with Frank Bough and Nick Ross
News on the hour and half hour read by Debbie Rix
Weather with Francis Wilson :
6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25, 8.55, 9.18 News, weather and travel from local BBC studios at
6.57, 7.27, 7.57, 8.27
Sport with David Icke and Bob Wilson at 7.20, 7.45, 8.20 The morning papers reviewed by a guest at 8.37 Including this morning: the latest pop news from Mike Smith at 7.32; Lynn Faulds Wood reports from the consumer desk at 8.15;
David Wheal presents In Vision - a preview of the week's TV; Fit to Eat -
Diana Moran and Glynn Christian continue their campaign for a healthy lifestyle through Lent; and Month by Month:
Alan Titchmarsh on the April countryside.
Perils of the Preying Mantis Tiny is on leave when he hears that Spectra has attacked his friends with their latest deadly space vehicle. He sets off to rescue them.
Out and about in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow. Alan, Sam and Ross find a glass palace and get lost in the jungle.
Presenter Stuart McGugan Guests Sarah Long
Wayne Jackman. Story: Gary the Greatest by MARGARET JOY
In The Unruly Hare and Hold the Lion Please
The Gold Mine
Amorous Amphibians Narrated by David Attenborough
Naturalists Tim Halliday and Nick Davies investigate amphibian courtship.
Film editor CHARLES ALDRIDGE Written and produced by CAROLINE WEAVER
A focus on amphibian life finds out where female newts lay their eggs - and why male toads croak when touched.
In the beginning was the Word.... In the first of eight special Holy Week programmes, Paul Alexander tells of the early days of Jesus's ministry.
Cameraman JIM PEIRSON
Sound RON BROWN. Editor JOHN LEE. Producer jim MURRAY
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with Richard Whitmore and Frances Coverdale
Weather News IAN MCCASKILL
12.57 Regional News (London and SE: Financial Report, and News Headlines with subtitles)
Olympic gold medallist
Tessa Sanderson reviews the latest film releases. Plus excitement and colour from the Georgian State Dancers.
A See-Saw programme. (Rpt)
Last of the series 5: ... and Power
Robert Key, MP and women attending a TUC conference talk about male power and what prevents women from challenging it effectively. Commentary Kenneth Branagh
Film editor TERRY WILLIAMS
Producer BERNARD ADAMS
Self-defence teacher Judith Lowe shows Sarah Kennedy a simple technique for escaping a mugger.
Production CLARE BRIGSTOCKE JENNY ROGERS
Eight programmes about tourist German devised by TERRY HAWKlN 6: Zweimal Bitte!
Directed by NICHOLAS METCALFE Produced by TONY ROBERTS
In three separate adventures Daffy Duck proves yet again that he hasn't learned any of life's lessons.
Executive producer HAL GEER
3.53 Regional News
by Eric Charles
Bertha is a large machine with a mind of her own.
Everyone in the factory is pleased when she produces TOM, a talk-operated machine.
Narrator Roy Kinnear with Sheila Walker
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Cavey and the Teen Angels look for the missing Star Car.
A series of eight programmes written and told by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP 1: Ernie's April Fool
'You gotta be able to take a joke, son,' says Ernie to his apprentice Clive. So when they start work on a 'haunted' house, Clive decides to play one of his own.
Producer ALAN RUSSELL
Executive producer DAVID BROWN
A cartoon series
The further adventures of the six youngsters who are trapped in a land of magic and must tackle many fearful dangers before they can all get back home.
with Simon Groom, Janet Ellis, Michael Sundin
Biggles Flies Again!
Janet goes behind the scenes as a new Biggles adventure is turned into a full length feature film - complete with bi-planes, helicopters and spies!
Regional Variations (2)
by Frances Galleymore
A series of 18 programmes
Fay and Annette plan a fun foursome baby-sitting. They reckon without the boys!
(Episode 14 Wednesday 5: 35 Pm)
Sue Lawley and Jeremy Paxman present the latest pictures, stories and events of the day followed by Weather News
Regional Variations (2)
Sally Magnusson Guy Michelmore and Bob Wellings bring you tonight's headlines and tomorrow's talking points. The London Plus reporters are with the people making the news. Plus sport with MICHAEL WALE and the stars and stories from the world of entertainment. Editor PHILIP HARDING
Join the old fool on April Fool's Day for a foolish 40 minutes of tomfoolery.
With a chance to see two of the entries for A Song for Europe.
(Terry introduces A Song for Europe 1985 on Friday 7.0 pm BBC1)
I Never Danced for My Father
Thanksgiving may be a time for families to get together, but when Leroy's runaway father turns up unexpectedly, he finds himself painfully out of step with his son.
Vernon Johnson. ALAN WEEKS Written by JOANNE PAGLIARO Directed by KEVIN HOOKS
Regional Variations (2)
Department store sitcom. Mr Spooner is demoted to lift operator due to his lateness. But the management's attitude changes when he is offered a recording contract. Show more
with John Humphrys and the BBC's reporters and correspondents around the world
Men of Honour
One of the most powerful
Mafia Godfathers has broken the organisation's code of silence: omerta.
The confession of Tommasso Buscetta gives a unique insight into Mafia operations in Italy and the United States. His evidence has already led to over 100 arrests.
Martin Young reports on the organisation which included the world's biggest drugs racket and on the secret operations of the FBI which show how a billion dollars worth of narcotics were smuggled into America.
In Italy, Buscetta reveals the links between organised crime and respectable politicians.
On both sides of the Atlantic it is being hailed as a historic breakthrough in the battle against the Mafia - the so-called Men of Honour. Producer TIM SHAWCROSS Editor PETER IBBOTSON
Walter Matthau Glenda Jackson
Richard Benjamin Recently widowed,
Dr Charley Nicholas is determined to make up for 31 years of marital fidelity by living the life of a latter-day Casanova. His plans, however, are drastically upset when he embarks on a relationship with divorcee Ann Atkinson who, now that she is rid of her philandering husband, is not prepared to share
Charley with other women.
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