Looking at a rainbow's colours. (SL)
Miss Hoolie's visitor has lost some important items. (S)
The cubs chase rainbows. (R) (S)
Two actors are trapped in a cave.
A spurned chemist threatens Metropolis. With Morgan Fairchild.
Two crooks pose as TV producers to stage a robbery.
Comedy. When bullies make fun of Eddie's Dear Santa letter, the family's bid to cheer him up leads to disaster. Review page 52. Director Ian Emes (1996, PG) Followed by The Witness
Long-suffering Anji needs the team's help to rectify her husband Nick's disastrous DIY.
PC Alison Travis is on the trail of youngsters reported to be up to no good in the churchyard.
Who'll find the best buys in the French town of Antibes?
With Cash in the Attic's Paul Hayes and Alistair Appleton.
Members of the public in Merthyr Tydfil bring their items of interest to the attention of Charlie Ross and Mark Stacey. With Paul Martin. (Revised rpt)
John Craven finds some unexpected apparitions on a tour of the attics at Glamis. Dr Patrick Harding hunts for a wild fungus that tastes like chicken.
New series 1/4. A stimulating and beautifully filmed exploration of humanity's fascination with light, presented by Professor Simon Schaffer. Let There Be Light. Early pioneers resorted to extraordinary measures to unlock the mysteries of light. Greek philosopher Empedocles, for example, hurled himself into Mount Etna in a bid to support his theory that light travelled like laser beams from our eyes. But, as Schaffer reveals, it was left to Sir Isaac Newton to unravel its true essence.
Director Jeremy Turner ; Executive producer Anne Laking
First shown on BBC4 Light and reason: page 34
Specialist subjects for the quartet of contestants are the life and work of Marie Curie , Ireland during the Second World War, the novels of Raymond Zazie dans le Metro Queneau and the history plays of Shakespeare.
John Humphrys fires the questions.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh
1/9. An enthralling examination of ancient inventions, conducted by reporters and tested by Adam Hart-Davis . The Chinese. Jamie Darling relates the remarkable stories behind the golden age of Chinese discovery. Meanwhile, Adam demonstrates how innovations have had a lasting effect on the present day, from flame-throwers and fast food to gunpowder and silk. Director Monika Kuppen Series producer Ian Potts (Revised rpt)
1/3. To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, an absorbing examination of the events that followed.
1945: Germany is beaten but the struggle for the country's soul is only just beginning. First-hand testimony re-creates the experiences, both traumatic and triumphant, of occupiers and occupied in the long reconstruction process. Including mass rapes by Allied troops, the British Army's launch of a motor manufacturer that became a German success story and the soldiers who profited hugely on the black market.
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(The darker side of victory: page 29)
Presented by Kirsty Wark.
Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons star in a 1978 feature-length drama dramatised by Harold Pinter from the novel by Aidan Higgins . Ireland in the 1930s:
Imogen Langrishe is a single woman stranded on a decaying estate with her two sisters. To combat feelings of isolation, she starts a sexual relationship with a poor German student living on the estate.
Director David Hugh Jones
Open University/General Interest Repeats are not indicated
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood British short films. With strong language and distressing scenes.