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: Teletubbies

Pre-school fun. (S)

: News and Weather


: Match of the Day

Shown yesterday 10.30pm (S)

: Football Fever

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: footballfever@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Katy Hill
Unknown: Matt Smith.
Unknown: Nicky Byme

: Easter Sunday Eucharist

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)


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Producer: John Kirby

: Urbi etOrbi

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)


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Pope John Paul Ii
Unknown: Denis Nowlan

: Countryfile

Reports on the latest rural affairs with John Craven. Plus weather forthe week ahead. (S)


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

: A Perry Mason Mystery

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)

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. (S) (W)

: Ricky Butcher Revealed

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)


Unknown: Gail Porter
Unknown: Sid Owen

: Clever Dicks

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)

: Masterchef

Three contestants from the Midlands create delicious meals, which are judged by food writer and presenter Sophie Grigson , TVvetTrude Mostue and host
Loyd Grossman. (5) w


Presenter: Sophie Grigson
Presenter: Tvvettrude Mostue
Unknown: Loyd Grossman.

: Lifeline

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]


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: BBC News and Weather


: Regional News

: Songs of Praise

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)


Unknown: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: John Rutter
Soprano: Susan Chilcott

: Last of the Summer Wine

Elegy for Fallen Wellies. When Nora forsakes her wrinkled stockings for black tights, the results are catastrophic.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell (S) (W) BBC BOOK: Last of the Summer Wine: the Rnest Vintage available in hardback, price £16.99 from 20 April. Audio: The Last of the Summer Wine (volume 3) available on double cassette, price £9.99 from the BBC Radio Collection


Written By: Roy Clarke
Clegg: Peter Sallis
Truly: Frank Thomton
Nora: Kathy Staff
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Edie: Thora Hird
Auntie Wainwright: Jean Alexander
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Marina: Jean Fergusson
Barry: Mike Grady
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Smiler: Stephen Lewis
Glenda: Sarah Thomas
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Policemen Ken: Kitson/tony Capstick

: Antiques Roadshow

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)


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: McHele Burgess
Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Life in the Freezer

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)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Alastair Fothergill

: Castaway 2000

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


Producer: Jeremy Mills
Producer: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Happy Birthday Shakespeare

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)

Where there's a Will.. : page 18


Unknown: Neil Morrissey
Unknown: Dervia Kirwan.
Written By: Mark Wallington
Producer: Gareth Neame
Director: Nick Hurran
Will Green: Neil Morrissey
Kate Green: Dervla Kirwan
Martin Green: Sam Morris
Steven Green: Freddie Highmore
Roy: Tony Selby
Graham: David Gillespie
Alice: Amanda Holden
Frank: Roger Frost
Ted: Mark Williams
: Rita Kaceyainsworth
Dad: David Ryall
Vinod: Bhasker Patel

: Jack Dee's Happy Hour

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)


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Jed Cake.
Producer: Matt McCabe
Producer: Addison Cresswell

: BBC News

With Peter Sissons. Weather Michael Fish. (S)


Unknown: Peter Sissons.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: Paul McCartney's Working Classical

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)


Written By: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Philharmonic Hall
Conducted By: Andrea Quinn

: The People's Passion

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


Dramatised By: Jane McCulloch

: Roommates

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 ★★★


Director: Alan Metzger

: BBC News 24

Ends 7.00am.

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