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: Wake of the Red Witch

Adventure, opening a double bill of films starring John Wayne
When Captain Rails is saved from the clutches of South Sea natives, he promises to lead his rescuers to afortune. Director Edward Ludwig (1949, PG)
Blackand white
* See Films: pages 50-56


Unknown: John Wayne
Director: Edward Ludwig

: Reap the Wild Wind

' Drama, concludingthe double bill of films starringJohn Wayne
In the mid-19th century,
Captain Jack Stuart sails the hurricane-lashed Atlantic seaboard carrying valuable cargoes on a voyage that is fraught with danger.
Director Cecil B DeMille (1942, PG) * See Rims: pages 50-56 ***


Unknown: Captain Jack Stuart
Director: Cecil B Demille

: The Voyage of the Matthew

The first of a five-part series fol lowing the replica sailing ship the Matthew on a voyage from Bristol to re-create
John Cabot 's discovery of North America years ago. Repeat Stereo ...........


Unknown: John Cabot

: 20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Disney sci-fi adventure, based on the Jules Verne novel, starring
Kirk Douglas , James Mason
1868: a terrifying monster is attacking ships in the Pacific, and when Professor Aronnax sets out to investigate, he embarks on an incredible adventure.
Director Richard Fleischer (1954, u)
* See Films: pages 50-56 ****


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: James Mason
Director: Richard Fleischer
Ned Land: Kirk Douglas
Captain Nemo: James Mason
Professor Aronnax: Paul Lukas
Conseil: Peter Lorre
John Howard: Carleton Young

: Today's the Day: the Grand Final

Two teams compete for a pair of round-the-world airtickets in the nostalgia quiz presented byMartyn Lewis.

: Jetsons: the Movie

Cinema version of the sci-fi TV cartoon. George Jetson finally gets promotion from Mr Spacely , but it means moving the familyto a remote asteroid mining operation. Featuring the voices of George O'Hanion and Mel Blanc. Directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
(1990. U) Stereo * See Films: pages 50-56 ***


Unknown: George Jetson
Unknown: Mr Spacely
Unknown: George O'Hanion
Unknown: Mel Blanc.
Directors: William Hanna
Directors: Joseph Barbera

: The Cat from Outer Space

Disney comedy. An alien cat with special powers crash-lands on Earth and attracts the unwanted attention ot both the army and a gang of crooks.
Director Norman Tokar (1978.U) * See Films: pages 50-56 ***


Director: Norman Tokar
Dr Frank Wilson: Ken Berry
Dr Liz Bartlett: Sandy Duncan
General Stilton: Harry Morgan
Stallwood: Roddy McDowall

: The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone

Cartoon. Fred. Wilma, Barney and Betty win a trip to Rocksylvania and encounter its monstrous residents. Repeat.

: A Miracle of Tears

Music for Good Friday
Actress Juliet Stevenson hosts a classical music video featuring
Poulenc's Stabat Mater in a visual interpretation inspired by the art of Marc Chagall. With soprano Judith Howarth , the choirs of Clare, Caius and St John 's Colleges, Cambridge, and the BBC
Philharmonic, conducted by Christopher Robinson. See today's choices.


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: Marc Chagall.
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: St John
Conducted By: Christopher Robinson.

: The Simpsons: Lisa's Pony

Homer pays the price when he attempts to make things up to Lisa, the child he normally ignores.

: Star Trek

Forthe World Is Hollow and Have Touched the Sky. Missiles head towards the Enterprise from an apparently deserted asteroid. Kirk leads a landing party that includes McCoy, who learns he has only one yearto live.


Captain Kirk: William Shatner
Mr Spock: Leonard Nimoy
Scott: James Doohan
Dr McCoy: Deforest Kelley
Natira: Kate Woodville

: Electric Circus

EastEnders stars Natalie Cassidy
and Gemma Bissix present a roundup of the latest entertainment news, while Toby Anstis talks to Morgan Freeman about his latest film, Hard Rain.
Producer Chris Bellinger Stereo.


