Melvyn Bragg continues his look at ideas and events which have influenced our time. This week, he is joined by philosopher Mary Midgely and astronomer John Gribbin.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm
Christopher Lee 's new six-part thriller. 2: Inspector Guscott has asked his old friends from MI6 to help discreetly in his latest murder investigation. with Dudley Sutton. Sheila Reid , Sue Jones-Davies, Tom Cotcher , Alistair McGowan and Neil Conrich. Producer Pete Atkin Repeated Sunday 8pm
2: Condemn'd for Piracy. In which the real-life trial of the notorious female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read gets a little out of hand. with Robin Bailey , Geoffrey Whitehead , Gavin Muir. Stephen Critchlow. Harry Myers and Amanda Gordon. For details see yesterday
On Bonfire Night, Trevor Phillips talks to two experts in explosives technology about the development of new explosive compounds which will have a wide variety of uses. Producer Bruce Whitney-Low
Sarah Parkinson 's six-part drama serial follows Kate and Cindy's friendship through the years.
2: The Lady Vanishes. The girls become tea ladies in an old people's home. with Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Toby Longworth and Cherry Morris. Producer Liz Anstee
Feature-makers from four countries tell stories which transcend international boundaries. Kev the Head. Johann Gabrielsson talks to those who witnessed the rise and fall of Kevin Brennan, the Australian who was a surfing genius at the age of 15. Producer Johann Gabrielsson
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