Icons of the 20th Century (12 noon C5). Leadership – Hitler, Mao, Che Guevara, et al.
All the Rage (1.30 R4). David Owen Norris on the music of the early 1600s, including a song by John Donne.
David Starkey’s Henry VIII (3.00 History Channel). As opposed to Simon Schama’s? (See Monday).
The Teaching Awards 2000 (4.10 BBC1). Coverage of the annual awards ceremony.
Adventures in Poetry (4.30 R4). Well-known poems explored by QMW’s Peggy Reynolds: this week, Christina Rossetti’s Remember.
Moby Dick (4.40 C5). A made-for-US-television version of Melville classic with Patrick Stewart as Captain Ahab (and Gregory Peck in a lesser role).
Bach Year (4.45 R3). Featuring organist Simon Preston.
Wildlife Showcase: Heartbeat of the Forest (5.00 BBC2). A forest in Southern Spain and its wildlife.
Sunday Feature: The John Tusa Interview (5.45 R3). Photographer Eve Arnold.
The Natural World (6.05 BBC2). "Big Red Roos" – kangaroos in New South Wales.
Changing Stages (7.30 BBC2). Richard Eyre begins a six-part series about the theatre of the last hundred years, with the shadow of the bard. The first part is a mini-anthology of British Shakespearean productions, from the first filmed performance (Beerbohm Tree in King John, 1899) via Harley Granville-Barker, John Gielgud (giving one of his last interviews before he died earlier this year); Laurence Olivier to Peter Brook, Peter Hall and Trevor Nunn.
The Building of the Year: The Stirling Prize 2000 (8.00 C4). Live announcement of the winner. All the shortlisted buildings can be seen at the Channel 4 BoY website.
Never Never (9.00 C4, also Monday 9.00). New drama by ace writer Tony Marchant, whose Holding On for BBC TV was one of the drama highlights of 1997 (and who did a pretty good adaptation of Great Expectations last year).
Superhuman (9.10 BBC1). "Killers into Cures". Robert Winston on viruses, bacteria and the microbes that are being used to counter the effect of allergies.
Panorama (10.15 BBC1). Child abuse scandals, and especially those involving the Roman Catholic church in Wales.
World Routes: Silk and Bamboo ( 11.00 R3). The start of a series on China’s musical traditions, including performance on the qin.
Ultimate Questions (11.15 ITV). "Fundamental issues" will be debated under the chairmanship of Martyn Lewis: other participants are not revealed.
The Rest is History (12.15 BBC2). Mark Lawson with a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Simon Schama’s series (see Wednesday BBC2) – first shown on BBC Knowledge last month.
The Sky at Night (1.30 am BBC1). Late-night discussion of Project Darwin, the plan to search for extra-solar planets using several spacecraft. With Alan Penny of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Patrick Moore.