Shown yesterday 10.30pm (S)
David Frost interviews the newsmakers and reviews the papers with his guests. Plus
9.00 News, with weather later. Executive editor Andrew Thompson
Editor Barney Jones (S)
Veteran entertainer Max Bygraves reflects on his life, while Toyah Willcox investigates mythical stories involving black dogs. With Esther McVey and Kevin Woodford. Executive producer Chris Loughlin COMMENTS: [number removed]88 (maximum cost 8p)
Heartaches. Will Gary be on time for his wedding to Phoebe? Written by Paul Makin (R) (S)
Rural issues with John Craven.
Plus weather for the week ahead at 11.55am. (S) E-MAIL: [address removed]
John Humphrys reports on political issues. Including at 12.00 News Editor David Jordan (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/otr
Disney adventure. In an attempt to escape Napoleon's oppressive rule, the Robinson family board a ship bound for the South Seas where they hope to start a new life. But their journey, dogged by pirates, comes to an abrupt halt when the family is shipwrecked on a tropical island.
Director Ken Annakin (1960. U)
(S) (W) Films: pp 72-76 ****
Spirits of the Ice Forest. One hundred million years ago half the year was spent in 24-hour sunshine and the other half in freezing twilight.
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Terry Wogan hosts the forum for viewers' comments on BBC TV shows. Write to Points of View, BBC TV, London, W12 7TS, or phone/fax on [number removed]. The e-mail address is [address removed] (S) (W)
Pam Rhodes tours Shugborough Hall in Stafford, home of royal photographer Patrick, Earl of Lichfield. She also explores the nearby forest of Cannock Chase. Hymns include Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him; For the Beauty of the Earth and Like a Mighty River Rowing. (S) m MUSIC:Songs of Praise - the Christmas Album available tomorrow from retailers
Second of the six-part family fantasy drama. The Rat tells
Mary that Phoebe, her father's girlfriend, is a witch. See Choice.
Written by William Corlett and based on his novels; Producers
Helena Cynamon. Stephen Garrett ; Director Paul Lynch (S) (W)
Stephen Tyler/The Magician:
The Rat (voice):
Jasper the Owl (voice):
Cinnabar the Fox (voice):
Spot the Dog (voice):
This week Hugh Scully takes the experts to Lowestoft on Britain's east coast. Among their finds is a Sevres potty from Woburn Abbey, a traveller's calendar watch, and two incredibly rare Lowestoft porcelain bowls.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis
Australia. In the first of a new six-part series Craig Doyle visits the Australian outback near Alice Springs.
Meanwhile Carol Smillie and Kirsty Young drive along the Great Ocean Road, Caroline Quentin visits Perth, and Monty Don takes a package trip to Sydney.
Producer Tricia Wilson ; Editor Jannine Waddell (S) (W)
When the headmaster's job becomes available, Brendan feels that it's time to improve himself.
With Peter Sissons. Weather Peter Cockroft (S)
In the concluding episode Michael Palin goes to Cuba, where Hemingway lived for over 20 years. He then moves onto the American Wild West, where the writer took his own life in Ketchum, Idaho, at the age of 61. See Choice. Series director David FTurnbull ; Producer Martha Wailes
Repeated tomorrow at 11.20pm (S) (W) And for my next trick.... Michael Palin in cowboy country: page 33
Black comedy. In the 14 years since actress Madeline Ashton stole writer Helen Sharp 's fiance, Madeline's looks and career have gone downhill, along with the marriage. After Helen reappears, seemingly untouched by the passing years, a jealous Madeline turns to a mysterious woman for help.
Director Robert Zemeckis (1992. PG) (S) (W) Films: pp 72-76 ***
Followed by Weathervlew
Lisle Von Rhuman:
Emotional drama. Anna Forbes is receiving unwanted attention from her father-in-law. When he goes too far, she turns to her husband, but he doesn't believe her.
Director Bill Corcoran (1995. 15) Films: pp 72-76 **
Patrick Moore and Dr John Mason discuss the Leonid meteors
- and the spectacle they might provide during November. Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S)