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Clare Balding and Willie Carson present coverage from the opening day of the prestigious five-day race meeting.
This afternoon's feature race is the 3.15 Lennox Stakes , with other starts at 2.05, 2.40 and 3.50. Commentary by Jim Mcgrath , with reports from Rishi Persad. Director Steve Docherty
Editor Stephen Cook Also online at www.bbc.co.uk/sport (UK only)

Contributors

Unknown:
Willie Carson
Unknown:
Lennox Stakes
Commentary By:
Jim McGrath
Unknown:
Rishi Persad.
Director:
Steve Docherty
Editor:
Stephen Cook

Paul Martin uses the National Cycle Network to visit a wonder of the Victorian age, while experts David Barby and Adam Partridge identify auction-worthy items belonging to the denizens of Newport in Gwent. Series producer Peter Smith ; Executive producer Tom Ware
(Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Martin
Unknown:
David Barby
Unknown:
Adam Partridge
Producer:
Peter Smith
Producer:
Tom Ware

8/8. As part of Top Gear's end-of-term japery, Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May get behind the wheels of their very own vans, to answer some essential questions. Which is the hardest to steal, makes the worst noise and is best for outrunning the police? Maybe Hollywood hardman Ray Winstone - the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car - would know? Shown on Sunday at 8pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown:
Richard Hammond
Unknown:
James May
Unknown:
Ray Winstone

8/8. It's grand final time. So which of the four semi-finalists - the Bodleian Library, the Crime Writers,
Prospect magazine and the Royal Statistical Society - are battling for the coveted title? With Jeremy Paxman. University Challenge returns later in the year.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Irene Daniels

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Paxman.
Director:
Tracey Rooney
Producer:
Irene Daniels

3/4. Esther Rantzen, Ron Atkinson and Marcus Brigstocke enter week three with all of them struggling. Ron has made little progress and his relationship with his teacher Christine has hit a new low. Meanwhile, Marcus's stand-up routine is failing to amuse the French, and Esther is becoming increasingly disenchanted too. This week, the trio are set to work as tour guides in the fashionable resort of St Tropez. But the temptations of the Riviera prove too much for the wayward students.
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Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Rantzen
Unknown:
Ron Atkinson
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Series Producer:
Madeleine Hall
Executive Producer:
Jamie Simpson

3/4. More vacation woes for the grumpies as they recall the horror of attempting to erect a tent in the rain, the discomfort of trying to squeeze into a caravan and the predictability of the weather on a British seaside holiday. With, among others, Arthur Smith, Jenny Eclair, Nigel Slater, Sheila Hancock, Stuart Maconie, Rhona Cameron, Michael Winner, Arabella Weir, Linda Robson and Stephanie Beacham.

Contributors

Producer:
Judith Holder
Interviewee:
Arthur Smith
Interviewee:
Jenny Eclair
Interviewee:
Nigel Slater
Interviewee:
Sheila Hancock
Interviewee:
Stuart Maconie
Interviewee:
Rhona Cameron
Interviewee:
Michael Winner
Interviewee:
Arabella Weir
Interviewee:
Linda Robson
Interviewee:
Stephanie Beacham

In 1988 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government banned the voices of the Sinn Fein leadership from British television in an attempt to deprive it of the "oxygen of publicity". Time Shift investigates the - often surreal - impact of the ban as actors' voices replaced those of Sinn Fein leaders such as Gerry Adams.
Director/Producer Francis Welch

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Thatcher
Unknown:
Gerry Adams
Producer:
Francis Welch

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