Stealing the Glory: The Conquest of the North Pole (11.00 am R4). About the Black explorer Matthew Henson.
Call My Bluff (12.30 BBC2). What’s Susan Greenfield doing here?
Animal Sanctuary (7.30 BBC1). Conservationists on Mauritius, with John Craven.
The Countryside Debates (8.00 R4). First of three programmes on the decline of the countryside comes from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.
History of Britain (8.00 UK Horizons). Repeats of Simon Schama’s series begin here. (The second part of the history, going beyond Elizabeth I, is not likely before March at the earliest, I’m told.)
Raising the Dead (8.00 C5, also Thurs same time). Persistent vegetative states (PVS), and some of the people who have recovered from it.
Victorian Week: Scandalous Women (9.00 BBC2). The stories of (among others) Lady Harriett Mordaunt, one of the Prince of Wales’s lovers, prostitution campaigner Josephine Butler, and Caroline Norton, who fought for property rights for divorcing women.
Reel Victorians (9.50 BBC2, also Thurs and Fri). First-hand accounts of Victorian life.
Signs of Life (9.00 R4). First in new series of docudramas is about Alzheimer’s Disease and features expert Richard Harvey and carers.
Sound of the City (9.00 R2). Charlie Gillett begins a series on the musical styles of different cities, beginning with New Orleans.
Clive Anderson’s Conspiracies (12 midnight BBC Choice). New series exploring great conspiracy theories of the twentieth century.
Superhuman (1.45 am BBC1). Three more episodes from Robert Winston’s series.
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