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: Breakfast

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.


Presenter: Bill Turnbull
Presenter: Sian Williams

: Animal Park

A visit to Longleat animal park in Wiltshire, where presenters Kate Humble and Paul Heiney meet the animals and staff.


Presenter: Kate Humble
Presenter: Paul Heiney
Executive Producer: Nikki Cheetham
Series Editor: Annette Clarke

: Risen Today

Live from the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans in Hertfordshire, Easter Day
Communion is led by the Dean, the Very Rev
Christopher Lewis. The preacher is the Rt Rev Christopher Herbert ,
Bishop of Saint Albans. Music includes Jesus Christ Is Risen Today. Thine Be the Glory and Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem. Presented by Pam Rhodes. Director David Kremer : Producer
Hugh Faupel


Unknown: Christopher Lewis.
Unknown: Christopher Herbert
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Presented By: Pam Rhodes.
Director: David Kremer
Producer: Hugh Faupel

: Urbi et Orbl

Live from St Peter 's Square in Rome, Pope John Paul II gives his traditional Easter message and blessing, Urbi et Orbi, to the city and to the world. The scene is set by Denis Nowlan.


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

: Countryfile

John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine.
E-Mail: [email address removed]

Followed by News; Weather for the Week Ahead


Presenter: John Craven

: Keeping Up Appearances

In a 1994 Christmas special of the comedy starring Patricia Routledge and Clive Swift, Richard has an unsavoury foot infection which Hyacinth decides is not exclusive enough.


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

: Herbie Goes Bananas

Fourth and final film in the Love Bug comedy series about a Volkswagen car with extraordinary powers. En route to Brazil for a race, Herbie and its owners get caught up in a plot to steal Incangold. Review page 51.
(1980, U)


Director: Vincent McEveety
Aunt Louise: Cloris Leachman
Davie Johns: Charles Martin Smith
Prindle: John Vernon
PeteStanchek: Stephan W Burns
Melissa: Elyssa Davalos
Paco: Iii Joaquin Garay
Captain Blythe: Harvey Korman

: EastEnders

Omnibus edition. Time is running out for Pauline as Mark and Lisa's wedding looms. For cast see Thursday and Friday

: Songs of Praise

In a special programme for Easter from Norwich Cathedral, presenter Pam Rhodes is joined by former Brookside actress Sue Jenkins and the cathedral's choirs. The hymns include Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, Led like a Lamb and Thine Be the Glory.
RT SHOP: BBC CD. Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music. £12 .99 (normally £14.99). Tel [number removed]


Presenter: Pam Rhodes
Unknown: Sue Jenkins

: That Was Life

Talking dogs, rudely-shaped vegetables, musical teeth and singing grannies rub shoulders with hard-hitting consumer stories and tear-jerking tales in this celebration of Esther Rantzen's long-running TV show, That's Life.


Presenter: Esther Rantzen
Producer: Shirley Pope
Executive Producer: Tessa Finch

: Antiques Roadshow

Michael Aspel and the experts install themselves in the gardens of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, where finds include a rare Anglo-Saxon ring and a collection of silver teething rattles.

(Repeated with sign language on Tuesday at 3.30am)
[web address removed]
BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine: price £2.80


Presenter: Michael Aspel
Producer: Michele Burgess
Executive Producer: Christopher Lewis

: Arthur - King of the Britons

King Arthur is one of the most famous figures in British mythology, but was there a "real" Arthur? Mixing live action, computer simulations and archaeology, this documentary goes on a quest to discover the true story behind the legend. Presented by Richard Harris.

Who was King Arthur?: page 23


Presenter: Richard Harris
Producer: Jean-Claude Bragard
Executive Producer: Ruth Pitt

: Blackadder Back and Forth

A one-off edition, made for showing in the Millennium Dome, of the historical comedy. A new 21st-century Blackadder, with his servant Baldrick, tumbles through the past in a time machine, with disastrous consequences for the future.

A rerun of Blackadder II begins on Friday at 9.30pm


Writer: Richard Curtis
Director: Paul Weiland
Executive producer: Peter Bennett-Jones
Executive producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Melchett/Wellington: Stephen Fry
George: Hugh Laurie
Darling: Tim McInnerny
Elizabeth: Miranda Richardson
Nursie: Patsy Byrne
William Shakespeare: Colin Firth
Robin Hood: Rik Mayall
Maid Marian: Kate Moss
Friar Tuck: Crispin Harris
Napoleon: Simon Russell-Beale

: BBC News

With Fiona Bruce.
Weather with Michael Fish.


Unknown: Fiona Bruce.
Unknown: Michael Fish.

: Rescue Me

Penultimate episode in the comedy drama. Katie struggles to stay off the booze for her article about living without alcohol.
Written by Oliver Brown ; Producer Christine Langan ; Director Julian Holmes
Repeated on Friday at 11.20pm


Written By: Oliver Brown
Producer: Christine Langan
Director: Julian Holmes
Katie Nash: Sally Phillips
Matthew Nash: Vincent Regan
Eddie Chisholm: Stewart Wright
Luke Chatwin: Oliver Chris
Emma Peters: Sasha Behar
Melanie Woods: Andrea Lowe
Alice Jackson: Alison Mac
Jimmy: Nitin Ganatra
Guy: James Lance
Gail: Tamsin Pike
Natasha: Eliza Bennett
Beth Partridge: Amy Phillips
Carol Chatwin: Anita Carey
Nan: Elizabeth Kelly
Frank Peters: Dominic Mafham
Suzy Burns: Gaye Brown

: Parkinson

Michael Parkinson welcomes controversial funny man
Ali G and Sanjeev Bhaskar , the "star" of the chat show spoof The Kumars at No 42. With music from Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and Sheryl Crow.
Director Stuart McDonald ; Executive producer Beatrice Ballard


Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Ali G
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Sheryl Crow.
Director: Stuart McDonald
Producer: Beatrice Ballard

: Days of Thunder

High speed drama of racing and romance, starring Tom Cruise , Robert Duvall and Nicole Kidman. A cocky racing driver is recruited to a new team and forced to work with a veteran car builder. Widescreen. Review page 52.
Director Tony Scott (1990.15)
Followed by Weathervlew


Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Robert Duvall
Unknown: Nicole Kidman.
Director: Tony Scott

: Breach of Conduct

Psychological drama starring
Peter Coyote. When Lieutenant Ted Lutz is posted to
Nevada, his commanding officer, Colonel Andrew Chase , takes a shine to his vulnerable wife. Review page 52.
Director Tim Matheson (1994.15)


Unknown: Peter Coyote.
Unknown: Lieutenant Ted Lutz
Unknown: Colonel Andrew Chase
Director: Tim Matheson

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore is joined by Douglas Arnold to validate the Apollo moon landings.
Producer Ian Russell Repeated next Saturday on BBC2


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Douglas Arnold
Producer: Ian Russell

: BBC News 24

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