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: Peep and the Big Wide World

With Philippa Forrester and Ratz.

: Playdays


: Yogi the Easter Bear

Cartoon fun.

: Simon and the Witch

Wntten by Valerie Georgeson, from a story by Margaret Stuart Barry.


Writer: Valerie Georgeson
Story By: Margaret Stuart Barry

: Inside the Wrong Trousers

The making of Nick Park 's
Oscar-winning animation The Wrong Trousers, shown tomorrow at 7.30pm.


Unknown: Nick Park

: The Animals of Farthing Wood

Last in the series.

: Incredible Games

Team games.

: Grange Hill



Written By: Alan Janes

: F O T

False or true? A fast-moving mix of fact and fiction.
Competition: [number removed](false),
[number removed] (true). (Max call costs 20p.)
For a copy of the rules, send sae to: [address removed]

: A Spitfire Named Blue Peter

John Leslie tracks down a wartime Spitfire.


Presenter: John Leslie

: The O Zone

: One of Our Spies Is Missing

Film. Spy adventure, based on the series The Man from UNCLE, starring Robert Vaughn David McCallum
The race is on with THRUSH to find a top scientist.
Film Reviews pages 57-67


Unknown: Robert Vaughn
Unknown: David McCallum
Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck

: The Big Houses

Last in the series. Stereo 83

: Fine Cut: In Search of Buddha

A documentary on film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci's movie on the icon.
(Shepherds: Time of the Barmen, tomorrow at 11.20am)


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci

: Operavox

The Barber of Seville. An animated shortened version of Rossini's comic tale.

: Today's the Day Special

Newsreaders Jill Dando , Ed Stourton , Carol Barnes and Dermot Murnaghanjoin the quiz. With Martyn Lewis. A Mentorn production for BBCtv


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Ed Stourton
Unknown: Carol Barnes
Unknown: Dermot Murnaghanjoin
Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Rugby Special

Featuring the Pilkington Cup semi-finals: Harlequins v Bath, and Orrel v Leicester.
Executive producer Johnnie Watherston


Producer: Johnnie Watherston

: The Natural World: Vampires, Devilbirds and Spirits - Tales of the Calypso Isles

The twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago are celebrated for carnival, calypso and their fertile tradition of folklore. They are also distinguished for the richness of their wildlife - the fact that they were once part of the South American mainland gives their natural history a diversity unique among the islands.
Tonight's film includes unique infra-red footage of the elusive cave-dwelling oilbirds, and visits locations that required mules and donkeys to transport the camera equipment.
Folklore and animals come together in the bewitching tales of Trinidad's "master story-teller" Paul Keens-Douglas, whose legends also are brought to life in the film.
A Green Umbrella production for BBCtv
(Pandas of the Sleeping Dragon, tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Storyteller: Paul Keens-Douglas
Producer: Nick Upton
Series Producer: John Sparks

: Young Musician of the Year

Air on a Shoe String The first of three documentaries exploring recent changes in school music tuition. In the wake of widespread cuts and the introduction of charges for instrumental lessons, who will be the young musicians of the future? With Sarah Greene.
OirectorFrancesca Kemp
(So You Want to Compose? tomorrow


Unknown: Sarah Greene.
Unknown: Oirectorfrancesca Kemp

: Grandstand Guide toLillehammer94

Memorable moments from the Olympic Winter Games in Norway, introduced by Steve Rider and Sue Barker.


Introduced By: Steve Rider
Introduced By: Sue Barker.

: Arena Relics

The Grave Case of Charlie Chaplin
In 1978 Charlie Chaplin 's coffin was stolen from his grave in Vevey, Switzerland, and a large ransom was demanded of his widow Oona. This fictional film inspired by those events follows the east European characters responsible. A Screen Two/Arena collaboration, it is written and directed by award-winning documentary film-maker Paul Pawlikowski.
Producer Ros Wolfes


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Paul Pawlikowski.
Karen: Karen Badalov
Jacek: Jacek Braciak
Igor: Igor Avdiev
Marina: Yvonne Scio
Inspector Brink: Roger Jendly
Inspector Hauer: Jacques Michel

: One Foot in the Past

List It
In a special edition of the heritage series, Kirsty Wark invites viewers to nominate a post-war building to be saved for posterity. The best suggestions will be featured in a new season of the programme beginning in the summer. Director Joanna Bailey
Executive producer Roland Keating
Followed by Saint of the Day Last in the series: St Richard of Chichester.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Director: Joanna Bailey
Producer: Roland Keating

: The Two Jakes

Crime thriller directed by and starring Jack Nicholson. With
Harvey Keitel Los Angeles 1948: when private eye Jake Gittes is hired to investigate some suspected adultery, he stumbles into a world of murder and shady land deals. With Meg Tilly , Madeleine Stowe , Eli Wallach , Ruben Blades , Frederic Forrest , David Keith.
(1990) FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Unknown: Jack Nicholson.
Unknown: Harvey Keitel
Unknown: Jake Gittes
Unknown: Meg Tilly
Unknown: Madeleine Stowe
Unknown: Eli Wallach
Unknown: Ruben Blades
Unknown: Frederic Forrest
Unknown: David Keith.

: Words and Music

American Stories (part 2). The final programme in this series on songwriting profiles singer-songwriters including
Jackson Browne , Nanci Griffith and Aimee Mann.


Unknown: Jackson Browne
Unknown: Nanci Griffith
Unknown: Aimee Mann.

: The Gambler

Drama starring James Caan , Lauren Hutton
Axel Freed is a professor of literature with a compulsion to gamble. With a massive debt to a loan shark to clear, he takes one final, huge risk.
Director KarelReisz( 1974)
FILM REVIEWS pages 57-67


Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Lauren Hutton
Unknown: Axel Freed

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