Snoopy's Getting Married Charlie Brown (R)
The first of two films shown as a tribute to this remarkable actor, also starring
Freddie Bartholomew. Harvey Cheyne relies on his father's money to get him everything. Then fate causes the spoiled brat to enter a different world, stranded on a humble fishing schooner. Spencer Tracy 's performance as the philosophical fisherman crowns Kipling's moving tale of adventure and courage.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN.
MARC CONNOLLY and DALE VAN EVERY based on the novel by RUDYARD KIPLING
Produced by LOUIS D. LIGHTON Directed by VICTOR FLEMING
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A See-Saw programme (R)
A See-Saw programme (R)
Fersina Windows World Cup from Bournmouth International Centre.
Final (frames 1-8)
Today one of the eight teams will win the first prize of £43,200.
David Icke introduces live coverage of this best-of-17-frames final.
by J. S. BACH
The distinguished German tenor, Peter Schreier , sings the role of the Evangelist and conducts this performance of one of Bach's dramatic masterpieces, recorded in Gloucester Cathedral. The Passion Story is gradually unfolded with music of great immediacy and sensitivity. The internationally acclaimed Leipzig Radio Choir join the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, led by JAMES CLARK , with Ulrika Sonntag (soprano) Carolyn Watkinson (contralto)
Nico Van Der Meel (tenor) Stephen Roberts (baritone) Robert Holl (bass) Introduced by John Hugh Thomas
Videotape editor SIMON MEEK Lighting LEN STEPHENS Sound
PAUL JENKINS. PETER JEFFREYS Producer ANDREW QUICK
A BBC Wales production in association with GDR TV
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River Phoenix Ethan Hawke. Earth is boring! Hasn't every kid dreamt of leaving the routine of school, mum and dad, and homework, and flying off on a grand adventure in outer space?
Well, for Ben and Wolfgang that dream is about to become reality as they find out if there really is anybody out there....
This exciting adventure from the director of Gremlins mixes high-spirited comedy with special effects that are out of this world!
Screenplay by ERIC LUKE
Produced by EDWARD S FELDMAN Directed by JOE DANTE
(First showing on British television)
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from Barnsdale with Geoff Hamilton , Anne Swithinbank and John Kelly.
By tradition, the holiday weekend is the official start of the gardening year. The Gardeners' World team has some fresh ideas for those early spring jobs including taking healthy cuttings, planting perennials, general lawn care and even how to grow successfully without digging! Plus there's plenty to be done in the vegetable plot and if your labours include an allotment, there is still time to enter the National Allotment Awards 1989.
The address for details is:
National Allotment Awards, PO Box 675,
London SE99 8AA
Production assistant JAYNE SAVAGE Producer MARK KERSHAW BBC Pebble Mill
Plant list on Ceefax page 261
starring Spike Milligan John Bluthal Keith Smith with David Adams Suzanne Sinclair Susan Jack and special guest appearances by Cliff Michelmore
The King's Singers and Peter Woods.
Spike Milligan looks back on his long career at Television Centre, where he served his apprenticeship as Canteen
Manager, before graduating to full comedian. He remembers all the people he worked with during that time, who had a profound effect on his life, and gets his own back. Written by SPIKE MILLIGAN , NEIL SHAND
ANDREW MARSHALL , DAVID RENWICK Designers
ANDREE WELSTEAD HORNBY CHRIS HULL
Produced and directed by ALAN J. W. BELL (R) revised
a special commission for the BBC of the film by DEREK JARMAN to the music of BENJAMIN BRITTEN with Laurence Olivier
Nathaniel Parker Tilda Swinton Sean Bean Owen Teale
Patricia Hayes Nigel Terry.
Britten's War Requiem, composed for the opening of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962, uses the Latin
Requiem Mass intermingled with the poetry of Wilfred Owen. who died before
Armistice Day in 1918. at the age of 27. Derek Jarman , director of The Tempest and Caravaggio, has created a personal visual counterpart to
Britten's complete score, including a highly imaginative evocation of Owen's experiences in the trenches, intercut with documentary footage from the wars of this century.
The music is taken from the original recording conducted by the composer.
Jarman 's finest achievement to date, showing a keen understanding of Britten's work and Wilfred Owen 's life THE OBSERVER Produced by DON BOYD Written and directed by DEREK JARMAN
An ANGLO INTERNATIONAL FILMS production for the BBC in association with LIBERTY FILM SALES (First showing on British television)
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2: The Cry of the Icon by JOHN TAVENER
To Orthodox Christians the violent events of Good Friday are imbued with a reverent stillness. In the second of this series of specially commissioned music videos, the composer John Tavener , himself a member of the Orthodox Church, explores these ideas with music and icons. The work, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Lionel Friend, is based on the Lament of Mary, the Mother of God. It is taken from the Orthodox compline for Good Friday.
Photography EUGENE CARR Sound RICHARD MERRICK
JOHN RUSHBY SMITH Executive producer STEPHEN WHITTLE Producer CHRISTOPHER MANN
Fersina Windows World Cup from Bournemouth
International Centre. Final (frames 9-17)
England must have a good chance of taking the title for the second year running but Northern Ireland have an impressive record in this team event having won it in 1985, 86 and 87. There's also
Wales who have won it twice. David Icke introduces further coverage of this team event.
TED LOWE. JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON , JOHN VIRGO Television presentation
KEITH PHILLIPS. PETER HAYWARD Executive producer KEITH MACKENZIE
A tribute by Katharine Hepburn.
This remarkable programme celebrates one of the cinema's most talented actors. Using film clips and rare newsreel footage, together with home movies and photographs, Katharine Hepburn introduces a fascinating and personal portrait of the man who was so much a part of her life. She is aided by the recollections of Tracy's Hollywood friends and colleagues, including: Angela Lansbury , Sidney Poitier , Burt Reynolds ,
Frank Sinatra , Elizabeth Taylor , Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward. Written by JOHN L. MILLER Produced by DAVID HEELEY and JOAN KRAMER
Directed by DAVID HEELEY
A WNET/MGM TV production
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BBC policy is not to broadcast programmes which it believes to be unsuitable for children before 9.00pm.
After that time parents can be expected to share responsibility for what children are allowed to see. Some programmes after 9.00pm may be appropriate for an adult audience only.