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: Jim Henson's Animal Show

Puppet chat show, with Stinky and Jake.

: Playdays

A trip to the Playground Stop.

: This Multimedia Business

This week, a survey of developments in desktop publishing.
(Rpt) (Stereo)

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost talks to former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.


Presenter: David Frost
Interviewee: Sir Edward Heath.
Series Editor: Barney Jones
Executive Editor: Tim Orchard

: Season of Change

The fifth of six programmes on the rituals of Lent comes from Downside Abbey near Bath, Somerset.

: See Hear

Featuring a police firearms officer who lost his hearing at work: and a visit to London's Museum of the Moving Image for a deaf workshop. With signing and subtitles.
Repeated Tuesday 12 noon on BBC2

: Help Your Child with Reading

Ideas for parents.

: Hidden Empire: A Son of Africa

In London in 1792, Olaudah Equiano campaigns for the abolition of Slavery.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: My Brilliant Career: Lord Spens: the Trial of a Banker

Lord Spens on his fight to clear his name in the Guinness affair.
(Rpt) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Countryfile

Rural issues with John Craven. Plus, the week's weather at 12.25pm.


Presenter: John Craven

: On the Record

John Humphrys puts senior politicians on the spot. Including at 12.30 News.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Christopher Columbus: the Discovery

Historical adventure starring George Corraface, Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Rachel Ward.

Christopher Columbus, a 15th-century map-maker, has an all consuming passion to navigate the oceans and discover a new route to India and China.
(1992. PG) (Subtitled) **
See Films: pages 59-66
(Mary Poppins was replaced after page three went to press.)


Director: John Glen
Christopher Columbus: George Corraface
Torquemada: Marlon Brando
King Ferdinand: Tom Selleck
Queen Isabella: Rachel Ward
Martin Pinzon: Robert Davi
Beatriz: Catherine Zeta Jones

: Cartoon

: The Clothes Show

Bride of the Year Heather McCurry chooses accessories to complete the look for her big day, and there's a celebration of the 50th birthday of the bikini. With
Caryn Franklin , Brenda Emmanus and Ged Gray.


Unknown: Heather McCurry
Unknown: Caryn Franklin
Unknown: Brenda Emmanus

: Lifeline

Gaby Roslin appeals on behalf of Camp Quality UK. Plus, this month's charity news.
(Rptd tomorrow, 11.50am)
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Donations: [address removed], or telephone [number removed].


Presenter: Gaby Roslin

: News

With Moira Stuart.
Weather David Lee


Newsreader: Moira Stuart.
Weather presenter: David Lee

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Some of the country's leading Christian singers and musicians perform at Holy Trinity Church, Leicester, in the last of three programmes in which Baptist minister Steve Chalke explores Christian celebration. The songs include Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow, He Is the Lord, Servant King and Be Thou My Vision.
(Repeated tomorrow at 8.30am on BBC2)


Presenter: The Rev. Steve Chalke
Producer: Roy Francis
Editor: Helen Alexander

: Antiques Roadshow

At Windermere in the Lake District, the gems include a pair of 18th-century shoes, two swords fished out of a lake, a napkin designed by Beatrix Potter, and a Faberge brooch. With Hugh Scully.
See Antiques: page 45


Presenter: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Michele Burgess
Executive Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Hamish Macbeth: A Perfectly Simple Explanation

The drama about a laid-back policeman in a Highland village returns with a six-part series.
Starring Robert Carlyle
Hamish's reputation is undermined when he is denounced as the devil incarnate. See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
A dramatic turnaround: page 6

Hamish Macbeth
7.15pm BBC1 The gentle, dog-loving Highland policeman returns for a second series tonight. Hamish Macbeth established itself last year as the police drama for people who don't like police dramas - where others deal with rape and murder, Hamish is more likely to be tracking down salmon poachers or skulduggery around the village stores.
This evening's episode picks up the romantic cliffhanger from the end of the last series. Hamish (Robert Carlyle) had found true love with reporter Isobel (Shirley Henderson) - until old flame Alex (Valerie Gogan) reappeared. That particular triangle might seem to be resolved tonight - but remember, there are five more weeks to go.
Read more on page 6.


