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: Open University

Science: Volcanic Iceland

: News

: Westminster

A roundup of yesterday's parliamentary business.

: Northwards

Eric Robson introduces a selection from BBC
Newcastle's documentary film series, Treloar's
Navy, about a small flotilla of steam boats.


Introduces: Eric Robson

: First Sight

The legitimate art market may be in the doldrums, but the criminal sector is thriving.

: The Bible.... In the Beginning

Richard Harris
John Huston
An epic production of the book of Genesis from the Creation up to the story of Abraham and Isaac.
Director John Huston
0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: John Huston
Director: John Huston
Cain: Richard Harris
Noah: John Huston
Nimrod: Stephen Boyd
Abraham: George C Scott
Sarah: Ava Gardner
Three Angels: Peter O'Toole

: Beethoven

Cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax play Beethoven sonatas.


Pianist: Emanuel Ax

: The Brollys

Cartoon adventures.

: Sport on Friday

With Helen Rollason.
Swimming World Cup from Sheffield. Including Adrian Moorhouse in the men's 100m breast-stroke.
Commentary by Hamilton Bland and Andy Jameson.
Liam Brady and Garth Crooks reflect on a week of international football.
Boat Race
A preview of tomorrow's Oxford and Cambridge boat race.


Unknown: Helen Rollason.
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse
Unknown: Andy Jameson.
Unknown: Liam Brady
Unknown: Garth Crooks

: Holiday 91

Surf and safari in Africa.

: Top Gear

A tribute to car designer Raymond Loewy.


Designer: Raymond Loewy.

: Arena

A spectacular musical celebration of life. Lifepulse explores the rhythm of nature, its beauty, horror and delight, in a dramatic visual journey.
Music by the Startled Insects. Producer Keenan Smart
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall


Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall

: Late Again

The best of the Late Show.

: What the Papers Say

The events of the week as reported in the national press. A Granada production for BBCtv

: Rest Eternal, Light Eternal

A Cathedral Classics concert of music for Good Friday, introduced by Debbie Thrower from Hereford Cathedral. The
London Festival Orchestra plays Haydn's Symphony No 49 La Passione and the Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. They are joined by the Hereford Cathedral Choir for a performance of John Rutter 's Requiem with Caroline Ashton ,soprano. Producer David Kremer
Executive producer Roger Hutchings Concert sponsored by British Gas 0 PICTURE STORY: page 83


Introduced By: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Samuel Barber.
Unknown: John Rutter
Soprano: Caroline Ashton
Producer: David Kremer
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Gardeners' World

Visits to Derbyshire and Belgium, and the benefits of belonging to the Cottage
Garden Society. With Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn.
Executive producer Stephanie Silk Plant list on Ceefax page 617
: INFORMATION LINE: 0[number removed]GARDENING: page 19


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn.

: Rory Bremner

More laughter and comedy from Rory Bremner. Director Simon Spencer Producer Geoff Atkinson


Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Director: Simon Spencer
Producer: Geoff Atkinson

: The Dream

An Everyman special.
Starring Jeremy Irons in a one-man drama, adapted from a Dostoevsky short story by Murray Watts. In his dream, the Man visits an unspoilt Garden of Eden. Producer Jacinta Peel
Director Norman Stone


Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Story By: Murray Watts.
Director: Norman Stone

: The American Civil War

A preview of the extraordinary, highly-acclaimed American documentary series, adapted by the BBC. which starts tomorrow.

: House of Games

First showing on network television.
Concerned for the welfare of a patient, psychiatrist Margaret Ford is led to the 'House of Games'. She enters a world where it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between real life and the 'game'. Written and directed by David Mamet.
0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Margaret Ford
Directed By: David Mamet.
Margaret Ford: Lindsay Crouse
Mike: Joe Mantegna
Joey: Mike Nussbaum
Dr Littauer: Lilia Skala

: Hostage

Last October, in aid of the Brian Keenan Trust , some of Ireland's most popular musicians performed in Dublin with international stars such as Midge Ure of Ultravox and 60s veteran Donovan.
Producer Gary Culliton
A Limerick Films production for BBCtv


Unknown: Brian Keenan Trust
Unknown: Midge Ure
Producer: Gary Culliton

: Weatherview

: Tall Stories

Uma Pedro No Bolso
First showing on network television.
Twelve-year-old Miguel is befriended by Joao. a dissolute young man disapproved of in his aunt's seaside village. His world is shattered when Joao's former lover arrives. This elegant study of sexual ambiguity marked the directorial debut of one of Portugal's leading film-makers.
Screenplay/Director Joaquim Pinto 0 FILMS: page 39


Unknown: Uma Pedro
Director: Joaquim Pinto
Miguel: Bruno Leite
Joao: Manuel Lobao
Dona Marta: Isabel de Castro
Dr Fernando: Luis Miguel Cintra

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