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: Brum

Adventures of the little car who lives in a motor museum.

: Playdays

The Tent Stop.

: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn narrates the Aboriginal tale Why the Emu Cannot Fly.


Storyteller: Philip Hawthorn

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews home secretary Michael Howard , plus a review of the papers with Germaine Greer and Wilbur Smith. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Wilbur Smith.
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: A Word in Season

The last of the series on preachers comes from the Spring Harvest in Minehead, Somerset, Europe's largest annual Christian conference, where The Rev Clive Calver delivers the sermon of the Parable of the Vineyard. Presented by Jeremy Vine.


Presenter: Jeremy Vine

: See Hear!

The magazine forpeople with hearing difficulties. Today, a telephone relay service that has just opened in Liverpool. With signing and subtitles.
Rptd on Tuesday 12noononBBC2 Stereo ....

: Next

A programme about the lifestyles and interests of retired people. With
Marti Caine , Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


Unknown: Marti Caine
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: John Noakes.

: Bon Mot

Short French story, stereo ............

: Fat Man in France

In the first of a six-part series in which Tom Vernon treks through France, he samples the sights, sounds and tastes of Brittany.


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Work Is a Four-Letter Word

Series showing how to improve your speakingand writing skills in the workplace. Today, usingthe telephone.

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weatherat 12.25. Stereo ...


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

The Ball Is Round
Nick Homby , author of Fever Pitch, asks why football has become the planet's most popular game.


Unknown: Nick Homby

: Match of the Day: the Road to Wembley

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton
Live coverage of the first
FA Cup semi-final, kick-off
1.30pm, from Elland Road. Leeds.
Commentary by John Motson , with Trevor Brooking. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with Alan Hansen and Jimmy Hill. See today's choices.
♦ See Alan Hansen : page 35


Commentary By: John Motson
Unknown: Trevor Brooking.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Alan Hansen
Unknown: Jimmy Hill.
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: The Pink Panther Show

More exploits with the suave cat.

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled .

: Antiques Roadshow

From Taunton, Somerset, where exhibits include a 19th-century book on apples and pears and a valuable teddy bear. With Hugh Scully. Producer Christopher Lewis
See Antiques: page 30


Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Moira Stuart. Subtitled
Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Moira Stuart.
Unknown: Peter Cockroft

: Songs of Praise

This Palm Sunday edition from Torquay, Devon, looks at the Way of the Cross. Hymns include All Glory, Praise and Honour; I Know That My Redeemer Lives; The Head that Once Was Crowned with Thorns; and It Is a Thing Most Wonderful. With Pam Rhodes.
Repeated on Wednesday at 2.10pm on BBC2


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Producer: R. Medwyn Hughes
Editor: Helen Alexander

: As Time Goes By

Jean has accepted Lionel's proposal but their euphoria is not contagious.
Written by Bob Larbey ; DirectorSydney Lotterby
Executive producer Philip Jones


Written By: Bob Larbey
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Producer: Philip Jones
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Judith: Moira Brooker
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Stephen: Paul Chapman
Penny: Moyra Fraser
Ted Pringle: David Battley
Daisy: Zoe Hilson

: Only Fools and Horses: Strained Relations

Classic comedy from 1985.
The Trotter clan congregate at Grandad's funeral.
With David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and, making his debut as long-lost seafaring Uncle Albert, Buster Merryfield.
(Rpt) (Subtitled)


Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Susan Belbin
Producer: Ray Butt
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Uncle Albert: Buster Merryfield

: Hamish Macbeth

A six-part series about a young policeman in a sleepy Highland village, starring Robert Carlyle
3: The Big Freeze. The police swamp Lochdubh when an apparent break-in at the home of the local laird attracts the attention of Hamish's superiors.
Written by Dominic Minghella ; Producer Deirdre Keir DirectorPatrick Lau Stereo Subtitled ....
♦ See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Robert Carlyle
Written By: Dominic Minghella
Producer: Deirdre Keir
Director: Patrick Lau
Hamish Macbeth: Robert Carlyle
TV John: Ralph Riach
Alex: Valerie Gogan
Major Roddy Maclean: David Ashton
Rory Campbell: Brian Pettifer
Esme: Anne Lacey
Dl Bruce: Bill Leadbitter
DS Cronk: Stuart McQuarrie
Barney: Stuart McGugan
Agnes: Barbara Rafferty
Lachlan: Jimmy Yuill
Lachie Jr: Stuart Davids
Isobel: Shirley Henderson

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather PeterCockroft


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: The Choir

Five-part adaptation of Joanna Trollope 's novel, starring
James Fox , David Warner
4: The choir's continued existence rests on the fortunes of Henry's record. See today's choices.
Adapted by Ian Curteis ; Producer Peter Cregeen ; Director Ferdinand Fairfax Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: David Warner
Adapted By: Ian Curteis
Producer: Peter Cregeen
Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
Hugh Cavendish: James Fox
Alexander Troy: David Warner
Bridget Cavendish: Richenda Carey
lanthe Cavendish: Claire Cox
Felicity Troy: Jane Asher
Frank Ashworth: Peter Vaughan
Sally Ashworth: Cathryn Harrison
Henry Ashworth: Anthony Way
Bishop Robert Young: John Standing
Janet Young: Caroline John
Leo Beckford: Nicholas Farrell
Nicholas Elliott: Oliver Milburn
John Godwin: Robert Flemyng
Canon Tom Oddams: Christopher Good
Canon Neil Patterson: Michael Fitzgerald
Sandra Miles: Nicola King
Martin Chancellor: Bill Britten
Cherry Chancellor: Susannah Elliott
Roger Farrell: Daniel Flynn
Jim Woodcote: David Sterne
Chilworth: James Hopkins
Wooldridge: Edward Hughes
Dennis Thornton: Rob Spendlove
Tracy Butler: Tracy Gillman

: Mastermind

The quest to find the Mastermind champion begins in Aberystwyth at the National
Library of Wales. Tonight's subjects include American president Benjamin Franklin and poet Philip Larkin.
Magnus Magnusson asks the questions. See today's choices.
Director David Mitchell ; Producer
Penelope Cowell Doe


Unknown: Benjamin Franklin
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Director: David Mitchell
Producer: Penelope Cowell Doe

: Everyman

Death's Door
Many of the rituals of death are shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Everyman ventures into a rarely glimpsed world to meet the mortuary technicians and cremator operators whose work starts when ourlivesend... Director Ben Fox ; Series editor Richard Denton
♦ See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Director: Ben Fox
Editor: Richard Denton
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Words from Jerusalem

During Holy Week
John Gielgud narrates the story of Easter. 1: Triumphal Entry
See today's choices.
Prediction of the Destruction of Jerusalem tomorrow at 1 1.05pm Stereo...........................


Unknown: John Gielgud

: Until September

Romantic drama, starring Karen Allen
Mo Alexander becomes stranded in Paris. But events take a more romantic turn when she meets a handsome banker. With Christopher Cazenove and Thierry Lhermitte.
Director Richard Marquand (1984)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56


Unknown: Karen Allen
Unknown: Mo Alexander
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Thierry Lhermitte.
Director: Richard Marquand

: Weather

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