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: The Treasure of Monte Cristo

Adventure, the first in a double bill of swashbuckling films. Coming to the aid of a traveller and his daughter, soldier Adam Corbettgets caught up in a quest for some treasure on the Ital ian island of Monte Cristo.
Directors Monty Berman. Robert S Baker
(1960) ♦ See Films: pages 54-66


Unknown: Adam Corbettgets
Directors: Monty Berman.

: The King's Pirate

Adventure, concluding the swashbuckling double bill, starring
Doug McClure , Jill St John
Madagascar 1700: daring naval officer
Brian Fleminggoes undercover in a bid to rid the island of pirates.
Director Don Weis (1967) ♦ See Films: pages 54-66 **


Unknown: Doug McClure
Unknown: Jill St John
Unknown: Brian Fleminggoes
Director: Don Weis

: Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Adventure starring Robert Wagner
Mike and his son Tony Petrakis. sponge-fishers off Florida, decide to defy danger and dive in the 12-Mile KeeT. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Robert D Webb (1953) Subtitled. ♦ See Rims: pages 54-66 *


Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Tony Petrakis.
Director: Robert D Webb

: The Voyage of the Matthew

On the way to Newfoundland the crew of the Matthew have to cope with gales, fog and icebergs. The series concludes at
2.30pm. Repeat Stereo....................

: Top Gear Motorsport

Mark James and Tiff Needell report on the fourth round of the World Rally championship in Portugal. England's
Richard Burns arrives fresh from his first World Rallywin on safari in Kenya, while
Scotland's Colin McRae will be hoping for achangeoffortune.


Unknown: Mark James
Unknown: Tiff Needell
Unknown: Richard Burns
Unknown: Colin McRae

: Fair Wind to Java

Adventure starring Fred MacMurray
A sea captain and his pirate adversary embark on a thrilling race to claim a fabulous hoard of diamonds before the volcanic island of Krakatoa erupts.
Director Joseph Kane (1953, PG) ♦ See Films: pages 54-66 ***


Unknown: Fred MacMurray
Director: Joseph Kane
Captain Boll: Fred MacMurray
Kim Kim: Vera Ralston
Pulo Besar/St Ebenezer: Robert Douglas
O'Brien: Victor McLaglen
flint: John Russell

: The Voyage of the Matthew

After seven-and-a-half weeks at sea, the Matthew arrives in Newfoundland to be greeted by the Queen. Last in the series.

: Finian's Rainbow

' Musical starring Fred Astaire
Petula Clark , Tommy Steele
Finian McLonergan arrives in America from Ireland with a crock of gold.
Complications arise through his daughter's escapades and the arrival of a leprechaun. Showing in widescreen format.
Director Francis Ford Coppola (1968. U)
* See Films: pages 54-66 ***


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Finian McLonergan
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Finian McLonergan: Fred Astaire
Sharon McLonergan: Petula Clark
Og: Tommy Steele
Woody: Don Francks
Susan the Silent: Barbara Hancock

: Later PresentsM People

Another chance to see Jools Holland introducing a studio concert by one of the nineties' most successful British pop bands, M People. With singer Paul Johnson. Shown on Good Friday Followed by World Book Day
Jo Whiley discusses herfavou rite book.


Unknown: Jools Holland
Singer: Paul Johnson.
Unknown: Jo Whiley

: The Simpsons

An animated double bill.
Itchy and Scratchy: the Movie
When Bart's mischief puts Maggie in danger, Homer devises the ultimate punishment-banning Bart from seeing the new Itchy and Scratchy movie. Stereo
The Otto Show. The school bus driver discovers a talent for playing the guitar. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer provide the voices of spoof rock band Spinal Tap.
Repeat Stereo


Unknown: Otto Show.
Unknown: Michael McKean
Unknown: Harry Shearer

: Battlestar Galactica

Science-fiction adventure.
Spaceball. Xavier, the renegade Galactican, sends Troy and Dillon on a spurious rescue mission to enable him to kidnap the children who are still on Earth.
Jamie, meanwhile, is assigned to report on a former sporting hero.


