6/9; series nine. Dog Dazed Susan decides to get a pet.
Shown last Thursday Writers Jim Armogida , Steve Armogida What Daniela Denby-Ashe is watching: page
10/14. Mrs Merdle is determined that Edmund should be separated from Fanny once and for all. Arthur is worried when he sees a French stranger. Dramatised by Andrew Davies ; Producer Lisa Osborne ; Director Adam Smith Cast Wednesday Omnibus next Sunday Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
RT DIRECT: pre-order the DVD (out 26/01/09) for only E23.99 (RRP E34.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls charged at standard rate) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD279 at checkout Tom Courtenay in the RT Interview: page 16 What we've been watching: page
BBC1 takes over the reins of this afternoon's Aintree coverage with starts at 2.50 and 3.25 before the Grand National at 4.15, where the Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Birch was a surprise 33/1 winner last year. This year Cloudy Lane, trained by Donald McCain, could be the one to watch. Presented by Clare Balding, with analysis from Rishi Persad, Norman Williamson, Richard Dunwoody, Richard Pitman and John Parrott. Commentary by Jim McGrath, Ian Bartlett, Tony O'Hehir and Darren Owen. Highlights at 11.40pm. Director Steve Docherty ; Producer Dermot Cumiskey
Racing certainty: page 34 The Inside Story: page 66
2/12. After a gruelling first task, the teams are set their second challenge of designing a new dog accessory to pitch to pet stores in London. The claws are out as the remaining candidates strive to stand out, but it's not long before it becomes clear that some of them are more cut out for the dog-eat-dog world than others. The Apprentice: You're Fired! follows on BBC2. Series producer Kelly Webb-Lamb ; Exec producer Michele Kurland Repeated next Tuesday on BBC2 www.bbc.co.uk/appprentice
A year ago today, as the Make Poverty History campaign gathered pace, a series of mega-concerts aimed to persuade the leaders of the G8 to help give Africa a brighter future. U2, Madonna, Green
Day, Paul McCartney , Robbie Williams , Coldplay, the Who and Pink Floyd were among the performers.
Producer Jill S Sinclair ; Exec producers Richard Curtis , Bob Gektof Bob Geldof answers One Final Question: page
New series 1/8. A spin-off from Comedy Connections, this new run charts the genesis of seminal dramas, beginning with one that came to our screens in 1983. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Alone one day in a Newcastle pub, documentary-maker Franc Roddam hit upon an idea for a drama series about British workmen abroad. Central TV pounced on the premise and before long millions were hooked on the antics of Oz, Neville, Bomber, Moxey et at. Narrated by Meera Syal. Director Angus Mclntyre ; Series producer Toby Stevens
1/2. A Russian-set thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris and starring Daniel Craig. A routine job for Oxford historian Fluke Kelso turns into a search for the final secret of Josef Stalin and a murderous chase across night-time Russia. Concludes tomorrow 9pm. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ; Producer Christopher Hall Director Jon Jones
For cast see Sunday Daniel Craig stars in Love Is the Devil at 12.20am on BBC2
Taking on Stalin: page 22; RT Direct book offer page 24
Things don't go as planned when it comes to collecting a highly prized gift from Fidel Castro.
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BBC Book: The Complete Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Story, hardback Â£14.99
Martin Parr is widely considered to be the most influential photographer of his generation. His work portrays the British way of life in all its idiosyncratic detail - Women's Institutes, bird-watching, fish and chips - iconic images that make up a retrospective exhibition currently on a world tour. Alan Yentob takes Parr back to his suburban past to reveal the root of his inspiration. Modern Times: Think of England is at 11.30pm on BBC4. Director/Producer Rebecca Frayn [web address removed] Adam Hart-Davis on a neglected art: page 14
Chisellers. Rodents are the most numerous mammals on the planet, comprising an incredibly diverse variety of species. They range from the naked mole rat, which spends its entire life below ground, to the world's largest rodent, the capybara, which grazes in herds across the vast grasslands of South America. In the fourth of his ten-part epic series David Attenborough shares his fascination with these animals, which stops only at his pet hate - rats.
Producer Mike Salisbury
Dad turns into a kid while watching the football, but Mum transforms on the way to a pet shop - and Sarah has to find her.
Written by Carol Noble Repeated next
Sunday on BBC2 (S) (W)
Classic comedy with David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst. Sleeping Dogs Lie. Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert are consigned to the dog watch when Del cooks up a money-making scheme puppy-sitting Boycie's new pet. Written by John Sullivan
Director Susan Belbin ; Producer Ray Butt (R) (S)
Rolf Harris , Shauna Lowry and Rhodri Williams go out and about to meet people and their pets around the country, this week visitingtheCotswold Wildlife
Park in Oxfordshire. Local owners bring along their menagerie of pets, and vet David Grant takes to two wheels to help a sheep dog overcome an unusual problem. See today's choices. Producer Clare Sillery; Series producer
The series which reconstructs real-life rescues, with Michael Buerk and Donna Bernard.
Tonight an explosion on board a yacht leaves a couple and their dog stranded at sea and fighting for survival, and two pilots watch in horror as the propeller drops off their plane and they plunge to earth. Plus advice on how to stop your pet having an accident.
Series producer Tessa Finch ; Series editor AndreaWills Stereo
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education
Continuing the series about the vets and patients at the busy country practice of Hampden Veterinary Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where this week the patients include some local ducks. Reporter Shauna Lowry catches up with Pluto and accompanies him to a special training centre in Oxfordshire. where he begins his tuition as a hearing dog for the deaf. Presented by Rolf Harris. See today's choices. Producer Danielle Peck
Series producer Sally Dixon
BBC BOOK AND VIDEO: the book A Pet for You. and Animal Hospital video, both available for retailers.
The series about the vets and patients from the RSPCA's Harmsworth Hospital. Tonight, reporter Shauna Lowry finds out what it takes to make an RSPCA inspector, as new recruits face some tough tests as part of their emergency training. Presented by Rolf Harris. See today's choices.
Producer Helen Thomas ; Series producer John Groom
* Spotlight on Shauna Lowry : page 9
In the return of the six-part series about sick animals,
Rolf Harris and the team swap cats and dogs for rhinos, giraffes and lions at Whipsnade Wild Animal
Park, where the vets and keepers must be prepared to deal with every ailment imaginable. See today's choices.
Series producer John Groom ; Executive producer
SarahHargreaves Stereo ♦ See This Week: page 12
The first in a week of programmes on the work of London and Whipsnade zoos.
Zoo Watch Live returns at 4.50pm ♦ How much do you know about animals? page 20
This week's visit to the RSPCA's Harmsworth Hospital features dogs with acne, rabbits with toothache, cats with heart problems and snakes with ulcers. Rolf Harris watches the vets and nurses in action, and reporter Steve Knight is out and about with the rescue team.
See today's choices.
Series producerSarah Hargreaves
After the success of Hospital Watch, now follows Animal Hospital
Live. It is coming from the RSPCA's Sir Harold Harmsworth
Memorial Hospital in Holloway, North London, every day this week until Friday.
Funded entirely by the RSPCA, the Harmsworth provides animal treatment for owners who cannot afford private veterinary fees. It is staffed by a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons and nurses who tend a constant stream of accident victims, pets with major surgical diseases, strays and even wild animals.
Linda Bryans (of BBC 1 's Here and Now) and Rolf Harris, who report from inside the hospital, say they are well prepared. "This is the unpredictability of TV with live animals. If it goes wrong you can't do it again, "says Harris.
(For further information about the Harmsworth Hospital, phone free on 0208 [number removed].