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The first in a new eight-part i series for youngsters offering i an alternative look atfootball, I with Katy Hill and Matt Smith.
Nicky Byme from Westlife reveals he once had hopes of playing in goal for Leeds United. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live broadcast from the village of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, hosted by Diane Louise Jordan at the 13th-century parish church of Holy
Cross. Hymns include Thine Be the Glory, Tell Out My Soul and Jesus Christ /s Risen Today.
Producer John Kirby (S) (W)
Live from St Peter 's Square in Rome, Pope John Paul II gives his traditional Easter message and blessing on the first Easter of the new millennium. Denis Nowlan sets the scene. (S)(W)
Pope John Paul
Reports on the latest rural affairs with John Craven. Plus weather forthe week ahead. (S)
The Case of the Wicked Wives
I When a much-married fashion i photographer has a reunion with the glamorous women in his life, murder is the result. (S)
To mark the departure of Ricky Butcher from EastEnders,
Gail Porter interviews actor Sid Owen , who has played him for 12 years. Plus Ricky's daftest moments and tributes from the cast. (S)
The first of two new programmes in which Philippa Forrester goes in search of the world's cleverest animals, including a rat that has been trained to lay cables and cunning squirrels that can break into bird-feeders. (S)
Three contestants from the Midlands create delicious meals, which are judged by food writer and presenter Sophie Grigson , TVvetTrude Mostue and host
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Richard Wilson appeals on behalf of Contact the Elderly. Repeated on Wednesday at 5.50pm on BBC2 (S) DONATIONS:[address removed] or phone free on [number removed]
Pam Rhodes presents an Easter celebration from Chichester
Cathedral, with readings and poetry from Patricia Routledge and Robert Hardy and music from John Rutter and the Cambridge
Singers, soprano Susan Chilcott and the City of London Sinfonia. Music includes Mozart's Allelulia, This Joyful Eastertide, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth and Christ the Lord Is Risen Again. (S) (W)
Elegy for Fallen Wellies. When Nora forsakes her wrinkled stockings for black tights, the results are catastrophic.
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Hugh Scully and the team visit Keswick in Cumbria, where they examine a 17th-century bleeding bowl that is now used to hold a pot plant, a bronze statue of four cowboys and a set of six Merrymen Delftware plates kept in a biscuit tin. Producer Mchele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W)
Footsteps in the Snow. David Attenborough looks at the rich variety of wildlife in Antarctica and finds out how scientists and support staff at research bases live there all year round through weeks of low temperatures and total darkness.
Producer Alastair Fothergill (R) (S)
The first of four new visits this week to the remote Scottish island of Taransay, where 28 adults and eight children have been taken away from their everyday lives and transplanted into this isolated location to exist as an experimental community. Continues on Tuesday at 9.30pm. See Choice. Executive producer Jeremy Mills ; Series producer Chris Kelly (S) Polly Toynbee : page 16
First in a two-part romantic comedy starring Neil Morrissey and Dervia Kirwan. Coach driver Will Green longs to escape from his humdrum life and open a tea room in Stratford-upon-Avon, but his schemes to finance this plan are badly flawed. Concludes tomorrow at 9.20pm. See Choice.
For more cast see Easter Monday; Written by Mark Wallington
Producer Gareth Neame ; Director Nick Hurran (S) (W) Where there's a Will ... : page 18
DRAMA Happy Birthday Shakespeare
9.00pm BBC1 Everyone has their dreams, but some are easier to fulfil than others. Tourist-bus driver and Shakespeare fanatic Will Green (Neil Morrissey) wants to buy a rose-covered cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, thus removing his family from their grim flat overlooking the M1 in north London. But he can't afford it. In Mark Wallington's gentle urban fable, we follow Will's attempts to break out of his life and find something better. Of course, the grass isn't always greener. Happy Birthday Shakespeare is a pleasant enough escapist fantasy, though it is too slow and episodic in parts - and Dervla Kirwan doesn't have nearly enough to do in the role of Will's wife. Part two is tomorrow night. (AG)
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Continuing the topical series in which a dejected Jack Dee launches tirades against a world that has failed to live up to expectations, joins another group of enthusiasts who claim they can make him happy and ignores cyber-comic Jed Cake. Producer Matt McCabe ; Executive producer Addison Cresswell (S) (W)
With Peter Sissons. Weather Michael Fish. (S)
The Loma Mar Quartet perform string quartet arrangements written by Paul McCartney for his wife Linda at a concert from Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall , while the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Quinn , perform his three new orchestral pieces, A Leaf, Spiral and Tuesday.
DirectorChristopherSwann;ProducerFrancesPeters (S) (W)
A dramatisation of events leading up to Christ's Crucifixion, incorporating both music and dance. Featuring the City of London Sinfonia and the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral.
Dramatised by Jane McCulloch (R) (S)
Followed by Weatherview
Drama. A brawling ex-con who has had an HIV-contaminated blood transfusion is thrown together with a cultivated gay man when they share a flat in a refuge for people with Aids. Director Alan Metzger (1994) (S) Films: pp 66-74 ★★★