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: Pingu

Penguin adventures. (Repeat)

: Noddy

Toyland adventures.
(Repeat) (Stereo)

: Teletubbies

A special Sunday edition of the pre-school series.

: Breakfast with Frost

David Frost interviews the newsmakers. including at 8.30 News; plus weather.


Presenter: David Frost
Series Editor: Barney Jones
Executive Editor: Andrew Thompson

: The Good Book Guide

Tony Robinson is joined by Terry Waite as he looks at the words of wisdom in the Old Testament.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter: Tony Robinson
Guest: Terry Waite

: First Light

Former MP David Mellor and other football fans discuss whether that sport is more important to people than religion. The Rev Steve Chalke talks to Nellie Thornton about her fashions for people with disabilities, and singer Mal Pope performs Reunion of the Heart and Amazing Grace in the Studio. Stereo .....................


Unknown: David Mellor
Talks: Steve Chalke
Unknown: Nellie Thornton
Singer: Mal Pope

: See Hear

Today's edition features a tour of the British Museum, talks with the hearing children of deaf parents and offers the chance to take part in the Computers Don't Bite campaign, which aims to make people more comfortable with new technology. With signing and in-vision subtitles.

: Touched by an Angel

US series about two angels sent to earth to help people at critical times.
Rock 'n' Roll Dad. Monica becomes a chauffeur in order to help a rock star to come to terms with the death of his wife.

: Countryfile

Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 11.55am.


Presenter: John Craven

: On the Record

John Humphrys puts senior politicians on the spot. Including at 12.00 News.


Presenter: John Humphrys
Editor: David Jordan

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)

: Samson and Delilah

Cecil B DeMille's biblical epic, starring Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders

Samson, the champion of the people of Dan, is brought down by his love for the treacherous Philistine charmer, Delilah.
(1949, U)
See Films: pages 52-57


Director: Cecil B DeMille
Samson: Victor Mature
Delilah: Hedy Lamarr
Saran of Gaza: George Sanders
Semadar: Angela Lansbury
Ahtur: Henry Wilcoxon
Miriam: Olive Deering

: Grand Canyon - from Dinosaurs to Dams

Seventy million years ago it was home to dinosaurs, but today America's Grand
Canyon provides a dramatic but sometimes harsh habitat for bighorn sheep, tarantula hawks and lizards, some of which have been affected by the building of two huge dams.
First shown in The Natural World.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Cartoon

Animated fun.

: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

Pam Rhodes visits Oxford, where the Choir of New College sing Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus; hymns include Praise to the Holiest in the Height, Abide with Me and This Joyful Eastertide.


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Producer: Michael Wakelin
Editor: Hugh Faupel

: Antiques Roadshow

From Cannock in Staffordshire, where the exhibits include an ornate match striker made by the imperial Russianjeweller, a bronze tigerfrom Japan and a curved cricket bat infested with woodworm. With Hugh Scully. Producer Michele Burgess
Executive producer Christopher Lewis


Unknown: Hugh Scully.
Producer: Michele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Auntie's Big Bloomers

Terry Wogan presents comic clips that the stars hoped would never be shown, including out-takes from Tom Jones, I'm Alan Partridge, EastEnders, Men Behaving Badly and more.
(Repeat) (Stereo)


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Producer: Tom Webber

: Berkeley Square: Pretty Maids All in a Row

First of a ten-part drama series following the fortunes of three nannies in turn-of-the-century London. Starring Clare Wilkie, Victoria Smurfit, Tabitha Wady

Country girl Lydia, single mother Hannah and east ender Matty seek new lives and careers with three affluent families. But will they manage to win over the parents, children and household staff?
See today's choices.
Episode written by Deborah Cook Producer Alison Davis ; Director Lesley Manning
Nanny knows best: page 26


