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: Breakfast

Hosted by Dermot Murnaghan and Sian Williams.
Breakfast Briefing at 6.00: weather every half-hour from 6.15: national/ regional news half-hourly from 6.27. Editor David Kermode


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Sian Williams.
Editor: David Kermode

: Uncharted Territory

New series 1/10. Adventurous property hunters seek homes in unfamiliar areas, starting with the Moroccan city of Fez.

: Homes under the Hammer

A four-bedroom house in Wiltshire is among the properties. cs) Followed by News; Weather

: Trading Up

A period terrace in a historic village is revamped.

: Car Booty

A single mum wants to give her kids a garden makeover. Followed by News; Weather

: Cash in the Attic

A collector of costume jewellery wants a lavish day out. (5)

: BBC News; Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Neighbours

Desperate Paul searches for Izzy. Repeated at 5.35pm

: Doctors

Sins of the Father. Mac helps a student deal with his alcoholic dad. Writer Paul Fontana


Unknown: Paul Fontana

: Diagnosis Murder

Hot House. Sloan probes a killing on reality TV.

: News; Weather

Regional News

: CBBC: LazyTown

: CBBC: Patrick's Planet

1/13. This week's episodes written by Lin Coghlan.
Comedy drama about a boy who enters a rocket-building competition.

See Kids' TV Choices: page


Writer: Lin Coghlan
Patrick: Jamie Hutchinson
Desmond: James Bellamy
Granny: June Barrie
Mr Lee: David Yip
Amanda: Rhian Mottram
PJ: Mikaela Leigh James

: CBBC: Blue Peter

A new appeal is launched and James from Busted shows off his new band. See Kids' TV Choices: page

: CBBC: Newsround Extra

A special report on the often appalling state of toilets in schools.

: Neighbours

Shown at 1.40pm

: BBC News

Presented by George Alagiah and Natasha Kaplinsky. <s) www.bbc.co.uk/news
Followed by Weather with Darren Bett.


Presented By: George Alagiah
Presented By: Natasha Kaplinsky.
Unknown: Darren Bett.

: Regional news magazines

GREATER LONDON BBC London News With Emily Maitlis. Editor Catherine Hearne ; Executive editor Jane Mote
SOUTH EAST South East Today With Rob Smith , Ian Palmer , Beverley Thompson. Editor Quentin smith
EAST Look East Presented by Stewart White and Susie Fowler-Watt (Mon-Thu)/Amelia Reynolds (Fri). Producers Ian Kings , Steve Silk


Unknown: Emily Maitlis.
Editor: Catherine Hearne
Editor: Jane Mote
Unknown: Rob Smith
Unknown: Ian Palmer
Unknown: Beverley Thompson.
Presented By: Stewart White
Unknown: Amelia Reynolds
Producers: Ian Kings
Producers: Steve Silk

: Holiday

Blackpool tries to shake off its "kiss-me-quick" image, Jeremy Sheffield visits Mexico City and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has the latest advice on avian flu.
Series producer Richard Sinclair ; Exec producer Owen Gay


Unknown: Jeremy Sheffield
Unknown: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Producer: Richard Sinclair

: Real Story with Fiona Bruce

New series 1/7. Assessing the damaging effects of food poisoning through the experiences of victims and their families. Presented by Fiona Bruce.
Series producer Mike Lewis ; Editor Dave Stanford


Presented By: Fiona Bruce.
Producer: Mike Lewis
Editor: Dave Stanford

: EastEnders

Does Johnny have the evidence needed to free Sam? Writer Richard Davidson Repeated at 10pm on BBC3 Soap & Flannel: page 39; Cast on page 40


Writer: Richard Davidson

: Much Ado about Nothing

DRAMA OF THE WEEK New series 1/4. Rediscover Shakespeare through modern interpretations of some of the Bard's most popular plays, starting with Cold Feet writer David Nicholls 's sparky and humorous transfer of the tale of the warring Beatrice and Benedick to a newsroom.
Producer Diederick Santer : Director Brian Percival INTERACTIVE: view scenes in the original text and explore the play's themes with ex-Spooks actor David Oyelowo via the red button. O - an updated version of Othello is tomorrow at 9pm on BBC4, with Richard II showing later that evening at 11.40pm
Gill Hudson on the Bard: page 3; William's women: page 12

Much Ado about Nothing 8.30pmBBC1
Shakespeare's confection of love, jealousy, barbed insults and lies is smoothly transferred to 2005, and a regional television newsroom. The updating works well, as long as you approach it as "based on" rather than a "word-for-word transposing" of Much Ado.
Its verbally sparring twosome, Beatrice and Benedick (a sparky Sarah Parish and a suave Damian Lewis, initially resplendent with bouffant and George Michael beard) are co-anchors of Wessex Tonight, and though they have to keep up that faux mateyness we all recognise from local news shows, once the cameras stop rolling they're bitching about, and at, one another.
Their fed-up colleagues collude to trick B and B into falling in love by a series of ruses, just as another love affair, that of weathergirl Hero (Billie Piper) and sports presenter Claude (Tom Ellis), starts to flourish. But someone wishes Hero and Claude ill.
It doesn't matter if you're unfamiliar with the original play, as this version stands up well in its own right, and fizzes along with plenty of humour and sexual tension. Alison Graham William's women: page 12


Unknown: David Nicholls
Producer: Diederick Santer
Director: Brian Percival
Unknown: David Oyelowo
Unknown: Gill Hudson
Beatrice: Sarah Parish
Benedick: Damian Lewis
Hero: Billie Piper
Claude: Tom Ellis
Leonard: Martin Jarvis
Don: Derek Riddell
Peter: Michael Smiley
Margaret: Nina Sosanya
Ursula: Olivia Colman
Mr Berry: Anthony O'Donnell
Keith Hemming: Patrick Ryecart
Vince: Rasmus Hardiker
Girl: Henrietta Clemett
Vicar: George Potts
Waiter: George Couyas
Receptionist: Lorna Brown

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: BBC News

Maxine Mawhinney. Regional News
Then Weather with Helen Willetts.


Unknown: Maxine Mawhinney.
Unknown: Helen Willetts.

: They Think It's All Over

3/8. Lee Mack tries to keep order with Jonathan Ross , Ian Wright , Rory McGrath , Boris Becker and guests. Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer Simon Bullivant


Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Ian Wright
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Boris Becker
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: Simon Bullivant

: Film 2005 with Jonathan Ross

Ralph Fiennes discusses The Constant Gardener. Plus reviews of In Her Shoes and Stoned.
Producer Hans Petch ; Series producer Tom Webber
Repeated next Saturday on BBC2


Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Producer: Hans Petch

: Q & A

Hard-edged Sidney Lumet crime drama with Nick Nolte and Timothy Hutton. An assistant DA's probe into the shooting of a suspect brings him into conflict with a brutal cop. Review p56. (1990,18)
Followed by Weatherview


Unknown: Sidney Lumet
Unknown: Nick Nolte
Unknown: Timothy Hutton.

: Sign Zone

Signed programmes.
Antiques Roadshow Rare biscuit tins.

: The Queen's Cavalry

5/8. Learner tank drivers are put through their paces.

: Your Life in Their Hands

3/3. A high-risk operation awaits two people with cancer.

: Mind VoIr Own Business

A photo studio. (SLbl

: BBC News 24

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