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: Playdays

: Mortimer and Arabel

Puppet comedy drama.

: Breakfast with Frost

This week, Kirsty Wark interviews the week's news makers. Including at 8.15 and 9.00 News; plus weather forecasts. Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Tim Orchard .........................................


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Editor: Barney Jones
Editor: Tim Orchard

: See Hear

Today, a short film that sets out the dos and don'ts of communicating with deaf people. With signingand subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 12 noon on BBC2

: VJ Day Memories

Bill Hamilton introduces three poignant accounts of how the war in the Far East affected the lives of ordinary people.
First shown on Breakfast News


Introduces: Bill Hamilton

: Prince Philip: the War Years

Prince Philip recalls his personal memories of the Second World War in this special interview with Richard Astbury.


Unknown: Richard Astbury.

: LIVE A Service from Carlisle Cathedral

Remembrance and Commitment
Veterans, civilians and forces representatives assemble to remember those who died in the Far East duringthe Second World War. Hosted by John Tusa , with John Barton describing proceedings. See today's choices.
Producer Steven Benson : Editor Philip S Gilbert


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: John Barton
Producer: Steven Benson

: Countryfile

Rural concerns, with John Craven. Plus the week'sweatherat 12.26pm.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News; Cartoon


: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled..

: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Second World War drama starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

Multi Oscar-winning depiction of the hardships endured by PoWs constructing the Japanese "death" railway that combines action with character studies of men who are not always in control.

Colonel Nicholson ALEC GUINNESS
Major Clipton JAMES DONALD
Colonel Green ANDRE MORELL
Major Hughes JOHN BOXER

Director David Lean (1957)

FILM REVIEWS pages 37-42


Shears: William Holden
Colonel Nicholson: Alec Guinness
Major Warden: Jack Hawkins
Saito: Sessue Hayakawa.
Major Clipton: James Donald
.Lt Joyce: Geoffrey Horne
Colonel Green: Andre Morell
Captain Reeves: Peter Williams
Major Hughes : John Boxer
Grogan: Percy Herbert

: Nature Detectives

This week: Chris Packham satisfies a long-held ambition to see the elusive corncrake bird;
Britain's biggest spiderin its marshland habitat; plus a troop of orphaned baby badgers. See today's choices.
* See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Lifeline

An appeal by Prunella Scales. For details see Wednesday at 3.25pm


Unknown: Prunella Scales.

: Junior Masterchef

Dishes served up by three young cooks are judged by host Loyd Grossman , former Masterchef champion
Sue Lawrence and musician Rick Wakeman.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams , Richard Kalms


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Unknown: Sue Lawrence
Musician: Rick Wakeman.
Producer: Richard Bryan
Producers: Bradley Adams
Producers: Richard Kalms

: News

With Huw Edwards. Subtitled
Weather JohnKettley


Unknown: Huw Edwards.

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

r Fifty-five candles burn tonight in Coventry Cathedral, each one representing one million people who died in the Second
World War. Hymns include: For the Healing of the Nations; 0 Brother Man; and God Be in My Head. With Pam Rhodes. See today's choices.
Producer Medwyn Hughes ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated on Wednesday at 1.15pm on BBC2


Unknown: Pam Rhodes.
Producer: Medwyn Hughes
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Castles

Wedding day joy is shattered in the last of the series when the police arrive, looking for the groom.
See today's choices.
Repeated on Wednesday at 1.50pm on BBC2


Writer: Peter Whalley
Producer: Alison Gee
Director: Jeremy Silberston
Rachel Castle: Marian McLoughlin
Anita Castle: Sara Griffiths
Tony Castle: John Bowler
Martin Franks: Stephen Moyer
Emma Franks: Melanie Ramsay
Philip Castle: Michael Simkins
Claire Castle: Harriet Owen
Linda Castle: Lesley Duff
Paul Castle: Simon Fenton
David Castle: James Arlon
Helen Bancroft: Kate Steavenson-Payne
PC Jacks: John Gully
AlexMilburn: Christopher Bowen
Sarah Milburn: Judith Scott
Margaret Castle: Anna Cropper
Colin Smith: Philip Ralph
Karen Heame: Joanne Thirsk
Alison Peacock: Emily Morgan
Matthew Castle: Dominic Mafham
Adam Robins: Stephen Greif
Naomi: Robins Lizasadovy
Aaron Robins: Matthew Drage
Deborah Robins: Manuella Mount
James Castle: Tony Doyle
Vicar: Peter Yapp
DC Figgis: William Key
Mr Quin: Timothy Kightly
Mrs Quin: Josie Kidd
Receptionist: Jennifer Farnon
Hotel manager: David Glover
Jill Kirkpatrick: Sarah Berger
Stephen Quin: Ray Coulthard

: Small Talk

Contestants try to anticipate children's responses to questions in the last of the series. With Ronnie Corbett.
Director Rick Gardner ; Producer Danny Greenstone


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Director: Rick Gardner
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: VJ-50 LIVE The Final Tribute

John Tusa introduces live coverage of the Beating
Retreat and Sunset ceremonies, with Tom Fleming describing proceedings. The Queen will make an address before a nationwide two-minutes' silence at 9.30pm remembers those who fell in the Far East and the Second World War. See today's choices. Producers Simon Betts. Neil Eccles ; Editor
PhilipSGilbert Stereo
As The Final Tribute is live subsequent programmes may run late


Introduces: John Tusa
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Producers: Simon Betts.
Producers: Neil Eccles

: News

With Michael Buerk. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Suzanne Charlton

: Rwanda: the Bloody Tricolour

Were the French implicated in one of this century's worst genocides? This Panorama special reveals the untold story of how France'sattemptto increase its influence in Africa contributed to the murder of over half a million Rwandans.
It reveals the true extent of French covert mihtary assistance to the Rwandan government between and 1994, despite evidence that at the heart of the regime was the murderous Network Zero. "In a day it would have been overifthe French hadn't been there," a Legionnaire says about attempts to defend the French-speaking government in Rwanda. Steve Bradshaw reports. Producer David Harrison ; Editor Steve Hewlett


Producer: David Harrison
Editor: Steve Hewlett

: Heaven Can Wait

Fantasy starring
Warren Beatty , Julie Christie
Joe Pendleton 's promising football career is abruptly ended in a fatal traffic accident. But it seems Joe was called from this world before his time, and is soon to return - in someone else's body. A remake of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr Jordan , this film marks Beatty's directorial debut.
Directors Warren Beatty. Buck Henry (1978). * FILM REVIEWS pages 37-42


Unknown: Warren Beatty
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Joe Pendleton
Unknown: Mr Jordan
Directors: Warren Beatty.
Joe Pendleton: Warren Beatty
Betty Logan: Julie Christie
Mr Jordan: James Mason
Max Corkle: Jack Warden
Tony Abbott: Charles Grodin
Julia Farnsworth: Dyan Cannon
Escort: Buck Henry
Krim: Vincent Gardenia
Sisk: Joseph Maher
Bentley: Hamilton Camp
Everett: Arthur Malet
Corinne: Stephanie Faracy

: The Sky at Night

Is Anyone Out There? It is now a commonly held belief that mankind is the sole advanced form of life in the solarsystem. But there are so many stars that the chances of humans being alone in the universe seem infinitesimally small.
Presented by Patrick Moore. Producer Pieter Morpurgo
INFORMATION LINE: 089 1 [number removed]. Calls charged at 39p per mm cheap rate. 49p per min other times


Presented By: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Weather

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