The news of 50 years ago today. Two Jewish terrorists commit suicide in a Jerusalem prison a few hours before they are due to be hanged. Here at home, the first photo-finish camera is used at Epsom race course.
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Love Invents Us is the new novel by American writer Amy Bloom. She talks about love, desire and what it is like to be 17 and know that you have to touch that body or die.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the 12th episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady. For details see yesterday
The programme that deals with matters psychological and psychiatric. Professor Anthony Clare gets into the motorist's mind to find out what safer cars do to our driving. Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm
Six programmes in which
Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.
4: The Naming of Parts
How to name something new - with Professor Steven Jones on genes and molecules - something secret - with codebreaker Meredith Gardner , who uncovered atomic spies - something sweet-smelling -with Parisian perfume - and something old - with the world of falconry. Producer Matt Thompson
In the first of an eight-part series, Brian Kay talks to Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel , whose meteoric rise to international success has embraced the worlds of opera, the concert hall, and recorded lieder and songs.
Producer Ray Abbott
Paul Vaughan reads the long-awaited new novel from the reclusive
American author Thomas Pynchon and joins Harry Ritchie for a tour around the last remnants of the British Empire.
Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
By Bernard MacLaverty.
A lonely and bored housewife has the added frustration of a blocked chimney. She calls the sweep. Maybe he is the answer to all her problems. Read by Susie Kelly. Producer Myrtle Johnston
The final episode of a six-part drama by Simon Brett. Starring and Two at a Time. Victoria is convinced that Anna is having a secret affair. Meanwhile, Charlotte is heading for a fall.
Producer Ann Jobson Repeat
Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives. 1: George Melly recalls performing and partying all night, tumbling out at dawn, long walks through dark city streets, his time as a nightwatch during the war, and his passion for fishing at night. With music by Bessie Smith , Cab Calloway and Musorgsky, and words by Charles Dickens , Louis Aragon and Philip Larkin.
Producer Richard Bannerman Repeat
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