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: Breakfast News

With signing, subtitled ..................

: Westminster Daily

Review of yesterday's debates in Parliament

: Daytime on Two

Note: schools' half-term repeats.
9.00 Jeunes Francophones (ages 14-16). Notre environnement.
9.20 Mathsphere (ages 11-16). Would You Believe It?/Compact Costing
5460060 9.40 Thunderbirds in Hindi.
6605553 9.45 Come Outside (ages 4-5). Auntie Mabel cleans the house.

: Children's BBC: Playdays - The Patch Stop



Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Daytime on Two

10.25 Ghostwriter (ages 10-12). A Crime Of Two Cities (part 1).
10.55 Watch (ages 6-7). Natural History: Autumn Stereo 5731027 11.10 In Living Memory (ages 14-16). GettingThere.
9837282 11.30 Landmarks (ages 9-12) Britain since 1930. Stereo
4735973 11.50The Art (ages 11-14). The Art ofliving Things.
12.10 Short Circuit (ages 14-16). Fatal Addiction (Smoking).

: Working Lunch

More business news. .......................

: Daytime on Two

1.00 Lifeschool (ages 14+). E Is for
Ecstasy. Stereo 81950176 1.25 History File (ages 11-14). Expansion, Trade and Industry. Britain 1750-1900.
80560060 1.45 Storytime (ages 4-5). Big, Bad Barney Bear.

: Children's BBC: Wishing


Presenter (Children's BBC): Chris Jarvis

: Fonda on Fonda

A tribute to Henry Fonda, hosted by his daughter Jane. With contributions from Peter and Shirlee Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Shirlee Fonda
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: James Stewart

: News and Weather

Subtitled (news)
Followed by Westminster Live Live coverage from the House of Commons, including Prime Minister's
Questions. Subtitled .....................

: Today's the Day

News quiz about events on this date in years gone by. With Martyn Lewis. .......


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: From the Edge

The return of the magazine series made by the BBC's Disability Programmes Unit. Today, the lives and hopes of disabled people in South Africa. Subtitied ..........

: Home Front

Home decoration and furnishingtips. With Caroline Quentin.


Unknown: Caroline Quentin.

: Catchword

Word game with Paul Coia.


Unknown: Paul Coia.

: Yellowstone Kelly

Western starring
Clint Walker
Edward Byrnes
An Indian scout finds himself caught up in a battle between the Sioux
Indians and the US cavalry when he shelters the beautiful Wahleeah, who's beloved by the Sioux chief.
Director Gordon Douglas (1959) * FILM REVIEWS pages 75-79


Unknown: Clint Walker
Unknown: Edward Byrnes
Director: Gordon Douglas
Yellowstone Kelly: Clint Walker
Anse: Edward Byrnes
Gall: John Russell
Sayapi: Ray Danton
Sergeant: Claude Akins
Major Towns: Rhodes Reason
Wahleeah: Andra Martin
Corporal: Warren Oates
Lieutenant: Gary Vinson

: First Sight

Details as above.
Repeated on Tuesday REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see variations below

: Southern Eye

The Battle of the Buses
The Stagecoach bus company is the runaway success of bus privatisation. It carries more passengers on the South Coast than any other operator and last month took over one in five London buses. How did it achieve this position? And could it drive a double decker bus through the government's safeguards and gain a monopoly?
Southern Eye scrutinises the methods of Britain's biggest bus company.
A phone-in discussion on the issues raised in Southern Eye will follow immediately on BBC Radios Berkshire, Solent, Southern Counties, Kent, Oxford and GLR.
Repeated on Tuesday

: The Edge

... at the Leading Edge. Climbing has developed immeasurably since the days of the Victorian pioneers. Now elite climbers like Dave Cuthbertson, Graeme Ettle and Rab Anderson are relentlessly pushing standards ever higher. For the first time, film cameras see these climbers attempting extreme snow and ice routes on both Ben Nevis and in the northern comes of the Cairngorms. Presented by Cameron McNeish.
Series producer/Director Richard Else ; Executive producer David Taylor


Unknown: Dave Cuthbertson
Unknown: Graeme Ettle
Unknown: Rab Anderson
Presented By: Cameron McNeish.
Director: Richard Else
Producer: David Taylor

: Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson hands over the driving seat to Michael Schumacher, who pushes the new Ford Mustang to the limit round Silverstone. Ford don't think it will sell in Britain. Jeremy begs to differ. He thinks it's one of a growing number of cars that would find eager buyers if only their manufacturers' marketing "boffins" would let them into the country. Plus Steve Berry on the latest motorcycle from MZ, formerly an East German company regarded in motorcycling circles with about the same degree of enthusiasm that Lada and Skoda generate among car buffs. But their new British-designed bike, the Skorpion, is set to change all that.


Presenter: Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter: Steve Berry
Guest: Michael Schumacher
Producer: Jon Bentley
Executive Producer: Dennis Adams

: Shakespeare on the Estate

Residents of Ladywood in Birmingham's inner city were amazed when theirestate was chosen as the settingfora film about Shakespeare. Theatre director Michael Bogdanov spent three weeks persuading local people to perform Shakespeare.
Director Penny Woolcock; Executive producer
SamOrgan Stereo Subtitled ............


Director: Michael Bogdanov

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: Will's World

A Regimen of Health. Continuingthe brief guide to life in Shakespeare's
England. Doctors Phil Hammond and Tony Gardner offer health tips Elizabethan style.
Director Deborah Wignall ; Series producer Mark
Fielder Stereo Subtitled ...................


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Director: Deborah Wignall

: Naked Video 331/3

Another chance to see some classic moments from the series. With
Ron Bain , Gregor Fisher , Andy Gray , Helen Lederer , Tony Roper , Elaine C Smith , John Sparkes and Jonathan Watson.
ProducerColinGilbert Rpt ....................
Followed by Bard on the Box Readings from Shakespeare


Unknown: Ron Bain
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Andy Gray
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Tony Roper
Unknown: Elaine C Smith
Unknown: John Sparkes
Unknown: Jonathan Watson.

: Newsnight

With Jeremy Paxman.


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.

: Late Review

Mark Lawson introduces the roundup of the week's cultural events. With panellists Allison Pearson , David Baddiel and Tony Parsons.


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Tony Parsons.

: Weatherview

: Cobra Verde

Offbeat drama starring
Klaus Kinski
Driven by necessity to banditry,
Francisco Manoel da Silva becomes
Cobra Verde (Green Cobra). His amorous adventures cost him the chance of a good life in Brazil, and he is sent to West Africa.
Director Werner Herzog (1988) ............. # FILM REVIEWS pages 75-79


Unknown: Klaus Kinski
Unknown: Manoel Da Silva
Director: Werner Herzog
Francisco Manoel da Silva: Klaus Kinski
King Ampaw: Taparica
Don OctavloCoutinho: José Lewgoy
Captain Fraternidade: Salvatore Basile

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