Six programmes in which Leslie Forbes stalks the meaner streets of various
European cities with crime writers who use them as a backdrop for their books. 5: Sassari. A judge with a none-too-clean record is brought from the mainland to investigate a murder in Sardinia's second city. Leslie Forbes sits in judgement over his creator, SalvatoreMannuzzu.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Rptd Sun 5.00pm
Russell Davies presents a six-part series of the programme about words and the way we speak.
2: Hits and Misses. What happens when the name of a product means one thing in one language and something different in another?
Russell Davies explores the world of linguistic collisions. Producer Emma Kingsley
Take Me to Your Leader. In the third of four programmes, Dr John Gribbin discusses the paradoxes of creating a convincing alien. With writers of space fiction including Doris Lessing , Gwyneth Jones , Paul McAuley and Lisa Tuttle. Producers Sara Davies and Sally Marmion
Haitink Bernard Haitink is one of the world's leading conductors. As he undertakes a celebration of Mahler symphonies in Amsterdam, he talks to
Charles Haziewood about his opera repertoire and his association with the European Union Youth Orchestra. Producer John Boundy Rpt
Paul Vaughan reads about sightings of the Virgin Mary in Cumbria in Nicholas Mosley 's new book Children of Darkness and Light, and the Tricycle Theatre stages Two Trains Running,
August Wilson's play about the fight to save a Pittsburgh diner threatened by a 60s renovation project.
Producer Robyn Read. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
JOURNEYS INTO SPACE
Lucy Flannery 's six-part sitcom about local government.
3: His Worship Robin Whittaker has to chair his first council meeting and he's scared witless. With Nelson David , John Duttine , James Grout , Rosy Fordham, Nick Hardy , Howard Lew
Lewis, Toby Longworth , Jan Ravens ,
Vivienne Rochester, June Whitfield and Sally Grace.
Producer Liz Anstee Rpt
The Reith Lecturer Interview
This year's lecturer is Jean Aitchison, Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University.
In her series The Language Web she will be exploring the evolution of language, the unlimited possibilities it provides, and its hidden snares.
Tonight, she talks to John Wells about her own interest in words.
Producer Tessa Watt
See This Week: page 10
Tony Wilkinson presents a week in the life of six British streets.
2: The Podium, Barbican. This raised walkway is the main street of Britain's most sophisticated urban village, the Barbican in the City of London. A Tony Wilkinson production.
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