Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty
With Jeremy Harris and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With David Winter.
With Cliff Morgan.
Producer Victoria Pennock
With Sandy Gall in Chile and Chris Hawksworth in Peru. Producer Jill Thomas
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With Miles Kington and Edward Enfield. A Tony Staveacre production
Armando lannucci takes some tentative steps into a world of extremes. 3: Getting Better
Producer Brian King
Andrew Marr presents the series which reports on politics around Britain.
Courting Change. An increase in the numbers seeking political redress in the law courts reflects declining public confidence in the political process. Polly Toynbee investigates. Producer Zareer Masani Editor Gwyneth Williams
The international affairs programme which is 40 this year. Producer Tony Grant
Roger White explores the world of personal finance.
4: Whose Company Is It Anyway?
British Gas was privatised in 1982. Over ten years on, shareholders ask: just who runs British business?
Producer Kurt Barling. Rptd Monday 11.30am
5: The Pain of the Mastersons. An improvised saga about the Romantic Poets. With Josie Lawrence ,
Paul Merton , Jim Sweeney , Caroline Quentin , Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson.
Producer Phil Clarke. Rptd Monday at 6.30pm
A topical debate from York examines the role of the Church today. Repeated from yesterday
Bill Bryson scours American history in an attempt to find out why Americans talk and behave differently from us.
2: Becoming Americans. The birth of a new nation.
Producer Brian King
Dramatised by Berlie Dochertyfrom her novel about two youngsters who face an unplanned pregnancy. with Siriol Jenkins. John Fleming , Geraldine Fitzgerald , Philip Anthony , Sandra James
Young, Julian Rhind Tutt , Barry J Gordon and Jill Graham
Director Sally Avens. First broadcast on Radio 5
A six-part portrait of Northern Ireland. 2: Neighbours. The sometimes strained relationship with Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Producer Louis Edmondson
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm
Presented by Alun Lewis.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tues 8.00pm
Reporter Gerald Butt. Repeated from Tuesday
The work of six imprisoned writers. 2: Almost 15 years ago the poet Alaide Foppa de Solorzano disappeared in Guatemala City.
Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya introduces some of her work. Producer Neil Trevithick
Comic Mark Steel returns for a new four-part series of alternative solutions. Repeated from yesterday
In the last of the series, Robert Robinson hears about the life of Honorary Consuls on the Costa Blanca. Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd Thur 11.30pm
The Laughing Boy
When Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921 he remarked that he may have signed his own death warrant. As Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts start filming the story in Dublin, Gerard Stembridge looks at the controversial figure.
Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan. Rptd Fn 9.30pm
A sequence of programmes to commemorate the beginning of the nuclear age. At 2.45am on 6 August 1945 a Boeing B-29 carrying an untested uranium bomb took off from the US airbase at Tinan. At 8.14am the bomb was dropped above the city of Hiroshima, killing 70,000 people and injuring 80,000. Editor Alastair Wilson
News from the East
Memories of 6 August 1945 from eyewitnesses of the explosion.
8.00 The Birth of the Bomb
John Slater explores how for two years Britain led the race to build the Bomb. A Pier/Black Hill production
Followed by The Pilot's Tale. Col Paul Tibbets recalls events 32,000 feet above Hiroshima.
8.25 Hiroshima: Listening to Incense Richard Pascoe plays Japanese professor Arata Osada who compiled eyewitness accounts from children who had survived the Bomb. Kerry
Crabbe has woven their testimony into a recreation of the day.
Director Janet Whitaker Revised repeat Followed by A Hidden Agenda?
Professor John Erickson asks if the bombs were intended to subdue Stalin as well as the Japanese.
9.15 A Path to Salvation
Former POWs recall the dramatic impact the Bomb had on their lives. Producer Alastair Wilson
9.40 What H?
Christopher Andrew asks what if D-
Day had failed and we were still at war with Germany when the A-bomb became available in 1945? Producer Ian Bell
Followed by a reading of Einstein's 's Monsters by Martin Amis.
10.00 Aldermaston Days
Former CND marchers discuss their days on the Great West Road. Producer Alastair Wilson
Followed by Burt the Turtle. What to do in case of nuclear attack.
10.35 Bunker Mentality
Christopher Lee explores fifty years of British Civil Defence. Producer Julia Shaw
Followed by Requirements in the Shelter. A poem by Adrian Mitchell.
11.05 Cold Wargames
The Cold War as experienced by British squaddies based in West Germany. Producer Lindsay Leonard
11.25 On the Brink
Alexander MacLeod looks at the Cuban
Missile Crisis of 22 October 1962. Producer Paul Bajoria