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: CBeebies: Lunar Jim

Sleep-inducing flowers prove to be very useful.

: CBBC: Arthur

: CBBC: What's New Scooby-Doo?

A band need rescuing.

: CBBC: Level Up

The truth about why your fingers go wrinkly in the bath.
Also on the CBBC channel
[web address removed]
digital viewers can find out how to join in with the show via the red button

: CBBC: Beckham's Hotshots

Tips on crossing. Last in series.

: Prince Philip: the War Years

The Duke of Edinburgh talks about his Second World War memories with Richard Astbury. RT's tribute to the Queen: page 9


Unknown: Richard Astbury.

: The Prisoner of Second Avenue

A Jack Lemmon double bill starts with a poignant comedy.
An advertising executive's life begins to fall apart when he loses his job, his apartment is burgled and his wife has to go out to work. Review page 67. (1974, PG)


[Actor]: Jack Lemmon
Director: Melvin Frank

: Mister Roberts

Jack Lemmon won an Oscar
I in this superb comedy drama.
A despotic captain on a US Navy supply ship constantly thwarts the ambitions of his second-in-command. Review page 67.
Directors John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy (1955, U) Barry Norman on Jack Lemmon : p51


Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Directors: John Ford
Directors: Mervyn Leroy
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jack Lemmon
Lt Doug Roberts: Henry Fonda
Captain: James Cagney
Ensign Pulver: Jack Lemmon
Doc: William Powell
Lt Ann Girard: Betsy Palmer

: Stately Suppers

10/10. James Martin and Alistair Appleton visit magnificent Loseley Park in Surrey, which was built to entertain Elizabeth I.


Unknown: James Martin
Unknown: Alistair Appleton
Unknown: Elizabeth I.

: Escape to the Country

Will E275,00 buy a tranquil piece of the Pembrokeshire coast?
With Catherine Gee.

: Ready Steady Cook

Artist Prudence Staite , who sculpts with chocolate, and her mum join Phil Vickery and Gino D'Acampo on an Easter special.


Artist: Prudence Staite
Unknown: Phil Vickery

: Weakest Link

Clever clogs clash.

: Eggheads

Can the amateur enthusiasts triumph against the team of general knowledge giants?

: Great British Menu

Matthew Fort, Prue Leith and Oliver Peyton judge
John Burton Race and Michael Caines 's four-course creations as the south-west segment of the contest reaches its climax. See Monday's choice.


Unknown: Oliver Peyton
Unknown: John Burton
Unknown: Michael Caines

: The Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece

2/3. Christ ofSt John of the Cross by Salvador Dalf This extraordinary crucifixion scene - inspired by a weird mix of Spanish mysticism and nuclear physics - is often called the 20th century's greatest religious painting. Yet the artist was a notorious blasphemer whose work had provoked outrage in the Catholic Church. Narrated by Samuel West. The series ends on Easter Monday. See yesterday's choice.
Producer Mick Gold


Unknown: Salvador Dalf
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Mick Gold

: The Flying Gardener

Chris Beardshaw is in search of primitive plants at Florence Court, Enniskillen.
Producer Sarah Davis ; Series producer Gill Tierney


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Producer: Sarah Davis
Producer: Gill Tierney

: Gardeners' World

Monty Don outlines plans for water-wise gardening in light of the anticipated drought. Carol Klein plants some nectar-rich flowers, Joe Swift starts his new designer garden, while Sarah Raven erects willow arches in the vegetable plot for growing sweet peas. Producer Andy Vernon ; Series producer Rosemary Edwards Alan Titchmarsh : page 40


Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Joe Swift
Unknown: Sarah Raven
Producer: Andy Vernon
Producer: Rosemary Edwards
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Crusaders' Lost Fort - Timewatch

1/6. 1179: the Crusaders build a new - and supposedly impregnable - fortress at a crossing on the Jordan called Jacob's Ford. But, within a year of its completion, the castle, which was protected by 1500 Knights Templar, was taken in a siege lasting just five days. The historical strand returns with Dr Thomas Asbridge trying to solve the mystery of why the stronghold fell so quickly. Michael Praed narrates.


Subject: Dr Thomas Asbridge
Narrator: Michael Praed
Producer: Ian Potts
Series Editor: John Farren

: What the Ancients Did for Us

1/9. Adam Hart-Davis tests extraordinary inventions devised by the Chinese. Series producer Ian Potts (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Ian Potts

: Grumpy Old Men

New series 1/6. Those Were the Days. The malevolent ageing males return for a third run by railing against the postal service, bottled water and dumbing down at the cinema. Des Lynam, Nigel Havers, Rory McGrath, Arthur Smith, Will Self and Tim Rice are among those cutting loose. Geoffrey Palmer narrates. Director/Producer Stuart Prebble Meet the Grumps: page 73


Unknown: Des Lynam
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Producer: Stuart Prebble

: Never Mind the Buzzcocks

shown Mon 9pm

: Manchester Passion

Contemporary retelling of the last hours of Jesus's life.
(Shown at 9pm on BBC3)
The Inside Story: page 122

The Inside Story
"It's probably the first time anyone has performed a drama with music live on the streets of a city for television," says Sue Judd, executive producer of Manchester Passion, which goes out live on BBC3 at 9.00pm and then gets a repeat on BBC2 at 11.00pm. It all unfolds in the centre of Manchester with a procession following a mile-long course to culminate in Albert Square in front of the town hall.

"It updates the traditional passion plays that people have performed since medieval times. It's an absolutely faithful interpretation of the story," says Judd. "What is going to be surprising to people is that we're also using contemporary songs, but there's nothing mocking or irreverent about it. We're not rewriting the greatest story every told."

The production draws on Manchester's fund of indie music, including songs by Joy Division, New Order, the Smiths, Oasis and James. James's former singer Tim Booth (left) plays Judas, but he doesn't get to do the band's big song, Sit Down: that's sung by actor Darren Morfitt as Jesus.

Faith, hope and charity: page 35


Writer: Stephen Powell
Writer: Andy King Dabbs
Director: Phil Chilvers
Executive Producer: Sue Judd

: The Buddy Holly Story

Nostalgic film
- biography of the legendary 1950s singer, whose brief life ended in a tragic plane crash. Starring an Oscar-nominated Gary Busey. Review page 68.
Director Steve Rash (1978, PG)


Unknown: Gary Busey.
Director: Steve Rash

: The Witness

Double bill.

: BBC Learning Zone

Open University & General Interest Repeats not indicated
2.00 From Here to Modernity 91863 2.30 Defining Moments 70370 3.00 The World of the Dragon
3.30 English Only in America? 94950 4.00 Flexible Work - Insecure Lives 82115 4.30 Healthy Living ... Back to the Future 80689 5.00 Ever Wondered? 54776 5.30 Ever Wondered about Food?

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