Easter Day Mass (BBCI, 11.00am). Archbishop Michael Bowen says Mass in Southwark Cathedral on the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Murder on the Orient Express (BBC 1, 7.45pm). Just the fare (1st class) to go with ham sandwiches on the night of the celebrations after the dancing on the village green and a glass of sherry on the library heathrug with the chief tenants.
Everyman (BBCI, 10.00 pm). About the Jews and Christians squabbling over Oberammergau. The arguments have been rehearsed more times than the play.
The Easter Experience (BBC2, 620pm). Elaine Dale has no arms and legs but a happy husband and children. I should have thought her chiefest sorrow would have been living just outside Grimsby, but 1 never cease to be edified by this kind of optimism.
Omnibus (BBCI. 10.35pm). "Mr Attlee have you anything you would care to say about the forthcoming election'?" asks the TV interviewer. Attlee: "No." Jolly good fun prog on the topic
of television interviews.
Where There's Life (ITV 7.00 pm). An entertaining look at medicine. Prof Peter Huntingford is one the panel. Why do I dislike this man? He has done nothing illegal, his reputation is justly high — my loathing must surely be artistic. Any carping on this basis is called fair comment, but out of charity I shall change the subject. Can anyone tell me the origin of the common phrase used in Belize: 'Donkey Woodhead''
Chronicle (BBC2, 6.35pm). About the thousands of beautiful figures the Chinese found and said were thousands of years old. I believe they are the work of enemy agents educated at Worcester College, Oxford, by coincidence the Alma Mater 01
Sir R. Hollis 'and Sir P. Hayman.
I'arsifal (Saturday. 5,00 pm). Surely unsuitable for the reformed liturgical mood of Holy Saturday. except perhaps as a penance.
La Resurrezione (Sunday. 3.15pm) Handel's much more suitable oratorio. I have recently acquired a converted barn in Oxfordshire's marsh capital of Oddington for use during the pike-fishing season. Please treat it as open house on Easter afternoon.