With Philippa Forrester.
Playground Stop. Rpt
Featuring live music from Iona, Tony Robinson's Good Book Guide, God and the Gatepost with Classic FM's Michael Bukht, and the Royle Commission with Roger Royle.
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Jack Ashley reports on a support group for people with acquired deafness. With signing and subtitles.
Ian Dury looks at unemployment among disabled people. Stereo
How a retailer risked everything to try to save a chain of shops from collapse. A Jane Walmsley production for BBCtv
How lines on maps have cut through towns, tribes and territories.
Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus the week's weather at 12.25.
(Rev rpt of last Wednesday)
Political analysis, this week with SheenaMcDonald.
Three-episode omnibus edition.
Drama, showing as a tribute to Bill Travers who died last month.With Virginia McKenna
A civil servant begins a new life in the Scottish highlands with his pet otter...
Based on the novel by Gavin Maxwell
Director Jack Couffer 1969)
On the eve of the Variety Club's 45th anniversary, Michael Caine and Jill Dando tell the story of how the abandoning of a baby girl in 1928 led to the founding of an organisation that has helped children in 92 countries around the world. With contributions from HRH Prince Philip, the baby herself, and golfer Arnold Palmer.
Eamonn Holmes appeals on behalf of the Family Holiday Asscn which gives families in need the chance of a break.
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This week three contestants from the Midlands compete for a place in the semi-finals.
Presenter Loyd Grossman judges the results, with Le
Meridien's David Chambers and singer Michael Ball.
Producer Richard Bryan ; Executive producers Bradley Adams and Richard Kalms
A Union Pictures production for BBCtv
With Moira Stuart.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Through the Channel Tunnel To mark the start of a week of celebrations before the inauguration of the tunnel, churches from the area around the Folkestone and Calais terminals share their favourite hymns. Pam Rhodes will be at Calais to bid farewell to members of churches in Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk, and Alan Titchmarsh will be in Folkestone ready to greet them. Hymns include: Thine Be the Glory (A Toi la Gloire); Our God Reigns; Make Way; Seigneur, rassemble-nous. Producer Christopher Mann Editor Helen Alexander
Last in the new comedy series starring Felicity Kendal
Nancy is unprepared for the surprise her cleaning lady Mary has in store for her.
New drama series about a gourmet detective, starring Richard Griffiths
Who Only Stand and Wait
The discovery of a young girl's body, buried 20 years earlier, provides new evidence in a murder case handled by Crabbe and Fisher. Did they send the wrong man to jail?
Episode written by John Milne ; Producer David Wimbury ; Director Lawrence Gordon Clark A Witzend production for BBCtv
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Agatha Christie murder mystery with an all-star cast including Peter Ustinov
1937: manipulative and malicious, recently widowed
Emily Boynton ruthlessly rules her step-children's lives. She even makes a luxury family trip to Europe and the Middle East hellish. Things come to boiling point in British-controlled
Palestine and fellow traveller
Hercule Poirot is soon intrigued and appalled to discover that death never takes a holiday - nor can his famed "little grey cells".
Director Michael Winner 1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53
With Peter Sissons.
Weather Suzanne Charlton
Tonight's specialist subjects are the history of the Orient Express and Wagons-Lits
Company; the life and reign of Edward IV; the life and career of Fred Karno (1866-1941), and Japan at war (1937-45). Magnus Magnusson puts the questions in the Countess of Huntingdon's Hall, Worcester. Director David Mitchell
Producer Penelope Cowell Doe
Looking for Allah in England
Western society may be turning away from organised religion, but conversions to Islam in this country are increasing at a remarkable rate. The rules of the faith are unchanged since they were formulated 1,400 years ago: followers must wash and pray five times a day, fast for four weeks every year, give two-and-a-half per cent of their income to charity, and abstain from smoking, drinking and extra-marital sex. Women are expected to cover their hair and bodily shape. To renounce the faith is punishable by death.
This film examines the appeal of Islam through the eyes of two potential converts. Both are parents with young children. One is frustrated by a society that "promises freedom and prosperity but delivers racism and poverty". The other explains: "Islam offers clear guidelines, values, to bring up your kids. In Britain today no kid is safe - kids are going round murdering other children." Series editor John Blake
A Double E/Amy Hardie production for BBCtv
The new leaders of South
Africa look ahead to the challenges facing a government whose supporters expect radical change. With David Dimbleby. Producers Nick Guthne and David Harrison
Celestial Hide and Seek. There will be a partial eclipse of the sun on 10 May and of the moon on 25 May. Patrick Moore and HJ P Arnold explain what should be visible.