Return of the Hero. The private detective sets out to prove the innocence of a Vietnam veteran on death row. (R) (S)
LPG. A liquid propane gas depot is in real danger of blowing up when a tanker that is carrying the chemical becomes involved in a major road accident nearby. (R) (S)
Live coverage of the 21st Great North Run, the world's biggest half-marathon. In the men's race proper, the fastest marathon man of all time,
Khalid Khannouchi of America, will be looking to break the African's dominance in this competition. While in the women's event, Ethiopian star Derartu Tulu will look to figure among the leading pack. Introduced by Sue Barker , Steve Cram and Brendan Foster commentate.
Executive producer Martin Webster Executive editor Dave Gordon
(S) (W) Highlights of the Great North Run can be seen tonight at 6pm on BBC2
Omnibus. Another chance to see last week's episodes. Cast on Tuesday and Thursday
The first of a new eight-part series focusing upon the natural history of the oceans. Narrator David Attenborough.
Shown last Wednesday (R) (S)
Classic comedy from the duo that centres around Ernie's steamy literary offering "Lust over London". Actor Frank Finlay guest stars. (R) (S)
Third of the domestic comedy's second series, starring Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker. Parisian Beauty. The family awaits the arrival of a foreign exchange student.
Shown last Friday, continues this Friday at 8.30pm (R) (S) (W)
Terry Wogan presents more viewers' responses and behind-the-scenes reports.
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Pam Rhodes hosts the show from the city of Worcester, where she discovers some of the treasures in its cathedral, finds out why two novice oarsmen are rowing the Atlantic, and takes a visit to the birthplace of England's most famous composer, Sir Edward Elgar. Hymns include The Church's One Foundation and How Shall / Sing That
Majesty. (S) (W)
In the second heat of the talent show's second series, hosted by Jane McDonald , hopefuls from the north of England are looking to impress a celebrity panel including television critic Charlie Catchpole and Brookside actress Claire Sweeney. Producer Paul Lewis : Executive producers Rosetta Bain and Tom Gutteridge (S) (W)
Today in the second programme of the new series
Michael Aspel hosts the show from Hartlepool, on the north-east coast of England, where curiosities include a Steiffteddy bear and a Chinese paper passport.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W) BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: price £2.80, available monthly.
A new series presented by Martin Kemp featuring some of the world's most dangerous jobs. Tonight's show includes a man who climbs skyscrapers without safety devices, a war cameraman, and former Formula One star Niki Lauda. Director Nicky Taylor ; Series producer Charles Bunce (S) (W)
Third in the eight-part second series of the rural drama.
A Time to Live. The family plan Brian's surprise birthday party.
Written by Suzi Smith : Producer Rosemarie Whitman ; Director Juliet May (S) (W) The first series of Down to Earth is on UK Gold on Wednesday at 9.40pm
BBC PRODUCTS: video of series 1 is available on double video price £19.99; Faith Addis's Down to Earth stories are £7.99 each from retailers
The first of a new, darkly comic three-part drama, adapted by William Boyd from his best-selling novel, which revolves around the unscrupulous world of insurance claims.
Lorimer Black, a successful insurance loss adjuster, discovers a hanged man while on a routine appointment - a point from when his whole life begins to rapidly fall apart.
With Fiona Bruce. Weather Peter Cockroft. (5) (W)
Romantic comedy. V, a kind-hearted prostitute, obliges three young boys who are eager to see a girl naked.
Posing as a maths tutor to one of the boys, V starts a new life away from the streets, but old contacts are never far behind. Widescreen. Review page 61.
Director Richard Benjamin (1994, 12)
On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks questions the reasons for conflicts around the world. Producer John Kirby (S) (W)
Followed by Weatherview (W)
Evolving Universe - Beginnings
Patrick Moore takes a back-to-basics look at cosmology.
Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 (S)