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BBC Two England

The Happiness Formula

New series 1/6. Science suggests that happy people are healthier, more creative and live longer. But what really makes us happy? In the first of a breezy, light-hearted investigation, Mark Easton considers Bhutan, a country that, with its authoritarian monarchy, is run around the Gross National Happiness principle. Are there lessons to be learnt for our own social policy? Director Mike Rudin ; Executive producer Fiona Stourton Ask the experts: page 30
BBC Two England

Grand Prix: The 1986 Formula One World Championship: Australian Grand Prix

Live coverage of the whole of the race that could give Nigel Mansell the world drivers' title. After the disappointing showing by the Williams cars in Mexico, it could be that Alain Prost, just six points behind Mansell, will be his biggest threat.
A top-three placing for Mansell guarantees him the title.
Television presentation: Channel 9, Australia
(Edited coverage tomorrow at 11.0am)
BBC One London

Formula One:the European Grand Prix

All eyes will be on the 57 laps of the Valencia street circuit in Spain (start time 1.00).
Championship leader Jenson Button is in need of a good showing. Having won six of the first seven races this season, the Briton has not made the podium for the last three.
Hosted by Jake Humphrey.
Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle commentate. Highlights at 7pm on BBC3.
Digital viewers can press red for alternative commentary and on-board camera, and from 3pm for a post-race forum or highlights
It's neck and neck...: p32
BBC One London

Real Women: The Hen Night

A frank three-part drama about female friends written by Susan Oudot and starring
Pauline Quirke, Frances Barber, Michelle Collins, Gwyneth Strong, Lesley Manville
Five old schoolfriends get together for a raucous hen night after Susie announces she's getting married. See today's choices.
Producer Debbie Shewell ; Director Philip Davis
For ever friends: page 20

Real Women 9.30pm BBC1

Assemble a fine female cast and give them a decent script to work with. It's a simple formula, but one that isn't tried often enough. Redressing the problem is this three-parter from writer Susan Oudot, in which Michelle Collins, Pauline Quirke, Lesley Manville, Frances Barber and Gwyneth Strong play childhood friends.
All five have followed radically different paths, but have kept in touch and reunite here for Collins's hen party. As the night unfolds, taking them from upmarket restaurant to male strip club, we realise that all is not rosy for any of these women. The advice of Quirke's stroppy husband fortunately goes unheeded: "You ain't a bunch of kids no more, so don't go making a prat of yourself," he hurls at his wife as she walks out the door. No chance, mate.
See feature, page 20.
BBC One London

Grandstand

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Today's Timetable
12.35 Racing
12.52 Motor Racing
1.5 Racing
1.23 Motor Racing
1.35 Racing
2.5 Racing
2.25 Motor Racing
These timings may be altered by events
News Summary and Weather: 1.30

Featuring Racing and Motor Racing

12.35 to 2.45 Racing from Wolverhampton
12.45 The Weston Three-Year-Old Hurdle Race (Div. 1) Over 2 miles
1.15 The Stanton Selling Handicap Steeplechase Over 2 miles
1.45 The Albrighton Handicap Steeplechase Over 2½ miles
2.15 The Astbury Trophy Handicap Steeplechase Over 3 miles, 3 furlongs

1.30 News Summary

Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
12.55 The Edward Lewis Trophy Race for saloon cars up to 1,000 c.c. Over 10 laps
1.25 The Guards Trophy Race for sports racing cars Over 10 laps
2.30 The Les Leston Trophy Race for Formula III cars Over 15 laps

