David Jason stars as Pop Larkin and Pam Ferris as Ma in Eric Pringle 's six-part dramatisation of the novel by H E Bates. 3: Pop Larkin is definitely at the bottom of the snake. Music by Barrie Guard and Pip Burley Director Adrian Bean. An Excelsior production
In a special Leap Day programme,
Jenni Murray asks which great 19th-century thinker a woman would most want to propose to. Darwin, Freud,
Marx and Dickens fight for survival by answering personal and political questions from the audience.
Jean Alexander stars as Flo, and Bill Dean as Frank, in Julie Rutterford 's play. Murder is on the menu when Flo finds out her husband is taking early retirement. with Melissa Jane Sinden , John Culshore and Janet James. Director Nandita Ghose Rpt
Paul Allen sees a play by the new force in Scottish drama David Grieg -The Architect at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Plus Steven Isserlis brings his cello into the studio.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
A six-part comedy series in which broadcaster Roy Mallard , played by Chris Langham , sets out to give an impression of life in different occupations. 4: The Vicar with Felicity Montagu and Robert Harley. Written by John Morton. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt
Saying "Yes, sir" when you wanted so bad to say" No, sir": American actor and performer Clarke Peters celebrates the achievements of black actors such as Stepin Fetchit, Hattie McDaniel and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, who had to struggle against degrading stereotypes in the hostile film industry of the thirties and forties.
Written by Nana Anto-Awuakye
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
... Living Apart?
In the second of two programmes about the economics of cooperation, Andrew Dilnot asks whetherthe wealth creators should be freed from social obligations. Producer Michael Blastland. Rptd Sun 4.15pm TRANSCRIPTS can be purchased: contact BBC Newsline, PO Box 5080, London W12 6AJ or phone (0181) [number removed]for details
In the six weeks leading up to Lent, writers consider the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death.
1: The novelist Allan Massie admires the writer revealed in the Fourth Gospel. Producer Norman Winter
Marius Brill 's four-part comedy drama series of whodunits featuring blind detective Jack Dunroody.
1: Blind Man's Buff. Hired to find a missing cat, in just one night Jack becomes a starlet's lover and her husband's killer. with John White and Tim Meats
Director Andy Jordan
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