Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
Live coverage of the 22nd Flora Marathon run through the streets of the capital on a winding 26-mile journey from Greenwich to the Mall.
This year, both double Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie and British distance runner Paula Radcliffe will be making their marathon debuts. In the women's elite race Radcliffe will face defending champion Derartu Tulu and two-time London winner Joyce Chepchumba. In the men's elite Gebrselassie will have to overcome last year's winner Abdelkader El Mouaziz , world-record holder Khalid Khannouchi and three-time London champion Antonio Pinto. In the women's wheelchair race Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson hopes to win the event for the sixth time.
As with every year, the field of competitors will be complemented by over 30,000 Participants in the "fun" run, many in fancy dress, hoping to raise money for charity
Introduced by Sue Barker and Hazel Irvine, with commentary by Steve Cram, Paul Dickenson, Brendan Foster and Ian Thompson. With reports from Sally Gunnell, John Regis, Suzi Perry, Simon Thomas, Richard Nerurkar and Peter Elliott.
Highlights can be seen tonight at 5.50pm on BBC2.
Executive producers Martin Hopkins and Martin Webster ; Executive editor
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Romantic comedy. A mermaid saves the young Allen Bauer from drowning and, years later, taking on human form, leaves the sea to seek him out in New York. Review page 51.
(1984. PG) ****
Tim, the doorman:
Omnibus. Alone and in a police cell, Mel faces up to Steve's legacy; and when Lisa's home truths push her to crisis point, it's only a question of time until she hits back. Laura flexes her new-found muscles. Janine thinks she's found a true friend in Matt - but will she be able to hold on to him? Meanwhile, Little Mo is terrified as her trial is looming. For cast see Thursday and Friday
Diane Louise Jordan visits the Easter People Christian conference at Torquay, to discover why the world has come to South West England. The Portsmouth Youth Choir perform The Day Thou Gavest, and more than 1,000 people sing All Hail the Power of Jesus ' Name, Far and Near (Say It Loud) and Crown Him with Many Crowns.
Producer David Taviner
Editor Hugh Faupel
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Fulham v Chelsea
Live coverage from Villa Park (kickoff 7pm) of the second of today's FA Cup semi-finals, a west London derby between Fulham and Chelsea. Encounters between the two teams are often closely-fought affairs - in their last meeting, Chelsea ran out 3-2 winners and will be hoping to repeat the feat to book their place in the final, which they last won in 2000. Both teams will be relying on imported talent to supply their striking power, with Chelsea's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen looking to outgun Fulham's Steve Marlet and Louis Saha. There are also highlights of the other semi-final between Middlesbrough and Arsenal that was played at Old Trafford earlier today. Introduced by Gary Lineker , with commentary by John Motson and Trevor Brooking.
Editor Paul Armstrong
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n Concluding the two-part drama starring Haydn Gwynne and Robert Bathurst. As Emma struggles to keep her family appeased and Nadia tries desperately to hang on to Alex, both women have to confront what they did as children - and the real truth about their pasts is revealed.
Female probation officer:
Gushy young woman:
With Peter Sissons.
Weather with David Braine.
Concluding the live coverage from Augusta of the first Major tournament of the year. Although there have been many dramatic finishes over the years, 1990 was the last time that there was a play-off, when Nick Faldo beat Ray Floyd at the second extra hole to win a second Green Jacket in a row. This year, Tiger Woods will be hoping to emulate Faldo and retain the title he won last year.
The biographical film The Tiger Woods Story follows at 12.05 am.
Followed by Weather view (W)
Biographical sports drama about golfing phenomenon Tiger Woods, from his early formative years up to his inaugural Major championship win at the 1997 US Masters. Review page 52.
(1998, PG) **