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: News

: Westminster

Yesterday's proceedings in-Parliament.
Presented by Peter Mayne.


Presented By: Peter Mayne.

: Copacabana

Groucho Marx
Carmen Miranda
Lionel and Carmen are an acting team in search of work. When the quick-witted Lionel promotes Carmen as both the Brazilian Bombshell and Mademoiselle Fifi , hilarious complications ensue.
Producer Sam Coslow
Director Alfred C Green
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Carmen Miranda
Unknown: Mademoiselle Fifi
Producer: Sam Coslow
Lionel Devereaux: Groucho Marx
Carmen: Carmen Miranda
Steve Hunt: Steve Cochran
Anne: Gloria Jean
Liggett: Ralph Sanford
Andy: Russell Himself

: World Snooker

Embassy World Professional Snooker Championship. Day 7: round 2.
Half of the 32 players who set out six days ago have gone, and it's at this stage they raise the bar. Blocking the way to a place in the quarter-finals are 25 frames of snooker spread over three sessions. Losers walk away with £9,000; winners are guaranteed of doubling that. Presented by David Icke from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Jack Kamehm , Clive Everton and Ray Edmonds.


Presented By: David Icke
Commentators: Ted Lowe
Unknown: Jack Kamehm
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds.

: PC Pinkerton

An invitation to a solo lunchtime concert. Devised and written by Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor and John Murphy Edwards Music John Kelhan
Producer/Director Trevor Bond (R)


Written By: Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor
Written By: John Murphy Edwards
Music: John Kelhan
Director: Trevor Bond

: Animal Fair

With Don Spencer. Busy busy busy
It's astonishing no less You couldn't guess how many creatures
Live at this address.
Musical director Jonathan Cohen Percussion Will Hill
Assistant producer Sheila Fraser Production Barbara Roddam (R)


Unknown: Don Spencer.
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Unknown: Barbara Roddam

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship. Day 7: Round 2
David Icke brings further coverage of the morning's play in Sheffield where Steve Davis should be continuing his bid for yet another title.
Including at
2.00pm News and Weather


Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Steve Davis

: News

Followed by Westminster Live
Presented by Vivian White. Commentator: Brian Curtois.
Producer James Leaton Gray Editor John Anderson


Presented By: Vivian White.
Commentator: Brian Curtois.
Producer: James Leaton Gray
Editor: John Anderson

: World Snooker

World Professional
Snooker Championship. Day 7: Round 2.
Further coverage of the Second Round, with the table torture more likely than not to include No 2 seed John Parrott , while
Willie Thome and Dennis Taylor may be at the start of one of the most intriguing matches of the tournament so far.
From the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.


Unknown: John Parrott
Unknown: Willie Thome
Unknown: Dennis Taylor

: Douglas Sirk Directs Interlude

June Allyson
Rossano Brazzi
While working in Munich for the US Information
Service, Helen falls in love with the formidable conductor Tonio Fischer.
But when she discovers that he is married, she leaves him. They are fated to meet again, and she is faced with a moral choice
Producer Ross Hunter
0 FILMS: pages 17-20


Conductor: Tonio Fischer.
Producer: Ross Hunter
Helen Banning: June Allyson
Tonio Fischer: Rossano Brazzi
Reni: Marianne Cook
Countess Reinhart: Francoise Rosay
Dr Morley Dwyer: Keith Andes
Gertrude Kirk: Frances Bergen
Prue Stubbins: Jane Wyatt
Housekeeper: Lisa Helwig
Henig: Herman Schwedt
Dr Smith: Anthony Tripoli
Dr Stem: John Stein

: 9 II 5

After ten gruelling years of being pinned against the ropes by Mrs Thatcher , the unions looked down and out. But in the new climate of the 90s are they making a surprise comeback?
9 115 5 investigates the trend and asks what it means for Britain.
Reporters: Susan Rae , Geoff Small and John Withington.
Producer/Director Harvey Woolfe Series producer Andrew Forrester A Diverse production for BBCtv


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Reporters: Susan Rae
Reporters: Geoff Small
Reporters: John Withington.
Director: Harvey Woolfe
Producer: Andrew Forrester

: Yes Minister

A comedy series by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Starring
Paul Eddington
Nigel Hawthorne
Jim Hacker sees an opportunity for political advantage when he discovers a new hospital has been closed due to government cuts.
Sir Humphrey, however, does not want this particular boat rocked at the moment.
Designer Tony Burrough
Producer Peter Whitmore (R)


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn.
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Designer: Tony Burrough
Producer: Peter Whitmore
Jim Hacker, MP: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Ian Whitworth: John Barren
Brian Baker: Norman Bird
Mrs Rogers: Rosemary Frankau
Billy Fraser: Stephen Tate
Roy: Arthur Cox
Reporter: Lindy Alexander
Newsreader: Robert Dougall

: Nature

On Sunday 22 April millions of people around the world will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, which was created in America to mobilise action on the environment. Nature looks at what has happened to the world in the past two decades, concentrating on the growth of one species - people.
Presenter: Michael Buerk. Series producer
Geraldine McClelland Editor Jeremy Bugler BBC Bristol


Presenter: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Geraldine McClelland

: French and Saunders

Cuddly comic loveliness from Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders meets plank-spanking brilliance from Mark Knopfler , Dave Gilmour , Lemmy from
Motorhead, Mark King and Gary Moore.
Producer Jon Plowman Director Bob Spiers


Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Mark Knopfler
Unknown: Dave Gilmour
Unknown: Mark King
Unknown: Gary Moore.
Producer: Jon Plowman
Director: Bob Spiers

: 40 Minutes

Killer Bimbos on Fleet Street!
Blonde Eve Pollard edits the Sunday Mirror and petite Patsy Chapman edits the News of the World.
Once confined to agony columns and horoscopes the street girls now dish the dirt with the boys in the circulation war among the tabloids.
These are good times for the girls - and dangerous ones. No longer is it safe to publish just because you know 'that a bonk has happened', says kiss 'n' tell queen freelance reporter Trudi Pacter. But sex still sells. And so, apparently, does knitting.
Producer Sheila Hayman Editor Caroline Pick


Unknown: Patsy Chapman
Reporter: Trudi Pacter.
Producer: Sheila Hayman
Editor: Caroline Pick

: Mistero Buffo

Robbie Coltrane stars in Borderline Theatre
Company's hilarious production of Dario Fo 's Mistero Buffo , a comic history of religion seen through the eyes of the scurrilous Scottish comedian. This week's mystery, The Marriage Feast at Cana, is based loosely on the famous miracle in which water was turned into wine. The event is recounted by an angel who marvels at the work of the Lord, and a wide-boy from Glasgow, who vouches for the quality of the wine. Executive producer John Archer Director Don Coutts
A Big Star in a Wee Picture production for BBCtv


Unknown: Robbie Coltrane
Unknown: Dario Fo
Unknown: Mistero Buffo
Producer: John Archer
Director: Don Coutts

: Newsnight

With Donald MacCormick.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick.

: Weatherview

: World Snooker

Embassy World
Professional Championship from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Form would dictate that
Steve Davis and Steve James will be contesting the first quarter-final place to be had this evening. Table two sees the mid-session play in the best-of-25-frames tussles.
Introduced by David Vine.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Steve James
Introduced By: David Vine.

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