Sue MacGregor brings together the campaigning team that steered Margaret Thatcher to victory in 1979 and lets them reflect on their achievements and the doubts they had about the chances of a woman becoming prime minister. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am
Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. 5: Alison has a new boyfriend. Patrick is delighted but will the others take to her new man? Cast includes Duncan Preston and Penny Downie. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Emily Buchanan goes back in time to reassess key moments in history as broadcast by English-language radio stations around the world. From the woman who found the first dinosaur bones in New Zealand to the unfinished war in Korea, Buchanan asks if history can teach us any lessons.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
For more than a century, some of the most notorious criminals stood trial at the Old Courthouse in Lambeth. But now, where punishment was once meted out, the Jamyang Buddhist Community is offering to pass on kindness and support as they attempttomeettheneedsofthoseworkingand living in the area. Steve Chalke finds out how ancient Tibetan Buddhism is being made accessible to a western urban culture. Producer Sandra Sykes
5: MrsPicano 's Bakery by Celia Bryce. When Mr Picano loses his job, his wife's bakery starts to suffer until, that is, the arrival of a strange visitor in the garden. Read by Kathryn Dimery. For details see Monday
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Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry.
Producer Mario Stylianides Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Margate, Kent, puts questions to a panel that includes writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer and the chief executive of the Wireless Group and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie.
ProducerAnne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm
By Sarah Daniels. "It's not dying that hurts. Death is nothing, it's gone. It's living that's painful. Being allowed to breathe, to be true to yourself with every heartbeat - that's what matters." After suffering from cancer, Tania Ashton has fallen into a coma and her family brace themselves for her death. But to the surprise of the medical staff at the hospice she continues to live. What is keeping her alive?
Director Karen Rose (R)
7: Irritation. Presenter Matthew Parris enjoys being irritated by Today. The novelist Patrick Neate muses about whether irritation is a peculiarly middle-
England, middle-aged, middle-class sort of emotion. Ros Taylor of The Guardian believes it's a particularly female feeling, whilejournalist Martin Freeman argues that nothing is more irritating than his Size-ten feet. Producer Peter Everett
6: Tales from My African Home. Storytelling is an age-old method of sharing life, passing lessons and messages down through generations of people, especially in the African culture. This programme highlights the importance of storytelling and how it has been revived in Leicester. Producer Helen Cockle
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