Mick McCarthy's men - minus captain Roy Keane - start their Group E campaign by facing Cameroon in Niigata, Japan (kickoff 7.30am).
In the first-ever meeting of these two sides, the Republic's hopes of securing three points have been significantly reduced by the shock loss of their inspirational skipper, who flew home following strife within the camp. Cameroon, nicknamed the "Indomitable Lions" successfully defended their African Cup of Nations title earlier this year, and have Patrick Mboma, Rigobert Song and Marc-Vivien Foe - all with Premiership experience - in their ranks. Presented by Gary Lineker, with analysis from Mark Lawrenson and David O'Leary. Commentary by Barry Davies and Paul McGrath. See Choice.
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The Case of the Murdered Madam A public-relations consultant with a shady past is murdered. Raymond Burr stars.
Matters of Life and Death. The medical examiner is involved in a case of negligence while covering for a friend. Starring
Today's second Group E game comes from Sapporo, Japan (kickoff 12.30pm).
Rudi Voller's German side are in a transitional stage: they were pipped to automatic qualification by England, then suffered friendly defeats to Argentina and Wales. Their opponents, competing in their third consecutive finals (reaching the second phase in 1994), will be hoping to catch the Germans at a low ebb, but the organisational skills of the three-times champions mean it would be unwise to dismiss them. Commentary from Tony Gubba with Trevor Steven, with analysis from Alan Hansen, Peter Reid and Jamie Redknapp. See Choice.
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Action from Paris as the second Grand Slam event of the tennis season, the French Open, reaches the end of its first week. Presented by Sue Barker. Commentary from John Lloyd , John Barrett , Virginia
Wade and Peter Fleming. More tomorrow at 3.45pm on BBC2. Editor Paul Davies
A holiday in Venezuela is at stake as Liverpool lasses take on Bristol boys. Ian Wright referees the competing teams of best friends as they participate in a series of challenges.
Couples put their knowledge to the test in the penultimate edition of the comic quiz with Â£30,000 up for grabs. Ruby Wax asks the questions and supplies the put-downs.
Conductor Andrew Davis talks with David Dimbleby directly before one of the highest profile concerts of his distinguished career - the Prom at the Palace at 8.10pm. Elsewhere, in a live preview from the Buckingham Palace gardens, Sophie Raworth talks to stars of the show and members of the 12,000-strong audience.
Dale Winton hosts the game show in which cash is won by one of five contestants or shared among them. Includes the Lotto, Lotto Extra and Thunderball draws.
National Lottery - Midweek Draws is on Wednesday at 8.55pm
Kiri Te Kanawa is among the stars of the first of two live public concerts from the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Part of BBC Music Live, tonight's classical performance opens the weekend's Jubilee entertainment in the presence of the Queen and other members of the royal family, and also features baritones Roberto Alagna and Thomas Allen, soprano Angela Gheorghiu, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, clarinettist Julian Bliss and pianist Ashley Wass.
Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus, while the London Adventist Chorale, the Band of the Royal Marines and soloists of the Royal Ballet also take part.
The music chosen reflects the historic nature of the occasion and includes Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, Holst's Jupiter from The Planets, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 and works by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and Gershwin.
(The concert will be broadcast on Tuesday at 2pm on Radio 3)
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Our Jubilee special begins on page 17; Starry nights: p23; Tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Festival: p46; Jubilee souvenirs: p48
Today's Choices: Prom at the Palace 8.10pm BBC1
Television loves a good party, and it also revels in big national occasions, so the Queen's Golden Jubilee provides ample opportunity for both this week. If you can't face the thought of such mass flag-waving cheerfulness, then you'd better try to find a last-minute holiday booking somewhere fast, because over the next few days, you will not be able to avoid it. Perhaps you should just give in to the prospect of a country-wide celebration and settle down with this, the first of the Golden Jubilee's big entertainment events. Michael Parkinson is our host for the evening as he introduces two hours of popular classical music from the splendid gardens at Buckingham Palace.
Prom at the Palace - which is also part of BBC Music Live 2002 - is noteworthy for many reasons, particularly as it is the first live concert ever to be broadcast from the royal residences.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Andrew Davis, leads a glittering line up of performers, including Kiri Te Kanawa, Julian Bliss, Thomas Allen, Mstislav Rostropovich, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, members of the Royal Ballet and the London Adventist Choir.
Starry nights: page 2 3; tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Festival: page 46
With Darren Jordon.
Weather with Isobel Lang.
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Highlights of Ireland's match against Cameroon, who are hope to become Africa's first-ever World Cup semi-finalists. Plus Germany v Saudi Arabia and Uruguay v Denmark.
Repeated at 12.30am on BBC Choice
Crime dramastarring Edward Woodward and Elizabeth Hurley. A former Metropolitan police officer now living in America takes on the case of an ex-convict charged with killing a New York cop. Review page 55.
Director James Frawley (1996)
With guest Ross Noble. Shown yesterday
Ross Noble guests on Have I Got News for You on Friday at 9pm
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