Actress Sylvia Syms talks about being a leading lady for 50 years, and Diarmuid Gavin seeks inspiration at a healing garden in Glastonbury. Plus the weekly topical debate and a review of some of the summer's best books. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Ross Kelly.
Executive producer Chns Loughlin
Series producer Abigail Saxon
John Craven presents the rural affairs magazine, which this week features an investigation into whether farms could become more animal friendly and still remain profitable, and an RSPB initiative to crack down on predatory cats. Plus the weather for the week ahead.
Presented by John Inverdale, Sue Barker, Roger Black, Suzi Perry, Steve Rider and Clare Balding. 11.40, 3.25 Motorcycling
Coverage, from Brands Hatch, of races one and two in round 11 of the World Superbikes championship. Charlie Cox and Steve Parish commentate.
1.00 Bowls Action from the Commonwealth Games, with coverage of the bowls from Heaton Park, Manchester.
2.05, 4.50 Racing and Boxing Coverage of four races from today's card at Ascot, with starts at 2.10, 2.40, 3.10, and
4.55. Plus, preliminary bouts in the Commonwealth Games boxing tournament.
4.30 Hockey Women's hockey highlights of England v Canada from Belle Vue.
5.10 Gymnastics Medals are up for grabs in Manchester in the men's gymnastics with England's Kanukai Jackson , who won bronze in the European championships, among the hopefuls.
6.10 Athletics The semi-finals of the men's and women's 800m. (S - not motorcycling, racing)
In the same year - 1948 - that Burma became independent, its minority people, known as the Karen, declared themselves a separate nation and started a guerrilla war against the new government. In this Correspondent film, Frank Smith reports on the work of US dentist and ex-special forces soldier Shannon Allyson as he contributes humanitarian support to the rebels in a campaign largely unpublicised outside the country's borders.
Director Frank Smith : Editor Karen O'Connor Correspondent: Iraq - the Mother of All Ironies is on Thursday at 11.50pm
Over half of all the country's family doctors have threatened to walk away from the National Health Service if the Government doesn't come up with a new GP contract that reduces the burden of their work.
This film - the last of a three-part series evaluating the progress of Government plans to improve the NHS - has behind-the-scenes access to the contract negotiations and also hears from doctors and nurses about life on the inside of the NHS. Narrated by Greta Scacchi.
The relationship between TV and royalty has often been a stormy one, with the monarchy keen to use the medium to boost visibility and popularity but, at the same time, unwilling to give too much away about life behind closed palace gates. This one-off film tells the inside story of some of the most memorable royal moments, from the Queen's coronation in 1953 to the Panorama interview given by Diana, Princess of Wales. Narrated by Fi Glover.
Producer Bill Treharne Jones ; Executive producer Glynn Jones
8-9pm. Jack's attempts to move the prisoner from jail are hampered by Drazen's men. Palmer is a little too fulsome in his appreciation of his speechwriter Patty. Guest star Dennis Hopper also appears in The Osterman Weekend at 11.30pm. 24 continues at 10.45pm on BBC Choice.
Rptd Friday 12 midnight BBC Choice www.bcc.co.uk/drama/24 Dennis Hopper , the daddy of all baddies: page 24
Thriller, starring Rutger Hauer and John Hurt and featuring Dennis Hopper. A TV newsman is persuaded to get involved in a CIA operation to ensnare close personal friends who are suspected of being Soviet spies. Review page 46.
Director Sam Peckinpah (1983, 18)
Repeats are not indicated.
Wild World 2.00 Frozen World, featuring Life in the Freezer Languages 4.00 Talk Spanish (parts 1-4)
Working In Sport and Leisure 5.00 Football Business
Open University 6.00 Open Advice - Study to Succeed
6.30 Windows on the Mind
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