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: The Power of Music

Paul McCartney introduces three true stories demonstrating the power of music and music therapy to bring hope and serenity to lives shadowed by psychiatric illness and severe learning difficulties. Producer Ann Paul Rpt
(Paul McCartney - Up Close, a performance recorded in New York, is tonight at 10.50pm on BBC1)


Introduces: Paul McCartney
Producer: Ann Paul Rpt
Unknown: Paul McCartney

: The Bohemian Girl

First of a double-bill, starring
Stan Laurel , Oliver Hardy
A pair of gypsy scoundrels, Stan and Ollie unwittingly become the guardians of the kidnapped daughter of a count. Directors James W Horne , Charles Rogers
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Directors: James W Horne
Directors: Charles Rogers
Stan Laurel: Himself
Oliver Hardy: Himself
Gypsy queen daughter: Thelma Todd
Devilshoof: Antonio Moreno
Mrs Hardy: Mae Busch
Captain Finn: James Finlayson

: Pack Up Your Troubles

In the second film starring the comic duo,
Stan and Ollie try to keep a promise made to a dead comrade, and reunite his young daughter with her wealthy grandparents. They find the child - but the relatives are another matter.
Directors George Marshall ,
Raymond McCarey
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Directors: George Marshall
Unknown: Raymond McCarey
Stan Laurel: Himself
Oliver Hardy: Himself
EddieSmith: Donald Dillaway
Messenger: Mary Carr
Sergeant: Tom Kennedy

: Long Live the Lady!

In this Italian comedy, some teenagers are hired as waiters at a sumptuous gala to honour a distinguished and powerful lady. The evening's festivities, rigorously planned and meticulously executed, are for 16-year-old
Libenzio an insight into an alien way of life. In Italian with English subtitles.
Director Ermanno Olmi
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Director: Ermanno Olmi
Libenzio: Marco Esposito
Corinna: Simona Brandause
Anna: Stefania Busarello
Mao: Simone Dallarosa
Ciccio: Lorenzo Paolini

: Fiddley Foodle Bird

Animation for children with the voice of Dennis Waterman.


Unknown: Dennis Waterman.

: Spider

Animation. Rpt Stereo

: The Grand Prix of Europe

Highlights from yesterday's Formula 1 World Championship race at Donington Park.

: Gardeners' World

The latest plants, designs and equipment at the International Spring Gardening Fair. Plus a look at a Dublin town garden.

: Songs of Praise for Easter Day

From Norwich Cathedral.
Stereo Subtitled

: Gigi

The musical version of Colette's story about a young girl growing up in Paris during the 1890s, starring Leslie Caron
Maurice Chevalier
Louis Jourdan
Gigi is being carefully schooled by her grandmother and aunt, but there are other influences which affect her life - like the dashing Gaston Lachaille and the delights of ice-skating, romance and champagne. Director Vincente Minnelli
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Gaston Lachaille
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Gigi: Leslie Caron
Honore Lachaille: Maurice Chevalier
Gaston Lachaille: Louis Jourdan
Mme Alvarez: Hermione Gingold
Lianed'Exelmans: Eva Gabor
Sandomir: Jacques Bergerac
Aunt Alicia: Isabel Jeans

: Acoustic Routes

Billy Connolly presents a documentary on his folk hero, the legendary Bert Jansch, who influenced a generation of guitarists. With rare archive performances from, among others, Brownie McGhee.
A Red Herring production for BBCtv.


Presenter: Billy Connolly
Director: Jan Leman
Producer: Maureen White

: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Chilling adventure story based on the bestselling children's book by Joan Aiken. Starring
Stephanie Beacham
Mel Smith , Geraldine James In the imaginary reign of King James III , ravenous wolves over-run England and surround Willoughby Chase , home of Bonnie and her parents. But when Lord and Lady Willoughby travel overseas, Bonnie and her timid cousin Sylvia face an even more dangerous predator.
I Director Stuart Orme
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Book By: Joan Aiken.
Unknown: Stephanie Beacham
Unknown: Mel Smith
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: James Iii
Unknown: Willoughby Chase
Director: Stuart Orme
Sligkcarp: Stephanie Beacham
Grimskaw: Mel Smith
Mrs Brisket: Geraldine James
James: Richard O'Brien
Bonnie: Emily Hudson
Sylvia: Aleks Darowska
Pattern: Jane Horrocks
Lady Willoughby: Eleanor David
Lord Willoughby: Jonathan Coy
Simon: Lynton Dearden

: Aliya the Asian Elephant

Filmed against some spectacular scenery in Sri
Lanka, Simon and John King 's "animal drama" follows a baby elephant who, separated from the main herd, finds himself lost, alone and facing many dangers. Aliya's fortunes change when he is befriended by a farm boy who helps him back to the wild and his mother.


Unknown: John King

: Edgar Reitz: Return to Heimat

An Arena special which documents the making of Reitz's second great German epic, The Second Heimat, which begins on BBC2 next Saturday. When Jewish writer Carole Angier watched the original Heimat (recently repeated on BBC2), she was so moved she wrote to its creator; Reitz responded that she had understood his work better than anyone. She later saw the making of his next epic, the 26-hour Second Heimat. Tonight's programme is a record of Angier's extraordinary experiences witnessing two years of writing and four years of filming.


Subject: Carole Angier
Director/Producer: Nadia Haggar

: The Name of the Rose

Medieval thriller starring
Sean Connery
F Murray Abraham
The year is 1327. William of Baskerville, an unorthodox
Franciscan monk, arrives at a remote Italian monastery with his young novice Adso. The venue for an important papal debate, the monastery has recently been the scene of a mysterious death.
This mix of dark secrets and unexpected violence is based on the bestseller by Umberto Eco.
Remigio de Vargine. ... HELMUT QUALTINGER Director Jean-Jacques Annaud
SEE FILMS pages 59-72


Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Murray Abraham
Unknown: Remigio de Vargine.
Unknown: Helmut Qualtinger
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
William of Baskerville: Sean Connery
BernardoGui: Fmurray Abraham
AdsoofMelk: Christian Slater
Severinus: Elya Baskin
Jorge de Burgos: Feodor Chaliapin
Ubertinode Castle: William Hickey
Abbot: Michael Lonsdale
Salvatore: Ron Perlman
Malachia: Volker Prechtel

: Weatherview

: The Juliet Letters

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and the classical
Brodsky Quartet have teamed up to compose and record a series of songs, The Juliet Letters, using the unlikely combination of voice and string quartet. This film tells the story of this surprising collaboration. Director Philip King
A Hummingbird production for BBCtv


Singer-Songwriter: Elvis Costello

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