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New. The West Indian cricket team's 1976 series against England. Contributors include Viv Richards and Dickie Bird.
Jim White takes a road trip through the rural white American South in in an Arena documentary.
Driving through a terrain of truck stops and churches, he finds a community fiercely holding on to their religious beliefs - the perpetual struggle between
Satan and God.
Andrew Graham-Dixon's history concludes with the impact of communism on Russian art - from the revolutionary art of constructivists like Rodchenko through Stalinist purges in the 1930s to the contemporary art scene, fuelled by the money and power of post-communist Russia. (S) (AD)
Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see p143)
5/8. Churchill kept Britain holding on during the Blitz. Richard Holmes retraces his steps to the East End and to the stately home where he wooed the American ambassador in a bid to draw the US into the war.
5/8. Churchill kept Britain holding on during the Blitz. Richard Holmes retraces his steps to the East End and to the stately home where he wooed the American ambassador to try to draw the US into the war. RT DIRECT: book In The Footsteps of Churchill is E17 (RRP E20) incl p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
Former president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student
June Arunga embark on a journey through Tanzania and Rwanda to explore some of Africa's seemingly intractable problems.
Jim White takes a road trip through the rural white American South. Driving through a terrain of truck stops and churches, he finds a community fiercely holding on to their religious beliefs - the perpetual struggle between Satan and God.
Spoof documentary following five participants as they prepare for a competitive recital of Robert Burns's poetry. Among the hopefuls are a 12-year-old living out her mother's fantasies, a man whose wife has just left him, and another serving a term of imprisonment. Starring Ashley Jensen , Denis Lawson and Bill Paterson. Part of BBC4's This Is
Scotland strand. See panel. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
New. Film-maker Kim Longinotto follows the stories of children who attend the Mulberry Bush boarding school, which caters for youngsters who have suffered extreme emotional trauma. Part of the Modem Childhood strand. See page 114. The Inside Story: page
The story of Aiun and Owen Evans , who farm in the shadow of Cadair Idris in Wales.
First shown on BBC Wales
Introduced by Bernard Cribbins. First The Dribblesome Teapots by Norman Hunter , read by Kenneth Williams.
New. How the Allies' attempts to rebuild Naples after the bombing raids of the Second World War resulted in an illegal economy involving almost the entire population. See panel.
New. 3/8; series two. Laure continues to close in on Aziz, but has to call in a favour to hold a suspect, while a police stakeout at the estate goes dangerously wrong. Starring
Gregory Fitoussi , Caroline Proust , Philippe Duclos , Audrey Fleurot , Fred Bianconi , Thierry Godard and Reda Kateb. See panel.
Repeated on Friday at 11.45pm
1/13; series two. Peggy returns to work, causing her colleagues to speculate. With Jon Hamm. See p80. For cast see page 82
(Repeated tomorrow on BBC2) (Simulcast in HD on BBC HD)
Five reasons you should be watching: page 23
2/4. Prentice's search for Uncle Rory is put on hold as his dreams about Verity seem to come true, but a devastating discovery soon sets him back on the trail.
First shown on BBC Scotland
Can Larry secure a new show for Julia Louis-Dreyfus? A mutilated doll holds the answer.
Sitcom: Curb Your Enthusiasm 10.30pm BBC4
Surely there are no excruciatingly embarrassing social situations left to hurl at hapless curmudgeon Larry David? Surely the well of awfulness has run dry? Don't bet on it. Larry David creates his own horrors, it's in his nature, which is what makes this reality sitcom the funniest thing on television for years. Tonight, would you believe, he helps a little girt cut her favourite doll's hair. He thinks it's tacitly "understood" by the doll's owner that the hair will not grow back. The little girl, however, has other ideas.
This inevitably rolls into a great big ball of catastrophe. The child must be appeased as she's the pampered daughter of the TV network chief who's producing Larry's new sitcom with his former Seinfeld cohort, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Throw in a toilet with no lock, Larry's dehydration, the screening of a terrible mini-series and an accidental encounter with manager Jeffs rampantly foul-mouthed wife Susie, and the jaws of social hell beckon. (Alison Graham)
New. Blood Line. The investigation of a woman's murder shortly after she had an argument with her lover on a boat involves a farm commune and a friend of Linda's. In Swedish with subtitles. See panel.
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New series. 1/6. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch begins an epic journey in search of Christianity's forgotten origins, spanning four continents and overturning a few familiar stories along the way. He starts at Jerusalem's church of the Holy Sepulchre, a site that holds a few clues to the birth of the faith. See panel. Showing on the BBC HD channel at 10pm The Inside Story: page
3/6. New. Richly ornate scrimshaw chess pieces found on an Isle of Lewis beach.
New series. 1/11. The Village Idiot When a former psychiatric patient holds up a bank for money and then blows himself up, Kurt Wallander , his daughter Linda and the Ystad team try to uncover the reasons for the puzzling incident. In Swedish with English subtitles. See panel. Repeated on Thursday at 10.30pm