The Sky at Night (11.35 am BBC2). Project Darwin, the plan to search for extra-solar planets using several spacecraft. With Alan Penny of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Patrick Moore (repeat from the weekend before last). » Sky at Night
The Century Speaks (2.30 R4). "Crime and the Law" - extracts from the BBC’s oral archive of the twentieth century. » BBC Oral History archive
Correspondent (6.55 BBC2). "When Peace Died". Jane Corbin interviews families and negotiators about the current Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. (For a more individual view, see David Hare’s Via Dolorosa on Sunday night) » Correspondent
House Detectives (7.40 BBC2). A Berwickshire round house - Regency or earlier? » House Detectives
Archive Hour: The Railway Station (8.00 R4). Jeffrey Richards (Lancaster University) on the terminus as starting point for writers and artists. (First of two repeats)
Secrets of the Ancients (8.10 BBC2). Repeat series (also re-run earlier this month on UK Horizons!) begins with Robin Knox-Johnston trying to sail a Viking ship.
Days in the Life (8.55 BBC2). Three programmes about three "life-changing days" from Britain’s recent cultural past begins by recalling the August 1970 rock festival on the Isle of Wight. The other two documentaries are from the 1960s: the Battle of Grosvenor Square (1968) and the 1965 Albert Hall poetry "happening".
Telling Tales (9.45 BBC2). Alan Bennett continues (also Wed 9.45 BBC2).
The Wire (9.45 R3). A new series of contemporary plays begins with Feed Me by Mark Ravenhill.
Watching (10.35 BBC2). Tom Sutcliffe on cinema’s awkward relationship with television.