Today's sports results are on BBC-1 at 10.0 tonight
BBC One London

Holiday Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
12.40*
Football Focus
BOB WILSON looks ahead to this afternoon's important issues.
12.55, 2.5, 3.5*
Motor Racing from Thruxton: Formula Three, Formula Ford and Thoroughbred Sports Car races are featured in today's holiday meeting. Organised by the BARC in association with Philips Electrical.
Commentator Murray WALKER
1.20, 3.35*
International
Show Jumping from Hickstead, featuring The Embassy Grand Prix
The first major outdoor event of the new season, offering prize money of £3,000, has attracted a strong international entry from five countries.
Commentator DORIAN WILLIAMS
1.50, 2.25, 2.50, 3.25*
Racing from Kempton
2.0 Allders of Croydon Maiden Plate (ltm)
2.30 Fraser Handicap (6f)
3.0 Selfridges Handicap (Hm)
3.30 Debenham Handicap (7f)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON and JIMMY LINDLEY
3.35*
Swimming from Crystal Palace
The Coca-Cola International
The final day of this three-day meet in which competitors from 19 nations are taking part. One of the highlights of the afternoon is the Women's 200m Breaststroke in which Britain's DEBBIE RUDD and MARGARET KELLY both have the fastest times in the world this year.
Commentators ALAN WEEKS
HAMILTON BLAND and DAVID WILKIE
4.45 Final Score
Including football, racing and rugby results, and a recording of this afternoon's
Irish Grand National
Today's Timetable
12.40 Football Focus; 12.55 Motor Racing
1.20 Show Jumping; 1.50 Racing
2.5 Motor Racing; 2.25 Racing
2.35 Swimming; 2.50 Racing
3.5 Motor Racing; 3.25 Racing
3.35 Swimming/Show Jumping
4.45 Final Score
* Timings may be changed by events Television presentation:
Football Focus TERRY LONG
Motor Racing RICHARD TILLING Show Jumping FRED VINER Racing DENNIS MONGER
Swimming JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
Grandstand producer BRIAN VENNER Editor ALAN HART
BBC One London

Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
12.20*
Football Focus with BOB WILSON
12.50; 1.25; 2.0*
Racing from Cheltenham
1.0 Nicolet Instruments Handicap Hurdle Race (3m If)
1.35 Mackeson Gold Cup Handicap Steeplechase (21m)
Challengers from Ireland and the North of England make up a strong field for the richest steeplechase of the season so far.
2.10 Lambert and Butler Premier Steeplechase (Qualifier. 21m)
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON and RICHARD PITMAN
1.45; 2.40; 3.20*
Motor Racing from Thruxton
Three exciting races are featured this afternoon from this famous Hampshire circuit: the Wendy Wools Formula Three, Formula Ford and Special Saloon Car races. Commentator MURRAY WALKER
2.20; 3.0*
International
Badminton from Bracknell Sports Centre The Ladbroke Trophy
Britain's MIKE TREDGETT and RAY STEVENS , the holders and Commonwealth Games gold medallists, are aiming for a fourth consecutive win in this tournament. Their strongest opposition will come from STEFAN KARLSSON and CLAES NORDIN , of Sweden, who are the European Doubles Champions. Commentator BARRY DAVIES
3.45* Half-time Football Scores
3.50*
Rugby League from Huddersfield
Websters Yorkshire Cup Final Hull KR v Leeds
Leeds, the holders, have injury problems and are struggling to find their form this season, whilst Challenge Cup holders HULL KR have made an impressive start to the season and begin favourites. Commentator EDDIE WARING
4.40* Final Score
Classified football results, match reports and the latest news of today's other sporting events.
Today's timetable:
12.20 Football Focus
12.50 Racing; 1.10 Sports Round-up
1.25 Racing; 1.45 Motor Racing
2.0 Racing: 2.20 Badminton
2.40 Motor Racing: 3.0 Badminton
3.20 Motor Racing: 3.45 Football Scores
3.50 Rugby League; 4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration
Television presentation:
Football Focus BOB ABRAHAMS Racing BILL TAYLOR
Motor racing RICHARD TILLING Badminton JOHN PHILIPS
Rugby League KEITH PHILLIPS
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
BBC Two England

Grandstand

Introduced by Steve Rider. Provisional Timetable
1.30 Motor racing
4.15 Rugby league
5.30 Athletics
6.00 Motor racing
Motor Racing
Foster's British Grand Prix from Silverstone
. Nigel Mansell takes on the McLarens, the Williamses and his team-mate, the world champion Alain Prost , over 60 very fast laps. He was a storming second here last year. With commentary by Murray Walker and James Hunt.
And at 6.00pm* the Esso British Formula 3 Championships race. (Highlights at 10.05pm)
Rugby League
New Zealand v Great Britain
The Third Test from Christchurch.
Athletics
Highlights of the Bislett Games from Oslo, with commentary by David Coleman , Ron Pickering and Paul Dickenson.
Producer Martin Hopkins Editor John Philips
BBC Four

