Today's story is 'The Golden Apple of the Hesperides' retold by Anna Home
(repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)
Writer (The Golden Apple of the Hesperides):
A monthly series of programmes for doctors
(repeated next Tuesday evening on BBC1 and BBC Wales)
Aldabra, a tiny atoll in the Indian Ocean, is a treasure house of rare plants and animals where in 1966 defence chiefs planned to put down an RAF staging post. Scientists campaigned with opponents of the underlying strategy to preserve it. Could they hope to succeed?
Introduced by John Tidmarsh
with The Rt Hon Denis Healey, MBE, MP, Tam Dalyell, MP, Arthur Davidson, MP, Philip Goodhart, MP, David Steel, MP, Charles Douglas-Home
The Rt Hon Denis
Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods and the reporters and correspondents, at home and abroad, of BBC News
for the BBC2 Trophy
Wigan, the 1968 Floodlit champions, defend their title against one of Yorkshire's hard fighting sides
at the Ronnie Scott Club
A series of weekly programmes featuring some of Britain's top jazz artists at Europe's No 1 Jazz Club
Alex Welsh and his Band
Alex Welsh (trumpet-cornet), Roy Williams (trombone), Al Gay, Johnny Barnes (saxophones and clarinets), Fred Hunt (piano), Harvey Weston (bass), Jim Douglas (guitar), Lennie Hastings (drums)
The band has been in existence since 1954 with remarkably few changes of personnel. It has built an enormous reputation accompanying visiting American jazz musicians, and last year Alex and the band were invited to the Newport Jazz Festival in America where they earned rave notices from the critics.
'A band unlike anything we have in the us today - call it mainstream if you will - to me it's jazz in the best sense of the word' (Dan Morgenstern editor, Downbeat magazine)
'One of the most perfectly realised jazz selections that this listener has heard at Newport - or for that matter anywhere!' (John S. Wilson, New York Times)
Introduced by Ronnie Scott
Written by Michael Blankfort
starring John Forsythe, Senta Berger, Jane Wyatt, Leslie Nielsen, Franchot Tone
Three children face the problem of their widowed father's disappearance. Their discoveries are unpleasant and dangerous, but their future is assured.
The World as Seen Through European Eyes
What does Italy think of France? How do the Germans look at the Danes? Each week Europa brings to your screen the European view of things.
Introduced by Derek Hart
With Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley