Mastercrafts BBC2, 9pm The manufacture of glass was introduced to
Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, around the same time
that Christianity took off. The two developments became entwined as
stained glass was used to tell Bible stories to the largely illiterate
congregation attending the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages. It
usually takes around five years to become skilled in the art of stained
glass, but Abigail Ross, James Wignall and Valerie Rolls have just six
weeks to master the basics.
QI BBC1, 8.30pm Grease, or rather Greek is the word in this
week's show as national treasure Stephen Fry poses more clever
teasers in the hope of stumping his guests Clive Anderson, Phill
Jupitus, Rich Hall and regular panellist Alan Davies. It promises to be
an unmissable half hour, even if the new 8.30pm slot has left some fans
gnashing their teeth. Fry and company have to mind their Ps and Qs a
little more in the pre-watershed timeslot, which may muffle some of
their comic edge.