The hosts meet a wolf and a baboon..
The bus halts at the Playground Stop. Rpt Stereo .......
3: Anna Mazzotti visits Portofino. a seaside village near Genoa. Rpt .
David Frost 's guests are Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown and Conservative Party Chairman Brian Mawhinney. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.
Senes editor Barney Jones: Executive editor Tim Orchard
The second of two programmes hears from people who have had near death experiences. Rpt Stereo ..............
Bob Holman. an academic who became a community worker, talks about his religious convictions. Stereo ....
Fourdeaf producers from England, France, Sweden and the United States compare programmes. With signing and subtitles. Repeated Tuesday 12 noon on BBC2
What use is a sound card in a computer for a small business?
Another chance to see the six-part series telling the stories of pioneers of science and invention, presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Rpt Stereo Subtitled.....
A six-part gardening series for beginners. With Helen Yemm.
Rural issues with John Craven. Plus, the week'sweatherat 12.25pm. Stereo.
John Humphrys puts senior politicians on the spot. Including at 12.30 News
Editor David Jordan
Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled.
Doris Day. David Niven
Kate Mackay faces the trial of moving her mischievous children, shaggy dog and distracted husband out of New York.
Kate Mackay DORIS DAY . Larry Mackay DAVID NIVEN , Deborah Vaughn JANIS PAIGE. Suzie Robinson SPRING BYINGTON
, Alfred North RICHARD HAYDN
Director Charles Walters (1960) # See Films: pages 51-58
Kate MacKay Doris
Larry MacKay David
Deborah Vaughn Janis
Suzie Robinson Spring
Alfred North Richard
The south east heat, presented by Loyd Grossman with guests head chef
Maddalena Bonino and media personality Andrew Neil. COMPETITION: nng [number removed]. Premium rate call charges apply. Maximum call duration 90 seconds. Lines open until 12 midnight on Wednesday.
♦ See Maddalena Bonino : page 34
* Competitions and giveaways: p
Rolf Harris appeals on behalf of the National Appeal for Music Therapy.
Plus, Gavin Campbell with charity news.
Rptd tomorrow 11.50am Stereo DONATIONS: The National Appeal for Music Therapy. [address removed] or telephone (0181) [number removed].
With Chris Lowe. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton
In Lourdes in France,
Diane-Louise Jordan joins young people on holiday with the Handicapped Children's
Pilgrimage Trust and a celebration at
St Bernadette's Chapel, led by Cardinal Basil Hume. Music includes Servant
King, As I Kneel before You, Colour the World with Gladness and Gloria!.
Producer Diane Reid ; Editor Helen Alexander Repeated tomorrow at 8.30am on BBC2
From Amsterdam, where today's finds include a silver pot invented by the Duke of Argyll to keep his gravy warm, and puppets reputedly used by Tony Hancock in the film The Punch and Judy Man. With Hugh Scully.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer
Christopher Lewis ♦ See Antiques: page 41
Last of the present series, starring Robert Carlyle
The Lochdubh Deluxe. A family feud at the funeral parlour comes to a head. See today's choices.
Written by Daniel Boyle ; Producer Deirdre Keir
Director Nicholas Renton
A selection of classic sketches featuring Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker , shown to celebrate the anniversary of the broadcast of the first Two Ronnies programme on 10 April 1971.
First Time Caller. Tracey is offered a job as an agony aunt on a radio show. Sharon PAULINE QUIRKE , Tracey LINDA ROBSON ,
Dorien LESLEY JOSEPH , DarrylALUN LEWIS ,
Chris PETER POLYCARPOU , Angela AMMA ASANTE ,
Eddie KEITH MARSH
Written by Tony Millan , Mike Walling ; Director/Producer Charlie Hanson
With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather Suzanne Charlton
The first of two four-part drama serials completed by writer Dennis Potter just before his death. Both are being shown by BBC1 and C4 over the next two months.
Starring Albert Finney
Tuesday. Daniel Feeld. writer of the film Karaoke, starts to believe that his characters are coming alive.
Repeated tomorrow at 10pm on Channel 4. The South Bank Show profiles Albert Finney at 10.45pm on ITV. See today's choices.
Potter's last stand: page 28
Competitions and giveaways: p
Karaoke 9.30pm BBC 1
The first half of Dennis Potter's final work reaches the screen tonight with much fanfare, an all-star cast and all the excitement attendant on an unprecedented collaboration between BBC1 and C4. Given the hype, it's a pleasure to report that Potter goes out in a blaze of glory: Karaoke is exactly the sort of teasing, compelling drama that admirers have come to expect, a fitting swansong from an artist consciously saying farewell.
Albert Finney is Potter's alter ego Daniel Feeld, a chain-smoking, two-fisted drinker who guzzles pain killers in between puffs and swigs. As he struggles to finish filming his new screenplay Karaoke, he becomes convinced that the rest of the world is speaking his lines. The viewer drifts in and out of Feeld's nightmare world, into his film (where Dennis Potter himself plays Finney playing Potter - and so on) and deeper into an underworld haunted by arch villain Arthur "Pig" Mailion (Hywel Bennett).
Karaoke runs for four weeks on BBC1 (Sunday) and C4 (Monday); the sequel, Cold Lazarus, premieres on C4. Albert Finney is also the subject of tonight's South Bank Show at 10.45pm on ITV. See page 28 for more.
Arthur 'Pig' Mailion:
Dr Nigel Barker:
Old Arab woman:
Woman on phone:
Moses of Oxford
American-born Rabbi Shmuel Boteach has taken the Jewish community by storm. He is determined to make
Oxford a Jewish city, will go to any lengths to seek publicity, and promotes new attitudes to sex. Directors Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon
Series editor Richard Denton
Comedy thriller, starring
Robert De Niro , Sean Penn
Two small-time crooks are forced to join a prison break-out and take refuge in a small bordertown, where they are mistaken for priests.
Ned ROBERT DE NIRO. Jim SEAN PENN, Molly DEMI MOORE
, Fr Levesque HOYT AXTON , Deputy BRUNO KIRBY , Warden RAY MCANALLY , Bobby JAMES RUSSO
Director Neil Jordan (1989, 15)
See Films: pages 51-58 **
Fr Levesque Hoyt
The End of the Universe. How might the universe die? With Patrick Moore.
Producer AeterMorpurgo Stereo