Writer: Danny Boyle
Producer: Deirdre Keir
Director: Nicholas Renton
Hamish Macbeth: Robert Carlyle
Malachi McBean: Philip Jackson
Jubel: Brian Alexander
Bethsheba McBean: Juliet Cadzow
Zoot Macpherrin: Ron Donachie
Isobel: Shirley Henderson
Barney: Stuart McGugan
Agnes: Barbara Rafferty
Alex: Valerie Gogan
Lachlan McCrae: Billy Riddoch
Lachie Jr: Stuart Davids
Major Roddy: David Ashton
TV John: Ralph Riach
Rev Snow: Laurie Ventry
Esme: Anne Lacey
Rory Campbell: Brian Pettifer
Doc Brown: Duncan Duff
Jimmy Soutar: Rab Christie
Flora: Dolina MacLennan
Peter the fireman: Ronnie Letham
Neil the bus: Iain McColl

: Birds of a Feather: All Gone Pear Shaped

An episode from the comedy series.

Sharon faces a crisis in her relationship with Colin.


Writer: Sue Teddern
Director: Terry Kinane
Producer: Charlie Hanson
Sharon: Pauline Quirke
Tracey: Linda Robson
Dorien: Lesley Joseph
Darryl: Alun Lewis
Chris: Peter Polycarpou
Colin: Eamonn Walker

: News

With Michael Buerk.
Weather David Lee


Newsreader: Michael Buerk.
Weather presenter: David Lee

: Pat and Margaret

A bittersweet tale, originally shown as part of Screen One, written by Victoria Wood.

Soap star Pat Bedford jets into London intending to revive her career. The last thing she needs is to be reunited on a live TV show with her long-lost sister Margaret, a service station waitress.
See today's choices.


Writer: Victoria Wood.
Producer: Ruth Caleb
Director: Gavin Millar
Margaret: Victoria Wood
Pat: Julie Walters
Claire: Celia Imrie
Jim: Duncan Preston
Jim's mum: Thora Hird
Stella: Deborah Grant
Billy: Don Henderson
Bella: Lynda Rooke
Maeve: Anne Reid
Vera: Shirley Stelfox
Vera in home: Joane Hall
Sue: Jan Alphonse
Daisy: Amanda Pointer
Martin - warm-up man: Philip Lowrie
Porter: Charles Pemberton
Pete: Robert Kingswell
Nadia: Sue Wallace
Busybody: Frances Cox
Mr Scruton: Adam Warner
Emma Louise: Gemma Wardle
Mr Lloyd: Tenniel Evans

: A Tribute to George Burns

The comedian died earlierthis month, aged 100. About five years ago, he gave one of his last substantial interviews to Terry Wogan.
(Rpt) (Stereo)


Interviewer: Terry Wogan
Interviewee: George Burns
Producer: Graham Owens
Executive Producer: Peter Estall

: Dealing with Drugs: Heart of the Matter: Buying Into Ecstasy

Continuing the week-long series Dealing with Drugs.
Despite the risks, thousands of young people take Ecstasy tablets. Former law student Ben Hogg talks to Joan Bakewell about the chemical generation.
See today's choices.
(The next Dealing with Drugs programme is Panorama, tomorrow at 9.30 pm)
See Dr Mark Porter: page 48


Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Interviewee: Ben Hogg
Series Producer: Anne Reevell
Editor: John Drury

: The Sky at Night: March Comet

Comet Hyakutake should be visible in the evenings at the end of the month. With Patrick Moore.


Presenter: Patrick Moore.
Producer: Pieter Morpurgo

: Get Carter

Crime drama starring Michael Caine

When Jack Carter's brother dies mysteriously in Newcastle, he travels north to find out what happened.
(1971, 18) (Subtitled) ****
See Films: pages 59-66


Director: Mike Hodges
Jack Carter: Michael Caine
Cyril Kinnear: John Osborne
Anna Fletcher: Britt Ekland
Eric Paice: Ian Hendry
Cliff Brumby: Bryan Mosley
Glenda: Geraldine Moffat
Margaret: Dorothy White

: Weather

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