Spooky triple bill. (R) (S)
Archie's new invention.
The friends visit a circus.
The Tracy family are falsely accused of stealing top-secret papers.
The gang stumble across a missing baby.
Business issues. Followed by The Witness (RXS)
Moving period drama based on Charles Dickens 's novel, starring
Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin. As France moves towards bloody revolution, cynical Sydney Carton gets involved with a young woman and an aristocrat in a deadly chain of events. Review page 48. Director Ralph Thomas (1957. U)
(BW) Dirk Bogarde stars in Hot Enough for June on Thursday at 1.25pm
Will an old air-raid shelter become a focal feature?
In the university city of Grenoble in south-east France.
Nick Nairn and James Tanner don their aprons.
In Kenya, two Longleat keepers assist in the difficult and dangerous job of moving two rare white rhinos. Back in England, frisky Trevor the ostrich is in the mood for love. Ben Fogle and Kate Humble host the first of this week's nightly wildlife updates.
Series producer Chris Powell ; Exec producer Annette Clarke
3/4. The Stuff of Light. The journey from light bulb to atomic bomb: Simon Schaffer reveals how the quest to understand what light really is had far-reaching and disturbing consequences. Director Nick Davidson ; Executive producer Anne Laking
First shown on BBC4
Specialist subjects are the life and reign of Louis XI of France, the stage plays of Tom Stoppard , cult 60s series The Prisoner, and the life and work of composer Frederick Delius. With John Humphrys.
Director Derek Hallworth ; Series producer Pam Cavannagh
3/9. The Romans. On location in Rome, Amani Zain tells the stories behind the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Circus Maximus. Meanwhile, Adam Hart-Davis reveals the legacy of Roman technology, from bathhouses to ballistas, the military to marble cutting. Series producer Ian Potts (Revised repeat)
On 1 September 2004, Chechen separatist terrorists seized a school in the remote North Ossetian town of Beslan. Three days later, a gun battle between the hostage-takers and Russian security forces ended in the brutal massacre of over 300 people, many of them children. In this moving documentary, young survivors, many of whom lost friends and relatives in appalling circumstances, recall the siege and the desperate weeks that followed, sharing their thoughts on politics, religion and the "war on terror".
Alison Graham's plea: page 53
2/5. Resat Yagdi lives with his wife and three children in a Kurdish village in south-east Turkey. Polygamy, though outlawed by the government, is common in this Muslim region, and Resat plans to take a local girl, Ayse, as a second wife. But first he must build her a new home and pay her parents a substantial bride price, leaving him some E18,000 out of pocket. This documentary gives a fascinating insight into a part of the world where women are seen as economic assets and "honour killings" and inbreeding are rife - facts the authorities are keen to hide as they negotiate entry into the European Union.
Director Nick Read ; Producer Mahmut Kaya
Presented by Gavin Esler.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight
In 1994, as commander of the UN's peace-keeping mission in Rwanda, Canadian
General Romeo Dallaire fought to alert an indifferent world to the impending genocide. His appeals for help were ignored, and he was forced to stand by as an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered. Ten years on, Dallaire makes the difficult return journey to meet survivors and to confront his own demons.
Director Peter Raymont ; Series editor Nick Fraser
General I nterest Repeats are not indicated.
2.00 Homegrown Hollywood British short films. With strong language and distressing scenes.