6.45 The Symmetry of Nature 2080872 7.10 Biochemistry:
Cellular Signals 7512056 7.35The Severn Barrage: Powertothe People?
Ghost Story (part 4): The Ghostwriter team rally together to unmask Thabtos.
John FitzMaurice Mills looks at techniques used by artists through the ages. Painting on the back of glass means doing everything back to front, starting with the foreground and all the detail which would normally be put on last.
Comedy starring Roland Young, Constance Bennett.
Cosmo Topper is in a terrible fix - he has followed his wife to Europe only to find her under the spell of the philandering Baron de Rossi. Can Topper save his marriage? Fortunately the ghostly Mrs Kerby and "Mr Atlas" are on hand to lend astral assistance. (1939)
(Topper Returns, tomorrow at 9.30am)
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Baron de Rossi:
Another short by the famous comedy duo.
The daydreams of barbers Stan and Ollie appear to come true when they answer an ad in the personal columns. With Mae Busch.
Director Lloyd French (1933)
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A look at the Northumberland townAlnwick.
England i; Australia
Live coverage of the first day's play in the fifth Cornhill Insurance Test from
Edgbaston. With commentary by Richie Benaud ,
Ray Illingworth , Geoff Boycott ,
Jack Bannister and Ian Chappell. Introduced by Tony Lewis. TV presentation Alan Griffiths
Executive producer Keith Mackenzie
Some of the most fascinating objects in the sky are the so-called planetary nebulae.
Dr Chris Kitchin joins Patrick Moore to explain what they are. Rpt
England v Australia
Live coverage from Edgbaston.
2.00pm and 3.00pm News and Weather
Regional News; Weather
Cricket: Fifth Test
England v Australia Further live coverage.
Coverage of today's European Swimming Championships from Ponds Forge pool,
Sheffield. Including five finals: women's 400m freestyle, men's 100m freestyle, women's 100m backstroke, men's 200m backstroke, women's 4x100m freestyle relay. Plus water polo news.
Founded in the 19th century, the Magdalen institutes were homes for "fallen" women. The women worked in laundries attached to the institutes, and the last of them only closed in 1975. This programme investigates the true stories of the women who were locked away, some of whom still bear the scars inflicted by the system. Director Andrea Miller Producer May Miller
Making the Most of Things Performance guru Robert Schaffer thinks that "most organisations hop along at about half their real capabilities." He argues that if companies can capture what happens in a crisis and make it routine, they will improve their performance at no extra cost. His approach stresses the importance of targets, teamwork and score keeping. This report features three organisations - Betterware pic, Wandsworth Council and United Aluminium Inc - that use these techniques and have achieved remarkable results.
Producer James Reed
Series producer Brian Davies
This week, Paddy Haycocks explores the south of Tunisia, from the Mediterranean beaches of Djerba to the desert towns and cave dwellings of the Sahara. Carol Smillie stays closer to home when she visits three Scottish castles - Culzean, Glamis and Stirling. There's a fresh challenge for Matthew Collins and the Travel Show videobox makes its debut.
Presented by Penny Junor .
Series producer Rachel Hebditch
More comedy sketches written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Director Kevin Bishop
Producers Kevin Bishop and Nick Symons (Postponed from 24 June)
Goodbye Mrs Ant
The series that uses archive material to explore the cultural impact of 20th-century science tells a comic and absurd story about human beings, science and nature. In America after the war, pesticides like DDT relieved the grinding poverty of life on the land for millions of people. Scientists became heroes in what was seen as the struggle against nature. Then, in 1968, DDT was put on trial in a mid-western courtroom.
Other scientists argued that it was wrong to control nature. They in turn became heroes, this time of the new environmental movement.
Tonight's programme is about the strange things that happen when science is used to justify social and political change. Producer Adam Curtis
Executive producer Edward Mirzoeff
The background to the day's news, with Francine Stock.
England v Australia
Highlights of the first day's play from Edgbaston. Introduced by Richie Benaud.
A look at alternative weekend viewing from the OU.
A discussion of legal aspects of medical decision-making, focusing on the meaning and implications of "informed consent".