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Regional News; Weather

: Children's BBC Presents HOT

7.10 Teletubbies
Andy Brown and two children go looking for rabbits.
Shown yesterday 10am BBC2 (Stereo)

7.35 The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Animated tales for youngsters. (Stereo)

8.00 News Subtitled: Regional News; Weather

8.10 Nilus the Sandman
Animation. Nilus takes Jeremy to a dreamland on the Moon. (Repeat)

8.35 50/50
First of a new inter-schools gameshow.
Shown at 4.35pm on Monday (Stereo) (Subtitled)

9.00 News (Subtitled); Regional News; Weather

9.05 The Kwicky Koala Show
Animation about a kindly bear. (Repeat)

9.35 Active8
Sports and activities show. (Repeat) (Stereo) (Subtitled)

10.00 Sweet Valley High
Drama about teenage twin-sisters. (Repeat) (Stereo)

10.20 Philbert the Frog
Cartoon about a forgetful frog. (Repeat) (Stereo)

10.25 Postman Pat
Animation. Pat helps to round up stray sheep. (Repeat)

10.40 Teletubbies
Children paint Easter eggs. Repeated on Easter Monday

: Good Friday Gospel

Vernie Bennett from the pop group Eternal introduces a concert to celebrate Good
Friday. Featuringgospel singer Andrae Crouch , some of Britain's top gospel choirs and guests Paterson Joseph from BBC's Casualty, singer Patti Boulaye and Baroness Patricia
Scotland. Director Bob Coles ; Producer Roy Francis


Unknown: Vernie Bennett
Singer: Andrae Crouch
Unknown: Paterson Joseph
Singer: Patti Boulaye
Singer: Baroness Patricia
Director: Bob Coles
Producer: Roy Francis

: Can't Cook Won't Cook

Culinary challenge. Stereo

: Good Living

Jane Asher presents more culinary, gardening and DIY tips. Stereo ..


Unknown: Jane Asher

: News

Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

Harold's "lie" snowballs, and Anne's modelling career is taking off.
Repeated at 5.55pm Stereo

: Lion Country

Horningsham is overrun by a glut of runner beans, and we meet the safari park camels. Stereo .........................

: Ben-Hur

Oscar-winning epic drama, stamngCharlton Heston
Wealthy prince Judah Ben-Hur sets himself up against the tyranny of his Roman masters at the time of Christ.
Separated from his family and condemned to almost certain death as a galley slave by his childhood friend Messala.
Director William Wyler (1959, PG)
* See Films: pages 50-56 *****


Unknown: Prince Judah Ben-Hur
Director: William Wyler
Judah Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston
Messala: Stephen Boyd
Esther: Haya Harareet
Quintus Arrius: Jack Hawkins
Sheik llderim: Hugh Griffith
Miriam: Martha Scott
Tirzah: Cathy O'Donnell
Pontius Pilate: Frank Thring
Simonides: Sam Jaffe
Balthasar: Finlay Currie
Drusus: Terence Longdon
Tiberius: George Relph
Malluch: Adi Berber
Joseph: Laurence Payne
Sextus: Andre Morell

: Regional News

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.15pm Stereo Subtitled .....

: Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot

Action comedy starring
Sylvester Stallone
Estelle Getty
Tough cop Joe Bomowski has been policingthe mean streets of LAforyears. Butthen Mom comes to visit, witnesses a murder and decides she knows best how Joe should handle his job and his love life.
Director Roger Spottiswoode (1992, PG)
* See Rims: pages 50-56 *


Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Unknown: Estelle Getty
Unknown: Joe Bomowski
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Joe Bomowski: Sylvester Stallone
Tutti: Estelle Getty
Gwen Harper: Jobeth Williams
Parnell: Roger Rees
Paulie: Martin Ferrero
Munroe: Gailard Sartain
Tony: John Wesley
Lou: Al Fann
McCabe: Ella Joyce
Ross: J Kenneth Campbell

: Top of the Pops

Jayne Middlemiss introduces the hottest hits from this week's top 40, with live performances, a selection of pop music videos and Britain's number one single. Repeated tomorrow Stereo
TOP OF THE POPS - THE MAGAZINE: price £1.35, from newsagents


Presenter: Jayne Middlemiss
Director/Producer: Chris Cowey

: News

With Peter Sissons.
Regional News; Weekend Weather Peter Cockroft


Unknown: Peter Sissons.

