A six-part series looking forthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 2: The Tory Party Split. This programme revisits the scene of a split in the Conservatives which left the party shut out of powerforthree decades. Contributors include
Michael Ancram , John Fortune , Michael Gove , Boyd Hilton and Emma Nicholson.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at9. 30pm
The second of a series in which Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers that tell us how to feel, react and move.
Beta-endorphins. Claudia Hammond finds out whether endorphins are responsible forthe high obtained by exercise and how they work as natural pain-killers. Producer Marya Burgess
In Michela Wrong's vivid account of the history of Zaire, Congo president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz, the enigmatic subject of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness (read in Book at Bedtime tonight at 10.45pm). Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
The Cane Toad - Pest in Paradise. Since being introduced to Queensland in 1935 to combat an agricultural pest. the cane toad has begun to spread across Australia's Northern Territory.
Emma Rigney investigates how new technology and research might provide the information scientists need to control this most prolific of pests. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
A series looking at Workers' Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live to factories all over Britain. Winds of Change. Afterthe war, Workers' P/ayt/me was still entertaining audiences around Britain and still broadcasting live. Those who took part in the shows talk about their experiences. Presented byMervyn Stutter. Producer Jayne Gibson
Six-part series examining pieces of music known fortheir emotional impact. 4: Zadok. Zadokthe priest and Nathan the prophet were two of the lesser-known characters from the Old Testament, until Handel wrote this anthem forthe coronation of George II. Composer Guy Wolfenden and conductors Robert King and Simon Halsey explain why it has became a favourite for choral societies and church Choirs throughout the world. Producer Rosie Boulton
Kicking the habit is a fantastic feeling. Your whole life suddenly opens up. But what about the people who kept you going throughout the bad years; the partner who put up with all the rubbish? Ed Jones 's drama takes a darkly humorous look at how a relationship survives change.
Director Polly Thomas
The programme that examines queries and concerns about the environment, presented by Richard Daniel. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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A sketch show about modern life for the more mature mind. Starring Eleanor Bron , Paula Wilcox ,
Roger Blake and Clive Swift , with live music from Neil Innes , and Ronnie Gold and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams
By Stewart Conn. 2: Ellen agrees to teach Joseph the grocery boy to read in exchange for his teaching Gordon about the animals and people of South Africa. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
A new three-part series looking at the relationship between faith and the state in three countries.
1: Egypt- Modem Islam. The Egyptian government has staked its economic and political destiny on being a moderate Islamic state. Yet recently there has been a visible resurgence of interest in Islam on the streets of Cairo which may prove hard to manipulate. Presented by Mike Wooldridge. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Many people worry about being anaesthetised, even though the alternative is far worse. Presuming such fear to be due to ignorance of how anaesthetics work, Dr Graham Easton investigates how anaesthetists can be compared to airline pilots, why Queen Victoria is famous for her use of anaesthetics and how we can all look forward to a pain-free future. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
First in a series in which comedian Dominic Holland inspects the comic minutiae of life. Written and performed by Dominic Holland , with Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito
Four programmes celebrating the art of the lyricist. 1: Style and Sincerity. A look at the English style of writing lyrics for songs. With John Moffatt. Written and compiled by David Benedictus. Producer Enid Williams
Pianist and musical director Michael Haslam. (R)
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