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: CBBC: Batfink

: CBBC: Hider in the House

Three children hide TV presenter Carol Smillie in their house.


Guest: Carol Smillie
Director/producer: Paul Taylor

: Tennis: Australian Open

It will be a major surprise if
Roger Federer is not one of the men's singles finalists in the Australian Open. Sue Barker introduces live coverage from Melbourne of this first Grand
Slam final of the year.
Digital viewers can watch tennis action from the Australian Open 1pm to 7pm


Unknown: Roger Federer
Introduces: Sue Barker

: Something for theWeekend

Tim Lovejoy and Amanda Hamilton invite actor Stephen Mangan from Never Better
(continues on Thursday at 10pm) to the studio to enjoy a Sunday lunch made by chef Simon Rimmer. Series producer Catherine Mann
Executive producers Henrietta Conrad and Sebastian Scott BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: Simon Rimmer 's relaxed weekend dishes in February's issue. Out now, price £2.99


Unknown: Tim Lovejoy
Unknown: Amanda Hamilton
Unknown: Stephen Mangan
Unknown: Simon Rimmer.
Producer: Catherine Mann
Producers: Henrietta Conrad
Producers: Sebastian Scott
Unknown: Simon Rimmer

: Animal Park

Keepers await the birth of a rare Pere David 's deer, and the bird whose eyes are bigger than its brain.


Unknown: Pere David

: Figure Skating

Highlights from the European Figure Skating championships. Commentary comes from Barry Davies and Robin Cousins.
Producer Julie Griffiths


Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Robin Cousins.
Producer: Julie Griffiths

: Bowis

The World Indoor championships reach their climax with the men's singles finals. Live coverage with Clare Balding.

: An Otter in the Family

I This journey follows Philippa
Forrester and Charlie Hamilton -
Jones as they attempt to raise an orphaned otter cub.


Unknown: Charlie Hamilton

: Killer Whales in the UK?

Gordon Buchanan journeys to the Shetland Isles in search or the orca whale.


Unknown: Gordon Buchanan

: Glacier Mountain

Goats Showing as part of the Wild strand, this documentary snows the challenge facing goats in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Shown last Friday

: Natural World

J Tiger Kill. Veteran wildlife photographer and film-maker Simon King travels to India in the hope of cracking one of natural history's toughest challenges - to document a tiger making a kill.
Shown last Friday Series continues on Friday 8pm


Unknown: Simon King

: Ski Sunday

2/8. The revamped winter sports series continues. Ed Leigh is in Japan for the X-Trail Jam, and then seeks out some of the world's best powder skiing on the northern island of Hokkaido. Elsewhere, Graham Bell goes in search of the reclusive ibex mountain goat and visits Mont Blanc , while newsreader Fiona Bruce takes to the slopes in the Ski Sunday challenge. Series producer Gabrielle Cook
Digital viewers can watch coverage of the men's downhill in the i skiing World Cup event at Chamonix from 8pm to 9pm


Unknown: Ed Leigh
Unknown: Mont Blanc
Unknown: Fiona Bruce
Producer: Gabrielle Cook

: The Best of Top Gear

An experiment to find the quickest way of travelling across London is among highlights recalled from the latest series. Plus tonight there are two Stars in Reasonably Priced Cars: X-Factor judge Simon Cowell and rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio.
Executive producer Andy Wilman Features and blogs at www.radiotimes.com/top-gear


Unknown: Simon Cowell
Unknown: Lawrence Dallaglio.
Producer: Andy Wilman

: Around the World in 80 Gardens

1/10. Monty Don sets off on an enchanting, visually stunning journey that takes in a range of fabulous gardens, beginning in two very different countries in close proximity. Mexico is one of the most plant-rich and artistic cultures on the planet, as Monty discovers on a visit to the ancient water gardens of Mexico City and the modernist extremes of Luis Barragan. Travelling to the Caribbean island of Cuba, the Gardeners' World presenter reveals that the crumbling colonial grandeur of its urban landscape is now host to a very green revolution. Executive producer Richard Sinclair ; Series producer Kerry Richardson Repeated on Tuesday at 7pm (HD) GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: Monty Don writes about the gardens that inspired him most from the series in February's issue. On sale 29 January, price £3.30
And now for something completely different: page 22 Book offer: page 24; Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 34


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Luis Barragan.
Producer: Richard Sinclair
Producer: Kerry Richardson
Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Jonestown: the World's Biggest Mass Suicide

In this remarkable Storyville documentary, Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith and Noland Walker present a candid look at the story behind the mass suicide of the population of the Jonestown commune in 1978. According to news reports, US citizens were being held against their will in an isolated rainforest in Guyana. Within 48 hours the community's leader, Jim Jones, and more than 900 others were dead.

Documentary of the Week
Jonestown: the World's Biggest Mass Suicide 10.00pm BBC2
There are many chilling moments in this eerie, moving and painstaking documentary. But the most sinister are the final words of a deranged and paranoid Jim Jones as he urges his followers, members of the People's Temple sect, to kill themselves and their children with a cyanide-laced soft drink. "Hurry, my children!" he exhorts over the public address system. More than 900 of Jones's devotees died on 18 November 1978 in their compound in the Guyanan jungle, including many children, who, of course, had no choice about whether or not to drink the deadly cocktail.
The audio recordings of these final moments, complete with unsparing photographs showing loss of life on an unimaginable scale, and the testimony of those who somehow survived, paint a terrible picture of madness, delusion and a dream that went so dreadfully wrong. (AG)


Director: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Noland Walker

: Timewatch: Bloody Omaha

Richard Hammond tells the true story of the D-Day landing at Omaha beach, Normandy, in June 1944. Widely regarded a great success, the landing was very nearly a disaster.


Unknown: Richard Hammond
Producer: James Hayes
Editor: John Farren

: The Investigation

Crime thriller based on the true story of a Canadian serial killer. Two police officers investigating separate crimes consider
Clifford Olson to be their prime suspect. However, red tape allows the suspected child murderer and rapist to remain at large. Review page 43.
Director Anne Wheeler (2002)


Unknown: Clifford Olson
Director: Anne Wheeler

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