In the first of a series of summer specials, actress Sharon Gless, star of Cagney and Lacey, which is on weekdays at 2.35pm on BBC1, reflects on her life and work, including her battle with alcohol and belief in reincarnation. Presented by Alice Beer.
Producer Zoe Callan
Series producer Abigail Saxon
Hazel Irvine and Garth Crooks with action from the final day.
12.15 Triathlon, Netball Coverage of the final stages of the men's triathlon, with Olympic champion Simon Whitfield of Canada an obvious contender. Stuart Storey and Peter Jack provide the commentary.
1.00 Netball, Hockey Action from the netball final, with current world champions
Australia being the favourites. Commentary by Simon Reed and Kendra Slawinski. Australia are also the defending champions in the men's hockey finals.
Nigel Starmer-Smith and Sean Kerly provide the commentary.
2.30 Bowls The bowls finals from Heaton Park, Manchester.
3.00 Badminton, Hockey The badminton finals, where Kelly Morgan of Wales will be hoping for a repeat of her 1998 gold medal in the women's singles. Plus further coverage of the men's hockey finals.
David Mercer and Gill Clark commentate.
4.30 Table Tennis, Squash, Wrestting The men's singles table tennis final, and closing stages in the squash and wrestling tournaments. Commentary by Tony Gubba and Donald Parker.
Including at 1.00 News Weather
Diane Louise Jordan presents a highlights medley from the past year, featuring Lesley Garrett and Wendy Craig. Hymns include Who Would True Valour See and Be Thou My Vision. Producer Karen Hannah ; Editor Hugh Faupel BBC CD: Songs of Praise - Your Favourite Hymns and Music. Send cheque for £12.99, payable to RT Shop, to: [address removed] To pay by credit card, ring [number removed] (national rate)
When Columbus stumbled across the Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1494, he wondered at its "extreme beauty".
The Jamaica 40 season continues with this insight into how Jamaican society was born of slavery, colonialism, bloody resistance, repression and rebellion. Hosted by Dr Robert Beckford. Reggae: the Story of Jamaican Music is at 8pm. Producer Fatima Salaria ; Executive producer Maxine Watson The spirit behind Jamaica's success: page 22
Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff , Bunny Wailer , Lee Perry , Shaggy and Beenie Man are just some of the artists contributing to a three-part series chronicling the story of reggae.
Forward March. Exploring how ska, epitomised by Laurel Aitken and the Skatalites, emerged out of the optimism that swept Jamaica following independence 40 years ago. Series producer Mike Connolly ; Executive producer Mark Cooper BBC4 contributes three successive programmes tonight to the Jamaica 40 season, starting at 9pm with a Bob Marley concert
BBC BOOK: Reggae: the Story of Jamaican Music, by Lloyd Bradley and Dennis Morris. £15.99 from all good bookshops or via www.bbcshop.com
According to military manuals, the jungle is a neutral area, but that's not how America saw Vietnam, In the first of a repeat run of visits to hostile environments, Mears sets up a bamboo camp on the border of Laos, where he is joined by a US pilot who survived mock execution and imprisonment. Producer Shirley Pope : Series producer Dick Colthurst
9-10pm. Palmer pulls some strings in an attempt to free Jack and Kimberly. 24 continues at 10.45pm on BBC Choice.
Rptd Friday 12 midnight BBC Choice www.bbc.co.uk/drama/24l
Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. Over the span of a single year, four disparate and desperate friends look for their ideal partners. Widescreen. Review page 42.
Director Forest Whitaker (1995, 15)
Repeats are not indicated.
Wild World 2.00 Backyard World, featuring Living Britain Languages 4.00 Talk French (parts 1-4)
Working In Sport and Leisure 5.00 The Guide
Open University 6.00 News Stories 25105 6.30 Windows on the Mind -theries in child development.
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