Jackie Stewart: the Flying Scot

Portrait of the former racing driver, winner of three Formula One World championships and 27 Grand Prix. The programme chronicles his early career and subsequent success as an internationally respected businessman in charge of his own Formula One team.
With archive footage and contributions from, among others, Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi , Sean Connery and Murray Walker. First in an evening of motor racing-themed programmes. See paneL
BBC One London

Grandstand

Introduced by Frank Bough
12.35*
Football Focus
With BOB WILSON
12.55; 2.50; 3.25*
Motor Racing from Thruxton
The P & 0 Ferries
International Meeting
The third round of the European Formula Two Championship over 55 laps, and the fifth round of the British Formula Three Championship. Commentator MURRAY WALKER
1.20; 1.55; 2.30; 3.5*
Racing from Chepstow
1.30 The Daily Mirror Punters Club Novices' 'Chase (3m)
2.5 The Panama Cigar Hurdle Final (2m). The season's richest novices' hurdle.
2.40 The Welsh Champion Hurdle (2m). Record breaking Sea Pigeon goes for the third leg of a unique yankee, including the Champion Hurdle, Scottish Champion Hurdle and the Royal Doulton Hurdle.
3.15 The Haig Novices' Hurdle Final (Handicap. 21m), The final of a 43-race series for horses which never ran on the flat.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN
JULIAN WILSON and RICHARD PITMAN
1.40; 2.15; 3.40; 4.20* Snooker from the Crucible rheatre, Sheffield rhe Embassy
World Professional
Snooker Championship
The Final
Continued coverage of this dramatic championship final, which could be decided this afternoon. Commentators
TED LOWE , JACK KARNEHM
CLIVE EVERTON and JOHN PULMAN
3.45* Half-time Football Scores
3.50*
International
Show Jumping from Hickstead featuring
The Kerrygold Championship
Today's featured class brings to a close this traditional Easter meeting and consists of one round and a jump-off against the clock. Commentators
RAYMOND BROOKS-WARD and STEPHEN HADLEY
4.40* Final Score
Classified football results, match reports and the latest news of today's other major sporting events.
Today's timetable:
12.35 Foótball Focus: 12.55 Motor Racing
1.20 Racing; 1.40 Snooker; 1.55 Racing
2.15 Snooker; 2.30 Racing
2.50 Motor Racing: 3.5 Racing
3.25 Motor Racing; 3.40 Snooker
3.45 Football Scores: 3.50 Show Jumping
4.20 Snooker; 4.40 Final Score
* Timings subject to alteration Television presentation:
Football Focus BOB ABRAHAMS Motor Racing RICHARD TILLING Racing DAVID KENNING
Snooker NICK HUNTER and KEITH PHILLIPS Show Jumping JOHNNIE WATHERSTON
Producer Grandstand MARTIN HOPKINS Editor Grandstand HAROLD ANDERSON
Results from all the day's main race meetings on Ceefax
BBC One London

Sportsnight

Introduced by Steve Rider , and featuring:
World Championship Boxing Lloyd Honeyghan (Challenger) v
Jorge Vaca (Champion)
Britain's Lloyd Honeyghan faced Jorge Vaca of Mexico on the Mickey Duff promotion over 12 rounds last night, in an attempt to regain the WBC
Welterweight title. Their fight last October ended in controversy when Vaca s eye was gashed accidentally in the eighth round, but the Mexican was declared the champion because he was ahead on points at the time. Commentator
HARRY CARPENTER
Grand Prix Preview
On the eve of a new Formula One season, a chance to assess the hopes of new drivers, teams and engines. Will local heroes
AYRTON SENNA and World Champion NELSON PIQUET be celebrating with their new teams in Brazil on Sunday? How will NIGEL MANSELL fare in his non-turbo car? Plus a look at the potential champions in the world of Formula Three. There's also a round-up of all the night's football news and results.
Television presentation: Boxing BOB DUNCAN .
Assistant editor GRAHAM FRY Producer CHARLES BALCHIN Editor JOHN ROWLINSON
BBC Two England

Top Gear Motorsport

The British Formula Three series is clearly the best place for young drivers to get noticed, with 15 of the last 20 British champions making the grade in Formula One. Bob Constanduros reviews the early rounds of the season as it approaches the midpoint. Plus Touring Cars action with Tiff Needell.
BBC Three

