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: Children's BBC: Brum


: Children's BBC: Telling Tales

Philip Hawthorn tells the story of a merchant taught a costly lesson in humility.
(Rpt) (Stereo)


Storyteller: Philip Hawthorn

: Breakfast with Frost

This week, David Frost interviews Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown. Plus a review of the papers. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts.


Presenter: David Frost
Guest: Paddy Ashdown
Series Editor: Barney Jones
Executive Editor: Tim Orchard

: Glimpses of God

A seven-part series analysing the effect of mystical experiences on people's lives.

: First Light

Five programmes probing life's spirituality, Rachel Hawthorn talks to actorRussell Boulter, Stereo.............


Talks: Rachel Hawthorn

: See Hear!

In the first of a two-part documentary,
Lord Ashley of Stoke, the world's first deaf MP, travels to Canada to meet deaf Canadian MP Gary Malkowski. With signing and subtitles.
Rptd on Tuesday 12 noon on BBC2 Stereo ....


Unknown: Gary Malkowski.

: Next

The lifestyles and interests of the retired. With Marti Caine , Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.


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

: Bon Mot: The Bird

Short stories from France based on a single word.

: Fat Man in France

A series in which Tom Vernon cycles through France. Today the sights, smells and tastes from Normandy to the Loire.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)


Presenter: Tom Vernon

: Work Is a Four-Letter Word

How to improve skills in the workplace. Today, being a supervisor. Hosted by Danny Baker.


Presenter: Danny Baker

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25. (Stereo)


Presenter: John Craven

: News; On the Record

John Humphrys and the team analyse political trends at home and abroad.


Presenter (On the Record): John Humphrys

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Tim

Drama based on Colleen McCullough 's best-selling novel, starring Mel Gibson , Piper Laurie
Mary Horton longs to take Tim under her wing. But Mary is a woman in her 40s and Tim has a very low IQ. What will everyone think? With Alwyn Kurts , Pat Evison and Peter Gwynne.
Director Michael Pate (1979) Subtitled .. * FILM REVIEWS pages 43-48


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Unknown: Mel Gibson
Unknown: Piper Laurie
Unknown: Mary Horton
Unknown: Alwyn Kurts
Unknown: Pat Evison
Unknown: Peter Gwynne.
Director: Michael Pate

: Masterchef

A teacher, a doctor, and a medical technical officer compete in the series for amateur cooks. Hosted by Loyd Grossman , with guest judges, comedian Sandi Toksvig and chef Paul Reed.
Competition: ring [number removed]. Calls cost 39p per min cheap rate. 49p per min all other times. For the rules send sae to: [address removed]
See Paul Reed : page 29


Presenter: Loyd Grossman
Guest judge: Sandi Toksvig
Guest judge: Paul Reed

: Antiques Roadshow

From Accrington, Lancashire where some of the exhibits coming under scrutiny by the team of experts include a 16th-century armada chest used for storing valuables, a games compendium, a cloisonne incense burner, and a very rare example of Tiffany lava glass from America. Presented by Hugh Scully. Producer Christopher Lewis
♦ See Antiques: page 31


Presented By: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: News

With Chris Lowe. (Subtitled)
Weather Rob McElwee


Newsreader: Chris Lowe
Weatherman: Rob McElwee

: Songs of Praise

A programme of classical music and hymns to celebrate Easter in Prom
Praise at London's Royal Albert Hall , featuringthe All Souls Orchestra and Choir. Included in this promenade concert is a special version of Sir Edward Elgar 's Pomp and Circumstance. Hymns include Praise My Soul and Yours Be the Glory. Presented by Pam Rhodes.
Producer John Forrest ; Editor Helen Alexander


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Presented By: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: John Forrest
Editor: Helen Alexander

: As Time Goes By

Romantic comedy series starring Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
While Lionel suffers an attack of the wedding-day wobbles, bride-to-be Jean does her utmost to remain calm in spite of her sister-in-law's efforts.


Writer: Bob Larbey
Producer: Sydney Lotterby
Executive Producer: Philip Jones
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Rocky: Frank Middlemass
Madge: Joan Sims
Registrar: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Judith: Moira Brooker
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Stephen: Paul Chapman
Penny: Moyra Fraser
Mrs Bale: Janet Henfrey
Kong: Christopher Wright

: Hamish Macbeth: 5: Wee Jock's Lament

A six-part series about a young policeman whose beat is the seemingly sleepy Highland village of Lochdubh, starring Robert Carlyle

A mysterious woman appears on the outskirts of Lochdubh. A distraught and vengeful Hamish, meanwhile, risks personal safety by venturing into the hills on the trail of two escaped convicts who have brought tragedy to the village.
See This Week: page 12


Writer: Daniel Boyle
Producer: Deirdre Keir
Director: Nicholas Renton
Hamish Macbeth: Robert Carlyle
TV John: Ralph Riach
Harry Dobbs: Ken Hutchinson
Francie McGilp: Billy McColl
Lachlan: Jimmy Yuill
Lachie Jr: Stuart Davids
Rory Campbell: Brian Pettifer
Doc Brown: Duncan Duff
Rose Hart/Susan Graham: Patricia Ross
Robert Graham: Graham De Banzie
Isobel: Shirley Henderson
Esme: Anne Lacey
Barney: Stuart McGugan
Flora: Dolina MacLennan
Jimmy Soutar: Rab Christie
Jackie Dallas: Michael Marra
Dale Dallas: Christine Primrose
Wee boy: Grieg Guthrie

: News

With Peter Sissons. (Subtitled)
Weather Rob McElwee


Newsreader: Peter Sissons
Weatherman: Rob McElwee

: The British Academy Awards

The stars come out in London to celebrate the films and TV shows voted by the industry as the best Britain has made over the past year. Big names from both sides of the Atlantic, as both nominees and presenters, include John Travolta, Raquel Welch, Tony Curtis, Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson, Richard Wilson, Victoria Wood, Sean Bean and Chris Evans.

(See today's choices.)

Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank.

(See This Week: page 7)
(The Andrew Duncan Interview with Tony Curtis: page 16)

As the Bafta awards are live, subsequent programmes may run late.


Director: Bill Morton
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Everyman: The Fall of Saigon

Twenty years on, first-hand evidence recounting one of the most humiliating episodes in American history. In the final hours of defeat by North Vietnam in 1975, the USA staged a massive helicopter evacuation, fleeing South Vietnam having lost their most important engagement since the Second World War. The human interest series relives the withdrawal through eye-witness testimony from those at the US Embassy, in the cockpits, at the White House, in the streets of Saigon and also from the forgotten South Vietnamese left to face 300,000 North Vietnamese troops.


Director: Michael Dutfield
Executive Producer: John Drury

: Purple Hearts

Wardrama starring
Ken Wahl , Cheryl Ladd
Dr Don Jardian has got it all figured out for Vietnam. He'lljust steel himself against it all, save lives and return to the gynaecological practice his girl's rich dad has bought for him. Then he meets nurse Deborah
Solomon, and everything changes. Director Sidney JFurie( 1984)
* FILM REVIEWS pages 43-48


Unknown: Ken Wahl
Unknown: Cheryl Ladd
Unknown: Dr Don Jardian
Don Jardian: Ken Wahl
Deborah Solomon: Cheryl Ladd
Wizard: Stephen Lee
Hanes: David Harris
Zuma: Cyril O'Reilly

: Weather

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