Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.
4/8. David Nicholls talks about his book The Understudy,
Esther Rantzen and Tony Hawks discuss
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider , while Sophie Raworth and Sarah Cawood debate Light on Snow by Anita Shreve. BBCi: special interactive features for digital viewers including exclusive reading clips and previews of the next programme www.bbc.co.uk/arts/pageturners
A record of life inside Guy's and St Thomas ' hospitals. Allowed by News; Weather
5'10. The youngest child joins: eight-year-old Ryan tips the scales at over 10st, more than the average 15-year-old.
Can a beastly beauty salon be turned into a profit-making
Pampering parlour? Followed by News; Weather
Firemen take on investment bankers at Portobello Road
Market in west London. (5)
Boyd's obsessed with his body.
Repeated at 5.35pm
A Maidstone shop with rooms and history to spare is among the Properties. (Revised rpt) (5)
Incident in Lot 7. The house from the film Psycho is to be the creepy setting for a film based on Jessica's book.
Tree-pecking triple bill.
Will Francine become a star at circus camp?
An old foe of Timmy's shows up.
Kilobyte takes control of Lord Fear's gang.
An Iceland special in which Zoe hunts for elves and Matt tries dog sledding.
Presented by George Alagiah and Sophie Raworth. Plus weather and sport.
Followed by Weather with Darren Bett.
England rugby union captain Martin Corry , Aussie cricketer Tom Moody , ex-England footballer
Lee Dixon and Olympic gold-medal rower Steve Williams guest on a London Marathon-themed edition. With Ally McCoist, Matt Dawson and referee Sue Barker. Producer Gareth Edwards ; Series producer Carl Doran
Repeated tomorrow www.bbc.co.uk/questionofsport
Maroon 5 and the BodyRockers guest as Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton host the hits countdown.
Producer Sally Wood ; Executive producer Andi Peters
Repeated tomorrow www.bbc.co.uk/totp TOP OF THE POPS MAGAZINE: E2
Johnny makes Tina an offer she can't refuse, while Ruby takes drastic action to win her dad's attention. Writer Laura Watson For cast see page 44
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5/6. Messrs Barker and Corbett share more mirthful memories and revisit classic comedy moments, including Club Quickie, McCleary's Gold, Green
Books, Plumstead Ladies Choir and episode five of The Phantom Raspberry Blower. Texan actress-turned-singer Renee Olstead provides the music. Producer Sam Donnelly ; Executive producer Beatrice Ballard
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1/8 Satirical swords are sharpened once again for the 28th series of the evergreen news quiz. Regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by a guest presenter and panellists.
Repeated tomorrow on BBC2
Adam Hart-Davis on Have I Got News for You: page 36
Have I Got News for You 9.30pm BBC1
As Friday nights seem suddenly to have become chock-full of undemanding light-entertainment programmes (and I'm not entirely sure why and how that's happened), here's a bit of brain food if you feel in need of intellectual exercise, and of course, a bit of a laugh. The ever-dependable Ian Hislop and Paul Merton return to captain the two teams, though as we went to press no guests had been confirmed. And as for the other question on the lips of every HIGNFY fan - who's the guest presenter? - we can't answer that either, as no one has yet been recruited. (AG)
Adam Hart-Davis on HIGNFY: page 36
With Fiona Bruce. Regional News
Then Weather with Darren Bett.
BBCi: 10.00-10.45: digital viewers can access 10 o'clock News Extra
Nicole Kidman joins Jonathan as her latest movie The Interpreter opens in Britain. Friends star David Schwimmer chats about his West End debut in Neil LaBute's Some Girls, and there's psychic spoofing with Shirley Ghostman. Plus music from Doves.
(High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman is at 11.30pm on BBC3)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 10.35pm BBC1
Glacial superstar Nicole Kidman is tonight's big Wossy guest, and doubtless he's feeling very smug at securing such a huge Hollywood name. But this is bound to be interesting viewing. Kidman, over here to promote her new film The Interpreter, rarely gives much away in interviews. So will she be prepared to chat about her ex, Tom Cruise, or a certain Steve Bing? Does she have a sense of humour to the extent that she'll allow Ross a few gentle digs? The world awaits.
Also on tonight's show, and marking surely the very definition of an eclectic line-up, is David Schwimmer(geeky Ross from Friends) and cod parapsychologist, BBC3's "Shirley Ghostman". AG
Shirley Ghostman (Marc
Mystery drama, based on a Stephen King story, starring Misery's Kathy Bates. When an old woman dies at home, housekeeper Dolores is arrested for murder. Her estranged daughter, a journalist, arrives in town to investigate. Review page 58.
Director Taylor Hackford (1995,18)
Followed by Weatherview
Joe St George: