A game of dares soon gets out of hand.
Who is making a big mess?
Chief Gnome's weather predictor machine is activated.
Mutated children attempt to take control of the adult world.
An employee is trapped and suffocating in a Bank of England vault.
Benny fits the description of a missing heir.
Herman's Sorority Caper. Herman has hiccoughs. (BW)
Celebrating the centenary of Myrna Loy's birth, this madcap comedy sees her starring alongside Cary Grant and Shirley Temple. Bored with the "callow youths" that surround her, a teenager fixes her sights on an attractive teacher.
Review page 51. (1947 U) (BW)
(Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in "Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House" tomorrow 1.30pm)
A wanted man is pursued in a dramatic car chase.
Four more world titles are up for grabs this evening as Sue Barker presents live coverage of day six from Helsinki. With contributions from
Michael Johnson , Colin Jackson and Jonathan Edwards.
4.35 Men's pole vault final
4.40 Men's 5,000m round one
5.25 Women's 200m semi-finals
5.50 Women's 400m hurdles semi-finals
6.00 Men's triple jump final. After elevating himself into the world's elite this summer will Britain's Nathan Douglas be able to secure a championship medal?
6.20 Men's 800m round one
7.10 Women's 100m hurdles final
7.30 Men's 110m hurdles semi-finals
8.05 Men's 200m final. Britain's Christian Malcolm has shown superb form this year, but he faces a formidable American contingent including defending champion John Capel and Olympic 100m and 200m champions Justin Gatlin and Shawn Crawford. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access a medals table and a rolling news service during broadcasts only
Live coverage in Sport on 5 at 5.20pm on Radio 5 Live
Aubrey Manning explores the Cairngorms in search of the Caledonian forest and uncovers the Victorian secret at the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Executive producer Richard Reisz
4/6. Andy gets his big break working with Les Dennis.
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One to watch - Stephen Merchant: page 55; The Inside Story: page 96
The Inside Story: Les Dennis adds his name to Extras' (9.00pm BBC2) roll call of celebrity punch-bags with his self-deprecating turn as a panto diva. Dennis himself has been appearing in pantomimes for over 20 years, starring alongside comedy partner Dustin Gee in many of his early roles. Sadly, Gee suffered a fatal heart attack during a 1986 run of Cinderella. "I'd lost not only a partner, but a very good friend," said Dennis, who decided the show must go on. "I went back on stage the next day and marvellous Jim Bowen stepped into Dustin's role."
Pick of the Day: There's magic in Les Dennis's performance as a lonely, deluded Aladdin in Extras
Comedy of the Week: Extras 9.00pm BBC2
I'm sure it's terribly commendable that the stars featured in Extras are prepared to poke brutal fun at their own images. But why anyone would wish to strip themselves emotionally and physically bare to the extent Les Dennis does here is anyone's guess.
Dennis plays himself as a lonely, deluded and monstrously shallow egomaniac who rings the "Spotted" section of a celebrity magazine to report made-up sightings of himself, while dating a two-timing, grasping blonde who's half his age.
He's brilliant, of course, and there are many moments of almost unbearable tragicomedy when you might wish to bury your head in your hands. Dennis is Aladdin in a ropey provincial pantomime and there's an extraordinary sequence with him on stage during a performance when you have to remember you're watching a comedy called Extras and not Death of a Salesman.
Small moments are touched by brilliance - including co-writer/director Ricky Gervais playing an excruciatingly, inappropriately camp genie. There are many laughs, but it's the frighteningly astute observations of thwarted lives and disappointed ambitions that live long in the memory. (Alison Graham)
Stephen Merchant, One to Watch: page 55
4/6. Nan has a few choice words for her grandson's girlfriend, Victoria makes a memorable wedding speech, and will Lauren regret getting a new tattoo? Director Gordon Anderson ; Producer Geoffrey Perkins
4/6. The Nation's Favourite. A Saudi businessman wants to buy British Airways - can Prentiss and McCabe help? James Fox and Phillip Schofield guest-star.
Writer Guy Andrews ; Producer Paul Schlesinger
Director Tristram Shapeero Postponed from 21 July
With Kirsty Wark.
3/6. Scotland and Northern Ireland. Subjects include the Scottish Highlands, the city of Belfast, a venison processing plant, Scottish anglers at work, and the Harland and Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. Producer John Mullen ; Executive producer Basil Comely
A probe into the origins of the stone towers that once dominated the landscape of Shetland.
Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 Alternative Takes Short films.