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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
(Timetable on Monday)


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Sian Williams

: Holiday Snaps

Visits to Lundy Island and the Lake District.

: Action Animals

A chance to go behind the scenes and observe some animal actors at work. Narrated by John Peel.


Narrator: John Peel

: On a Street in Jerusalem

A meditation for Easter in which Bishop Richard Holloway explores the continuing power and relevance of the story of Jesus's last hours before his death. Martin Jarvis reads the Good Friday story, with music from the Adventist Vocal Ensemble who sing Gospel songs and spirituals including Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen and Where Were You When They Crucified My Lord?

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Presenter: Bishop Richard Holloway
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Singers: Adventist Vocal Ensemble
Producer: Garry Boon
Executive Producer: Hugh Faupel

: The Miracle Maker

Biblical animation retelling of the story of Jesus, featuring the voices of Ralph Fiennes, Ian Holm, Richard E Grant, Julie Christie, and William Hurt. Review page 58. (1999, U)


Voices: Ralph Fiennes
Voices: Ian Holm
Voices: Richard E Grant
Voices: Julie Christie
Voices: William Hurt
Director: Derek Hayes
Director: Stanislav Sokolov

: Keeping Up Appearances

An episode from the second series of the classic comedy starring Patricia Routledge.
Hyacinth and Richard join the major for a golfing weekend.


Writer: Roy Clarke
Hyacinth: Patricia Routledge
Richard: Clive Swift

: BBC News

Weather; Regional News

: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

Third comedy in the Love Bug series, starring Dean Jones.
The loveable Volkswagen Beetle is entered in the Paris-Monte Carlo rally. But jewel thieves have hidden a valuable diamond in Herbie's petrol tank and are soon in hot pursuit. Review page 58. (1977, U)


[Actor]: Dean Jones
Director: Vincent McEveety

: My Hero: Car

Comedy starring Ardal O'Hanlon.
Arnie is given his powers back so that he can help George with his superhero work.


Writer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Writer: Paul Mendelson
George: Ardal O'Hanlon

: The Borrowers

Fantasy adventure. Pod, Homily and their children Peagreen and Arietty are the Borrowers, a family of tiny people living secretly in the house of young Pete. When Pete's Great Aunt Mary dies, it looks as if the house may fall into the hands of nasty local lawyer, Ocious P Potter.

(Review page 61) (1997, U)
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Director: Peter Hewitt
Ocious P. Potter: John Goodman
Pod Clock: Jim Broadbent
Exterminator Jeff: Mark Williams
Homily Clock: Celia Imrie
Officer Steady: Hugh Laurie

: BBC News

Weather; Regional News

: 101 Dalmatians

Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic tale.
Love blossoms for dalmatian owners Roger and Anita when their pets meet in the park. But the fur-loving Cruella De Vil has her eye on them their new litter of puppies.
Review page 61. (1996, U)


Director: Stephen Herek
Cruella De Vil: Glenn Close
Roger: Jeff Daniels
Anita: Joely Richardson
Nanny: Joan Plowright
Jasper: Hugh Laurie
Horace: Mark Williams
Skinner: John Shrapnel
Alonzo: Tim McInnerny
Frederick: Hugh Fraser

: Rogue Traders

In the last of the series, Matt Allwright investigates a door-to-door burglar alarm company, which wouldn't take no for an answer. A second series returns later in the year.



Presenter: Matt Allwright
Producer: Catrin Griffith
Editor: Lisa Ausden

: Top of the Pops

A selection of this week's Top 40 singles chart smashes.
(Repeated tomorrow)
BBC Top of the Pops Magazine: £1.80
Website: [web address removed]


Director/Producer: Chris Cowey

: EastEnders

It's Mark and Lisa's big day and, as Phil gets down to brass tacks, has Pauline finally run out of time?
Episode written by Rob Gittins
(For further cast see Monday and Thursday)
(Repeated 10pm on BBC Choice)
(Omnibus edition next Sunday)


Writer: Rob Gittins

: All about Me

In the fourth part of the new comedy series Miriam is devastated to learn that her teenage daughter is pregnant.


Writer: Steven Knight
Director: Nick Wood
Producer: Mike Whitehill
Colin: Jasper Carrott
Rupinder: Meera Syal
Raj: Jamil Dhillon
Peter: Ryan Cartwright
Miriam: Ann Bryson
Sima: Natalia Keery-Fisher
Leo: Robert Cartin
Kavita: Alina Iqbal
Billy: Jonty Stephens
Anna: Anna Winkles
Barman: Alex Knight
MacArthur: John Labanowski
Ghost: Mark Spalding

: Lenny Henry in Pieces

Football Focus presenter Ray Stubbs joins in the fun for the third week in a row in the fifth of Lenny Henry's new six-part comedy sketch show.


Comedian: Lenny Henry
Guest: Ray Stubbs
Director: Ed Bye
Producer: Lucy Robinson

: French and Saunders Easter Special - the Egg

Dawn and Jennifer star in their own version of Lord of the Rings, in which they search for an Oscar. Bono and Sophie Ellis Bextor also make unusual appearances.

Now you're Tolkien: page 11


Comedian: Dawn French
Comedian: Jennifer Saunders
Guest: Bono
Guest: Sophie Ellis Bextor
Director: Ed Bye
Producer: Anil Gupta

: BBC News

National and international news.
Weather; Regional News

: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Sir Cliff Richard, Elvis Costello and Carol Smillie guest on this week's edition of Jonathan Ross's chat show.
(Repeated tomorrow)


Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Guest: Sir Cliff Richard
Guest: Elvis Costello
Guest: Carol Smillie
Director: Mick Thomas
Producer: Suzi Aplin

: Rescue Me

Katie is convinced that Matthew is seeing someone else. Shown on Sunday at 9pm

: The Deadly Bees

Horror starring Suzanna Leigh and Frank Finlay.
Suffering exhaustion, a pop singer searches for peace and quiet on a remote British island but instead finds a colony of killer bees.
Review page 61. (1967) *

Followed by Weatherview


Director: Freddie Francis
[Actress]: Suzanna Leigh
[Actor]: Frank Finlay

: The Horror of Frankenstein

Horror starring Ralph Bates and Kate O'Mara, and featuring David Prowse.

Cold-blooded young student Victor Frankenstein continues his father's horrific experiments in bringing the dead to life.
Review page 61. (1970, 15)
(Postponed from 8 March)


Director: Jimmy Sangster
Victor Frankenstein: Ralph Bates
[Actress]: Kate O'Mara
[Actor]: David Prowse

: BBC News 24

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