(All times pm unless stated.)
Natural Design (8.00 am, repeated 11.00 am, 2.00, 5.00, 8.00. BBC Knowledge). The parallels between design in evolution and manufacture.
Thinking Allowed (4.00 R4). Laurie Taylor’s guests include Lee Monaghan, on bodybuilding, drugs and risk.
Tomorrow’s World (7.00 BBC1). Including an item on new technology for exploring the oceans – Bob Ballard’s underwater lab off the coast of Florida.
The Money Programme (7.30 BBC2). The decline of Marks and Spencer.
Do Animals … Do Maths? (10.50 am BBC Knowledge, repeated 1.50, 4.50, 7.50). How experiments may prove that animals can calculate.
Air Sick (8.00 C5). Does travelling by plane make you ill?
The Moral Maze (8.00 R4). Three academics (Ian Hargreaves, David Cook and David Starkey) and two journalists (Janet Daley and Michael Buerk) return to argue about something topical.
Frontiers (9.00 R4). Have scientists at the European Laboratory for Nuclear Physics discovered firm evidence for the existence of the Higgs particle? And if they haven’t, will the Americans?
A History of Britain by Simon Schama (9.00 BBC2). Part six, "Burning Convictions", considers 1500 to 1558: the Reformation, the reaction and the relevant monarchs (Henry VIII, Edward VI and his sister Mary). Elizabeth will be the subject of the following programme, after which the Schamathon takes a break until after Christmas.
Twenty Minutes: A Forgotten Diary (9.50 R3). Irish patriot Wolfe Tone’s writings celebrated by Declan Kiberd of University College Dublin.