In the first of a two-part Old Testament drama, ageing
Abram, with his beloved wife Sarai and other kinfolk, is inspired to found a new nation. Part 2 next Sunday.
Shown yesterday 10.30pm Another editon tonight at 10.20pm (S)
David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Plus
9.00 News, with weather later. Executive editor Andrew Thompson Editor Barney Jones (S)
John Cleese talks to Esther McVey about his career and love of comedy. Toyah Willcox goes in seach of the Isle of Man fairies. Plus music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo. With
Kevin Woodford and Catrina Skepper. Executive producer Chris Loughlin COMMENT LINE: 0990
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How Long Has This Been Going On?
Gary is preparing for Yvonne's return from Korea, but an unexpected arrival at the Royal Oak could cause him even more trouble.
Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (R) (S)
Rural issues with John Craven.
Plus weather for the week ahead at 11.55am. (S) E-MAIL: [address removed]
John Humphrys reports on political issues. Including at 12.00 News Editor David Jordan (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr
U Sequel to the popular family drama National Velvet, starring Tatum O'Neal
When 14-year-old Sarah is orphaned, she is sent to live with her aunt Velvet.
Discovering they both share a love of horses, Sarah sets out to buy the last foal sired by Pi, the horse which Velvet once rode in the Grand National.
Director Bryan Forbes (1978. PG) (S)
Films: pp 60-68
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Capt Johnny Johnson:
Cold Store. Mr Lucas needs the day off to keep a date with a girl. Written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (R) (S) 99
Sally Magnusson is in the Scottish fishing port of Arbroath where she meets a Special Olympics champion and an artist designing a millennium banner, and visits the historical pageant at Arbroath Abbey. Hymns include Praise to the Lord, Lord of the Dance, Will Your Anchor Hold? and Thine Be the Glory
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PM Steven Spielberg 's blockbuster adventure, starring
Sam Neill , Laura Dern
Jeff Goldblum , Richard Attenborough
Billionaire tycoon John Hammond has built the ultimate theme park -an island populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs. A group of guests, including
Hammond's grandchildren, are invited to preview the attraction, touring the park in remotely controlled cars. But, as a tropical storm gathers, an unscrupulous employee shuts down the security system, leaving the tour stranded and mayhem about to break loose. The natural history series, Walking with Dinosaurs, begins tomorrow at 8.30pm and the American Rim Institute's salute to Spielberg is on Wednesday at 11.55pm.
(1993. PG) (S) (W)
Film of the week: page 55 *****
Dr Alan Grant:
Dr Ellie Sattler:
The village mourns the loss of a hero, while Orla might have met a hero of her own.
Well, what a way to start a new series!
While most of us assumed that it was Quigley and Orla who were heading for tragedy in their runaway hot-air balloon, it turned out to be the hapless cop Ambrose who came to an untimely end in last week's episode. Now prepare for some really tear-jerking scenes as the scriptwriters make the most of Ambrose's funeral and his widow's guilt over her plans to leave him for Dillon. But life goes on in BallyK and Orla, for one, is busy searching for a new place to live. She goes to view a rundown old cottage and falls in love with the place - only to find out that Conor Devlin (the fisherman who saved her and Quigley from a watery grave) is the landlord.
This episode is dedicated to Birdy Sweeney, who played eccentric farmer Eamon and who died earlier this year while filming this series.
With George Alagiah. Weather Helen Young (S)
I Fifth of a six-part drama starring
Gillian Kearney , Emma Cooke
Ellie, Arden and the band have arrived in swinging London.
Dallas does the right thing by Arden, while Ellie plans for her future alone. But things are about to take an unexpected turn with the arrival of an unwelcome face. Contains strong language. See Choice.
Written by Debbie Horsfield ; Producer Liz Trubridge ; Director John Woods Repeated on Tuesday at 11.25pm (S) (W)
BBC MUSIC: the soundtrack is available on CD from retailers
For one week only, Radio Dibley assaults the airwaves. Geraldine presents Brain of Dibley, and there's an astonishing on-air revelation.
Written by Paul Mayhew Archer and Richard Curtis
Highlights of today's Premiership matches, including
Arsenal's trip to West Ham, and Middlesbrough's visit to Bobby Robson 's new-look Newcastle. Introduced by Gary Lineker , with Alan Hansen. Commentary by Barry Davies , TonyGubba and Jon Champion. (S) (W) See Alan Hansen : page 46
Drama based on true events, starring Adam Baldwin , Lindsay Frost
Joining the gung-ho firefighters hired to parachute in to remote trouble spots, Don Mackey also risks getting burned in his relationship with single mother Rene. Director Dick Lowry (1996. PG) (S) Films: pp 60-68 **
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