Melvyn Bragg continues his look at ideas and events which have influenced our time. This week, his guests include historian Sir Michael Howard and broadcaster and author
Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated at 9.30pm
The last of five programmes assessing the work and lives of amateur scientists. Plumber Steve Etcher is also a respected palaeontologist who has made many important discoveries. Presented by Anna Grayson. Producer Neil George
I Need Thee Every Hour (I Need Thee); 1 Peter 2, wl5-17; How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn);
Soften My Heart, Lord (Kendrick); 0
Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.
Christopher Lee's new six-part thriller stars Christopher Benjamin and Amanda Redman, with Dudley Sutton as the decidedly non-PC DCI Guscott.
1: A murder on Brighton beach looks like yet another drugs-related killing.... or does it?
With Sheila Reid, Neil Conrich, Stuart Organ and Brian Bowles.
DS Gwen Jenkins:
By Vivienne Allen. In the Armstrong household, all ears are tuned to the radio to hear the progress of Ruth Ellis 's appeal against a death sentence. For young Helen, these events threaten to encroach on a homely Norfolk childhood. With Lisa Ellis , Marlene Sidaway , Simon J Williamson , Maria McClagon and Maryann Turner. Director John Taylor
Compound telescopes will help us to see further into space than ever. Trevor Phillips asks if this will bring us closer to understanding the universe's origins. Producer John Watkins
Sarah Parkinson 's six-part series follows Kate and Cindy's friendship from their initial meeting as students in Brighton to first jobs and settling down. 1: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth. Carla Mendonca and Neil Mullarkey Producer Liz Anstee
Feature-makers from four countries tell stories which transcend international boundaries. Waltonsteins. When
Canadian actor and comedienne Franny Sheridan brings her show to Ottawa, it is a performance which lifts the lid on an extraordinary 50-year-old family secret. Producer Lynda Shorten
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