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: Big Screen Britain

Under Milk Wood. Following in the footsteps of poet
Dylan Thomas. (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Dylan Thomas.

: European Paralympics

Highlights of the first European Paralympic championships from the Netherlands. Juliette Ferrington hosts. (W)


Unknown: Juliette Ferrington

: Track Wars

A look at the 30-year rivalry between Kenya and Ethiopa in long-distance running.
First shown on BBC4 Repeated tonight at 8pm on BBC4 (S) (W)

: World Athletics

The Stade de France in Paris hosts one of the largest global sporting events, the world championships. Roger Black , with Colin Jackson and Michael Johnson , introduces coverage on the opening morning.
7.30 Men's 20km walk final
7.45 Heptathlon 100m hurdles. Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis returns to major competition, resuming rivalry with local favourite
Eunice Barber and European and World Indoor champion Carolina Kluft.
8.45 Heptathlon high jump
9.45 Men's triple jump qualifying. Jonathan Edwards will be hoping to have recovered from injury in time to defend his title.
Plus coverage of qualifying for the men's shot, featuring British record-holder Carl Myerscough , and the men's hammer.
Producer Helen Kuttner ; Editors Michael Cole and Carl Hicks (S) (W) www.bbc.co.uk/athletics
BBCi: interactive options available


Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Colin Jackson
Introduces: Michael Johnson
Unknown: Denise Lewis
Unknown: Eunice Barber
Unknown: Jonathan Edwards
Unknown: Carl Myerscough
Producer: Helen Kuttner
Producer: Carl Hicks

: Lions - a Spy in the Den

Up close and personal with a pride of lions and their cubs. David Attenborough narrates.
Producer John Downer : Executive producer Neil Nightingale (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: John Downer
Producer: Neil Nightingale

: News; Weather

: Football Focus

Manchester United v Newcastle and Spurs v Leeds are previewed by Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson. Plus a look back at the midweek internationals - England v Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro v Wales. www.bbc.co.uk/football (W)


Unknown: Ray Stubbs
Unknown: Mark Lawrenson.

: Grandstand

Introduced by Sue Barker ,
Roger Black and Clare Balding.
1.10 Athletics Focus An update on the first morning in Paris. (S)
1.50, 2.20 Racing Action from Goodwood, featuring races at
2.00, 2.30 and 3.00.
2.10 World Rowing Preview
A look ahead to next week's championships in Milan. (S)
3.15 World Athletics Women's discus qualifying and heptathlon shot put. Plus 3.35 men's 400m round one, 3.55 women's pole vault qualifying and 4.25 women's 800m round one. (S)
3.45 Football Half-times
TV presentation Malcolm Kemp (racing) Martin Webster (athletics) (W) BBCi: from 2.45. digital satellite viewers can access the latest football scores on Score Interactive using their TV handset


Introduced By: Sue Barker
Introduced By: Roger Black
Unknown: Malcolm Kemp
Unknown: Martin Webster

: Final Score

Results service. (W)

: BBC News

Regional News; Weather
(S) (W)

: My Family

Ghosts. A name from the past returns to haunt Susan (Zoe
Wanamaker) in an episode from the third series of the comedy. Written by Andrea Solomons ; Director Dewi Humphreys
Producer John Bartlett (R) (S) (W) www.bbc.co.uk/myfamily


Written By: Andrea Solomons
Director: Dewi Humphreys
Producer: John Bartlett

: Fame Academy

Bee Gee Robin Gibb is among the judges as the students sing for survival. Who will be saved by the teachers and viewers - and who will have to leave? Fame Academy on Three follows on BBC3, with a return to BBC1 for the result at 8.45pm. Hosted by Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty. Series producer Alex Hardcastle ; Executive producer Louise Rainbow
Rptd 12 midnight on BBC3 (S)(W) www.bbc.co.uk/fameacademy BBCi: digital viewers can access special interactive options via the handset


Unknown: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Cat Deeley
Unknown: Patrick Kielty.
Producer: Alex Hardcastle
Producer: Louise Rainbow

: World Athletics

Paula Radcliffe should have been carrying British hopes in the 10,000m final but the injury and illness that compromised her preparations finally wrecked her plans to compete. Instead the Ethiopians will be bidding for a third straight title with 21-year-old Werknesh Kidane. Commentary is by Steve Cram , Stuart Storey , Paul Dickenson and Brendan Foster , with reports by Sally Gunnell and Phil Jones.
(S) (W) www.bbc.co.uk/athletics
BBCi: digital viewers can access interactive options, including extra coverage of field events, by pressing the red button on their TV handset


Unknown: Paula Radcliffe
Unknown: Werknesh Kidane.
Unknown: Steve Cram
Unknown: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Paul Dickenson
Unknown: Brendan Foster
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Unknown: Phil Jones.

: The National Lottery - Winning Lines

Forty-nine contestants compete for the chance to win a dream trip around the world. Includes the Lotto Extra and Thunderball draws. Hosted by Phillip Schofield.
Director Patricia Mordecai ; Producer Colman Hutchinson (S) (W)


Unknown: Phillip Schofield.
Director: Patricia Mordecai
Producer: Colman Hutchinson

: Fame Academy

Results of tonight's viewers' vote. There's more on BBC3 with Fame Academy Remixed tomorrow at 7pm and Fame Academy Live, Tuesday to Thursday 7.15pm. (S) (W)

: PD James's Death In Holy Orders

Corruption, greed and a serial killer are the ingredients of a case for detective Adam Dalgliesh , played by Martin Shaw. When a young ordinand dies in mysterious circumstances, his industrialist father is convinced that the college authorities have covered up the truth to avoid a scandal.
Dalgliesh is called in and before long finds he has a major murder inquiry on his hands. Concludes tomorrow at 8.30pm. Dramatised by Robert Jones ; Producer Margaret Enefer
Director Jonny Campbell For cast see tomorrow (S) (W) PD James and Martin Shaw : page 22; Face of the Week: page 49


Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh
Played By: Martin Shaw.
Dramatised By: Robert Jones
Producer: Margaret Enefer
Director: Jonny Campbell
Director: Martin Shaw

: BBC News and Sport

With Matthew Amroliwala.
Weather with Peter Gibbs. (S) (W)
Followed by National Lottery Update


Unknown: Matthew Amroliwala.
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Arthur's Dyke

Comedy drama. Two decades after they walked Offa's Dyke on the Welsh border, three university friends reunite to repeat the adventure. The trio's resolve is tested when they are joined on their journey by Janet, a disenchanted wife and mother. Widescreen. Review page 41.
Director Gerry Poulson (2001, 15) (S) (W)


Director: Gerry Poulson
Janet: Pauline Quirke
Arthur: Robert Daws
Geoffrey: Nicholas Farrell
Andy: Richard Graham
Phillipa: Rebecca Lacey
Doubleday: Dennis Waterman
Dave: Brian Conley
Doug: Warren Clarke

: That's Your Funeral

Comedy with Bill Fraser and Raymond Huntley. The death of Mr Grimthorpe is viewed with relief by his rival in the undertaking business. But the rejoicing is short-lived, as Grimthorpe's parlour becomes a hi-tech "Haven of Rest". Review page 42.
Director John Robins (1972) (S)


Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Unknown: Mr Grimthorpe
Director: John Robins

: Patrick Kielty Almost Live

Last in the celebrity
Chat Show series. Shown yesterday (S) (W)
Followed by Weathervlew (W)

: Top Of the Pops

Shown yesterday (S) (W)

: BBC News 24

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