Followed by Bernard
The "Reckless Rally" challenge.
Tenor Russell Watson joins Tim Lovejoy , Amanda Hamilton and chef Simon Rimmer. BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: Simon Rimmer prepares a Christmas vegetarian centrepiece in the Dec issue. On sale now, EChristmas food special: page 41
The monkeys keep pestering the buffaloes.
Fred visits Astley Green Mining Museum.
Three races from Aintree and one from Navan, Ireland, is the line-up. The Grand National in April will be on everyone's mind today when the runners line up for the Becher Chase at 2.50 - this race is over the fearsome National fences.
Other starts are at 1.40 and 2.15. From Navan, the Troytown Handicap Chase with some of Ireland's best young chasers is due to start at 2.30.
Highlights of England's clash with South Africa, yesterday at Twickenham, in a repeat of last year's World Cup final.
Highlights of the autumn internationals via the red button
4/5. An 18th-century French expedition to determine the shape of the Earth.
First shown on BBC4
Whale Shark. Using satellite tags, marine biologist Mark Meekan tracks whale sharks. Shown last Tuesday
4/6. Beyond the Great Wall. Extreme landscapes to the north of the Great Wall have shaped some of China's most colourful people and wildlife. From the frozen Siberian wastes to the baking deserts of central Asia, life in northern China is always on the edge. Narrated by Bernard Hill.
Director/Producer George Chan
3/6. Libya/Egypt/Sudan/Ethiopia. A sandstorm ensures a rough night's sleep followed by a dangerous journey in poor visibility, but the team eventually arrives safely in Egypt. However, road conditions in Sudan prove too much for some of the bikes. Then one of the team has a bad fall. Directors/Producers David Alexanian and Russ Malkin
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.20am
4/8. The team drives from Switzerland to the north-west coast of England on just one tank of fuel; the winner gets to turn on the famous Blackpool Illuminations. Meanwhile James tackles his first ever power test in the Pagani Zonda F Roadster, and the Stig gets a chance to drive the Bugatti Veyron.
Executive producer Andy Wilman Rptd on Wed at 7pm Richard Hammond is a guest on The Paul O'Grady Show tomorrow at 5pm on Channel 4
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5/5. Profile of entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, exploring his humble beginnings in Clydebank as he makes an emotional visit to the local pub where he used to play dominoes with his father. The tough-talking multimillionaire gives an insight into his unconventional career, and the programme joins him on holiday with his family. Producer Ellen Evans ; Series producer Sam Lewens
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.20pm
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Highlights of today's Premier League fixtures, featuring Sunderland v West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers.
Producer Phil Sibson : Editor Mark Demuth
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An extended version of last Thursday's show, with Alan Carr and Tom Jones. (Revised rpt)
8/25; series three. Villains. Hiro travels back to the days before Arthur Petrelli's death.
Regular cast on Wednesday Shown last Wednesday Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Fast-moving futuristic action thriller starring Stephen Baldwin. PR man
Stefan Toffler exchanges his identity with a dangerous terrorist. Review page 59.
Director Allan Moyle (2000, 18)
Weekly round-up. Shown last Monday on BBC1