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Beginning this week, the ten-part series Ever Wondered
About... ? looks at the stories behind some of Britain's favourite foods, starting with bread.
Meanwhile, guest chef Andy Campbell makes fun food for children's parties and Gerhard Jenne offers cake-decorating tips. Plus The Naked Chef and The Galloping Gourmet.
Presented by Gregg Wallace.
Director Richard Cook : Series producer Sara Kozak

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Campbell
Unknown:
Gerhard Jenne
Presented By:
Gregg Wallace.
Director:
Richard Cook
Producer:
Sara Kozak

France v Ireland
The first of two live matches from the final round of the Six Nations championship (kickoff
1.45pm), introduced from Paris by Steve Rider.
Victory for the French this afternoon will bring them the Grand Slam, but the Irish have beaten the home side on the last two occasions the teams have met. Live coverage of Wales v Scotland at 4.30pm. Producer Jonathan Bramley
Editor Philip Bernie

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Rider.
Producer:
Jonathan Bramley
Editor:
Philip Bernie

Live coverage from Cardiff (kickoff 4.45pm) of this clash between two teams who have only national pride left at stake. Both sides' sole victories so far have been over expected wooden-spoon winners Italy. The match also marks Bill McLaren's final commentary after 51 years behind the microphone. Introduced by John Inverdale.

(Italy v England - tomorrow 2.25pm BBC1)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Inverdale
Commentator:
Bill McLaren
Producer:
Lakviar Singh
Editor:
Ron Chakraborty

A four-part look at the stories behind the bestselling books in postwar Britain, examining what their success says about the decade in which they came out. Stephen Fry narrates. Reading the 1950s. In a decade of austerity and teenage rebellion, books offering adventure and romance included The Kon-Tiki Expedition, the James Bond series, Doctor Zhivago and The Cruel Sea. With contributions from, among others, David Attenborough , Alan Sillitoe , Joanna Trollope , Terry Pratchett , Clare Rayner and Jilly Cooper.
Producer Roger Parsons ; Series producer Mary Sackville West FURTHER INFORMATION: to read more about the books featured in this programme, visit www.open2.net/readingthedecades or go to Ceefax p

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
James Bond
Unknown:
David Attenborough
Unknown:
Alan Sillitoe
Unknown:
Joanna Trollope
Unknown:
Terry Pratchett
Unknown:
Clare Rayner
Unknown:
Jilly Cooper.
Producer:
Roger Parsons

Ditherington. In the last of four programmes from the series exploring the history of stately homes, Dan Cruickshank , Carenza Lewis and Anna Bennett travel to Shropshire to uncover the little-known origins of the skyscraper.
Exploring an abandoned 18th-century flax mill located at
Ditherington, near Shrewsbury, the trio reveal a story of visionary genius, shattered dreams and human suffering. But while this building - the first iron-framed structure in the world - holds the key to skylines across the world, it also pays testimony to the horrors of the Industrial Revolution. Director Ed Bazalgette ; Executive producer Basil Comely BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: monthly, price £2.80. The new-look May issue is on sale from 12 April

Contributors

Unknown:
Dan Cruickshank
Unknown:
Carenza Lewis
Unknown:
Anna Bennett
Director:
Ed Bazalgette

A one-off compilation from an original six-part series in which presenter Angus Deayton goes in search of the story of alternative comedy, from its lowly beginnings above a strip joint in London's Sohoto its lucrative status as the so-called "new rock'n' roll", thriving in a huge number of cabaret venues across the country. Comments and contributions come from such mainstays of the British scene as French and Saunders, Rik Mayall , Alexei Sayle , Eddie Izzard , Jo Brand , Meera Syal and Frank Skinner. Producer Peter Higgins ; Executive producer Caroline Wright

Contributors

Presenter:
Angus Deayton
Unknown:
Rik Mayall
Unknown:
Alexei Sayle
Unknown:
Eddie Izzard
Unknown:
Jo Brand
Unknown:
Meera Syal
Unknown:
Frank Skinner.
Producer:
Peter Higgins
Producer:
Caroline Wright

Last in the series of the quiz in which two teams of former pupils from the same school are tested on their knowledge of the cultural landscape of the year in which they left formal education. Presented by Zoe Ball.
Class of 1979. Ex-pupils from Lode Heath school in Birmingham clash, featuring music from the Real Thing.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Robin Ashbrook WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/classof
Zoe Ball 's questionnaire: page 13

Contributors

Presented By:
Zoe Ball.
Unknown:
Lode Heath
Director:
Geraldine Dowd
Producer:
Robin Ashbrook
Unknown:
Zoe Ball

Horror thriller. Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer is haunted by his experiences and suffers severe hallucinations as he tries to keep his grip on reality. But, when he meets other veterans with the same symptoms, he suspects his nightmares may be more sinister. Widescreen. Review page 51.
Director Adrian Lyne (1990, 18)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jacob Singer
Director:
Adrian Lyne
Jacob Singer:
Tim Robbins
Jezzie:
Elizabeth Pena
Louis:
Danny Aiello
Michael:
Matt Craven
Paul Pruitt:
Taylor Vince
Donald Geary:
Jason Alexander
Sarah:
Patricia Kalember
Gabe:
MacAulay Culkin
Frank:
Eriq La Salle
George:
Ving Rhames

Romantic comedy. Would-be novelist Lee Plenty has spent years living off others. But, when rich and beautiful Havilland Savage invites him to her house for a party, what looks like the chance of a lifetime turns into a nightmare.
(Widescreen) Review page 51. (1998, 15) **

Contributors

Director:
Christopher Scott Cherot
Lee Plenty:
Christopher Scott Cherot
Havilland Savage:
Chenoa Maxwell
Michael Simmons:
Hill Harper
Caroline Tammi:
Katherine Jones
Leigh Darling:
Robinne Lee
Felix Darling:
Reginald James

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