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: Ellen MacArthur: Sailing through Heaven and Hell

The demanding voyage of the yachtswoman who, at only 24, became the fastest woman to single-handedly circumnavigate the world. (R) (S) (W)

: El Cid *****

Historical adventure. From the warring factions of 11th-century Spain emerges an intrepid knight. Reviews pp 62-67.
Director Anthony Mann (1961, U)


Director: Anthony Mann
El Cid: Chartton Heston
Chimene: Sophia Loren
King Alfonso: John Fraser
CountOrdonez: Raf Vallone
Queen Urraca: Genevieve Page

: Father Forgive - a Meditation for Good Friday

The drama and spectacle of the Oberammergau Passion Play is examined by Canon Martin Shaw as he explores the continuing relevance of this retelling of Jesus's last days.
(S) (W)


Producer: Garry Boon
Executive producer: Denis Nowlan

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Regional news (Si (W)

: Bogus **

Fantasy comedy. An orphan finds solace in an invisible friend. Reviews pp 62-67.
Director Norman Jewison (1996, PG)


Director: Norman Jewison
Harriet Franklin: Whoopi Goldberg
Bogus: Gerard Depardieu
Albert Haley: Joel Osment
Penny: Andrea Martin
Babette: Ute Lemper

: The Miracle Maker

Ralph Fiennes heads an all-star cast of a new animated portrayal of the life of Jesus, told through the eyes of a child. See Choice.
Producer Naomi Jones ; Directors
StanislavSokolov, Derek Hayes (S)


Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Producer: Naomi Jones
Unknown: Derek Hayes
Jesus: Ralph Fiennes
Rachel: Julie Christie
John the Baptist: Richard E Grant
Jairus: William Hurt
Herod: Anton Lesser
Mary Magdalene: Miranda Richardson
BenAzra: Antony Sher
Tamar: Rebecca Callard
Pilate: Ian Holm
Voice of God: Michael Bryant
Thomas: James Frain
Cleopas: Daniel Massey
Barabbas: Tim McLnnerny
Simon the Pharisee: Alfred Molina
Joseph of Arimathea: Bob Peck
Andrew: Ewan Stewart
Simon Peter: Ken Stott
judas: David Thewlis

: Creature Comforts

Nick Park 's award-winning animation. See also Wallace and Gromit's A Grand Day Out at5.05pm. (R) (S)


Unknown: Nick Park

: The Flintstones **

Comedy based on the cartoon. Fred Flintstone wins a promotion - but then discovers he has been tricked.
Reviews pp 62-67.
Director Bhan Levant (1994, U) (S)


Unknown: Fred Flintstone
Fred Rintstone: John Goodman
Wilma Flintstone: Elizabeth Perkins
Barney Rubble: Rick Moranis
Betty Rubble: Rosie Odonnell
Pearl Slaghoople: Elizabeth Taylor

: Wallace and Gromit - a Grand Day Out

The intrepid pair aim for the stars in search of cheese.
(R) (S)

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(S) (W)

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: The Man in the Iron Mask ***

Historical adventure based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas , starring Leonardo DiCaprio ,
Jeremy Irons , Gabriel Byrne and John Malkovich. The musketeers plot to depose the tyrannical French monarch, King Louis, from the throne and put in his place Louis's identical twin brother Phillippe - the man in the iron mask-who is being held prisoner. Reviews pp 62-67.
Director Randall Wallace (1997, 12) (S) (W)


Novel By: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Leonardo Dicaprio
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Gabriel Byrne
Unknown: John Malkovich.
Director: Randall Wallace
King Louis/Phillippe: Leonardo Dicaprio
Father Aramis: Jeremy Irons
Athos: John Malkovich
Porthos: Gerard Depardieu
D'Artagnan: Gabriel Byrne
Queen Anne: Anne Parillaud
Christine Balfour: Judith Godreche
King's advisor: Hugh Laurie
Lieutenant Andre: Edward Atterton
Raoul: Peter Sarsgaard
Madame Rotund: Brigitte Boucher

: Top of the Pops

Jamie Theakston introduces this week's chart smashes and previews of forthcoming new hits.
Director/Producer Chris Cowey Repeated tomorrow (S) WEBSITE: www.totp.beeb.com
TOP OF THE POPS THE MAGAZINE: price il.50, available from newsagents


Introduces: Jamie Theakston
Producer: Chris Cowey

: The Weakest Link

Eight hopefuls run the gauntlet of the general knowledge quiz in which the contestants decide who to eliminate.
Who will take home £20,000? Hosted by Anne Robinson. Producer Kate Middleditch : Series producer Phil Parsons (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.
Producer: Kate Middleditch
Producer: Phil Parsons

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson's guests tonight include award-winning actor John Hurt who stars in Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone later this year but can first be seen in the big screen version of Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin, due to open next month. He plays Dr lannis, alongside Nicolas Cage, Christian Bale and his screen daughter Penelope Cruz. The Corrs take a break from supporting U2 in America to promote their album In Blue and Alistair McGowan will doubtless make a Big Impression. (S)
John Hurt talks to Andrew Duncan in next week's Radio Times


Presenter: Michael Parkinson
Guest: John Hurt
Guest: Alistair McGowan
Musicians: The Corrs

: It's Only TV ... but I Like It

Rudeness and roleplaying are on the menu of the comic game show about television. Hosted by Jonathan Ross , with team captains Julian Clary and Phill Jupitus and four celebrity guest contestants.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Producers Andy Davies and Shaun Pye
Repeated tomorrow (S) (W)


Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producers: Andy Davies
Producers: Shaun Pye

: BBC News

With Michael Buerk. 10.55 Regional News
Followed by Weather with David Braine. (S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: David Braine.

: The Addams Family

**** Comedy horror starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd. The ghoulish but happy Addams family are tricked out of their fortune when an imposter claims that he is their long-lost Uncle Fester. Reviews pp 62-67.
(1991, PG) (S) The reel story behind ... : page 58
Followed by Weatherview


Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Morticia Addams: Anjelica Huston
Gomez Addams: Raul Julia
Uncle Fester Addams/Gordon Craven: Christopher Lloyd
Tully Alford: Dan Hedaya
Abigail Craven: Elizabeth Wilson
Granny: Judith Malina
Lurch: Carel Struycken
Wednesday Addams: Christina Ricci
Pugsley Addams: Jimmy Workman
Margaret Afford: Dana Ivey
Judge Womack: Paul Benedict

: Carry On - Don't Lose Your Head ****

Comedy starring Sidney James as Sir Rodney Ffing , alias the Black Fingernail, the architect of a number of spectacular rescues of aristocrats during the French Revolution of 1789. But the malevolent Citizen
Camembert (Kenneth Williams ) is soon on his trail. Reviews pp 62-67.
Director Gerald Thomas (1966. PG) (S)


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Sir Rodney Ffing
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Director: Gerald Thomas
Sir Rodney: Ffing Sidneyjames
Citizen Camembert: Kenneth Williams
Lord Darcy: Jim Dale
Due de Pommfrit: Charles Hawtrey
Desiree Dubarry: Joan Sims
Citizen Bidet: Peter Butterworth
Jacqueline: Dany Robin
Robespierre: Peter Gilmore

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