Unknown: Natalie Cassidy
Unknown: Gemma Bissix
Talks: Toby Anstis
Unknown: Morgan Freeman
Producer: Chris Bellinger

: The Write Stuff

Second in a three-part series offering advice to aspiring writers, presented by novelist and producer Nigel Williams.
Middles. Philip Larkin once said thatthe classic formula fora book is "a beginning, a muddle and an end". Expert tips on how to continue a novel from its opening are offered by creative writing students and, via archive footage, literary greats such as Ernest Hemingway , Robert Graves and Kurt Vonnegut. Series producer Elizabeth Levy


Producer: Nigel Williams.
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Robert Graves
Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

: Coast to Coast

A Beast, a Present and a One-Legged Man. Janet Street-Porter joins Chris Smith,
Secretary of State for Culture, in an isolated youth hostel.
As they walk up the Doethie Valley in mid-Wales, Smith enthuses about technology and the Government's plans to link up every school to the internet. The locals relate stories of the terrifying Beast of Bont, while Monty Python star Terry Jones buys Janet a pint before she sets off to tackle her highest peak yet - the Cader Idris.
Producer John Bush ; Executive producer Janet Street-Porter
BOOK: Coast to Coast is available from bookshops, price £18.99
WEB SITE: [web address removed]


Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Cader Idris.
Producer: John Bush
Producer: Janet Street-Porter

: Gardeners' World

Alan Titchmarsh offers gardening advice forthe Easterweekend;
Pippa Greenwood tests mulches to discoverwhich will deliverthe best bean crops, and experiments with measures to prevent slugs eating lettuce; and Stephen Lacey visits a new garden created to blend in with the Hertfordshire countryside. See today's choices.
Executive producer Tony Laryea Series producer Colette Foster
BBC MAGAZINE: Gardeners ' World is available from newsagents. price £2.20
BOOKS: Climbers, Hardy Perennials , Water Garden Plants and Patios. £1.99 each VIDEOS: Fourcompanion videos, £6.99 * See Alan Titchmarsh : page 36 Dr Mark Porter : page 38


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Stephen Lacey
Unknown: Hardy Perennials
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Golf

The halfway cut looms for the strugglers as live coverage of the US Masters continues from Augusta with action from the second round. Introduced by Steve Rider, with commentary by Peter Alliss and Alex Hay.


Presenter: Steve Rider
Commentary: Peter Alliss
Commentary: Alex Hay

: Later Presents M People

Jools Holland introduces a studio concert by one of the nineties' most successful
British pop groups, M People.
Fronted by Heather Small and accompanied by a choir and large string section, the band deliver new renditions of their arrayof hits, including One
Night in Heaven, Moving On Up and Search forthe Hero. The concert, emphasising the band's soul and gospel roots, also features vocalist Paul Johnson.
Director Janet Fraser Crook Repeated on Easter Monday


Introduces: Jools Holland
Unknown: Heather Small
Unknown: Paul Johnson.
Director: Janet Fraser

: China Cry

Drama, based on atrue story. After a privileged upbringing, 18-year-old student Sung Neng Yee is eager to become part of the "new society" in fifties China. But she becomes troubled by the oppressive state and its effect on herfamily. She is soon ordered to appear before a ruthless servant of the state.
Director James FCollier (1990) .. ♦ See Films: pages 50-56 ***


Unknown: Neng Yee
Director: James Fcollier
Sung Neng Yee: Julia Nickson Soul
Lam Cheng Shen: Russell Wong
Dr Sung: James Shigeta
Mrs Sung: France Nuyen
Colonel Cheng: Philip Tan
Interrogator: Elizabeth Sung
Labourcamp doctor: Bennett Ohta
Police captain: Lloyd Kino
Chung Shing: Daphne Cheung

: Space: Above and Beyond

Hostile Visit. When the 58th squadron succeed in capturing an enemy spacecraft, McQueen comes into conflict with a civilian team from Aerotech.
Repeat Stereo
Followed byWeatherview

: BBC Learning Zone

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