2/3 Kate Humble gets closer to the Sun than she has ever been before. (R)
How virtual patients help medical students with their bedside manners
BBC World Service Online
There is a warning to farmers after an unlicensed gangmaster is jailed for seven years.
BBC Radio 4
Chris Packham presents the water rail.
25/35 How the Crinan Canal cut journey times for boats travelling up the west coast of Scotland. (R)
Documentary on Comet ISON, which was hoped to be the most spectacular comet in many years. (R)
12/12 Fred visits Warwick Castle, Workington Steel Works and Kilhope Lead Mining Museum. (R)
3/5 There is tragedy at the rescue centre when a newly arrived baby fights for its life. (R)
BBC Two Scotland
3/5 The explorers have a close encounter with a giant python. (R)
BBC Two except Scotland
Laurie discusses a landmark study into communities. Also, pockets in Papua New Guinea.
The results of the harsh weather during the winter of 2012 in the Scottish mountains.
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only
Gaia Vince asks if geoengineering by blocking the sun could stop the earth warming up.
6/7 What draws humans to the coldest and most hostile reaches of our planet? (R)
Thursday 12 December 2013