(All times pm unless stated.)
Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time (9.00 am R4). Discussing evolutionary psychology, with Steven Rose and Nicholas Humphrey.
Crossing Continents (11.00 am R4). Ugandan rebels.
EUtopia: Fighting for Peace (1.30, repeated 3.30, 5.30, 7.30 BBC Knowledge). Conscription and the problems of getting the right kinds of recruit for present-day military forces, in Finland and the Netherlands. Continuing the documentary series on Europe whose earlier episodes were shown on BBC2.
Music Restored (4.00 R3). Music historian Mary O’Neill on the troubadours of 12th- and 13th-century France.
The Material World (4.30 R4). Geoff Short (York) and Mike Lockwood (Rutherford Appleton Lab) on the aurora borealis.
The Mystery of the Missing U-Boat (8.00 C4). A U-boat wreck discovered off the New Jersey coast (repeat).
The Secret KGB Abduction Files (8.00 C5). UFOs, aliens, the pyramids, the KGB… No, I don’t believe it either, but apparently it’s all true.
Seeds of Hate (8.00 R4). Can Bosnia come to terms with its immediate past?
In Business (8.30 R4). Government and the web.
The Battle for Midway (9.00 C4). Another wreck on Channel 4, and another programme with Bob Ballard (who also features in Wednesday’s Tomorrow’s World). This one’s a National Geographic film about him investigating warships sunk in World War Two’s Battle of Midway.
Horizon: Vanished – The Plane That Disappeared (9.00 BBC2). A British passenger plane that crashed in the Andes in 1947 has only just been discovered: what have scientists found out from its wreckage? Find out more from the Horizon website.
Night Waves (9.30 R3). The future of the theatre, with Richard Eyre and others (Eyre starts a history of the last 100 years in the theatre, Changing Stages, on November 5).
Britain at War in Colour (10.00 ITV). The Second World War was not fought in black and white after all: a compilation of colour footage of the home front from the start of the war to 1942. (The first of three programmes.)
Open Science (from 12.30 am BBC2). Beginning with Final Frontier , with Ian Stewart and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees on the six-number universe. Plus the latest in space with Alexandra Barnett. Take a look at the Open Science website.