Unknown: Clare Wilkie
Unknown: Victoria Smurfit
Unknown: Tabitha Wady
Written By: Deborah Cook
Producer: Alison Davis
Director: Lesley Manning
Matty Wickham: Clare Wilkie
Hannah Randall: Victoria Smurf1t
Lydia Weston: Tabitha Wady
Victoria St John: Hermione Norris
Arnold St John: Sean Murray
Harriet St John: Emily Canfor-Dumas
Tom St John: Laurence Owen
Mrs McClusky: Kate Williams
Cook: Maggie McCarthy
Pringle: Amy Hodge
Nanny Collins: Rosemary Leach
Lady Constance Lamson-Scribener: Briony Glassco
Lord George Lamson-Scribener: Rupert Frazer
Ned Jones: Jason O'Mara
Mrs Bronowski: Etela Pardo
Captain Mason: William Scott-Masson
Fowler: Peter Forbes
Nanny Simmons: Ruth Sheen
Elspeth Hutchinson: Phyllida Hancock
Rev Wilkes: Vincent Franklin
Mr Weston: Roger Winslet
Mrs Weston: Catherine Terris
Gibbons: Maurice Yeoman
Lord William: Peter Prentice
Butler Hackford: Sean Baker
Fete MC: Bill Rodgers
Rough music man: James Millea
Dan Smythe: Martino Lazzeri
Lenny Flynn: Steve Swinscoe
Housekeeper: Lynda Rooke
Kegan: Jason Cheater
Potter: Roland MacLeod

: As Time Goes By

The romantic comedy series. Jean and Lionel get caught up in a countryside crisis.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Writer: Bob Larbey
Director: Sydney Lotterby
Executive Producer: Philip Jones
Executive Producer: John Reynolds
Jean: Judi Dench
Lionel: Geoffrey Palmer
Judith: Moira Brooker
Alistair: Philip Bretherton
Sandy: Jenny Funnell
Mrs Bale: Janet Henfrey
Lol Ferris: Tim Wylton
Ted: Tim Barker
John: Sidney Livingstone

: A Respectable Trade

Concluding the drama, set against the background of the English slave trade.
Starring Warren Clarke, Anna Massey, Emma Fielding, Ariyon Bakare

Frances prays that her child was fathered by her husband, and urges Mehuru to flee Bristol.
See today's choices.
Adapted by Philippa Gregory from her novel

A Respectable Trade
9.20pm BBCl The dramatic crux of Philippa Gregory's drama lies on whether we can accept that a black slave and his 18th-century mistress would be able to go against social taboos and fall in love. That it just succeeds hinges on two things: the character of Mehuru and the similarities between the two lovers.
Frances and Mehuru are both considered decorative possessions in the eyes of the male-dominated society. So not only has this drama shown us the dark side to our maritime history, but also the realities of our social history.


Author/Adapted By: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Josiah Cole: Warren Clarke
Sarah Cole: Anna Massey
Frances Cole: Emma Fielding
Mehuru: Ariyon Bakare
Sir Charles Fairley: Richard Briers
Dr Hadley: Ralph Brown
Elizabeth: Jenny Jules
Caesar Peters: Hugh Quarshie
Lord Scott: Simon Williams
Lady Scott: Jenny Agutter
Cook: Doreen Andrew
Mark: Clinton Blake
Foreman: Stephen Bent
Stephen Waring: Matthew Marsh
Mr Woolwick: David Foxxe
Mr Shore: Geoffrey Greenhill
John Bates: Grahame Fox
Captain Smedley: Paul McNeilly
Wet nurse: Charlotte Robson

: News

With Peter Sissons. Weather
John Kettley


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: John Kettley

: Match of the Day

Highlights of the two leading games from the final day of the FA Premiership season.
Commentary by John Motson, Barry Davies, Jon Champion and Tony Gubba.
Introduced by Desmond Lynam with Trevor Brooking and Alan Hansen.

See Alan Hansen: page 44


Presenter: Desmond Lynam
Commentary: John Motson
Commentary: Barry Davies
Commentary: Jon Champion
Commentary: Tony Gubba
Analysis: Trevor Brooking
Analysis: Alan Hansen
Producer: Paul McNamara
Editor: Niall Sloane

: Appointment for a Killing

Thriller starring Markie Post, Corbin Bernsen

After her husband admits to killing a man, Joyce Benderman sees a link between him and a string of unsolved murders.
(1993, 15)
See Films: pages 52-57 ***

Followed by Weather


Director: William A Graham
[Actress]: Markie Post
[Actor]: Corbin Bernsen

: BBC News 24

BBC1 joins the news station.

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