With Simon McCoy.
Shown yesterday at 10.30pm
Blues legend BB King relates how the music he learnt in church helped him escape poverty, while Simon Calder looks for places in Britain people find inspirational. With Mary Rhodes and Max Flint. Series producer Abigail Saxon ; Executive Producer Chris Loughlin CONTACT: call [number removed]060 (costs vary. Consult your operator); text HEV to (standard rate); email email@example.com
For cast see page 37
Shown yesterday BBC2 755pm <S)
Enjoyable adventure with Sean Connery. King Arthur's Camelot is plagued by villainous Prince
Malagant. But help is at hand from dashing Lancelot Review page 49.
Director Jerry Zucker (1995. PG)
Sean Connery stars in The Hunt for Red October on Thursday at 10.35pm
Robert Rodriguez's sophisticated adventure sequel, with Antonio Banderas. Young spies Carmen and Juni realise they might need help when they pursue a mad scientist. Review page 49.
(2002, U) See Premieres: page 46
At his old school, Marlborough College, singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh is joined by the chapel choir in a special recording of The 23rd Psalm as he also performs tracks including "The Risen Lord" and "Spaceman Came Travelling".
With Sally Magnusson.
RT Direct: save Â£1 on the book "Songs of Praise: the Nation's Favourite Carols", Â£11.99 incl p&p. Call [number removed] quoting RT (landline calls cost max 8p per minute)
Regional News; Weather
Ally McCoist, Matt Dawson and Sue Barker are joined by sprinter Justin Gatlin , cricketer Matthew Hoggard , golfer Laura Davies and boxer Joe Calzaghe in the first of two editions showing this week.
There's another edition on Friday at 7pm.
4/5. Diarmuid Gavin, Wendi Peters, Lembit Opik and Paul Ross are quizzed by John Humphrys on U2, Kander and Ebb musicals, Japanese motorcycles and Ezra Pound's life and work.
(Concludes tomorrow 7pm)
Michael Aspel and the experts embark on the show's t longest ever haul with a visit to Sydney. Among the array of antipodean artefacts are pieces of furniture made by convicts transported to Australia and a part of the keel of Captain Cook's ship Endeavour. Plus one of the biggest valuations in the series' history.
Producer Michele Burgess ; Series editor Simon Shaw
BBC Homes & Antiques magazine: February edition out 29 Dec, E3.30 The Inside Story: page 66
In honour of her 80th birthday, the Queen allows Rolf Harris to paint her portrait at Buckingham
Palace. With just two sittings, ten days apart, Rolf will need to work fast. How will his attempt to capture her personality on canvas fare alongside the 120-plus official portraits already in existence?
Producer Paul King ; Executive producer Tina Fletcher Rolf goes royal: page 22; Rolf on Art book offer: page 23
FILM OF THE WEEK
Oscar-winning musical comedy drama starring
Catherine Zeta-Jones , Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. In 1920s Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart shoots her lover and winds up in jail, thinking her dreams of stardom are over. When hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn enters the fray, Roxie begins to realise that there's no such thing as bad publicity. Review page 45.
Director Rob Marshall (2002,12) DVD offer: page 45
With Peter Sissons.
Weather with Helen Willetts.
Action-packed thriller starring Robert De Niro. An ex-CIA agent joins a group hired to steal a suitcase. But he then starts to suspect that the operation is not everything it appears to be. Review page 50.
Director John Frankenheimer (1998,15)
Journey to the Edge.
Patrick Moore talks to Mike A'Hearn, the Nasa scientist behind the spectacular Deep Impact mission.
Series producer Jane Fletcher Extended repeat tomorrow at 7pm on BBC4 Repeated next Saturday on BBC2 BBC Sky at Night magazine: new edition out 27 December, price M.25
Patrick Moore talks to Mike A'Hearn, the NASA scientist behind the spectacular Deep Impact mission. With amazing precision, he sucessfully designed an impactor to hir the fast moving coment Tempel-1. Show more
James Caan. When seaman John Baggs is given a pass that means he must be back on his ship by midnight, he gets more than he bargained for. Review page 50. Director Mark Rydell (1973,15) Followed by Weatherview