Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy lifts the lid on the life assurance business.
3: The Icing on the Cake Director Patrick Rayner
The status symbols of a modern housewife after the Second World War were a washing machine and a sturdy Kenwood mixer. Mr Kenneth Wood will be celebrating his mixer's 50th birthday on the programme this morning. Serial: Air and Angels (8) For details see Monday
In the last programme of the current series, chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers Ruth Dudley Edwards and Simon Shaw to solve the mystery of "Dead Broads Don't Talk". With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane.
Producer Ann Jobson
By Anne Caulfield. With Linus Roache as Mark and Lenny Henry as Tony. When two childhood friends are reunited, their friendship begins to crack under the strain of secrets and lies.
Director Sally Avens
Tony a child:
Mark a child:
if you see a Coke can in a movie, is it there for the sake of authenticity or is it advertising? Paul Allen discusses product placement in the arts and also discovers the music of Greek singer, Maria Farantori. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
1: Take My Wife - Please!
Joy Behar traces the roots of stand-up comedy to the Catskill Mountains, where only comics who got laughs got paid, to find out how the likes of Billy Crystal and Woody Allen learned their trade. Plus an exclusive interview with New York's funniest rabbi. Producer Hamish Mykura
In the early sixities, a youthful
Ray Gosling turned up in Soho in search of la vie boheme. He was too late. Gone were the days when the pubs of Htzrovia were a magnet for artists and writers, and life was characterised by alcoholic and sexual excess. Now
Gosling assembles a cast of old Fitzrovians to rake over the extraordinary wartime heyday - and subsequent decline - of London's Bohemia.
Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat
Trading A way Our Differences Global free trade may boost the world's economic prosperity - but does it also destroy distinctive cultures and ways of life? Ngaire
Woods asks whether protectionism can be justified in order to preserve social and cultural diversity. Producer Anthony Dworkin
Repeated Sunday at 4.15pm
Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 6: Le Mot Juste. Will the storming of the Bastille finally dampen Beaumarchais' spirits?
With Alex Lowe. Kim Wall and Christopher Scott
Director Marion Nancarrow
Barber and Figaro:
Market women JOANNA:
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