Torchwood: Children of Earth: 4/5: Day Four

Series three. Torchwood begins to uncover the true nature of the events in 1965.
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First shown on BBC1
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Torchwood: Children of Earth 9.00pm BBC3
DRAMA "What could we offer and get away with?" It's Day Four and the perfidious PM tries haggling with the 456, who require ten per cent of Earth's youth. This powerful scene by writer John Fay touches all sorts of buttons with viewers: our distrust of politicians and primal urge to protect our children. Torchwood also rises above formula sci-fi by giving so many decent, diverse roles to women (eight here) and daring to depict the heroes as two men in love. Gareth David-Lloyd and John Barrowman (above) pull out all the stops for their heart-rending adieu. (Patrick Mulkern)
BBC One London

Grandstand

Introduced by Desmond Lynam Prix del' Arc de Triomphe from Longchamps
In a race thrown wide open by the eclipse of Shergar, Britain's challenge in Europe's richest race, is now headed by LESTER PIGGOTT 'S mount, Ardross, and the progressive Beldale Flutter. France's hopes rest with the Aga Khan 's colt Akarad, while Detroit is much fancied to become the first filly to win in successive years. The prize money, a record £190,000.
Commentators PETER O'SULLEVAN and JULIAN WILSON
Motor Racing from Silverstone
The Marlboro British
Formula Three Championship
Three rounds remain, but a win today for JONATHAN PALMER would make him champion. The Sussex doctor broke the lap record in the last Silverstone race, although finishing a superb third behinH his main rivals THIERRY TASSIN from Belgium and the 19-year-old race-winner DAVE SCOTT. Commentators
MURRAY WALKER and JAMES HUNT
Television presentation:
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe FRENCH TV SERVICE
Motor Racing JOHN PHILIPS
Grandstand produced by JIM RESIDE Editor Grandstand MIKE MURPHY
BBC Two England

Top Gear Motorsport

In three years, Eurocars have grown into one of the most excitingforms of motorsport in Britian. Tiff Needell reports from Pembrey on Britain's answer to American "stock car" racing. Penny Mallory reviews the start of the Formula Three British Championship.
Also. Amanda Campbell looks at two of this season's front runners among touring car drivers; Kelvin Burt and James Kaye , who is competing against his younger brother Richard.
Senes producer Ken Pollock ; Executive producer
DennisAdams Stereo
BBC Two England

Top Gear Motorsport

This week, Bob Constanduros assesses the drivers competing in the first three rounds of the British Formula Three series, and Tiff Needell drives the Lister Storm GT car in the Daytona 24-hour race - a year after an horrific accident put paid to the team's chances in the same event. Meanwhile, Tony Mason follows the opening two rounds of the National Rally series.
BBC Two England

Shooting the Past

A three-part drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff about the battle to save a vast photographic collection.
Starring Lindsay Duncan , Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham, Billie Whitelaw
A US property developer finds the employees of a vast picture library still ensconsed in a London building he has come to renovate. See today's choices.
Digital widescreen Subtitled
Lindsay Duncan 's Kind of Day: page

Followed by Suspended in Time: Continuing Time Season. Formula One driver David Coulthard describes his thoughts after a high-speed crash.
BBC Two England

Don't Mess with Miss Beckles

3/3. Three underachievers ensure there'll be no plain sailing for Yolande Beckles as she continues in her mission to get school slackers to pull their socks up. Siobhan is an attention-seeker with attitude, Barty shows potential but is easily bored and inconsistent, while Callum has a lack of respect and is disruptive in lessons. Will rebellion lead to rehabilitation?
Director/Producer Philip Jones
BBC Two England

Lead Balloon

COMEDY OF THE WEEK
New series 1/7; series three. Gas. The comedy starring Jack Dee as disgruntled comedian Rick Spleen returns. When Mel announces that housekeeper Magda is moving in until her boiler is fixed, Rick fears it will become permanent.
Writers Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair Director/Producer Alex Hardcastle Showing in HD on the BBC HD channel at 11pm
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
BBC One London

Robin Hood

10/13; series three. Bad Blood. A mysterious figure tells Robin and Gisborne a story from their past and as he shows them his face, they realise their lives will never be the same again.
Writer Lisa Holdsworth ; Producers Jane Hudson and Tom Mullens
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