A scary "star creature". (R)
Lemar performs his new single, while Deepal Parmar from The Story of Tracy Beaker guests in Pop Art. Plus the usual features and fun with Arthur, BB3B, Mona the Vampire, UBOS and Stitch Up. With Barney Harwood, Rochelle Wiseman.
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Lemar Guest (Pop Art): Deepal
Sentimental romantic drama starring David Niven and Barbara Stanwyck. Top concert pianist Karen Duncan enters a luxury Swiss sanatorium. There she falls under the spell of suave Dr Stanton. Review page 58. Director Andre De Toth (1947, PG)
David Niven stars as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days at 2.50pm
Highlights of the World figure skating championships in Moscow. On home ground, can pairs champions Maxim Marinin and TatianaTotmianinaandmens titleholder Evgeny Plushenko retain their respective crowns?
With Sue Barker . Barry Davies and Robin Cousins commentate.
Producer Julie Griffiths
Rousing "sword-and-sandals epic starring Richard Egan and Ralph Richardson. 480 BC
Greece is under threat from the Emperor of Persia's army. Many leaders of the Greek states want to surrender, but Sparta s King
Leonidas calls for victory against the odds. Review page 58.
Director Rudolph Mate (1962, PG)
Oscar-winning adventure, based on Jules Verne's novel, starring David Niven.
Phileas Fogg bets his fellow Reform Club members he can go round the world in 80 days.
Review page 58
Film Trivia: page 55
Based on the novel by:
Have ladybirds already visited your garden this year? Following the survey's launch in January, Bill Oddie , Kate Humble and Simon King ask eagle-eyed viewers to continue recording their first sightings of spring at www.bbc.co.uk/springwatch. The data will be analysed when the series returns in late May. Producer Miles Barton : Series producer Stephen Moss
Shown last Friday
Last year, 28-year-old Essex boy Jimmy Doherty left his usual environs to set up a rare-breed pig farm in the Suffolk countryside. The only snag was his total lack of experience. A massive fire and a depressive stud boar were just two of his many headaches, but did his plan to make and market superior sausages come good in the end? A new series is planned. Directors Naomi Delap and Henry Wilks ; Executive producer
Jill Fullerton-Smith (Revised repeat) (AD)
4/5. Africa Camp. The Hadza of Tanzania are one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes. It's a way of life that demonstrates a deep connection to the natural world, one that's greatly admired by the survival expert. Here, he films the bushcraft experts. Producer Cassie Farrell ; Series producer Ben Southwell
5/6. A mind-boggling mathematical conundrum - Fermat's last theorem - threatens to tip an eccentric maths professor (Paul Whitehouse ) over the edge. Will therapist Peter (Chris Langham ) have a eureka moment as he struggles to grasp the concept? Low-key comedy, also with Alison King. Writers Chris Langham and Paul Whitehouse
Director Declan Lowney ; Producer Jane Berthoud
Bryn Terfel and Philip Langridge star in a Royal Opera production of Wagner's operatic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, the first staging seen on British TV for 15 years. This epic four-part saga of gods and gold, death and transfiguring love begins when a magical ring is stolen by greedy Alberich the dwarf.
Antonio Pappano conducts, while Keith Warner directs the stage production. Michael Portillo is in London's Covent Garden to set the scene. Part two, Wagner's Ring - The Valkyrie, is tomorrow at 5.15pm.
TV director Jonathan Haswell ; Executive producer Oliver Macfarlane www.bbc.co.uk/music/classical Michael Portillo waxes lyrical: page 37
Premiership action, including coverage of the clash between Sale and Wasps. Director Phil Sibson ; Series editor Lucy Cutler
Repeated on Wednesday at 1.40pm
Visceral boxing drama starring
Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter. A cynical manager agrees that his man should "throw" his next fight. But "Stoker" Thompson, although second-rate and ageing, reckons that he can win. Review page 58.
Director Robert Wise (1949, PG) (BW)
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