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: Grand Canyon - from Dinosaurs to Dams

Seventy million years ago it was home to dinosaurs, but today America's Grand Canyon provides a dramatic but sometimes harsh habitat for bighorn sheep, tarantula hawks and lizards, some of which have been affected by the building of two huge dams. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith .
First shown in The Natural World series.


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith

: The Bible

Two-part epic Biblical drama starring Nathaniel Parker.
David (part 1). After successfully seizing Jerusalem for his capital, King David reflects on the troubled reign of his predecessor, Saul. The former king had lost God's favour and the revered seer Samuel instead turned his attention to a young Bethlehem lad, David. Concludes tomorrow.
Written by Larry Gross
Director Robert Markowitz (S)


Unknown: Nathaniel Parker.
Director: Robert Markowitz
David: Nathaniel Parker
Saul: Jonathan Pryce
Samuel: Leonard Nimoy
Bathsheba: Sheryl Lee
Jonathan: Ben Daniels
Young David: Gideon Turner

: Top Hat

Romantic musical, the first in a Fred Astaire double bill, also starring Ginger Rogers.
Jerry Travers spots Dale Tremont and is immediately head-over-heels in love, but their romance is complicated by the fact that Dale thinks that he's married to her best friend Madge.
Songs include Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails and Isn't This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?
(1935, U) (BW) (S)
Films: pp 60-67 *****


Director: Mark Sandrich
Jerry Travers: Fred Astaire
Dale Tremont: Ginger Rogers
Horace Hardwick: Edward Everett Horton
Madge Hardwick: Helen Broderick
Alberto Beddini: Erik Rhodes
Bates: Eric Blore

: News; Regional News

(S) Weather

: Easter Parade

Classic musical, the second in a Fred Astaire double bill, also starring Judy Garland. Angry after being deserted by his regular partner, dancer Don Hewes claims that he can transform anyone into a star. He decides to groom chorus girl Hannah Brown for success.
Director Charles Walters
(1948. U) (S) Films: pp 60-67 * * * *


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Judy Garland.
Unknown: Don Hewes
Unknown: Hannah Brown
Director: Charles Walters
Don Hewes: Fred Astaire
Hannah Brown: Judy Garland
Jonathan Harrow III: Peter Lawford
Nadine Hale: Ann Miller
Francois: Jules Munshin

: World Snooker

Further live coverage of the world championship from the Crucible theatre in Sheffield. Now in the second round, all matches are the best of 25 frames. Introduced by David Vine and Dougie Donnelly with commentary from Clive Everton , Ray Edmonds , Dennis Taylor ,
John Virgo , Willie Thorne and Jim Meadowcroft. Further coverage can be seen at 6.50pm.


Introduced By: David Vine
Introduced By: Dougie Donnelly
Unknown: Clive Everton
Unknown: Ray Edmonds
Unknown: Dennis Taylor
Unknown: John Virgo
Unknown: Willie Thorne
Unknown: Jim Meadowcroft.

: Robot Wars - the Grand Final

Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester host the grand final which sees Chaos 2 in competition with Hypnodisc,
Firestorm and Steg-o-saw-us. Commentary by Jonathan Pearce. Plus the robotic soccer finals featuring Evil Weevil, Verlocirippa and Gnasher and a look back at some classic clashes. A new series is planned for the autumn. See Choice. Director Paul Kirrage ; Producer Stephen Carsey Rptd 12.25am (S) BBC MAGAZINE: Robot Wars price £1.50 is available monthly from retailers. Issue 2 which goes on sale on 26 April has free holographic cyber stickers. Chaos theory: page 20


Unknown: Craig Charles
Commentary By: Jonathan Pearce.
Director: Paul Kirrage
Producer: Stephen Carsey Rptd

: World Snooker

Dougie Donnelly introduces live coverage of the evening session of seconckound matches from the Crucible,
Sheffield. Coverage continues tonight at 9.30pm. (S)


Introduces: Dougie Donnelly

: This Land

Second of six documentaries narrated by Caroline Quentin about people devoted to countryside traditions.
This Land. At Hunter's Yard deep in Norfolk Broads country a hire fleet of 1930s wooden sailing yachts is kept afloat by a skilled team of boatbuilders. Former Londoner Lisa
Morgan has helped the skilled team to prosper but what will happen when the time for retirement looms?
Filmed and directed by Graham Johnston (S) (W)


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Londoner Lisa
Directed By: Graham Johnston

: Western Front

Continuing the repeated six-part series in which Richard Holmes examines how the First World War was fought. Holding the Front. Richard Holmes visits the forts and shell-scarred landscape of Verdun, where perhaps the costliest battle of the Western Front took place in 1916. Director/Series producer Mark Fielder (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Producer: Mark Fielder

: Gardeners' World

Veronica Read is so passionate about hippeastrums she is growing 900 of them in hertwo-bedroomed maisonette. Alan Titchmarsh offers advice on what to do in the garden during the Easter holiday.
Series producer Colette Foster , Executive producer Tony Laryea (S) (W)
BBC BOOKS: Gainers' World: Practical Gardening Course by Geoff Hamilton , price £12.99, and Geoff Hamilton : a Man and His Garden by Gay Search and Tony Hamilton , price £7.99, both in paperback and available from retailers. Alan Titchmarsh at the garden centre: page 33


Unknown: Veronica Read
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Colette Foster
Producer: Tony Laryea
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Unknown: Geoff Hamilton
Garden By: Gay Search
Unknown: Tony Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Have I Got News for You

The irreverent topical news quiz hosted by Angus Deayton , with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Director Paul Wheeler ; Producer Giles Pilbrow Repeated next Sunday


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Director: Paul Wheeler
Producer: Giles Pilbrow

: World Snooker

David Vine presents further coverage of today's second-round matches. Coverage continues tomorrow.


Unknown: David Vine

: Thunderheart

Thriller starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard. FBI agent Ray Levoi 's routine is disturbed when he is abruptly ordered from Washington to investigate a murder on a Sioux reservation. He has been chosen for a precise reason, which he regards as a closely guarded secret-Ray is part native American. Widescreen.
Director Michael Apted (1992.15) (S) Films: pp 60-67 ****


Unknown: Val Kilmer
Unknown: Sam Shepard.
Unknown: Ray Levoi
Director: Michael Apted
Ray Levoi: Val Kilmer
Frank Coutelle: Sam Shepard
Walter Crow Horse: Graham Greene
Jack Milton: Fred Ward
William Dawes: Fred Dalton Thompson
Maggie Eagle Bear: Sheila Tousey
Grandpa Reaches Chief Ted: Thin Elk

: Robot Wars - the Grand Final

Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester host the grand final.
Shown at 6.00pm. Repeated next Sunday (S)


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Philippa Forrester

: Broadway Bound

Neil Simon comedy starring Anne Bancroft and Hume Cronyn. New York in the eighties. A successful Broadway writer reminisces about his early days as a struggling young scribe in forties Brighton Beach. Ends at 2.45am.
Director Paul Bogart (1991. PG) (S) Films: pp 60-67 ***


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Director: Paul Bogart
Kate Jerome: Anne Bancroft
Ben: Hume Cronyn
Eugene Morris Jerome: Corey Parker
Stan Jerome: Jonathan Sitverman

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
GCSE Bitesize Revision German Ends 5.00am. (S)

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