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10.30 BBC Primary History (ages 7-11) The Romans in Britain. Double bill. (AD) 1484302
11.10 BBC Primary History (ages 7-11) Pyramid (AD) 5079893
11.25 Watch (ages 5-7) Bullying. 6724186
11.40 Focus (ages 7-11) Difference and Discrimination 9335645
11.50 Emotional Literacy (ages 7-11) Managing Conflict

The experts answer viewers' questions about small business. Presented by Adam Shaw and Paddy O'Connell. Questions via email: [email address removed]; or via [web address removed].


Adam Shaw
Paddy O'Connell
Tracey Hobbs

Live coverage of the first National Hunt races of the season at Windsor With starts at 2.05, 2.40 and 3.10. With Clare Balding and Rishi Persad. Director Steve Docherty
Editor Stephen Cook Live online at (UK only)


Rishi Persad.
Steve Docherty
Stephen Cook

1 4/8. Accusations that Coca-Cola's sugary drinks are contributing to an obesity epidemic have led to a slump in share prices. The Money Programme investigates Coke's predicament and its attempts to revitalise sales. Producer Joanna Lee ; Editor Clive Edwards


Joanna Lee
Clive Edwards

7/8. The dream of restoring a Georgian house has remained just that for Mark and Stuart, who've been priced out of the market. Maxwell Hutchinson identifies abandoned homes that could make the dream a reality. Producer Jane Merkin ; Executive producer Cassie Braban RT DIRECT: book How to Rescue a House is only £13.50 inc p&p (UK delivery only). To order call [number removed]042 (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirectsparkle


Maxwell Hutchinson
Jane Merkin
Cassie Braban

5/8. The students are challenged to create an entry for London's Urban Garden Show, and get the chance to help out with Diarmuid's Chelsea Flower Show plot. Series producer Richard Trayler-Smith GARDENS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE: £3.85, new issue on sale 15 Nov


Richard Trayler-Smith

It has its roots in ancient Persia, was popularised as an Edwardian kitchen garden, and has been reinvented by modern designers. Joe Swift investigates.
Producer Nicky Taylor ; Series producer Sarah Moors BBC GARDENERS' WORLD MAGAZINE: £2.95, monthly
Alan Titchmarsh answers your gardening questions: p34


Joe Swift
Nicky Taylor
Sarah Moors

3/4. On 17 September 1940, a German U-boat attacked the evacuee ship SS Benares, en route to Canada, killing 258 of the 401 on board, including 80 of 100 child passengers. Sixty-five years on, those still living recall how they escaped death by hypothermia and drowning. Michael Praed narrates.
Producer Steve Humphries; Exec producer John Farren (AD)

9.50 Posh Nosh
1/8. Richard E Grant and Arabella Weir on why we shouldn't like ordinary fish and chips.

Documentary: Children of the Doomed Voyage - Timewatch 9.00pm BBC2
There were many times during this touching documentary when I simply couldn't bear to look at the screen. Not out of horror, but out of admiration and respect for a group of singular people - the survivors of the SS Benares tragedy.
These stoic men and women were child evacuees who were heading for a life of supposed safety abroad shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War. But their vessel was torpedoed by a German submarine in the Atlantic. The Benares quickly sank, and the children were pitched into the freezing water. The lucky ones made it to lifeboats. Eighty children died.
There are many sad stories, but also some of great fortitude and courage. One man tells of how, in the scramble to evacuate the ship, he lost hold of his brother's hand. He never saw him again. Another recounts her delight when the sibling she thought she'd lost turned up safe and well having been rescued.
What really pierced my heart, though, was one sad, final twist involving an unexpected piece of news at a survivors' reunion. (AG)


Narrator (Timewatch):
Michael Praed
Producer (Timewatch):
Steve Humphries
Executive Producer (Timewatch):
John Farren
[Actor] (Posh Nosh):
Richard E Grant
[Actress] (Posh Nosh):
Arabella Weir
Writer (Posh Nosh):
Jon Canter
Writer (Posh Nosh):
Arabella Weir
Producer (Posh Nosh):
Gareth Edwards
Director (Posh Nosh):
Chris Langham

** Gruesome horror starring John Nolan. An ancient curse is reactivated when members of the hexed family use the story for a film. Review page 60. Director Norman J Warren (1979, 18)


John Nolan.
Norman J Warren
Open University/General Interest Repeats not indicated.
2.00 The Myth of Medea 52548
2.30 Myth and Music 68155
3.00 Wide Sanjasso Sea (5) 92109
3.30 Picturing the Genders 55635
4.00 Off with the Mask 63600
4.30 The Bobigny Trial 93838
5.00 The Dangers of Powerful Neighbours 55180
5.30 Ever Wondered?

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