Credo (ITV, 6 pm). The recent short series on cults, culminating in a slap on the wrist for the pernicious Masons, avoided the normal mouthing of silly platitudes thought suitable for Sunday viewing. This week is the first of two programmes on Northern Ireland, or Ulster as they call it. This week, Catholics, including interviews with Fr Michael Collins. who buried hunger-striker Patsy 0 Hasa, Fr Denis Faul and Fr Anthony Malvey, who for some reason does not like the IRA.
Gain' Coconuts(BBCI, 7.25 pm). Another chance to see the 1978 comedy thriller starring "normal" MorMons Donny and Marie Osmond. 500 days indulgence.
Cosmos (BBC], 10.20 pm) A man called Carl Sagan investigates a giant fireball which exploded in Siberia in 1908. Patrick Moore did exactly the same last week. only at midnight.
Mozart: The Last Decade (BBC2, 9.55 pm) wine Kleine Nachtmusik and the Prague Symphony, number 38 in 13, played by the Academy of Ancient Music. Mozart in season, Centre Court at the Old Bailey, Catholic Herald every week. Very Sandersons, very Tom Castro.
Christians Under Fire (Thames, 11.30) Last week's edition of this ecclesiastical Just-a-minute featured a cast of thousands on day release from the human zoo. There was a serious question to which no one addressed himself'. Tobby Rowe, the punk rocker bth Former would presumably not be allowed to appear in his Christmas-tree attire even in Holland Park Comprehensive. which he has probably left by now, since this was recorded last year. But it all adds up to the circus atmosphere.
This week it is the old troupers Anna Coote and Jack Dominian, helped out by a Lesbian, two feminists, a single parent and other representatives of our multi-cultural society talking about Marriage. Next week, the Papacy, which is good value, I can assure you. Dick Taverne is the presenter, for no obvious reason except that he is out of a job in Parliament.
English Cathedrals and their music (Friday, 3.55 pm) Chichester.
The Gallows in my Garden (Saturday, 8.30 pm) A play based on the controversy between Chesterton and Belloc and Wells and Shaw,
Bestseller (Saturday, 10.15 pm) The Wind in the Willows, published in 1908.
Breezy Goes It Bomb (Friday, 3.2 pm) A play about a man who tries to get his factory in Northern Ireland blown up to collect the insurance money. Funny, Je crois, though you may not.