Presented by Chris Eakin and Sian Williams.
Highlights of yesterday's action in the third round of the FA Cup. Presented by Gary Lineker , with Alan Hansen and Trevor Brooking. Shown yesterday 10.25pm Match of the Day Live: the FA Cup -
Macclesfield Town v West Ham. 12.50pm
David Frost interviews the news-makers and reviews the papers with his guests. Including at
9.00 News plus weather later.
Editor Barney Jones
Actor Larry Hagman talks about his time in Dallas and his battle to beat alcoholism. Designer Linda Barker begins a stylish new interior series. Plus there's a live debate. Hosted by Philippa Forrester and Ross Kelly.
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Dear Old Mother Nature. The series concludes with visits to three gardens noted for their powerful aromas.
John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine. Including the week's weather. (wj E-MAIL: countryfi email@example.com
Crib Job. An old friend's plea leads to Quincy re-evaluating an alleged homicide.
Macclesfield Town v West
Live coverage (kickoff lpm) of this third-round FA Cup tie from Moss Rose , as Glenn Roeder 's Hammers look to exhibit their pedigree against third division Macclesfield. Introduced by Ray Stubbs , with Mark Lawrenson. Commentary from Barry Davies. Producer James Irving ; Editor
Andrew Clement Match of the Day Live: the FA Cup - Aston Villa v Manchester United is at 6.45pm
The first ever episode of the classic comedy series starring Ronnie Barker and David Jason. Written by Roy Clarke
Aled Jones is joined at the Royal Albert Hall by the singers Gloria Gaynor. Daniel O'Donnell and Jonathan Veira for the second of two gala concerts to mark the 40th anniversary of Songs of Praise. The BBC Concert Orchestra and a chorus of 5,000 singers perform hymns, including Amazing Grace, Guide Me 0 Thou Great Jehovah and How Great Thou Art. BBC MUSIC: album. Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music
First in a new ten-part series of the long-running comedy.
Wesley invents an off-the-road motorised scooter.
Written by Roy Clarke ; Director/Producer Alan JW Bell
Aston Villa v Manchester United
Live coverage (kickoff 7pm) of this third-round FA Cup tie, as John Gregory 's Aston Villa welcome Manchester United to Villa Park. Between them, these two sides have won the competition 17 times, Aston Villa last savouring victory in 1957 when they beat today's opponents in the final. With a 1-1 draw having already been played out on home ground earlier in the Premier League season, Villa will fancy going one better today against a Manchester United side that has lost its formidable domestic swagger. Gary Lineker introduces the action with Alan Hansen , and commentary is provided by John Motson and Trevor Brooking. The draw forthe fourth round follows the final whistle. (WI Facts and figures behind the FA Cup: page 14
See centre pages for a free pull-out FA Cup calendar from AXA
First in a new, six-part fifth series of the drama that revolves around the trials and tribulations of a women's football team.
Jo is now the proud mother of baby Jessica but finds herself on the Blues subs bench thanks to new coach Gordon.
Written by Gaynor Mellor
The Castlefield Blues women's team return for a new season, but can they kick their rotten menfolk into touch?
Playing the Field 9.00pm BBC1
Passions off the football pitch long ago supplanted any on-field conflicts in this soapy drama, which returns tonight for its fifth series.
We pick up exactly where we left off. Dave is about to go on trial for the attempted murder of his awful brother, Rick. But the two women really responsible for the "accident" that sent Rick sprawling headfirst down the stairs, Geraldine and Rita (the splendid Lorraine Ashbourne and Melanie Hill), are on tenterhooks. Should they go to the police to tell the truth? Of course not, because then we wouldn't have that staple of just about any long-running drama series, the courtroom scene. As you'd expect, there's absolutely no decorum as the two sides of the family alternately rant and simmer. Everything explodes when the paternity of Geraldine's baby is publicly called into question from the witness box.
Honestly, you have to wonder why these women bother with men at all, though presumably it's because they are incapable of independent life and need emotional sustenance in their attachment to rotten fellas. Soap lovers will recognise this as the Bet Lynch school of romantic liaisons.
We do actually get to see a bit of football among all these eruptions, but it's incidental. And what little we do see is dominated by another rotten fella, the abusive and sexist team coach. (Again, why do they put up with this?)
Fans of the series will rejoice at its return, and anyone who loves high melodrama would do well to tune in. The mellower Kay Mellor: page 10
With Sarah Montague.
Weather with Helen Willetts.
A Rough Justice special, presented by Kirsty Wark, shedding new light upon the case of Oliver Campbell, a young man with severe learning difficulties and physical disabilities who was sentenced to life for the murder of an off-licence owner during a robbery in London's East End in July 1990 - the prosecution's main evidence being a baseball cap found near the crime scene that was allegedly owned by Campbell.
Thriller starring Anthony LaPaglia as ex-government agent and master of disguise Willie Serling. Still haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, Serling is given the chance of revenge when he's asked to infiltrate the drugs operation of the man responsible for the killings. Review page 48.
Director Michael Pavone (1995. 15)
The Signature for Life. Patrick Moore is joined by Dr David Wynn-Williams as they study a miniature spectrometer that could one day probe for life on Mars.
Producer Ian Russell Repeated next Saturday on BBC2
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