Presented by Simon McCoy and Jules Botfield , and from
9.00 Carrie Grade.
Chef Mike Robinson cooks Swahili chicken. while food writer Jill Duiplex has suggestions for breakfast in bed. Plus,
Jamie Oliver picnics on Southend Pier and Keith Floyd makes lobster and crayfish stir-fry on a visit to Sun City, South Africa. With Antony Worrall Thompson. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft BBCi: special features via handset, or www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen
Why was ale an Anglo-Saxon health drink? And how did a European invader revolutionise British beer? Kathy Sykes and Alan Coxon investigate. RECIPE CARDS: free from [number removed] (calls charged at national rate)
Magazine for deaf. blind and partially sighted people. With sign language, voiceoverand in-vision subtitles.
Repeated on Tuesday at 1.45am on BBC1 www.bbc.co.uk/seehear
The mathematical link between music and astronomy. Plus the latest on the British Martian lander Beagle 2.
Shown last Sunday on BBC1
The Rat Race. Some impressive rodent feats help to explain why the creature many love to hate is one of the most successful on the planet. Another edition tomorrow at 10.30am
Jonathan Ross meets the stars of The Return of the King, the epic final instalment of Peter Jackson 's movie trilogy. First shown on BBC1
The Dexter Crisis. Jim visits Vegas in search of a tycoon's mistress, with the missing girl's room-mate in tow.
Mr Monk Meets Dale the Whale Could a bedridden recluse weighing 8001b really be responsible for the murder of a local judge?
1/6. The Copper Beeches Second series. A young governess seeks Holmes's advice, prompted by the strange requests of her new employer. Guest-starring Joss Ackland and Natasha Richardson. Dramatised by Bill Craig
First shown on ITV
Frank attempts to secure work as an ironmonger's assistant in the first-ever episode, from 1973. Writer Raymond Allen
23/26 On 17 July 1918, an Allied counter-attack marks the beginning of the end for
It's the turn of The Guardian's Jackie Ashley to cast an eye over press coverage of the week's events.
Director Vernon Antcliff ; Producer Helen Bowdur
Further live semi-final coverage of the 2004 World Darts championship from the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green. The atmosphere will undoubtedly be electric at the "home of darts", but who will best handle the pressure and book their place in tomorrow's final? Presented by Ray Stubbs. Commentary from Tony Green, David Croft and John Part. Senior director Simon Wheeler ; Senior producer Stuart Watts
The Bell Rock Lighthouse. A dramatised look at how, in 1800, Robert Stevenson set about doing what many thought impossible - building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off Scotland's east coast, scene of countless shipwrecks.
Writer Tony Mulholland ; Series producer Deborah Cadbury
Director Christopher Spencer
An evening of fun and laughter is guaranteed as Jonathan Ross counts down the 50 best British sitcoms of all time, as voted for by the viewing public.
During the next three hours classic clips and celebrity interviews help illustrate all that's best about home-grown comedy. The programme also launches a series of in-depth, hour-long shows, each dedicated to one of the top ten comedy masterpieces, as over the next ten Saturdays celebrity advocates will be making the case for their favourite sitcom in the hope of winning the public's votes. The series concludes with a live programme revealing the winner of the poll -the most popular British sitcom of all time.
Tonight's programme features interviews with a host of sitcom stars, including June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker ,
Penelope Keith , Ricky Tomlinson , Peter Kay , Andrew Sachs , Richard Briers , Richard Wilson , Ardal O'Hanlon and David Jason. Once the top ten shows have been revealed, viewers can vote for their favourite by calling
(calls cost lOp), texting their choice to 80024 (costs no more than 12p), or via the website www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom. Producers Will Bryant, Shirley Hunt , Stephen McGinn and Cybele Rowbottom Executive producer Ricky Kelehar RT Portrait, Jack Dee : page 9
Extended highlights of today's semi-final action from the World Darts championship.
Open University and General Interest Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Wembley Stadium: Venue of Legends An architectural history of English football's spiritual home, the world-famous stadium built for the British Empire Exhibition in 1923.
2.30 Passing Judgements Exploring today's view of the ancient Roman Games as bloodthirsty and voyeuristic, with a look at their importance in Roman society. 79695 3.00 The British Family: Sources and Myths From a Roman tombstone to a 20th-century movie, how valuable is historical evidence in the study of the family? 99817 3.30 The French Revolution: Impact and Sources Historical evidence helps paint a vivid picture of events leading up to, during and after the Revolution. 93275 4.00 Rousseau In Africa: Democracy In the Making How the end of apartheid in South Africa reflects philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau's theories on human nature. 74140 4.30 The Passionate Statistician How Florence Nightingale helped transform health care during the Crimean War. 90546 5.00
Asthma and the Bean How statistics were used to find the cause of mysterious outbreaks of asthma in Barcelona during the 1980s. 55985 5.30 Caught In Time How mathematicians have discovered previously unknown juggling patterns.