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: Open University

6.45 Limestones in South-West England
7.10 Venice and Antwerp:
Forms of Religion

: Flash Gordon

The classic serial starring Buster Crabbe
7: Flash faces death by electrocution in King
Vultan's furnace room. (R)


Unknown: Buster Crabbe

: Success at Any Price

Douglas Fairbanks Jr Joe Martin is hungry for success and will do anything to achieve it. When he succeeds in marrying, his happiness seems complete - but not for long.
Director J Walter Ruben
0 FILMS: pages) 19-20


Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks Jr Joe Martin
Director: J Walter Ruben
Joe Martin: Douglas Fairbanks Jr
Fisher: Edward Everett Horton
Raymond Merritt: Frank Morgan
Sarah Griswold: Colleen Moore

: Herbert Wilcox Directs: Trouble in the Glen

Starring Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles

Comic conflict explodes when two very different men from across the Atlantic arrive in Glen Eachon to claim what is theirs.
('Bitter Sweet' tomorrow 10.55am)
Films:pages 19-20


Director: Herbert Wilcox
Marissa: Margaret Lockwood
Sanin Mengues/Sandy Menzies: Orson Welles
Jim 'Lance' Lansing: Forrest Tucker
Parian: Victor McLaglen
Malcolm: John McCallum

: The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

3: There are two different groups of instruments that use strings as their primary source of sounds: plucked instruments such as harps and guitars and bowed instruments like violins and cellos.
Professor Charles Taylor explores the extent to which science can tell us how these instruments work. (R)


Cellos: Professor Charles Taylor

: Pie in the Sky

The piepilot leads the pieman and piewife a merry dance, providing the song for the song pie: Tom He Was a Piper's Son.
Music Peter Gosling Puppets Clare Beaton
Producer Sharon Miller (R)


Music: Peter Gosling
Unknown: Clare Beaton
Producer: Sharon Miller
Piewife: Chloe Ashcroft
Pieman: David Hargreaves
Piepilot: Ben Thomas

: Country File

A look at firearms laws. With John Craven.


Unknown: John Craven.

: News

Weather followed by Impressions
A fascinating old rectory crammed with treasures and bric-a-brac from the past. Producer Denis Mitchell A DMF production (R)


Producer: Denis Mitchell

: Racing

From Ascot.
Three races from Ascot's last National Hunt day of the season.
2.30 Royal Fern Novicaes ' Steeplechase (3m).
3.00 Bollinger Champagne Novices' Steeplechase Handicap (2'/2m).
3.35 Trillium Hurdle Race Handicap (2m).
Introduced by Julian Wilson. Commentators:
Peter O'Sullevan and Richard Pitman. Television presentation Bob Duncan
Including at
2.50pm News and Weather
3.50pm News and Weather Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Fern Novicaes
Introduced By: Julian Wilson.
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Richard Pitman.
Unknown: Bob Duncan

: Play Snooker

If you want to take up one of the country's most popular pastimes, or just to improve your own game, then this is the series for you.
4: As in most games, snooker players like to win and it helps to have a game plan. Dennis Taylor looks at the break-off, safety play, laying snookers and playing the percentages.
(Tomorrow: difficult shots.)


Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Plunder

Broadcaster Ned Sherrin is invited by Emma Freud to plunder the BBC archives.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Emma Freud

: Italian Regional Cookery

With Valentina Harris.


Unknown: Valentina Harris.

: DEFII The Invaders

Roy Thinnes Vincent is to visit a Utopia being created by aliens. (R)
Rough Guide to Careers
Caroline Hanson and Sheryl Simms look at jobs in television. Director Gary Hunter
Series producer Paul Campbell
A Diverse production for BBCtv (R)
7.30pm Rapido
Including Australian band
Midnight Oil, and the 4 of Us in Dublin.
Presenter: Antoine de Caunes. Executive producers Alex Berger and Tim Newman
An NBdC production


Unknown: Roy Thinnes
Unknown: Caroline Hanson
Unknown: Sheryl Simms
Director: Gary Hunter
Producer: Paul Campbell
Presenter: Antoine de Caunes.
Producers: Alex Berger
Producers: Tim Newman

: First Easter

A series of films exploring the new realities of faith in eastern Europe.
Alex Tomsky has been exiled in London since the Prague Spring of 1968, and runs a small publishing house for writers banned in Czechoslovakia. Following the revolution, Tomsky plans to set up a new publishing house in Prague. First Easter returns to
Prague with Tomsky and his wife Marta.
Series producer Peter Firstbrook Producer Barbie Campbell Cole


Producer: Peter Firstbrook

: Hillsborough: the Inquiry

This Easter weekend is the anniversary of Britain's worst sports ground tragedy, when 95 Liverpool football fans died on Hillsborough terraces. John Humphrys explains how the investigation has brought in a new era of high technology police work. Producer Merrick Simmonds
Executive producer Patrick Burns BBC Midlands and BBC North CYoull Never Walk Alone' the Hillsborough Memorial Service will be shoum on Easter Day on BBC1)


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Merrick Simmonds

: M*A*S*H

Klinger falls victim to the whims of the 4077th.


Hawkeye: Alan Aida
BJ: Mike Farrell
Klinger: Jamie Farr

: A Very Peculiar Practice

An original serial in seven parts by Andrew Davies , winner of the Writer's
Award, Bafta 1990.
Starring Peter Davison
1: With a new job and fresh start Dr Stephen Daker 's enthusiasm is boundless.
Producer Ken Riddington Director David Tucker (R)


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Dr Stephen Daker
Producer: Ken Riddington
Director: David Tucker
Stephen Daker: Peter Davison
Nuns: Sonia Hart
: Nuns Elaine Turrell
Jock: Graham Crowden
Bob: David Troughton
Lyn Turtle: Amanda Hillwood
Mrs Kramer: Gillian Raine
Maureen: Lindy Whiteford
Rose Marie: Barbara Flynn
Antonia: Lizcrowther
Chinese girl: Sarah Lam
Chen Sung You: Takashi Kawahara
Woolf: Eliza Buckingham
Gillespie: Michael Cule
Donizetti: Haydn Gwynne
Bickerton: Alexander Dore
Ackerman: Trevor Cooper
Harrap: Derek Beard
Ernest: John Bird
Deirdre: Harriet Reynolds

: Lucinda Lambton's Alphabet of Britain

An enthusiast explores highways and byways of delight. E is for Eastern. Lucinda Lambton finds some unexpected pleasures of the Orient in England: a mausoleum that can only be seen from the top of a bus and eastern delights at a football club.
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff Director Andrew Gosling


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Director: Andrew Gosling

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: The Late Show

The arts and media live. Studio director Janet Crook Producer Janice Hadlow


Director: Janet Crook
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: Weatherview

: Open University

12.00 Sexual Identity Producer Frances Berrigan
12.25 Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from Obscurity Producer Kevin Newport (R)


Producer: Frances Berrigan
Producer: Kevin Newport

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