6.45 Database Developments
7.10 Oil: Finds for the Future
Continuing the series on the history and development of the firearm. A 'best English gun' is a highly prized achievement of the modern craftsman's skill.
The Pilgrims' Way from
Winchester to Canterbury.
Today, a visit to Otford.
9.00 It Doesn't Have to Hurt
9.30 Diez Temas
9.45 You and Me
10.00 Thinkabout Science
10.15 Search Out Science
10.35 Q and A
10.40 Around Scotland
11.00 Words and Pictures
11.15 English Time
11.35 Teaching Today
12.05 TV6: Out of the Doll's House
12.55 Espana Viva
1.20 Mr Benn
1.35 King Rollo
1.40 Zig Zag: Technology
2.00 News and Weather
followed by You and Me
Floral artist George Smith joins Arthur Negus on a visit to Dudmaston in Shropshire, where the real treat is the collection of 18th-century
Dutch flower paintings.
Followed by The Wreck of the Mary Rose
Second of three documentaries on the Mary Rose Trust's attempt to recover from the bottom of the Solent what remains of the hull of one of King Henry VIII 's favourite battleships.
and Regional News; Weather
Continuing the four-part story of Russia's greatest Tsar. Peter tours Europe.
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Radio Times food columnist continues his series of cookery lessons. This week he explains how to plan and prepare a meal with a springtime theme. Its centrepiece is one of John Tovey 's own favourite dishes - roast leg of lamb flavoured with coriander, garlic and rosemary - followed by a delicious pear and ginger farmhouse pie for dessert. Director David Wheeler
Producer Christine Truran
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The adventures of the new
USS Enterprise and its crew. Starring Patrick Stewart The Emissary. An official mission becomes a personal matter for Lieutenant Worf when his former love is sent to the Enterprise to mediate in a dispute between the Federation and a group of rogue Klingons.
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard:
For the aspiring young actors involved in Lloyds Bank
Theatre Challenge, months of rehearsals are rewarded by a dream opportunity to perform on the stage of the Royal
National Theatre in London. In the first of two programmes, Aminatta Forna follows three very different youth theatre groups on the road to fame. Director Garth Tucker
Producer Lowri Gwilym
A selection of cult youth shows from around the world.
Tonight, Lisa I'Anson reviews the French programme Pushing the Limits, which specialises in covering dangerous sports. She discovers that although viewers may marvel at the sight of stuntmen throwing themselves off cliffs and out of planes, in reality filming the stunt is often much more difficult than the actual performance itself.
Executive producer Mari Beynon Owen
The return of the fortnightly series of historical documentaries.
Beside Franco in Spain. This is the story of how Britain abandoned Spain's democratically elected government during the Spanish Civil War of 1936 and gave clandestine support to the nationalists and General
Franco. Traditionally, Hitler and Mussolini have been seen as the villains who helped mastermind the fascist overthrow of Spain's fledgling democracy, while Britain seemed to have played no part. Tonight's programme presents remarkable new evidence, discovered in Spanish archives, that Britain used all its economic and diplomatic cunning to safeguard its political and commercial interests in Spain by ensuring victory for
General Franco's forces.
As Sainz Rodriguez , a Francoist minister from 1938 to 1941, says: 'Many
Spaniards believe that we gained our victory exclusively through Italian and German aid. But though they did contribute, the fundamental reason for our winning the war was the English.'
Producer Sandra Gregory Series editor Roy Davies
The last in the series of new films comissioned by the BBC.
Starring John Hurt, David Thewlis, Charles Simon
Two residents of a hospice in Nottingham, disabled by motor neurone disease, set out on a pilgrimage for Knock in Ireland, hoping for a miracle cure. This unsentimental and comic account of the trials of serious disability was written by William Ivory (best known as Eddie Ramsden from Coronation Street) whose own mother died from the disease. David Thewlis was seen earlier this week in Filipina Dreamgirls.
Producer George Faber Director David Wheatley
A Merlin production for BBCtv
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The last in a season of films made by new producers and directors is a National Film
William has to spend another boring Sunday with his grandparents. He has only a box of Lego and his imagination for comfort.
Gradually the crises aboard his spaceship become entangled with the fate of his sleeping grandmother. With Ben Davis , Troy Jackson , Len Martin and Dorothea Alexander.
Producer Vera Simon
Written and directed by David Hill
With Jeremy Paxman.
A look at 'Iron John', the poet Robert Bly 's attempt to re-invent masculine identity. With Michael Ignatieff.
12.00 Literature in the Modem World 12.25 The Getting of Judgment