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: Open University

6.20 Animal Physiology: The Sunbaskers 3744578 6.45 Gallium Arsenide: Pulled from Obscurity 7583795 7.10
Advertising: Whipped into Action
5173820 7.35 Engineering Materials: Hidden Power

: Holiday Outings

Sue Cook and herfamily take a campervan into the Australian Outback.

: A Week to Remember

Pathe News footage from 1955.

: Captains Courageous

Adventure drama starring
Spencer Tracy
Freddie Bartholomew
Lionel Barrymore
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


Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Freddie Bartholomew
Unknown: Lionel Barrymore
Unknown: Harvey Cheyne
Director: Victor Fleming
Manuel: Spencer Tracy
Harvey: Freddie Bartholomew
Disko: Lionel Barrymore
Mr Cheyne: Melvyn Douglas
Dan: Mickey Rooney
Long Jack: John Carradine

: Miserere

Spiritual music. The Hilliard Ensemble perform Estonian composer Arvo Part's setting of Psalm51, in Durham Cathedral. Introduced by James MacMillan.


Introduced By: James MacMillan.

: World Snooker

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


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Stefan Mazrocis
Presented By: David Vine.
Editors: Rupert Rumney.
Editors: Rick Waumsley

: Romeo et Juliette

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 ..................................


Tenor: Roberto Alagna
Soprano: Leontina Vaduva
Unknown: Nicolas Joel
Unknown: Carlo Tommasi
Conducted By: Sir Charles MacKerras.
Producer: Stephany Marks
Unknown: Brian Large
Roméo: Roberto Alagna
Juliette: Leontina Vaduva
Mercutio: François Le Roux
Friar Lawrence: Robert Lloyd
Tybalt: Paul Charles Clarke
Duke of Verona: David Wilson-Johnson
Gertrude: Sarah Walker
Count Capulet: Peter Sidhom
Stephano: Anna Maria Panzarella
Gregorio: Jeremy White
Paris: Richard Halton

: Close-Up

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 ...


Unknown: Nick Park

: Today's the Day

Daily quiz about years gone by, with Martyn Lewis.


Unknown: Martyn Lewis.

: Ready, Steady, Cook

Cookery challenge. With Fern Britton. Director Chris Fox ; Producer Linda Clifford


Unknown: Fern Britton.
Director: Chris Fox
Producer: Linda Clifford

: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

CodenameEuropa. The Mysterons murderand reconstruct an electronics expert in orderto send him on a mission to kill. Rpt

: The Champions

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................


Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Stuart Damon.

: The O-Zone

Music magazine. Today Zoe Ball meets Let Loose in Prague, on the set of the video for their new single Best in Me.
(Repeated on Sunday)


Presenter: Zoe Ball
Musicians: Let Loose

: Marsalis on Music

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 ............................


Musician: Wynton Marsalis
Director: Seiji Ozawa.
Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

: Close-Up

Writer Hanif Kureishi chooses his favourite scene from the Beatles' film
A Hard Day's Night.


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi

: Gardeners' World

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


Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton

: Viva la Diva

A Night at the Opera with Lesley Garrett v Lesley Garrett and guests - baritone Jason Howard , tenor
John Hudson , cellist Julian Lloyd Webber
, mezzo-soprano
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


Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Baritone: Jason Howard
Tenor: John Hudson
Mezzo-Soprano: Julian Lloyd Webber
Mezzo-Soprano: Leah-Marian Jones
Director: Declan Lowney
Producer: Michael Leggo
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Lesley Garrett

: Steptoe and Son: My Old Man's a Tory

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)


Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Producer: Duncan Wood
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
Mr. Stonelake: Dudley Foster
Karen Frobisher: Damaris Hayman
Arthur Biggs: Howard Douglas
Miss Bromley: Evelyn Lund
Party Member: Peter Thompson

: Our Man in....

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


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Director: Jeremy Lovering
Producer: Paul Sommers

: Fantasy Football League

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner 's guests tonight include Elvis Costello and Alan Hansen.
Director PeterOrton; Producer Andy Jacobs
# See Alan Hansen : page 35


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Producer: Andy Jacobs
Unknown: Alan Hansen

: World Snooker

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.


Unknown: Stephen Hendry
Unknown: Stefan Mazcrocis.
Commentary By: Ray Edmonds
Commentary By: Clive Everton
Commentary By: Ted Lowe
Commentary By: John Spencer
Commentary By: Dennis Taylor
Commentary By: John Virgo.

: Black River

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


Unknown: Andrew Schultz
Director: Kevin Lucas
Miriam: Maroochy Barambah
Les: Clive Birch
Judge: John Pringle
Anna: Cindy Pan
Reg: James Bonnefin

: Weatherview

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