Presented by Chris Eakin and Geeta Guru-Murthy . (W)
David Frost interviews the news-makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at
9.00 News plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones (S) (W)
The third of four services in preparation for Christmas comes from St Mark's church, Haydock, Merseyside. As 11 September casts a shadow over Christmas, Roy McCloughry suggests that the Nativity story can offer hope during times of adversity. Hymns include
Angels from the Realms of Glory, Faithful One and Jesus
Be the Centre. (S) (W)
Tissue of Truth. A half-eaten apple is the only clue the pathologist has in his quest to locate a kidnapped teenager buried alive. (R) (S)
John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine. Including the week's weather. (S) (W) E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org:uk
John Humphrys presents topical interviews and political reports. Including 12.00 News.
Editor David Jordan (S) (W)
A concert from Cardiff's
Millennium stadium in which contemporary pop stars perform musical theatre songs. Artists such as S Club 7, Atomic Kitten, Damage, Steps, Al, Blue, Charlotte
Church and Russell Watson sing numbers from Cats, The
Blues Brothers and West Side Story. Presented by Josie d'Arby and H from Steps. Director Phil Chilvers ; Producer
Paul Bullock (S) (W)
A double bill from the series that re-creates a forgotten era. Next of Kin. The fourth programme travels back three million years to Ethiopia where australopithecus lived in danger of being hunted by the sabre-toothed dinofelis.
4.40 Sabre Tooth. The penultimate episode follows the progress of a smilodon, a cat-like predator with deadly fangs which roamed South
America one million years ago. Shown last Thursday (S) (W)
Gavin Campbell appeals on behalf of British Executive Service
Overseas, a development agency that sends volunteers to less-developed communities abroad. Rptd Wed 1.10pm on BBC2 (S) DONATIONS:[address removed], or telephone [number removed] WEBSITE: [address removed]
Second of a three-part fairy-tale drama set in the early
20th century, starring Tom Conti and Brenda Fricker.
Alone again and lost in a strange world, Roger is taken in by a travelling showman who makes him the prime attraction in his travelling "freak show".
Dramatised by Richard Carpenter from the novel by Philip Pullman
Producers Paul Brown. Andrew Rowley ; Director Laurie Lynd (S) (W)
Daily Claptrap editor:
Michael Aspel and the experts spend a second week in Royal Holloway College, Surrey. Discoveries include a belt clasp linking Queen Victoria and Annie Oakley , a ring with an unusual coloured diamond, two bargain jugs and a very rare gold watch - and not forgetting a collection of dog collars, a box of wax doll's limbs and some Japanese rats. Producer Michele Burgess ; Executive producer Christopher Lewis (S) (W) Repeated with sign language Wednesday 1.30am www.bbc.co.uk/antiques BBC HOMES AND ANTIQUES MAGAZINE: L2.80. January issue on sale now
Diane Louise Jordan presents a Christmas special from New York in which tribute is paid to the bravery and faith of some of those affected by the 11 September terrorist attacks. As well as interviews with some of the firefighters and Salvation Army workers of New York, there will be seasonal music performed on location around the city.
Producer Diane Reid (S) (W)
BBC MUSIC: album, Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music
Continuing the third series of the rural drama. When Duncan and Archie have to trade places to save Duncan being humiliated in front of his French penfriend, Archie is forced to deal with a surprise health-and-safety inspection.
Written by Mark Holloway ; Producer Jeremy Gwilt ; Director Marcus DF White
(S) (W) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/monarch
The human genome contains the secret of human life, recording our evolution and holding the key to our future. In this one-off documentary, Robert Winston shows how the genome demonstrates how to build and run a person, thereby offering us the potential to interfere with fate.
Director Tony Mitchell : Producer Ailsa Orr (S) (W)
With Darren Jordon.
Weather with Peter Cockroft. (S) (W)
Former US president Bill Clinton reflects on the international situation before a specially invited audience in London. This is the 26th annual lecture in memory of the BBC broadcaster, presented by his son Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Charles Miller ; Executive producer Vicki Barrass (S) (W) Clinton on the bill: page 12
Satirical courtroom drama starring James Gamer and Kathleen Turner. A celebrity attorney crosses swords with a talk-show host when his firm becomes involved in "the trial of the century". Review page 54.
Director Glenn Jordan (1998) (S) James Garner stars in One Special Night tomorrow at 11.15pm
Followed by Weathervlew (W)