The Playbus stops at the Playground Stop. Repeat
Among this week's guests is MP
John Redwood , plus excerpts from David Frost 's interview with Norma Major , which can be seen at 4pm. Including at 8.30 News; plus the weather forecast.
Series editor Barney Jones ; Executive editor
Noah Huntley goes on retreat to StBeuno's in north Wales and discovers how to use his imagination in prayer, stereo ...
Brian Sibley meets Alison and Bill Hudson whose beliefs have been influenced by the death oftwo oftheirchildren. and Richard Burridge asks why some Christians have difficulty in copingwith bereavement.
Second of a two-part programme in which JackAshley-the world's firstdeafMPcompares notes with a deaf Canadian politician. With signing and subtitles. Repeated on Tuesday at 12 noon on BBC2
Repeat Stereo .......................................
A visit to the pike championships of Great Britain to discover why over 500 men are willingto sitfor hours in all weathers in orderto catch the largest pike........
Hightops of Scotland
A look at the climatic extremes encountered by red deer, mountain hares, ptarmigans, golden eagles and otherwildlife in the Cairngorms. Repeat Stereo ............
Rural issues, with John Craven. Plus, the week'sweatheratl2.25pm. stereo.
In the last of the series. David Aaronovitch asks if it harms children to be brought up by only one parent. With policy experts Sarah Hogg and Labour peer Tessa Blackstone, and journalists Melanie Phillips and Polly Toynbee.
Omnibus edition. Stereo Subtitled ..
Stone-age cartoon capers. Repeat.
The BBC's right-of-reply programme, presented by Diana Madill. Viewers can write in with comments to Biteback, PO Box 2855. London W6 OZH, ortelephone
(0181)[number removed]. Stereo Subtitled.
Norma Major, the Prime Minister's wife, talks with David Frost about her private life and public role, and how she seeks to reconcile them. She also discusses their official home, Chequers, and the world leaders who have visited.
This week. the east of England heat, hosted by Loyd Grossman with guest judges chef Charles Fontaine and actor
The 26-part series chronicling the turbulent changes of this century returns with eight further episodes.
1945 Brave New World. The story of how the optimism that greeted the end of the Second World Warwas overcome by suspicion and fear as the Cold War took hold. See today's choices.
Producer Angus Macqueen : Executive producer Peter Pagnamenta Repeated tomorrow at 8.05pm BBC2
♦ See After the war: page 19; and Competitions and Giveaways: page
With Chris Lowe.
Weather John Kettley Subtitled.....
6.15 Regional News
From the historic town of Horsham in Sussex. Hymns, sung in St Marythe
Virgin, include LetAllthe World in Every Corner Sing, Blessed Assurance and All Heaven Declares. With Pam Rhodes.
Producer Jonathan Fulford ; Editor Helen Alexander
This week's two teams are in Liverpool, where they value Beatles' memorabilia, price antique paperweights and search canal workers' cottages for rogue objects.
Presented by Jilly Goolden
Director Paul O'Dell
Series producer Pat Holland
The drama about a chef who is a reluctant detective returns for a six-part series. Starring
Devils on Horseback. In a two-part story, a day at the races becomes a busman's holiday for Henry when a stable lad is murdered. See today's choices.
Written by Richard Maher ; Producer Chrissy Skinns
Director Malcolm Mowbray
An eight-part drama charting the life of the controversial
British adventurer and empire-builder. Starring Martin Shaw
All the World's Diamonds. 1871: Cecil
Rhodes, aged 17, joins his brother in the rush for diamonds in southern Africa, where he outwits his fellow prospectors, reorganises the workforce and forms a breath-taking vision to extend the British Empire from the Cape to Cairo. See today's choices.
Written by Antony Thomas ; Producers Scott Meek and Charles Salmon; Director David Drury Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
♦ The price of drama: page 6; plus The last emperor? on page 24
Young Cecil Rhodes:
John X Merriman:
Sir Richard Southey:
With Peter Sissons. Subtitled
Weather John Kettley
Comedy chat show starring Caroline Aherne as Mrs Merton , with tonight's guests writer Germaine Greer , pop duo PJ and Duncan and journalist and broadcaster Michael Parkinson.
Director Pati Marr ; Producer Peter Kessler
The second of three Everyman documentaries looking into the ongoing struggle between religion and science.
Genetics research is perhaps the most dangerous cutti ng edge of scientific enquiry. The dark history of Nazi eugenics casts a disturbing shadow over a future that promises an end to all inherited illness and the perfection of the species. Meanwhile, the L'Arche community in France offers a challenging alternative with the able-bodied and the handicapped living and working together.
Producer Michael Roberts ; Series editor
Second World War espionage thriller, starring
Donald Sutherland , Kate Nelllgan
While tryingto pass knowledge of a D-Day related secret to his masters, a vicious German agent ("The Needle") is shipwrecked off a Scottish island.
Henry Faber DONALD SUTHERLAND , Lucy Rose KATE NELLIGAN, Percy Godliman IAN BANNEN , David Rose CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE , Lucy's mother FAITH BROOK
Director Richard Marquand (1981, 15)
♦ See Films: pages 62-68 ***
Henry Faber Donald
Lucy Rose Kate
Percy Godliman Ian
David Rose Christopher
, Lucy'S Mother Faith
Patrick Moore tells the story of the race to discover Neptune 150 years ago.