Presented by Sonia Deol and Charlie Stayt.
On your marks for almost six hours of sporting entertainment. ranging from the majestic to the utterly mad. The 28th running of this world famous road race starts at 9.00 for the women's event, 9.25 for the wheelchair races and 9.45 for the men's and mass events.
While the "fun runners" give this marathon its unique character, some leading distance runners will also be taking part. Kenyan Martin Lei returns to defend the title he won last year but must face the likes of world champion Luke Kibet , Olympic champion
Stefano Baldini and half marathon world record holder
Sammy Wanjiru. The women's race will feature three of the first four home last year, including the experienced Ethiopian Gete
Wami. Britain's David Weir and Shelly Woods will be hoping to retain their titles in the wheelchair race. And keep an eye open for famous faces such as Adrian Chiles , Christine Bleakley , Ben Fogle ,
James Cracknell , Gordon Ramsay , Ronan Keating and Amanda Holden. Presented by Sue Barker. Highlights at 6.40pm on BBC2. Executive producer Martin Webster
Editor Dave Gordon
Digital viewers can press red from
8.50am-4.00pm for individual coverage of both the men's and women's races, plus additional options
Jon Sopel and the team's political analysis. Including News at 2.00, and at 2.30, in-depth local stories. Editor Gavin Allen Followed by Weather
A Celebrity for the Barbecue
Hyacinth plans a special event.
Writer Roy Clarke
At Rochester Cathedral in Kent. Pam Rhodes meets the guide whose day job takes him around the world. Music, from the cathedral's boys' choir and Stuart Townend , includes To God Be the Glory, I Heard the Voice of Jesus and Blessing and Honour. www.bbc.co.uk/songsofpraise
With Emily Maitlis. Regional News
Then Weather with Alex Deakin. <s)
2/10. An elderly lady falls awkwardly in woodland and has to be rescued by air, while a girl has taken the warning not to talk to strangers to heart - making it tricky for the lifeguards to reunite her with her mum. Director Eugene Keogh ; Series producer Annie Heather
1/7; series eight. The Parent Trap. Ben falls in love with his neighbour's plasma-screen TV, while Michael's love interest is expecting delivery of a different kind.
Writers Brian Leveson and Paul Minett Shown last Friday
One of the finalists for the part of Nancy sees their dream end as they are asked to leave the competition. Series director Nikki Parsons ; Exec producer Suzy Lamb
3/3. At 18 months the cubs are edging towards independence and playtime has become increasingly aggressive. They still have to learn how to hunt and their mother soon loses patience with her overgrown family and their hapless attempts. But as the cubs reach maturity their hidden power is soon revealed. Producer John Downer ; Exec producer Martin Davidson RT DIRECT: pre-order the book by Michael W Richards and Hashim Tyabji (out 1 May) for £23.75 (RRP E24.99) incl p&p. Call 0870 quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only Photo gallery: www.radiotimes.com/animal-covers
3/3. While the Royal London is facing imminent financial collapse the staff have to treat workers from the new Rotherhithe Tunnel suffering diver's bends. Ethel Bennett faces a spell in isolation and a risky new treatment when she contracts scarlet fever.
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Matron Eva Luckes:
Dr Millais Culpin:
Dr Leonard Hill:
Dr James Sequeira:
With Emily Maitlis.
Then Weather with Philip Avery.
Featuring Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers at Anfield and Manchester United v Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Producer Andy Gilbert ; Editor Paul Armstrong
Romantic comedy from John Hughes , starring Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern as young newlyweds trying to cope with the expectations and responsibilities of married life, and with growing up in general. Review page 56. (1988,15) Followed by Weatherview
Signed. Repeats are not indicated.
Around the World in 80 Gardens 9/10. Monty Don tours botanical hotspots in northern Europe.
2.05 Holby City Michael celebrates pulling off a complicated surgery by sleeping with Donna.
3.05 Watchdog Consumer investigation show.
3.35 To Buy or Not to Buy A kick-boxing mother from
Marlow, Buckinghamsire, needs a new home.