Performances by Neneh Cherry, Kate Bush , Oasis and a-ha. The Cardigans also appear in classic footage. Plus new music by Maximo Park and Westlife. You can see a 1997 edition of Top of the Pops on Friday at 7pm on BBC4
Social drama based on a true story, starring Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies and Alan Bates.
Dublin in the 1950s: abandoned by his wife, unemployed painter and decorator Desmond Doyle struggles to bring up his three children, Evelyn, Maurice and Dermot. But when the authorities hear of his plight, they force the young trio into care, pushing Doyle into a historic legal fight to reunite his family.
Review page 53.
Senior Counsel Mr Wolfe:
(3/4. The terriers and hounds are in the spotlight on day three of the renowned canine carnival from Birmingham's NEC. Plus there's coverage of the Obedience competition and the fast and furious
Flyball finale. Presented by Clare Balding , Ben Fogle and Matt Baker , with commentary from Peter Purves , Jessica Holm , Frank Kane and Wayne Cavanaugh. The final round is tomorrow at 7pm.
Producer Elaine Paterson
Digital viewers can press red at the end of the programme to watch the group judging in full - with analysis and explanation from the resident experts
A classic episode of the topical comedy news quiz. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by guest host Joan Collins and guest panellists Peter Serafinowicz and Michael Winner.
Director Ian Lorimer ; Producer Jo Bunting
The third opera in Richard Wagner 's epic four-part musical drama The Ring of the Nibelung from the Royal Opera House in London. Mime the Nibelung dwarf is plotting to snatch the ring by tricking
Siegfried into slaying the dragon Fafner for him. But first they must somehow reforge the broken shards of the mighty sword Nothung in order to kill the creature. Meanwhile, the god Wotan has taken human form and is now wandering the Earth in the guise of an old man whose intervention will point Siegfried and the warrior maiden Brunnhilde towards their true destiny. Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Presented by Michael Portillo.
Director Jonathan Haswell ; Executive producer
Oliver Macfarlane (HD)
Fantasy comedy starring
Pete Postiethwaite and Imelda Staunton. Hubert is a carousing, middle-aged Dubliner, who enjoys nothing more than indulging in beer and gambling. After he comes home one evening from the pub, he inexplicably turns into a rodent, and his family are torn between his protection and his exploitation. Review page 53.
Director Steve Barron (2000, PG)
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