It's PC Plum's birthday.
Jorge has a new toy. (R) (S)
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays
Heap Big Herman. An Indian tribe mistake Herman for their spiritual leader. (BW)
in the World. Lily sets up a beauty salon. (BW)
11.30 The Daily Politics
The latest from Westminster
Director Claire Bellis ; Editor Jamie Donald
Sculptures add drama to a patio garden in Brighton.
Blueberries/garden pinks offer: p36
British expats discuss the highs and lows of running a business in the French Dordogne. Followed by The Witness <R)
Hothouse World. Some
-nillion years from now, how have creatures adapted to the rise in temperatures caused by volcanic emissions? (Revised rpt)
Off-duty PC and farmer's son Andy Grant goes ferreting.
Hosted by John Craven. (5)
Is business booming for an expat Brit and furniture dealer in Spain? Series producer Suzanne Attewell ; Exec producer Nick Southgate
DJs Pat Sharp and Toby Anstis don aprons. (RXS)
On the eve of the British Open, Steve Rider presents the tournament's top TV moments to celebrate 50 years of the event on the BBC. With contributions from Tom Watson , Jack Nicklaus , Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo. Coverage begins tomorrow at 9am. producer Stephen Mcbride 50 par excellence: page 15
Martin Hotine 's Ordnance Survey (1935-1950)
Being an OS surveyor in the 1930s was painstaking work, as Nicholas Crane discovers while conducting a triangulation survey in the Scottish Highlands.
Director David Wilson ; Series producer Michael Waterhouse
Photographs charting the rollercoaster life in and out of the ring of the ex-world heavyweight boxing champion, from iconic images to less familiar shots of Ali in off-guard moments.
RT DIRECT: hardback book of the same title for Â£20 (RRP Â£25.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to Radio Times to: [address removed], or call[number removed]
2/6. Probiotic drinks are put to the test and genuine Indian dishes are compared to ersatz British offerings. Plus premium Welsh iamb, Janet Street-Porter 's signature dish, and a dinner-party enlivener from culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal : snail porridge. Series producer Dermot Caulfield ; Exec producer Gary Hunter Tasty morsels: page 35
Continuing the handsome, evocative dramatisation of William Golding 's darkly comic trilogy.
2/3. Close Quarters. Preparations are made for imminent battle after the monotony of life on the warship is broken by the sighting of a similar vessel.
Dramatised by Tony Basgallop and Leigh Jackson
Producer Lynn Horsford ; Director David Attwood
Sir Henry Somerset:
Lt Charles Summers:
Hosted by Martha Kearney.
What will the customers make of the food, service and decor as the two hungry teams are given the testing task of opening a new restaurant?
Shown at 9pm on BBC3 RT DIRECT: the book How to Get Rich by Donald Trump is E14.99 (RRP E16.99) incl p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
1/8. A real-life murder investigation is laid out in compelling detail.
Was the death in 2001 of novelist Michael Peterson 's wife Kathleen an accident or a crime? Oscar-winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade directs this documentary for Storyville.
Ian Rankin explores the link between crime fact and fiction on Friday 8.30pm on BBC4 followed by episodes 1-3 of Death on the Staircase
Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood 2/3. Short films from emerging and established British film-makers.