This week on the trail of the world's oldest joke. Along the way, Dr Christopher Andrew and two schoolboy companions discover battlefield puns of a thousand years ago, "nudge nudge, wink wink" gags from medieval monks, and the funny sides of the Bible, to the Romans and the ancient Egyptians. In a Paleolithic cave they find a 15,000-year-old joke ... which would still raise a laugh in any playground. Producer Ian Bell
In Sex and the British, Paul Ferris looks at rapidly changing sexual mores in the 20th century. He talks to Nigel Forde , who also explores how novelists increasingly intrude on their characters' sex lives. Michael Arditti 's first novel The Celibate provides an antidote, and a new biography by Jenny Uglow examines the life of a chronicler of Victorian society Mrs Gaskell.
Producer Sally Marmion.
A false alarm!
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies.
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Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Lady Anson, Chairwoman of the Association of District
Councils; Ann Clwyd ,
MP, Shadow National Heritage Secretary; Graham Mather ,
President of the European Policy Forum; and the Rt Hon John MacGregor , MP, Secretary of State for Transport, tackle the issues raised in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Producer Nick Utechin
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