PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 12:00am

Evolution: Darwin's Dangerous Idea

Pearl, 8pm

For 21 years, Charles Darwin (above) kept his theory of evolution secret from all but a few friends. He confided to one: 'It is like confessing to a murder.' Evolution interweaves the drama of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research to show why, today, Darwin's dangerous idea matters more than ever.

Plague On The Western Front

Pearl, 9.30pm

Why did a seemingly harmless flu outbreak in the last years of World War I turn into an epidemic, responsible for the death of millions? Though largely forgotten in the years that followed, the outbreak is now being studied intensely by microbiologists and epidemiologists, at the behest of the World Health Organisation, for the clues it may hold to future world flu epidemics.

From House To Home

Pearl, 9pm

The task of turning a typical family house into a stylish home moves to the spare room. In this week's episode, Sarah Beeny and Oliver Heath tackle dual-purpose design. They provide an easy to follow guide for creating a study that can double up as a guest bedroom as the team considers and applies basic design principles such as colour, storage and furniture. Plus there's plenty of other advice on hand including one-room living, working with patterns and a guide to avoiding the most common design disasters.

The Practice

Star World, 10pm

Set in Boston, The Practice centres around the attorneys of Donnell, Young, Dole And Frutt. To these lawyers, every case is important, every client worth a fight to the bitter end and legal manoeuvring is the firm's modus operandi. Returning to the courtroom are Dylan McDermott (above), Michael Badalucco, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Steve Harris, Camryn Manheim, Marla Sokoloff, Kelli Williams, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Ron Livingston joins the cast as assistant district attorney Alan Lowe. This season, Jimmy resorts to desperate measures to deal with his escalating gambling problem. Among the guest stars making an appearance this season are Charles S Dutton, John Larroquette, Gabrielle Anwar, Dorian Harewood and Larry King.