Daily TV & radio guide - Monday

January 8, 2001

Composer of the Week (9.00 am R3 and rest of week) is Jacques Offenbach.
Start the Week (9.00 am R4, repeated 9.30) includes Ronan Bennett and psychoanalyst Andrew Samuels (who is keen on putting politics on the couch).
The Mind Teacher (10.45 am, repeated 7.45 R4). Related to the BBC On the Edge season (see R4 tomorrow at 8.00), a drama serial about a woman training to be an educational psychologist.
Black on Screen (11.00 am R4). Why hasn't Britain produced any black film stars?
Ghost Houses (3.45 R4 and rest of week). Great houses that are no longer great. Today, Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
Earth Story (7.10 BBC2, not Wales). Welcome start of a repeat run for one of the most informative science series of recent years, Aubrey Manning's 1998 exploration of geological history.
» Watchdog Healthcheck   (7.30 BBC1). Is the NHS Direct helpline overloaded? And other questions.
University Challenge (8.00 BBC2). Queen's, Cambridge vs. St John's, Oxford.
» Animal ER  (8.30 C5). More stricken animals dealt with by the Royal Veterinary College.
The Sail (8.30 R4). Repeats about HMS Victory , its history and technology.
Nature (9.00 R4). Desert Rhinos of Namibia.
Planets - Brief Encounters (9.50 BBC2, also Thursday same time). A series of ten-minuters building on the computer-generated imagery of 1999's Planets begins with "Voyager", an introduction to the spacecraft launched in 1977 to capture images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and now leaving the solar system. Thursday's programme is about the creation and likely destruction of our solar system.
Everyman Special (10.35 BBC1, 11.25 Wales). On the Solway Harvester 's sinking.
Book at Bedtime: 2001 - A Space Odyssey (10.45 R4). Arthur C. Clarke serialisation continues.


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