Cmdr Adama: Lorne Greene
Troy: Kent McCord
Dillon: Barryvan Dyke
Xavier: Jeremy Brett
Jamie Hamilton: Robyn Douglass
Dr Zee: Patrick Stuart
Col Sydell: Alan Miller
Hal: Bert Rosario
Billy: Paul Koslo
Mr Brooks: Fred Holliday
Tommy: Wayne Morton
Stratton TRENT: Do Lan
Red: Bill Molloy
Lt Trent: Marla Heasley

: Arena: the NoelCoward Trilogy

Sail Away
Concluding the three-part Easter special with a look at the last
30 years of Noel Coward's life. His post-war eclipse as a dramatist gave way to a new career as a highly successful cabaret performer in London and Las Vegas and in numerous film cameos, In the fifties he became the first celebrity tax exile and lived in Switzerland and Jamaica. Finally knighted at the age of 70, he died three years later and was buried on a mountain-top in Jamaica.
Arena visits Coward's two homes, Firefly and Chalet
Coward, and meets those who were closest to him, including Graham Payn. his partnerfor more than 30 years and Joan Hirst , his last secretary. Plus interviews with Arnold Wesker.
Neil Tennant and Lionel Bart.


Unknown: Graham Payn.
Unknown: Joan Hirst
Unknown: Arnold Wesker.
Unknown: Neil Tennant
Unknown: Lionel Bart.

: Politically Incorrect Night

A Bank Holiday selection of programmes celebrating the politically incorrect. See today's choices.
Editor Bridget Boseley

9.00 In Reverse Order - Miss World Disrobed
Documentary using archive footage and interviews to tell the story of almost half a century of scandal and intrigue surrounding the Miss World beauty pageant.
Director Neil Dougan ; Producer Matthew Cole Stereo Subtitled

Followed by Incorrect Respect
Celebrities including Mark Lamarr, Graham Norton, Paul Ross and Arabella Weir pay tribute to their icons.

9.50 One Million Years PC
Documentary featuring the progress of political correctness through television news, comedy clips and music. The film recalls the fervour of reformers of fact and fiction, from the Tooting Popular Front of sitcom Citizen Smith and Rik in The Young
Ones, to the GLC. Featuring Ken Livingstone, Bernard Manning and Warren Mitchell.
Producer Louis Heaton; Executive producer Matthew Cole Stereo
Letters: page

Followed by Incorrect Respect

10.30 Unsound Comedian
Peter Kay trawls the pop video vaults in search of the most distasteful songs from pop's politically incorrect past and present.
Producer Jon Riley
Tell a mother-in-law joke: page 15

Then Incorrect Respect

11.00 Holiday on the Buses
Comedy based on the seventies TV programme, starring Reg Varney
Stan, Jack and Inspector Blake are fired after an accident at the bus depot. After finding work at a holiday camp in Wales, Stan and Jack discover that their arch enemy Blake also has a job there.
Director Bryan Izzard (1973, PG)
See Films: pages 54-66
Videoplus code for 9.00-12.30 (not PDC)

Followed by Weatherview

Politically Incorrect Night
from 9.00pm BBC2
A chance to see those comedies, characters and women in swimsuits deemed unsound by the PC lobby and banished from our screens. The night includes One Million Years PC, an account of political correctness, including clips from news items, TV ads and Love Thy Neighbour. There's also Incorrect Respect, in which celebs stand up for their un-PC heroes (Mark Lamarr, for instance, on US stand-up comic Sam Kinison).
And In Reverse Order - Miss World Disrobed is a documentary on the Miss World phenomenon, ousted from TV for its patronising attitude to women. By the same principle, shouldn't we ban Eurovision, which was patronising to Norwegians?


Editor: Bridget Boseley
Director: Neil Dougan
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Paul Ross
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Warren Mitchell.
Producer: Louis Heaton
Producer: Jon Riley
Unknown: Reg Vamey
Unknown: Inspector Blake
Director: Bryan Izzard
Stan Butler: Reg Varney
InspBlake: Stephen Lewis
Jack: Bob Grant
Mrs Butler: Doris Hare
Arthur: Michael Robbins
Olive: Anna Karen

: BBC Learning Zone

Note: repeats are not indicated. OPEN UNIVERSITY
12.30 Building the Perfect Beast Subtitled 19559 1.30 Venice and Antwerp Forms of Religion GCSE BITESIZE REVISION
2.00 Geography 2 LANGUAGES
4.00 The New Get By in Spanish, Part2
5.00 Skills for Work
5.45 The Chosen People
6.10 The Magic Flute
6.35-7.00am Open Advice-The Three Degrees

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