5: China. Caving is still mostly the preserve of men, so there's not a woman in sight as a team of cooperative cavers descend one of the world's biggest holes. They are the latest team to come to China at the invitation of the locals to explore the vast limestone labyrinths, but they soon discover that the unexpected is always just around the comer. A Revolution Recordings production Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer Constance St Louis Repeated tomorrow at 7.45pm
Frank Delaney looks at how the computer is learning to speak
English, everybody's English - yours, mine and the millions worldwide for whom it is the one essential foreign language. In the process can computers tell us new facts about our own language? Also, how do football chants originate?
Producer Neil Trevithick
by David Marshall. When financial circumstances force Derrick
Penniman to bring his 18-year-old bride home to live with his mother, the principal question for both women is - whose Derrick is he? His mother feels proprietorial, but Julie is emphatic that it is to her will that Derrick should bend. With Tessa Worsley as Mrs Penniman and Deborah Berlin as Julie.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
by Gwyn Thomas. "I had a suit of 'sub-fuse' made to take my Oxford Finals. During the first four papers, my answers all sloped at an angle, because the right sleeve forced my fist eastward. Read by Andy Rivers. Producer Caroline Saril
Six programmes examining the roles of intelligence services in the 1990s. 3: Clear and Present Danger.
Christopher Andrew reports on the most urgent challenge facing today's spymasters - the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Producer Dennis Sewell
5: Perils of the Flesh. Presented by Stephen Jessel. To what extent are Westerners' fears about disease and maladies merely a mask for prejudice? A look at the experiences of intrepid travellers - from mosquito bites to vampires, with reports from Mark Tully and Annie Caulfield. Producer Noah Richler Rpt
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