Terrorists steal a rare artefact.
Edie visits a mosque.
Scrambler and Scruffy bond.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays
Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 Landmarks (ages 9-11)
(AD) 3896746 10.50 Primary History ages 7-9) (AD) 3876982 11.10
Music Makers (ages 7-9) Followed by The Witness
Herman the Rookie. A baseball manager is inadvertently hit on the head by Herman. (BW)
Treasures of the Dark Ages
Uncovering a rich burial ground in Cambridgeshire.
Repeats are not indicated.
Shakespeare: the Animated Tales (ages 9-13) Hamlet
Comedy melodrama, continuing the Henry Fonda season.
When nightclub singer Gloria is injured by a gangster, timid Little Pinks tries to save her.
Review page 54. (1942) (BW)
(Fonda features in Meteor tonight 11.55pm)
Without its allies, Germany faces defeat alone. (BW) (S)
From Uxbridge, west London, to rural Dorset. (Revised rpt)
With the Earl of Onslow and his daughter Arabella.
A set of scrimshaw whale teeth comes to light in Margate, while host Paul Martin makes a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral to explore its magnificent architecture and on-going restoration work.
Adultery, violence and a royal execution colour the history of one of our most mysterious country homes. The brainchild of the indomitable Countess of Shrewsbury - better known as Bess of Hardwick - the Elizabethan pile in Derbyshire became a monument to wealth, influence and ambition. Yet its tale includes four weddings, four funerals and the messiest, most public divorce Britain had seen. Dan Cruickshank investigates. Director Kate Misrahi ; Exec producer Basil Comely (AD)
A Lifetime's Achievement. Fred heads down to
London to collect his MBE for services to broadcasting and industrial heritage from the Queen, as he completes his traction-engine journey around the UK in this double bill. He also takes in the mountains of Snowdonia, where he visits the Welsh Slate Museum, checks out the world's first boat lift in Cheshire, then stops off at Loughborough in Leicestershire for a ride on a 1912 steam engine that saw sterling service on the now defunct Great Central Railway.
Director/Producer David Hall (AD) RT DIRECT. Made in Britain, eps 1-6 released 16 May, on VHS for E(RRP E19.99) or DVD (or E19.99 (RRP E24.99) incl p&p. To pre-order call [number removed]3850 (national rate). Eps 7-12 released later this year
2/3. Two weeks into their stay at Benedictine Worth Abbey in West Sussex, the quintet of soul-seeking men are now living by the austere rules laid down in the sixth century AD. Rising at 6am, attending church six times a day and eating all meals in silence are all mandatory, but tensions in the group start to boil over. Will they be able to stay the full 40 days and nights? Director Dollan Cannell ; Series producer Gabe Solomon
3/6. Nightmare in Royston Vasey. Mr Chinnery the vet has an unfortunate accident with a tortoise. What are Benjamin's aunt and uncle having for breakfast? Writers Jeremy Dyson , Mark Gatiss , Steve Pemberton , Reece Shearsmith Director Steve Bendelack ; Producer Sarah Smith
With Jeremy Paxman. (5) www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight
Beeblebrox heads the stolen spaceship Heart of Gold for the legendary planet of Magrathea. Can it avoid the pursuing nuclear missiles?
See also Space Odyssey: the Robot Pioneers on BBC4 at 7.10pm
Hair and make-up and prosthetics designer:
Voice of the Guide:
All-star disaster movie, continuing the Henry Fonda season and featuring Sean Connery and Natalie Wood. A giant meteor is hurtling towards larth, threatening global disaster. With just seven days until impact, scientists from the superpowers join forces to avert impending devastation. Review page 54.
Director Ronald Neame (1979, PG)
Henry Fonda stars in Firecreek on Friday at 1.40pm
Secondary Schools Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Languages: Voces Espanolas Spanish in everyday use in the western Sahara and Guatemala. Followed by Talk the Talk Experiences of learning a language. 58437 4.00 Languages: Jeunes Francophones
Focusing on the wider-speaking French world.