEEK page 14
Six-part drama filmed in Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
4: Taken hostage, Maria confronts
Lady and Simon Blackheart and plans her escape. With Noah Huntley , Camilla Power. Thomas Szekeres , Jean Anderson , lain Cuthbertson, Richard Elfyn ,
Philip Madoc , Miriam Margolyes and Polona Vetrih . Based on Elizabeth Goudge 's A Little White Horse. adapted by William Corlett
1989: Ayatollah Khomeini orders a fatwa on Salman Rushdie ; the Exxon Valdes runs aground, students are massacred in Tiananmen
Square; the Guildford Four are released and the Berlin Wall comes down. The music: Fine
Young Cannibals, Guns 'n' Roses, Sam Brown ,
Cliff Richard , Madonna, Neneh Cherry, Lisa Stansfield. Series producer Sue Mallinson
The series which looks at issues at the heart of life in the British countryside. Eight years on from the nuclear accident at
Chernobyl, almost 600 British farms are still contaminated with radioactive fall-out, and farmers are banned from moving sheep which graze there. The programme asks if life for those farming families can ever return to normal.
Presented by John Craven. Executive producer Tim Manning
(A revised version of this programme will be shown next Sunday)
John Craven on our countryside
SEE FEATURE page 34
If you live on the rugged Pembrokeshire coast, there are four emergency services: police, fire, ambulance and lifeboat.
Thus when Lynda La Plante was pondering a new action-packed drama, her thoughts turned to the RNLI. " was astonished at how many lives are saved - over a thousand a year," says the author of Prime Suspect and Civvies. "That's a hell of an amount of drama at sea."
This new nine-part series centres on the fictional lifeboat station of Penrhys, where the volunteers forget their troubled on-shore lives as each maritime crisis unfolds. In the first episode, Troubled Waters, the crew waits to hear if they will be awarded a new boat, and three youngsters sail off into danger.
Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
Director Karl Francis Stereo
A Bloom Street production for BBCtv
Rufus Myers Lloyd:
James Myers Lloyd:
Lady Myers Lloyd:
Maurice Ward is a Hartlepool hairdresser. He is also the inventor of a substance that can withstand any amount of heat, while remaining cool. The implications for science and industry are limitless.
Ward, his wife and his daughter know the formula, and he is well aware of the value of his invention, which has been christened Starlite. This means that he is also extremely cagey about revealing anything that might compromise his control over it. In turn, this makes it impossible for Starlite to be independently tested, patented or exploited.
QED follows Ward on a trip to talk to scientists at the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration in the USA, who realise the implications of Starlite for space travel. Ward is willing to wait for the right deal - how many millions should tempt him to sign away the secret? Narrator Alec Guinness.
Producer David Dugan
Series editor Susan Spindler
A Windfall production for BBCtv
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Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Highlights from tonight's crucial Premiership matches, including West Ham against title-chasing Blackburn
Rovers. Plus goals and talking points from the other games.
The last two semi-final places will be decided as the quarter-finals reach their conclusion.
A preview of Saturday's
Challenge Cup final between
Wigan and Leeds at Wembley. Producer Vivien Kent
Editor Brian Barwick
Richard Attenborough David Hemmings
After a particularly successful trick, con men Silas and Bob plan an elaborate swindle with the help of a beautiful woman. With Alexandra Stewart , Nicholas Pennell , Melissa Stribling.
Director BasilDearden (1968)
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