Presented by Ben Geoghegan and Susanna Reid. Including
NewsWatch at 7.45.
Rachel Allen and Adam Byatt join James Martin on the cookery show, with helpings of Rick Stein Keith Floyd and Nigella Lawson ' Producer Dave Mynard ; Series producer James Winter BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: delicious main courses from James Martin in the May edition. On sale 4 April, E3.10
Ken Horn cooks sichuan beef with garlic and chilli.
West Bromwich Albion v
Coverage of the first FA Cup semi-final clash from Wembley Stadium (kick-off 12.15). Baggies boss Tony Mowbray will hope to dispatch the last Premiership team in this year's competition, while Harry Redknapp 's Pompey are aiming to win the tournament for the first time since 1939. Presented by Gary Lineker. Producer Phil Bigwood : Editor
Paul Armstrong (HD) Underdog days: page 45
BBC1 takes over the reins of this afternoon's Aintree coverage with starts at 2.50 and 3.25 before the Grand National at 4.15, where the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch was a surprise 33/1 winner last year. This year Cloudy Lane, trained by Donald McCain, could be the one to watch. Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis from Rishi Persad, Norman Williamson, Richard Dunwoody, Richard Pitman and John Parrott. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Ian Bartlett, Tony O'Hehir and Darren Owen. Highlights at 11.40pm. Director Steve Docherty ; Producer Dermot Cumiskey
Racing certainty: page 34 The Inside Story: page 66
Anne Robinson hosts a charity edition of the quiz, featuring stars from the world of food and drink. Producer Lamees Neseibeh ; Series producer Alexandra McLeod
1/13; series four.
David Tennant returns as the Time Lord with new sidekick Catherine Tate as the pair battle with the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose.
(Doctor Who Confidential follows on BBC3)
(Repeated tomorrow 8pm on BBC3)
The 1963 series that introduced the Daleks begins 8.30pm on BBC4
Ten-page special: page 14; RT subscription, plus free Doctor Who DVD offer: page 163; [web address removed]
Doctor Who 6.20pm BBC1
Grown-up Doctor Who fans rejoice! There's absolutely no sexual tension between the Doctor and his new companion (Catherine Tate). No lingering looks, no smouldering glances; just an adult friendship based on mutual trust and support.
So we can relax. And so can the Doctor (David Tennant). "I just want a mate," he tells Donna, the once mouthy and rather annoying woman he first bumped into the Christmas before last when she was in her wedding dress, about to marry. But she's much more thoughtful since the travails of "The Runaway Bride" - bored, restless, living back at home with her mother and yearning for adventure.
Judging by the opening episode (penned by Russell T Davies), it looks like the Tennant/Tate partnership is going to be a good one. The Doctor continues to mature, growing weary of his isolation and enforced loneliness, while Donna is the wise and reliable big sister. Tonight, they do battle against a briskly sinister businesswoman (Sarah Lancashire).
Have fun spotting references to everything from Toy Story to Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mary Poppins to Alien. (Alison Graham, TV editor)
Ten-page special: page 14
4/12. A second Oliver reaches the semi-final. The results show is tomorrow at 7.30pm. (HD) r Digital viewers can the press red button during tonight's show to sing along with the musical hopefuls
Lottery Draws More fortunes are made.
Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Julia McRow
Bricks and Daughters. Toby endangers a patient's life when he takes advice from a jealous Ruth.
Writer Paul Jenkins ; Producer Anne-Louise Russell
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6/12; series two. Sophisticated Lady. Cleo and Milly health-screen every available man in the store for Alice.
Writer David Renwick ; Producer Verity Lambert
Director Sandy Johnson A tribute to producer Verity Lambert follows on BBC4
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With Ben Brown.
Then Weather with Jay Wynne. Followed by National Lottery Update
West Bromwich Albion v Portsmouth at Wembley. Producer Phil Sibson ; Editor Mark Demuth
Repeated tomorrow at 7.25am
The 161st running of the steeplechase.
Period martial arts thriller set in the 1930s, starring Jet Li and Shinobu Nakayama. Dubbed. Review page 55.
Director Gordon Chan (1994, 18)
David Tennant and Catherine Tate. shown yesterday Followed by Weatherview