The Silver Brumby
Winter comes to the High Country.
6.25 Noah's Island
6.50 Barmy Aunt Boomerang
Sebastian feels ignored.
A Loch Ness visit.
Who will face the Way of the Warrior?
Big Cook Little Cook
The duo make jam tarts for a queen.
8.20 Tots TV
Tiny wonders while he wanders.
Terence has fun with bubbles.
8.40 Pablo the Little Red Fox
Where are the cubs' parents?
8.45 Little Robots
Spotty and Rusty sleep under the stars.
Something's missing from Archie's invention.
9.20 Come Outside
9.40 Tweenies: Insects
10.00 Sergeant Stripes
Kittyminster expenences a power cut.
10.10 Yoho Ahoy
10.15 Bob the Builder
Mr Beasley gets a new potting shed.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays
A policeman bribes two down-and-outs to stage a break-in. (BW)
Coverage from Westminster.
Bilko's vacation spot is already occupied. (BW)
Then What the Victorians Did for Us
Musical comedy starring Eddie Cantor and Joan Davis.
A former variety artist discovers a document awarding him $50,000 - plus millions in interest.
Review page 54. (1948, U) (BW)
' Buying property in Suffolk.
With chefs Nick Nairn and Antony Worrall Thompson.
Contestants combine general knowledge and dirty tricks in pursuit of a big money prize.
Heat magazine's TV Editor Boyd Hiltonjoins Claudia to dissect the day's dance floor developments.
Mark Durden-Smith and Rhys Thomas flaunt their knowledge of pop-culture. First shown on BBC3
5/8. Historically a nation of beer drinkers, in recent decades Britain has fallen increasingly under the thrall of wine. Now the biggest brewers are fighting back. Can they engineer a reversal of fortunes?
Rajan Datar investigates for The Money Programme. Producer Hannah Liptrot ; Editor Clive Edwards
Pub landlady Roxy Beaujolais, adventurer Stefan Gates and restaurant critic Richard Johnson provide recipes and the latest culinary news.
1/7. Stefan goes on a gastronomic tour of Tokyo, before joining Richard on a mushroom hunt. Plus, Roxy investigates bread-making and actor Nigel Havers cooks his dinner party favourite.
Series producer Mandy Cooper ; Exec producer Gary Hunter Richard Johnson whets our appetites: page 34
3/3. Western governments consistently refer to al-Qaeda as a highly-structured global network, poised to strike at any moment. But does such an organisation really exist? Adam Curtis argues that in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September, neoconservatives have reconstructed the Islamists in the image of their most recent "evil" enemy, the Soviet Union. But if this vision of a powerful hidden organisation is simply an illusion, whom does it benefit?
The final episode addresses the actual rise of al-Qaeda. Curtis argues that, after their failed revolutions, bin Laden and Zawahiri had little or no popular support, let alone a serious complex organisation of terrorists, and were dependent upon independent operatives to carry out their new call for jihad. However, the film argues that in order to prosecute bin Laden in absentia for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, US prosecutors had to prove he was the head of a criminal organisation responsible for the bombings. They find a former associate of bin Laden, Jamal al-Fadl, and pay him to testify that bin Laden was the head of a massive terrorist organisation called "al-Qaeda". With the 11 September attacks, Neo-Conservatives in the new Republican government of George W. Bush use this created concept of an organisation to justify another crusade against a new evil enemy, leading to the launch of the War on Terrorism. After the American invasion of Afghanistan fails to uproot the alleged terrorist network, the Neo-Conservatives focus inwards, searching unsuccessfully for terrorist sleeper cells in America. They then extend the war on "terror" to a war against general perceived evils with the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The ideas and tactics also spread to the United Kingdom where Tony Blair uses the threat of terrorism to give him a new moral authority. The repercussions of the Neo-Conservative strategy are also explored with an investigation of indefinitely-detained terrorist suspects in Guantanamo Bay, many allegedly taken on the word of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance without actual investigation on the part of the United States military, and other forms of "preemption" against non-existent and unlikely threats made simply on the grounds that the parties involved could later become a threat. Curtis also makes a specific attempt to allay fears of a dirty bomb attack, and concludes by reassuring viewers that politicians will eventually have to concede that some threats are exaggerated and others altogether devoid of reality. "In an age when all the grand ideas have lost credibility, fear of a phantom enemy is all the politicians have left to maintain their power."
Visiting Ours. George Senior is less than thrilled when Michael arranges a conjugal prison visit.
The next episode premieres at 10.30pm on BBC4.
Followed by Video Nation
Jeremy Paxman reports from the US on the results of the presidential election.
Gavin Esler has the rest of the day's stories.
The Mark Steel Lectures In London and Vienna, the comedian paints a typically irreverent picture of the life of eminent psychiatrist Sigmund Freud.
12.00 Did Charles Darwin , the father of evolutionary theory, really end up a daytime TV casualty? More tomorrow at 11.20pm
★★ Painstakingly crafted historical drama starring Andrea Di Stefano. Distracted by love, the Prince of Homburg disobeys his sovereign's direct orders and is sentenced to death. Italian with English subtitles. Review page 54. Director Marco Bellocchio (1997)
Followed by The Witness
Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Geography Geography in Animation.
4.00 Blast Teenagers and professionals provide tips on creative writing and comedy performances.