Spencer proves to be far too enthusiastic.
A trip to the supermarket.
A crisis for the Tracys on a mountain range in South East Asia. (R)(S)
The man of steel gets amnesia.
Young Eddie feels lonely. (BW)
The gang becomes embroiled with a jewel thief. (R) (S)
Knockabout comedy starring Norman Wisdom. When he is crossed in love, grocer Norman Puckle joins the navy - with chaotic results. Review page 46. (1960, PG) (BW)
Creating illusions of width in a long, thin garden.
Trawling the flea markets of the stunning town of Guerande, on Brittany's Atlantic coast.
Brian Turner takes on Kevin Woodford.
(New series) Weeknight visits to Longleat begin with the fur flying as two lion cubs get their first injections, while over in pets corner Marmite the marmoset is proving a handful. With Ben Fogle and Kate Humble.
New series 1/6. Disgruntled wives consult canine behaviourist Annie Clayton in order to learn dog-training skills to try out on their less-than-perfect husbands. Can Margaret, married to messy John for 37 years, avoid a retirement nightmare with such simple principles as rewarding good behaviour? Series producer Kate Brown ; Exec producer Nichoia Hegarty The ruff guide to men: page 24
Alison Graham on sexist TV: page 53
2/6. The science of seafood revealed by Paul Merrett , including the reasons why a prawn turns pink when cooked, how to prepare fantastic calamari, and whether Casanova's consumption of 50 oysters a day would have had the desired aphrodisiac effect. Pius the crucial technology that allows seafood to be transported from faraway places to the dinner plate. Series producer Gillian Scothern ; Exec producer Clare Sillery RECIPE CARDS: available free of charge from [number removed] (calls charged at the national rate) or by logging on to open2.net. Test your food knowledge: page 26
7/8. Old v New. An eclectic mix of treatments are under way as heart specialist Duncan Dymond carries out emergency surgery on a blocked artery, alternative therapy healer Dan Khan gets to grips with Beverley's endometriosis and spinal specialist Hilali Noordeen straightens a teenager's crooked back. Series producer Stephen Finnigan ; Executive producers
Leonie Jameson and Narinder Minhas
10/13. In the last of the first-round matches, a team from the Biographers' Club take on journalists from the New Scientist. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels
An eye-opening look into the bizarre world of taxidermy as enthusiasts prepare to compete at the world championship in America. Among those looking to artistically resuscitate the dead is "taxidermy god" Ken from Canada, who is trying to mount a life-sized prehistoric great elk, while nine-year-old crack shot Victoria is parading a deer she shot herself. But can British expert Jack, who has teamed up with Peter from Denmark, win with their mounted bird?
Director Morgan Matthews
Executive producers Brian Hill and Richard Klein Inside job: page 20
PICK OF THE DAY Even an extinct Irish elk can be brought to life, thanks to Canadian Ken and the magic of stuffing
DOCUMENTARY OF THE WEEK
Taxidermy: Stuff the World 9.00pm BBC2
This is just the kind of funny, intimate, thoughtful film that TV does so well. Director Morgan Matthews peeks into the arcane world of taxidermy, following a judiciously chosen group of devotees in the run-up to the world taxidermy championships in Illinois. The result is both creepy and beguiling.
There's Jeanette, determined to make it in a man's world, who keeps elk testicles in her freezer; wild-eyed former world champion Matthias, who is disillusioned with his craft and awaits word from God on whether to defend his title; and nine-year-old Victoria, affectionately known as "Killer", who is a dab hand with a rifle and dreams of shooting a deer.
They inhabit a fiercely competitive world. But it's the glimpses into their private lives that make this film so winning. And the soundtrack by Sam Hooper is brilliant. Alison Graham Inside job: page 20
Presented by Gavin Esler.
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In May 2004, Stalingrad author Antony Beevor published a book telling the extraordinary story of Olga Chekhova - niece of Anton Chekhov and a famous film star in Nazi Germany. But throughout the 1920s, 30s and 40s, was she also a spy for Soviet intelligence?
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1.00 Buongiorno Italia! 13-20 Beginners' course, including everyday travel situations. In-vision subtitles. 7768255
4.30 Talk Italian Crash course.