Presented by Simon Parkin and Andi Peters.
Adventures of a zany group of puppets. (R)
The Playbus is at the Why Bird stop. Today's story is
Why Is It Called That, Mum? by Mark Sendell. With Simon Harbrow and Ellie Darvill. A Felgate production for BBCtv (R)
Cartoon adventures of the famous boy puppet.
Last in the children's multi-faith series by Nick Mclvor. The Morning After. While
Sam and Michael find out how Ukrainians spend Easter, Robert is up to something.
Director Jeremy Woolf Producer Judy Merry
Cartoon story of pixies in an enchanted forest.
Presented by Sophie Aldred and Simon Davies with Jo Koma.
With Yvette Fielding,
John Leslie and Diane-Louise Jordan.
Last in the series.
Money may be scarce but this rich mix of pop and clips will raise your interest. Director Collo Caulton Producer Roy Milani
Music, news, competitions, plus the stars' tips for the top pop hits.
Laurie Mayer presents the weekly political review for the south and east. Reports from
Kate Barker and Terry Dignan. Director Duncan Hess Editor Vincent Dowd
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lain MacWhirter presents news of the Parliamentary committees who scrutinise the work of government. Producer Jenny Davies Editor Lydia Howard
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A daring plan is afoot to steal a sultan's jewel-encrusted dagger from the electronic security of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. Peter
Ustinov is on Oscar-winning form in this comedy thriller.
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Elgar's Symphony No 1 is played by the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis from St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Michael Berkeley talks to composers David Matthews and Nicholas Maw about this work.
Director Andrew Quick
Series producer Paul Islwyn Thomas symphonic study)
The Centenary Show
Dogs Galore. Angela Rippon , Peter Purves and Mike Stockman take a reflective look at the centenary show. Plus the final of the new
Flyball competition; Muriel Pearce , four times Cruft's obedience winner, describes highlights of the Obedience Championships; and internationally-renowned judge Peter Lewis looks at the agility competition. Producer Neil Eccles
Featuring Wales v England France v Scotland
The first weekend of this season's Five Nations
Commentary by Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and Bill Beaumont.
Introduced by Chris Rea.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston * SPORT: page 10
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Featuring the Men's Downhill from Wengen, Switzerland. The world's top stars tackle the Lauberhorn. Plus the first
Women's Downhill from
Meribel in the French Savoie.
Introduced by David Vine. Producer Mark Wilkin
Executive producer Jim Reside W SPORT: page 10
IBM, the world's biggest computer company, is now trying to change the habits of a lifetime and let the customer be king. Steve Annett reports on IBM's fight to stay number one. Producer John Williams
Editor David Nissan
The second of a two-part programme.
Fresh Waters, Salt Seas. The fishermen of Norway and Sweden have always taken their traditional harvests and been content to share them with the wildlife. But from the polluted Baltic to over-fished Arctic, these relationships have changed: seabirds and seals starve; fewer cod are caught. The future is uncertain for man and nature.
Producer Roger R Jones
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A three-part portrait of one of the 'giants' of the 20th-century, born 100 years ago.
2: Return of the General
(1946-62). Charles de Gaulle was persuaded to return to power in 1958 when the war for Algerian independence threatened France's entire system of republican government. No previous war was shown so fully on TV and in the cinema. This episode vividly recaptures the excitement of the period. Producer Tom Weidlinger
Executive producer Yves Eudes A WGBH/LMK production
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A new BBC film by Simon Gray. Starring
Emily Morgan James Fleet
When plucky Corporal Pru Merriman reports to her superiors Monk and Bob for driving duty, she finds herself catapulted into the murky world of the French
Music: Carl Davis.
Producer Kenith Trodd
Director Udayan Prasad ● DRAMA: page 4
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Corporal Pru Merriman:
First showing on network television of this adaptation of D H Lawrence 's famous story of love, violence and political intrigue. Starring
Colin Friels , Judy Davis Celebrated writer
Richard Somers and his wife Harriet flee the wreckage of post-First World War Europe and head for Australia. But from idyllic beginnings they are drawn into the sinister world of a secret fascist army.
Director Tim Burstall
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Featuring dub master Jah Shaka , and Teenage Fanclub, live.
The cross-channel music show