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Unseen Worlds. According to physicist Dr Leon Lederman all children have the questioning nature of scientists. Some of the most frequently asked questions, such as "why does a star shine", are answered in today's programme.

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Leon Lederman

An episode from the first series of the popular 1970s US crime drama featuring three glamorous private detectives continues this Daily Detectiveseason. Starring Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Jaclyn Smith , Kate Jackson Hellride. The crime-busting trio investigate the death of a woman in a mystery car crash.
(Tomorrow: Moonlighting)

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Unknown:
Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Unknown:
Jaclyn Smith
Unknown:
Kate Jackson
Jill:
Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Kelly:
Jaclyn Smith
Sabrina:
Kate Jackson
Bosley:
David Doyle
Gene Wells:
Don Gordon
Eddie Dirko:
Mayf Nutter

Today's programme features an interview with former Tomorrow's
World presenter Kieran Prendiville , who has written a new BBC drama series called Roughnecks, set aboard a North Sea oil rig. Plus there's music from All 4 One. With Alan Titchmarsh.

Contributors

Presenter:
Kieran Prendiville
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh.

Steve continues his search for Della, while Mark catches up with an old flame.
This week's episodes written by Barrie Shore and Colin Brake
(Omnibus edition is next Sunday)

Contributors

Writer:
Barrie Shore
Writer:
Colin Brake
Series Producer:
Barbara Emile
Director:
John Darnell
Gita:
Shobu Kapoor
Meena:
Sudha Bhuchar
Sanjay:
Deepak Verma
Pat:
Pam St Clement
Diane:
Sophie Lawrence
David:
Michael French
Ian:
Adam Woodyatt
Cindy:
Michelle Collins
Richard:
Ian Reddington
Katky:
Gillian Taylforth
Phil:
Steve McFadden
Ricky:
Sid Owen
Steve:
Mark Monero
Delta:
Michelle Joseph
Binnie:
Sophie Langham
Bianca:
Patsy Palmer
Sharon:
Letitia Dean
Grant:
Ross Kemp
Mark:
Todd Carty
Alan:
Howard Antony
Nigel:
Paul Bradley
Debbie:
Nicola Duffett
Clare:
Gemma Bissix
Pauline:
Wendy Richard
Arthur:
Bill Treacher
Michelle:
Susan Tully

How many blue tits survived? Have the kestrel chicks hatched? Did the kingfishers try to start a new family?

These, and many other questions, will be answered this evening when highlights of the Bird in the Nest programmes, which were screened three weeks ago, are followed by updates from the nesting sites.

"We've had hundreds of letters from people wanting to know what happened to the families," says producer Hilary Jeffkins. "We hope to have news from all the sites we featured."

That means a visit to the blue-tit box where two of the babies had died but where the six survivors were feeding well when viewers last saw them, to the pied wagtails, who had built their nest in a working tractor, and to the swallows and robins.

"We're keeping our fingers crossed that the kestrels will hatch in time for the programme," Jeffkins adds. "The adults incubate the eggs for 28 days so it will be touch and go whether we will see the chicks."

The presenters are Bill Oddie and the RSPB's Peter Holden.

Contributors

Presenter:
Bill Oddie
Presenter:
Peter Holden
Producer:
Hilary Jeffkins

A new six-part drama series set on board a North Sea oil rig. 2: Tessa, the new female mechanic, creates a stir on the rig and helps an oilman's widow to come to terms with her grief. Meanwhile, the stakes are high as a team from the Osprey Explorer challenge the crew of another rig to a quiz.
Written by Kieran Prendiville
Producers Charles Elton and Moira Williams Director Sandy Johnson
A First Choice production for BBCtv
Behind the scenes with the cast on the Osprey Explorer
SEE FEATURE page 42

Contributors

Unknown:
Kieran Prendiville
Producers:
Charles Elton
Producers:
Moira Williams
Director:
Sandy Johnson
Tessa:
Teresa Banham
Ceefax:
Colum Convey
Ian:
Paul Copley
Tom:
James Cosmo
Chris:
Liam Cunningham
Morag:
Juliet Cadzow
Hilary:
Francesca Hunt
Heather:
Ashley Jensen
Terry:
Bruce Jones
Drew:
John McGlynn
Uzy:
Annie Raitt
Kevin:
George Rossi
Archie:
Clive Russell
Wilf:
Hywel Simons
Cinders:
Ricky Tomlinson
Davey:
Alec Westwood

Concluding the two-part spy drama, based on the real-life events which gripped Australian society in the mid-1950s.
As the "Petrov Affair" grabs the public's imagination, a political battle between Labour and the Liberal party leaders ensues. The affair becomes an ever-present backdrop to one of the most emotion-charged elections in Australian history. Meanwhile, the Petrovs disappear into the anonymity of Australian suburbia, forced to adopt new identities.
(For cast seeyesterdayat 11.20pm)

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