With Best of Friends presenter Rani Price.
Robson Green joins Tim Lovejoy and Amanda Hamilton to enjoy a Sunday lunch prepared by chef Simon Rimmer. The October edition of BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE features weekend recipes from Simon Rimmer , priced £3.10
Rachel Allen creates a hazelnut and caramel tart.
A dentist treats a zebra, and an otter visits the vet.
Bolton as a hive of industry in the 1940s and 50s. (R)
The opening day of action from Beijing sees Team GB's cycling tandem pair Aileen McGlynn and Ellen Hunter attempting to replicate their gold medal success of four years ago. Plus there's swimming action and the start of the wheelchair basketball tournament. Introduced by Clare Balding and Steve Cram. www.bbc.co.uk/olympics Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
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Coverage of the prestigious event from Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
Coverage of the women's 5km challenge from London's Hyde Park , won last year by Ethiopia's Meseret Defar. <s;
Tanya Streeter encounters the Bajau tribe in Indonesia.
7/8; series six. Potentially lucrative ventures include recycled jewellery boxes, low-calorie curry sauces, an ingenious radiator designed to look like a skirting board and pre-scooped ice cream varieties. Shown last Monday
The team have another go at their attempt to build amphibious cars, and face up to one of their biggest and "choppiest" challenges to date. Executive producer Andy Wilman Blogs and galleries at www.radiotimes.com/top-gear
New series 1/6. The gritty Long Way Round adventurer will ultimately ditch his beloved motorbike as he tackles a daring three-month journey from Ireland to Australia, taking in three continents, 25 countries and over 20,000 miles. He will utilise more than 100 different local means of transport, while avoiding commercial airlines wherever possible. For this first stage however, the bike is to the fore as he leaves his home town of Wicklow and heads north to the shores of Kilkeel. There he hops aboard a scallop trawler bound for the Isle of Man and the TT races.
Director Russ Malkin Rptd on Wednesday at 11.20pm Behind the scenes: page 8
New series 1/3. The Battle Begins. In the 1970s the world seemed to be falling apart; from acid rain to overpopulation, ecological concerns were to the fore. It was at this time that climate change first became a hot political issue. But it wasn't global warming that frightened scientists, it was the complete opposite - a new ice age. Dr lain Stewart traces the history of climate change research from its beginning, and examines just how the scientific community managed to get it so wrong. Director/Producer Jonathan Renouf
FILM OF THE WEEK
Biographical boxing drama directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe. New York, the 1930s: with his boxing career in decline, fighter Jim Braddock faces a desperate struggle to find work and support his wife and family. As the situation worsens, Braddock's manager secures him one last, must-win fight against a contender for the heavyweight crown. Review page 38.
Intense erotic drama starring Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell and Harvey Keitel. A psychologist uncovers a passionate and destructive relationship following a young girl's suicide attempt. Review page 38. Director Nicolas Roeg (1980, 18)
Including highlights of St Helens v Wigan Warriors. Shown at 12.05pm on BBC1 North. Watch highlights again over the next seven days, after 8.35am, at