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Sue Cook and herfamily take a campervan into the Australian Outback.
Pathe News footage from 1955.
Adventure drama starring
Millionaire's son Harvey Cheyne relies on his father's money and influence to get him everything. Then fate causes the spoiled brat to enter a different world, stranded on a humble fishing schooner.
Director Victor Fleming (1937) B/W * FILM REVIEWS pages 47-56
Spiritual music. The Hilliard Ensemble perform Estonian composer Arvo Part's setting of Psalm51, in Durham Cathedral. Introduced by James MacMillan.
Live coverage of the World Championship, from the Crucible, Sheffield. In the openingsessionofthe 17-day competition, four-times World Champion Stephen Hendry begins the defence of his title against Leicester's Stefan Mazrocis , one of several newcomers this year. Presented by David Vine.
Editors Rupert Rumney. Rick Waumsley
In a new production of Gounod's version of Shakespeare's love story,
Franco-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna and Romanian soprano Leontina Vaduva play the star-crossed lovers. Nicolas Joel 's production, featuring designs by Carlo Tommasi , had its premiere last
November. With the chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras.
Producer Stephany Marks ; television direction by Brian Large Stereo ..................................
Duke of Verona:
Animator and double Academy
Award-winner Nick Park , who created the characters Wallace and Gromit, chooses hisfavourite momentfrom the Norman
Wisdom comedy Up in the World.
The next C/ose-Up isat8.25pm Stereo ...
Daily quiz about years gone by, with Martyn Lewis.
Cookery challenge. With Fern Britton. Director Chris Fox ; Producer Linda Clifford
CodenameEuropa. The Mysterons murderand reconstruct an electronics expert in orderto send him on a mission to kill. Rpt
Fantasy espionage series from the 60s. The Silent Enemy. The Champions are sent on a secret mission to find out what happened to a US nuclear submarine found driftingwith its entire crew dead. With William Gaunt ,
Alexandra Bastedo and Stuart Damon.
First shown on ITV Subtitled................
Music magazine. Today Zoe Ball meets Let Loose in Prague, on the set of the video fortheir new single Best in Me.
Repeated on Sunday Stereo ..............
Trumpet virtuoso and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis plays and discusses music with an audience of young people in the first of four programmes for Easter, recorded at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Listening for Clues. Using down-to-earth illustrations of musical structures, Marsalis explains the classical sonata form and the chorus form used in jazz music, comparing
Prokofiev's Classical Symphony with the 32-bar structure of Duke
Ellington's Cottontail. Marsalis's own 17-piece jazz band join forces with an orchestra of young players conducted by BSO musical director Seiji Ozawa.
Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg ; Executive producer Chris Lent Stereo ............................
Writer Hanif Kureishi chooses his favourite scene from the Beatles' film
A Hard Day's Night.
Easter weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the yearfor gardeners. Geoff Hamilton 's jobs include the plantingof main crop potatoes. Weather permitting, the programme goes to Gloucestershire to visit a protected colony of British native daffodils. And in the Lake District,
Vanessa Collingridge visits a colourful garden created from a sheep pasture. Series producer Betty Talks; Executive producer
TonyLaryea Stereo Subtitled ............... ♦ See Geoff Hamilton : page 29
A Night at the Opera with Lesley Garrett v Lesley Garrett and guests - baritone Jason Howard , tenor
John Hudson , cellist Julian Lloyd Webber
Leah-Marian Jones and the Carlos
Bonell Guitar Ensemble - set out to prove that opera isfarfrom boring, old-fashioned or incomprehensible, in a rousing performance of some of its best loved music. See today's choices. Director Declan Lowney ; Producer Michael Leggo
English subtitles are on Ceefax page 888 ♦Andrew Duncan interviews Lesley Garrett : page 16
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Another chance to view a vintage episode of the classic comedy series.
Starring Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
With Dudley Foster, Damaris Hayman, Howard Douglas, Evelyn Lund and Peter Thompson. (B/W) (Rpt) (Subtitled)
Hawaii. In the last programme of the series, Clive Anderson investigates the unrest in another holiday paradise, Hawaii. America's 50th state is brewinga a revolution. One hundred years ago, the royal palace of Honolulu was taken by armed US sailors and now a group of islanders plan to get their island back. Bravingthe grass skirts and loud shirts, Clive traces Hawaii's struggle for independence from Uncle Sam's iron grip.
Director Jeremy Lovering ; Producer Paul Sommers
David Baddiel and Frank Skinner 's guests tonight include Elvis Costello and Alan Hansen.
Director PeterOrton; Producer Andy Jacobs
# See Alan Hansen : page 35
Highlights of today's play in the World Championship from the Crucible,
Sheffield. Featuring Stephen Hendry 's opening match against Stefan Mazcrocis. Commentary by Ray Edmonds , Clive Everton , Ted Lowe , John Spencer , Dennis Taylor and John Virgo.
This adaptation of an Australian contemporary opera by Andrew Schultz is set in an Outback town where, during a violent storm, five people - a drunk, a judge, his assistant, a policeman and the mother of a young Aboriginal man who died in police custody - take refuge in the local jail. The Aborigines' sufferings since the arrival of the Europeans are recounted in song and relived through dance performed by members of the Bangarra Dance Troupe.
Producer/Director Kevin Lucas