Daily TV & radio guide - Monday

December 11, 2000

Composer of the Week (9.00 am R3 and rest of week) is E. J. Moeran.
Start the Week (9.00 am R4). Featuring historian Niall Ferguson on his first internet lecture and the rise of the e-university. » Boxmind Pilot e-Lecture
Work in Progress (10.00 R3 and rest of week). Margaret Drabble on the making of her new novel.
Random Edition (11.00 am R4). The London Journal for Nov 1725. Peter Snow consults Roy Porter, among others.
A Short History of Darkness (3.45 R4, also Tuesday and Wednesday). Three "experimental" montage features on the theme of darkness begin with the soundscapes of night and include Jonathan Dowler on night blindness, Ian Bailey on a night battle in the Falklands War, and new poems from Hugo Williams and John Burnside.
The Business of the Arts (8.00 R4). Kate Mosse investigates the arts-business relationship in two programmes (see also Thursday's Night Waves ).
University Challenge (8.00 BBC2). The second round begins, with Birkbeck vs. University College, Oxford.
Resurrecting the Mammoth (8.00 C4). Repeat (for the second time) of an old Equinox about Kazufumi Goto's attempts to get a present day elephant impregnated with an extinct mammoth's sperm. Any luck yet, Kaz?
Animal ER (8.30 C5). Behind the scenes at the Royal Veterinary College. » animal ER ;  » The Royal Veterinary College
What the Romans Did for Us (8.30 BBC2, not N. Ireland). Last of the series features Adam Hart-Davis testing the Roman recipe for mortar and trying out "some of their wackier technology" such as the hydraulis (water organ) and a denarius-in-the-slot machine. More in a similar vein in The Emperor's Gift (12.30 am BBC2), an Open University programme on Rome's Colosseum. » Roman Britain
Andes to Amazon (9.00 BBC2). Biodiversity in the Amazon jungle. » Andes to Amazon
Animals that Changed the World (9.00 R4). The impact of the cow on human history. » Animals
War Months (9.00 Discovery Channel). More newsreel, commentary and recollections. » War Months
Neanderthal (9.00 C4). Second half of this human-ancestry "documentary reconstruction". » Neanderthal
Trust Me, I'm the Prime Minister (11.20 BBC2). Ace political interviewer Michael Cockerell gives the Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, on how British prime ministers have failed to make proper use of television. Not to be confused with …
Trust Me (11.35 C4, also Tues 11.30, Wed 11.35, Thurs 11.45). The prisoner's dilemma, that old standby of ethics and mathematical theory, turned into a game show hosted by Big Brother 's Nick Bateman.

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