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: Opposites Attract

Celebrate Easter Day with Philippa Forrester and Toby Anstis. Phone [number removed]for a chance to play the TV game Maggot Moments.
Nature series.


Unknown: Toby Anstis.

: Charlie Chalk


: Playdays

Today: the Playground Stop. A Felgate production for BBCtv

: Timeless Tales


: Favourite Songs

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
The popular nursery rhyme is brought to life in this animated story.

: Follow that Bunny

A musical story about the year spring almost never sprung.

: Jonny Briggs

A serial in 13 episodes, from a story by Joan Eadington.
2: Dad and Humph come to the rescue but Jonny's luck doesn't hold out for long.
Written by Valerie Georgeson


Story By: Joan Eadington.
Written By: Valerie Georgeson

: The Movie Game

Film and video quiz.

: Rugrats

Animated series about a group of rug-living babies.

: Grange Hill

Another chance to see the original 1978 nine-part series. 2: Tucker has to find a football kit for Benny. With Todd Carty , Terry Sue Patt , Lucinda Duckett , Robert Morgan and George Armstrong.


Unknown: Todd Carty
Unknown: Terry Sue Patt
Unknown: Lucinda Duckett
Unknown: Robert Morgan
Unknown: George Armstrong.

: Blue Peter Omnibus

The best from last week.

: The OZone

In this special edition of the fast-moving music magazine,
Andi Peters follows Take That! on their tour of Japan.


Unknown: Andi Peters

: The Angel and the Soldier Boy

While a little girl sleeps, her mischievous toys come to life. Animated story with music by Clannad. Rpt

: Sunday Grandstand

Introduced by Bob Wilson.
Provisional Timetable
12.30 Grand Prix preview
1.10 Grand Prix build up
2.00 Grand Prix of Europe
3.45 Gymnastics
4.00 Formula 3
4.25 Golf
The Grand Prix of Europe
Live action from Donington Park as Grand Prix motor racing returns to the circuit for the first time since 1938, with the third round of this year's Formula 1 World
Championship. The race also marks the revival of the European Grand Prix, after an absence of eight years, and is the home debut of Damon Hill in the Williams car.
Commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt.
The man whose Donington dream came true
Touring Cars
Coverage of the first round of the Auto Trader British
Touring Car Championship.
Formula 3
Highlights of the second round of the British Formula 3
Championship from Thruxton.
The third round of the 57th
US Masters from Augusta.
A preview of the world championships, which start tomorrow in Birmingham. Motor racing TV presentation:
Keith Mackenzie , Jim Reside


Introduced By: Bob Wilson.
Unknown: Damon Hill
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Commentary By: James Hunt.
Unknown: Keith MacKenzie
Unknown: Jim Reside

: Rugby Special

Featuring the Pilkington Cup semi-finals and the Melrose
Sevens in Scotland.
Commentary by Bill McLaren , Nigel Starmer-Smith and David Mercer. Presented by Chris Rea. Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Commentary By: Bill McLaren
Commentary By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Commentary By: David Mercer.
Presented By: Chris Rea.
Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World

Cheetah and Cubs in the Land of Lions. Tanzania's Serengeti Plain is a savage paradise - where rearing a family is a battle against overwhelming odds - even for cheetahs. For these, the fastest of the big cats, lions are a menace. For every 20 cheetah cubs born, only one survives to maturity. Wildlife film-makers Hugo van Lawick and Gil Domb devoted a year in the Serengeti to following a mother cheetah and recording her efforts to outwit lions, apparently intent on killing her two cubs. Narrated by Rula Lenska.
Executive producer Michael Rosenberg Series editor John Sparks


Unknown: Gil Domb
Unknown: Rula Lenska.
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Editor: John Sparks

: Grand Prix

Highlights from today's Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix of Europe at Donington Park. The race is the first Grand Prix staged at the circuit for 55 years and Britain's Damon Hill was hoping for victory in his home debut in the Williams car.


Commentator: Murray Walker
Commentator: James Hunt

: The Nineties

A series featuring delightful and sometimes shocking stories from Britain's oldest citizens.
Fresh Air and Fun. At the turn of the century Blackpool was
Europe's most popular seaside resort. Landladies, a soldier returning from the Great War and young men and women who simply went looking for love provide memories of Blackpool's golden years. "The air is like wine, you can drink it in when you go to Blackpool.
You're a new person," says one of them, now 93. Producer Pat Holland
Executive producer Ann Paul


Producer: Pat Holland
Producer: Ann Paul

: Every Picture Tells a Story

A series investigating intriguing tales behind important works of art. The Raft of the Medusa Theodore Gericault 's painting was based on a true story of shipwreck and cannibalism. But why he painted it is a mystery. Was it love or guilt or madness or idealism.... or something else? Andrew Graham-Dixon goes to France to meet a group known as "Gericault's madmen", who think they know the answer.
Producer Sheree Folkson
Series editor Keith Alexander


Unknown: Medusa Theodore Gericault
Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer: Sheree Folkson
Editor: Keith Alexander

: Golf: the Masters

Live coverage of the final holes as the tournament reaches its climax in Augusta, Georgia.
Will Britain's Nick Faldo still be in contention for his third title during the nerve-jangling last few holes? Commentary by Peter Alliss , Bruce Critchley , Dave Marr. Introduced by Steve Rider.
As the golf is live, the next programme may be delayed.


Unknown: Nick Faldo
Commentary By: Peter Alliss
Commentary By: Bruce Critchley
Commentary By: Dave Marr.
Introduced By: Steve Rider.

: The Parallax View

Political thriller starring Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss
Journalist Joe Frady is among the witnesses to a political assassination at a rally in Seattle. Three years later he discovers that many of those who saw the killing have died suspiciously. Frady's investigations lead him to the mysterious Parallax organisation and a terrifying conclusion.
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Director: Alan J Pakula
Joe Frady: Warren Beatty
Lee Carter: Paula Prentiss
Austin Tucker: William Daniels
Jack: Walter McGinn
Rintels: Hume Cronyn
LD: Kelly Thorsden
Assassin: Chuck Waters
Red: Earl Hindmar
Senator Carroll: Bill Joyce
Mrs Carroll: Bettie Johnson
Art: Bill McKinney
Chrissy: Joanne Harris

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