TV & radio guide - Tuesday

January 2, 2001

Adventures in Science (9.30 am R4). Ben Silburn on volcanoes.
Sweet Charities (3.45 R4 and for rest of week). Ray Gosling on some lesser known charities, beginning with the Bee Research Association. Others are the Northumbrian Language Society (Wed), the Bakers’ Benevolent Society (Thurs) and the Polite Society (Fri).
Belief (7.00  R3). Joan Bakewell series continues. Tonight, James Macmillan, composer.
The Secret Life of Japan: Virtual Japan (7.05 C4). Waldemar Januszczak looks at Japanese technological innovation.
Great Expectations (7.30 BBC2, also Wed 7.30). Tony Marchant’s adaptation, revived for BBC2’s Victorian week.
The Consultants (8.00 R4). The life and work of hospital consultants. First of two programmes.
Servants of Evil (8.00 UK Horizons). World War Two from a German perspective. First of a series begins with the fighting on the Russian front.
Driving Mum Crazy (8.30 C5). Last in series that seems to be an extended commercial for the beneficial effects of Ritalin.
Islam: Revolution and Reform (8.30 World Service, repeated Wed 2.30 am). Four-part series by Jane Little begins in Iran, where the winds of reform are detected.
The 1940s House (8.30 C4, also Thurs 9.00). A new series, a new "living experiment" – in this one, a Yorkshire family experience domestic life as it was lived in wartime Britain.
Case Notes (9.00 R4). How to give up smoking.
Sword of Honour
(9.00 C4, also Wednesday 9.00). New dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh’s trilogy (his best work?), adapted by William Boyd.
Fred Dibnah’s Victorian Heroes
(9.05 BBC2). They are three engineers: Robert Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and William Armstrong.
The Mayfair Set
(9.50 am BBC Knowledge, also 12.50, 3.50, 6.50). Re-runs of Adam Curtis’s award-winning series from 1999, interpreting recent history via four key members of the Clermont Club, Mayfair. First up is mercenary leader (and SAS founder) David Stirling and his influence on British foreign policy.

 

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