Adder and Toad end hibernation.
The Dark Hand gets nastier. (R) (S)
Edie makes good use of her new woodwork set.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays
Repeats are not indicated.
The Chat Room (ages 7-11) Three editions.
The ancient kingdom of Bernicia and one of its kings.
With Adam Shaw.
Repeats are not indicated.
Pod's Mission: Year 3 (ages 7-9) Science double bill.
1/3 What kinds of bizarre fauna might exist five million years from now? (Revised rpt)
The US joins the war.
(BW) (Continues tomorrow at 2.20pm)
New series 1/5. A candid, life-affirming look at those making the most of their twilight years. Today, China's first ever beauty gala for the elderly.
Paul Martin takes the antiques show to the BBC Bristol complex. (S
Brian Turner and Antony Worrall Thompson cook for Lisa I'Anson and Kate Lawler.
A wild baby elephant is born in the Nambian bush in the first of Ben Fogle and Kate Humble's weeknight reports from their African safari. Plus the English biologist who's studying the black-backed jackal.
Producer Chris Powell ; Executive producer Annette Clarke
Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood continue their revival of the old favourite as four members of two families - each consisting of two adults and two children - pit their wits against each other in quick-fire rounds of questions every weeknight.
Director Simon Hepworth; Series producer Mirella Breda
An affectionate tribute to one of our true national institutions, shown last October to mark 25 years since her death. Through interviews with friends and colleagues, and previously unseen archive footage, this profile examines the extraordinary singing voice and recalls her comic genius and versatility.
Director Suzanne Phillips : Exec producer David M Jackson
Rick takes a moonlit excursion off Newlyn Bay to fish for Cornish sardines, and joins fellow food lovers at the Abergavenny Food Festival. Plus members of Hampshire's Women's Institute try the chicken test. Director/Producer David Pritchard
In the last of the quarter-finals, Manchester University face St Hilda's College, Oxford. With Jeremy Paxman. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn
Postponed from last Monday
8/10. Mali to Egypt. Dan Cruickshank's quest reaches new heights of discomfort in the Sahara desert, mitigated by the breathtaking circumcision paintings of the Dogon. In Egypt he survives a power cut deep inside a chamber of the Great Pyramid, while in Libya he identifies with Lawrence of Arabia, rather than Colonel Gaddafi. Episode nine is on Friday at 9pm. Series producer Tim Dunn ; Executive producer Basil Comely
Repeated tomorrow at 7pm
RT DIRECT: Around the World in 80 Treasures (hardback), E17 (RRP E20) incl p&p. To order call [number removed] (national rate)
3/4. Nature or nurture, puberty, first crushes and the horrors of "personal development" are topics under conflicting scrutiny by celebrities including Alain de Botton , Jenny Eclair , Clive James and Sue Perkins.
Series producer Charlotte Crosse ; Exec producer Stuart Prebble
Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight
Chrissie Hynde. How the Pretenders lead vocalist made the transition to animal welfare campaigner.
Director Guy Evans
11.50 Steve Earle. The reformed US country-rocker discusses his career, 9/11 and the Iraq war. Contributors include Nanci Griffith. On-stage footage follows.
Series producer Paul Kerr
The outspoken American singer/songwriter performs a solo set of songs recorded at the 2003 Cambridge Folk Festival and chats backstage to Mary Ann Kennedy about his colourful career and anti-war philosophy. Director Janet Fraser Crook ; Producer Mike Kaufman
Followed by The Witness
Repeats are not indicated
1.00 The Contenders How key skills are applied in the workplace. 312512.00 GCSE Brtesize Revision English 3 25725 4.00 GCSE Bitesize Revision Maths 3