With Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky.
Including 6.00,7.00,8.00 news With Moira Stuart (Mon-Wed), Kate Sanderson (Thu, Fri); 6.15,6.45,
7.50 business news; 6.25, 6.53, 715, 7.53, 8.15, 8. 55 weather With Carol Kirkwood ; 6.27, 6.55,
7.28, 7.55, 8.28, 8.55 regional news, travel; 6.35, 7.35, 8.35 sport. Editor Richard Porter (S) Then The National Lottery Daily Play
Studio discussion. (S) Followed by News; Weather (S)
A semi-detached house near Newcastle, a Hampshire bungalow and a detached house in Devon are up for auction.
Followed by News; Weather (S)
Creating a bedroom of warmth and relaxation. (S)
A country home needs a more appealing look. (S) Followed by News; Weather (S)
Can a mother raise £2,000 to decorate bedrooms? (S)
General knowledge quiz, with Dermot Murnaghan. (S)
News of Steph's cancer spreads. Repeated at 5.35pm (S)
Where Shadows Never Fall
Exam pressure takes its toll.
Episode written by Sharon Oakes
More cast on Friday (S)
Dr Helen Thompson:
Dr Marc Eliot:
Liz Gamer Lesley:
Birds of a Feather. Murder strikes at a wedding. Postponed from 28 October
First shown on ITV(S)
Exploring a kitchen. (S)
3.35 Bob the Builder
Bob has to build a home home for some pigs.
Repeated tomorrow at 9.20am on BBC2 (S)
Arthur Isittheendoftheroadfor the Read family car? (R) (S)
4 JO Metalheads it's jousting practice for anyone with a horse. (S)
4.25 Eureka TV The hi-tech gun that fires balls of water. (S)
4.40 The Jackie Chan Adventures
Jackie and Uncle try to retrieve the Pig talisman. (R) (S)
5.00 Blue Peter Today a look at the letter "L" in the dogs' alphabet.
Repeated tomorrow at 8.05am on BBC2 (S) www.bbc.co.uk/bluepeter43O
5.25 Newsround (S)
With George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth. Including a weather summary. (S) www.bbc.co.uk/news
Beverley Thompson and Giles Dilnot with Sussex and Kent news.
Editor Quentin Smith (S)
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES: see note on left under Other Regions
Followed by Weather with Peter Gibbs. (s)
Maitlis has London and Home Counties news.
Editor Cath Hearne (S)
Rajesh Mirchandani cruises on board a sailing ship. Simon Calder explores the Pacific Islands and Riz Lateef is in Bilbao. Series producer Gary Broadhurst : Executive producer Owen Gay (S)
Exclusive access following Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's "coughing major" Charles Ingram , who still says he is innocent but whose life seems to be going from bad to worse. Series producer Mike Lewis : Editor Dave Stanford (S) www.bbc.co.uk/realstory NOTE: as Real Story is likely to react to news, its subject matter may change
Phil and Den get alarming news. Nana helps Alfie propose. Written by Jeff Povey Cast Thursday/Friday Rptd 10pm on BBC3 (S) Alison Graham 's Soap & Flannel: page 38
Anna Ryder Richardson has to change her colour scheme. Unda Barker is lost for words. With Laurence Uewelyn-Bowen . Producer Barry Egan ; Series producer Claire Richmond (S)
Warrior Moon. A woman is found floating in the marina, her husband's car nearby, but he has no recollection of the night.
Written by Chris Murray ; Producer Maria Ward ; Director Sven Arnsteln
DV Vince Harvey:
Craig Cameron Jon:
With Fiona Bruce. 10.25 Regional News
Followed by Weather with Peter Gibbs. (S)
1649: Charles I has been executed and an East Anglian farmer is about to become leader of all England. Using drama and documentary this film tells the remarkable story of Cromwell, one of the most important characters of British history, yet revered and hated in equal measure.
Written by Ronald Frame ; Producer Andrew Thompson ; Executive producer
Neil McDonald (S) [web address removed]
Oliver Cromwell: Warts and All 10.35pm BBC1
This rather good dramatised history serves as a useful companion to BBC 1 's excellent drama series, Charles II - the Power and the Passion.
The ever-marvellous Jim Carter fits the role of Cromwell perfectly, and there are plenty of useful history lessons in here that older children will enjoy (though be warned, there are some bloody bits).
There are contributions from historians, including Professor Richard Holmes, and the battle sequences are well done. With reconstructions and occasionally borrowing scenes from the BBC I drama, Oliver Cromwell: Warts and All tells the story of a Fenland farmer who became one of the great figures in British history. As Prof Holmes ruefully points out, there's nowhere for admirers to go to pay their respects. Months after Cromwell's death, Charles I's widow insisted that Cromwell's body be dug up and executed for treason. His rotting head was left on a pike.
Naturally, Cromwell remains a controversial figure. He saw himself as a holy warrior, and with his Puritan New Model Army routed the hated Cavaliers in a civil war that tore the country apart. But towards the end of his life, though he rejected the role of king, he did adopt some of the trappings when he assumed the title of Lord Protector.
In telling an absorbing story, Oliver Cromwell: Warts and All (he coined the phrase himself, insisting his portrait painter didn't spare any blemishes) is admirably thorough. (Alison Graham)
King Charles I:
Action adventure starring Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. An infant great white shark at a marine park is being groomed for stardom. But no one has reckoned on its vengeful mother. Review page 53.
Director Joe Alves (1983, 12) (S) (W) The original Jaws film can be seen on Thursday at 10pm on ITV2
Followed by Weatherview
Programmes with sign language. Ends 3.35.
The Blue Planet Tidal Seas. How the tide affects ocean life.
With enhanced commentary. (R) (S)
2.05 A Life of Grime An arson attack at Christmas. (R) (S)
2.35 Celebrity Dog School Series in which celebrities train their pets for a dog show in aid of Children in Need. (R) (S)
3.05 Time Flyers Millionaire Monks. The role played by medieval
Cistercian abbeys. First shown on BBC2 (S)