: EastEnders

In tonight's extended edition Kathy's scheduled departure looms and passions erupt with momentous consequences.

: The Scold's Bridle

The first of a two-part adaptation by Tony Bicat of Minette Walters's crime novel, starring Miranda Richardson, Bob Peck, Douglas Hodge, Sian Phillips, Virginia McKenna.

An elderly woman is found dead in her bath with slashed wrists and a grotesque medieval scold's bridle around her head.
What happened at Cedar House in the hours before her death?
The programme contains adult scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.
Part two can be seen tomorrow.

This dark, multi-layered murder story adapted from Minette Walters's novel has a suitably rich cast including Miranda Richardson, Sian Phillips, Virginia McKenna and Bob Peck. Through the story of abuse and revenge Walters unravels a sordid web of greed, dysfunctional families and nosey neighbours in deepest Dorset.
Dr Sarah Blakeney (Richardson) had been treating Mathilda Gillespie (Phillips), a rich, elderly woman with a vicious but accurate tongue. When she is found in the bath with her wrists cut and a scold's bridle encasing her head, both Sarah and the shrewd copper, beautifully played by Peck, do not believe it is suicide. A tale that manages to feature nearly every crime in the book makes for grim but compulsive viewing.


Author: Minette Walters
Adapted by: Tony Bicat
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: David Thacker
Dr Sarah Blakeney: Miranda Richardson
Detective Sergeant Cooper: Bob Peck
Jack Blakeney: Douglas Hodge
Mathilda Gillespie: Sian Phillips
Violet Orloff: Virginia McKenna
Duncan Orloff: Paul Brooke
Joanna Lascelles: Trudie Styler
Ruth Lascelles: Beth Winslet
Jane Merryman: Rosemary Martin
Paul Merryman: Tenniel Evans
Detective Inspector Harmer: Miles Anderson
James Gillespie: Alan MacNaughtan
Dave Hughes: Finbar Lynch
Jenny Spede: Christine Moore

: Match of the Day

Highlights of today's crucial FA Premiership clash between Manchester United and Liverpool from Old Trafford.
With Arsenal and United near neighbours at the top of the table, Alex Ferguson 's squad cannot afford any mistakes in their attempt to secure a fifth title in six seasons. Liverpool must win to give themselves a chance of securing a place in the European arena. Commentary by Jon Champion. Introduced by Desmond Lynam , with views from TrevorBrooking.


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Commentary By: Jon Champion.
Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Journey

A Personal Pilgrimage to Faith
Sixth of a seven-part series for Holy Week. Singing nuns, a saintly priest and the Greek island of Patmos all leave Peter France touched by "the magic".
The final programme can be seen tomorrow night.


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Norman Stone
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: National Lampoon's European Vacation

Comedy from John Hughes , creator of Home Alone and Uncle Buck, starring Chevy Chase Beverly D'Angelo

Over-active, over-eager and over here, the Griswald family has won a deluxe trip to the "Old World” on an American TV quiz show. Europe had better watch out - where this foursome go, disaster is sure to follow.
Director Amy Heckerling (1985, 15)
* See Films: pages 50-56 ***

Followed by Weather


Unknown: John Hughes
Unknown: Chevy Chase
Unknown: Beverly D'Angelo
Director: Amy Heckerling
Clark W Griswald: Chevy Chase
Ellen Griswald: Beverly D'Angelo
Audrey Griswald: Dana Hill
Rusty Griswald: Jason Lively
Quizhost: John Astin
Thief: Victor Lanoux
Bike rider: Eric Idle
Hotel manager: Mel Smith
Man in bathroom: Robbie Coltrane
Ladyinbed: Maureen Lipman
Mr Froeger: Paul Bartel
Mrs Froeger: Cynthia Szigeti
The Froegers' son: Malcolm Danare
The Froegers' daughter: Kevi Kendall
First game show hostess: Sheila Kennedy
Second game show hostess: Trisha Long
Jack: William Zabka
London stewardess: Wendy Goldman
Princess Di: Julie Wooldridge
Prince Charles: Peter Hugo

: BBC News 24

BBCl joins the continuous-news station with bulletins on the hour.

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