Six programmes in which Leslie Forbes stalks the streets of European cities with crime writers who use the city as a backdrop for their books. 1: Amsterdam. Janwillem van de Wetering, ex-policeman turned Zen Buddhist turned crime novelist, revisits his old beat in the red-light district of this notoriously liberal city. Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd on Sun 5.00pm
Jenni Murray meets Betty Parsons , whose groundbreaking techniques have transformed the act of childbirth. Serial: Lions and Liquorice. Michael Maloney reads the first part of Kate Fenton 's comedy of love and manners. Abridged in 12 parts by Monica Grey. For details see yesterday
South Africa v England
Coverage of the first day's play in the Fifth Test at Newlands, Cape Town. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Gerald de Kock and Neil Manthorp. Including at
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Jeremy Nicholas visits the homes of well known personalities to explore their record collection with them. In the last of the series, his host is Robert Hardy. Producer Jessica Isaacs. Rptd Sat 11.00pm
With Daire Brehan. Old Stagers. Frank Wilson explores the tensions between old-style variety artistes and the new stars of TV soaps who try to upstage each other in panto. Editor Sharon Banoff PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: email@example.com
As new light is shed on The Origin of Species, Paul Vaughan examines the relationship between culture and evolution and talks to contemporary artists responding to Darwin's mammoth work.
Producer Erika Wright. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
A four-part series on the origins and the results of recent public policies.
1: The Channel Tunnel. It was finished late. ItSjeost has more than doubled.
It's not paying its debts. Peter Jay on what went wrong with the Chunnel. Producer David Dickinson
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