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: Open University

6.45 Venice and Antwerp in the 16thCentury 3414645 7.10 What Is Music? 3447312 7.35 Education: a Place for Play

: Breakfast News

With signing.

: Westminster Daily

Political update.

: Grand Prix

: A Man Betrayed

Drama starring John Wayne
While investigating the death of a friend
Lynn Hollister discovers a town full of corruption. Director John HAuer (1941) B/W
FILM REVIEWS pages 45-52


Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: Lynn Hollister
Director: John Hauer

: Come September

Comedy starring Rock Hudson
Gina Lollobrigida
A millionaire playboy plays chaperone to a group of American college girls to the consternation of his girlfriend. Director Robert Mulligan (61)


Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Director: Robert Mulligan

: Europeans

Britons living in Italy.

: Signs of the Times

First in a daily series about goodandbadtasteinthehome.

: Children's BBC: The Brollys


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Ever Thought of Sport?

First in a daily series on sport. Today: climbing.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Top Gear Take Two
Including a test drive of the Honda CRX.

: Westminster reports

Regional programmes shown yesterday at 2.00pm.

: Milestones in Science and Engineering

The Wright brothers' and , the aeroplane.

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Songs of Praise

: A Week to Remember

Pathe news this week in 1954. A Griffin production for BBCtv

: News and Weather

Regional News; Weather

: Today's the Day

Quiz show.

: People of the Valley

In Welsh with English subtitles.

: White Collar Crimes

Chris Godsmark reports on a crime costing British industry £9 billion a year.


Unknown: Chris Godsmark

: Gardeners' World

The thorny issue of roses is tackled; perfect plants for problem places; a last look at foliage and how to make the perfect compost.

: Def II The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Home Is Where the Heart
Attack Is. Philip Banks is cautioned to lose weight.

: The Ren and Stimpy Show

Cult animation.

: Young Musician of the Year

Piano Semi-final
While BBC2 has been showing master classes over the past five weeks, nearly performers in this year's competition have been competing for 58 places in the semi-final.
Tonight's piano section is the first and features 11 contestants from an original entry of 111. All have been through two regional stages but tonight's pre-recorded contest is the first time they have been heard on a national level.
Coming from the Birmingham
Conservatoire for the first time, the semi-finals are in five categories: the strings, woodwind, percussion and brass will be shown over the next week. Five contestants from each section will be selected for next week's finals.
The concerto final, where the five category winners compete for the overall title of Young
Musician of the Year, will be held at the Barbican Hall in London and broadcast on 10 April.
: Director Sue Knussen
: Executive producer Kriss Rusmanis
Event sponsored by Lloyds Bank
(Strings semi-final: tomorrow at 6.55 pm)


Director: Sue Knussen
Producer: Kriss Rusmanis

: Telling Tales

Ben. Tonight's programme meets Ben a market trader and one of Britain's youngest greyhound owner. Director Rukhsana Mosam
Series producer Alan Humdall


Director: Rukhsana Mosam
Producer: Alan Humdall

: Horizon

Sir Walter's Journey
Geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer reveals a new history of Britain, one within us all - written in our genes. With the latest advances in medical research he demonstrates the power of genetics. ProducerTimHaines
Editor Jana Bennett


Unknown: Sir Walter Bodmer
Editor: Jana Bennett

: Seven Last Words from the Cross

Third of James MacMillan 's musical settings: Verily, I Say unto Thee, Today Thou Shalt Be with Me in Paradise.


Unknown: James MacMillan

: Permanent Record

Drama starring Keanu Reeves
Brilliant student David had everything to live for, so why did he commit suicide?
Featuring an appearance by Lou Reed , with music by Joe Strummer of The Clash.
Director Marisa Silver (1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages45-52
Followed by Saint of the Day First of an irreverent series for
Holy Week. Producer Jonathan Gili
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff


Unknown: Keanu Reeves
Unknown: Lou Reed
Music By: Joe Strummer
Director: Marisa Silver
Producer: Jonathan Gili
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Chris Townsend: Keanu Reeves
David Sinclair: Alan Boyce
MG: Michelle Meyrink
Lauren: Jennifer Rubin
Kim: Pamela Gidley
Jake: Michael Elgart
Leo Verdell: Richard Bradford
MrMcBain: Dakin Matthews

: Newsnight

With Sue Cameron.

: James Kelman: No Such Thing as Bad Language

On the eve of the publication of his latest novel, an interview with the Scottish writer, whose literary use of bad language has earned him notoriety. Producer Caroline Roberts
Director Louise Wardle


Producer: Caroline Roberts
Director: Louise Wardle

: Weatherview

: Modern Art: Berthe Morisot

The artist's work.

: OU Downloaded

Video: Technology

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