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Today Alan Titchmarsh reports from Ireland on the set of a new feature film
Widow's Peak which stars Joan Plowright and Mia Farrow.
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Wayne gets bolder in his attentions towards Karen.
This week a special programme about fatherhood where Caron Keating and Gavin Campbell discuss the roles of fathers and families with a studio audience.
With Toby Anstis. Stereo Animation.
A boy and his cartoon friend get into lots of mischief.
Animation. The evil
Wrath-Amon turns an entire village to stone.
A 13-part story set in SERIES Australia. A runaway orphan, a cargo of gold and a shipwreck bring Isabella Barrett and Black Beauty together again. Their bond of friendship leads them into many adventures.
With Diane-Louise Jordan, Anthea Turner and Tim Vincent.
Brad and Lauren continue to meet in secret.
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Producer Graham BOwens
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Anne Robinson exposes more scandals on your behalf. Call the hotline on 081-743 and talk through your story with a researcher.
Now consistently watched by 20 million viewers, EastEnders goes three times weekly tonight, and at the later time of 8.00pm (the Tuesday and Thursday episodes remain at their usual 7.30). Sunday's omnibus edition will also be extended.
Tension at the Queen Vic is mounting as Grant discovers that Dougie has altered the arrangements for their planned supermarket robbery and he has serious doubts about his involvement. Sharon is also increasing the pressure on Grant.
Meanwhile Phil's attempts at helping Kathy to come to terms with the past only infuriate her.
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Behind the scenes of EastEnders
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Comedy series starring David Threlfall
Team Table. Lenny and Kendle fall out over an inter-pub quiz championship.
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Mandela's Promised Land
In 1987 the BBC's Michael Buerk (along with Peter Sharp of ITN) was refused a renewal of his work permit to report from South Africa - effectively he was expelled, as part of the increasing government clampdown on coverage of the apartheid regime.
Now Buerk has returned to follow and talk to a man who was then a prisoner, Nelson Mandela , in the build-up to an election that should confirm him as president of the country that once tried to crush him.
Can the country Michael Buerk knew really become the nation Mandela has dreamed of for 75 years? Mandela talks to Buerk about his early life, the days of his imprisonment and his solitary decision to open talks with the white government. Producer indra de Lanerolle
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Bringing together a wealth of fresh, largely female talent, this three-part adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's novel took great risks when it was first screened four years ago.
Beeban Kidron had never directed a television drama, Phillippa Giles had never produced, and 7-year-old actress Emily Aston had never acted beyond the school stage. But the series went on to win two Bafta awards: for best serial, with a best actress award for Geraldine McEwan as the religiously fanatic mother.
Mother adopted Jess with the sole intention of devoting her to the Lord, and in tonight's opening episode the dominated Jess is removed from her peculiar Pentecostal home and sent off to school.
Tonight's films under review: Fearless starring Jeff Bridges , Rosie Perez and Isabella
Rossellini; Tom and Viv features Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson ; and Widow's Peak starring
Natasha Richardson , Joan Plowright and Mia Farrow. Director Liz Ekberg
Producer Bruce Thompson
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Reports on how widowed fathers can get equal benefit rights and an idea to provide free furniture to those in need. Editor Deborah Perkin
Horror story about cats who want to dominate the world.
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