In a six-part series, Jimmy Tarbuck plunders the comedy archives and, with Rhona Cameron , listens to the way different generations of comics and comedy-writers have treated particular subjects. The pair also compare their own experiences. Part 2. Producer Bruce Hyman
The popular panel game which explores words and language.
Chairman Peter Hobday welcomes guests Graham Norton , Jim Tavare , Susan Jeffreys and Richard Vranch. Written by Ged Parsons
Producer Mark Tonderai Repeat
With Alex Jennings as the Captain and Paul Rhys as Wilfred Owen.
Peter Wolf 's play, inspired by Owen's remarkable First World War poem, dramatises events leading up to Owen's death on the eve of the Armistice. with Frances Jeater , Giles Fagan. Ben Crowe , Harry Myers , Tilly Gaunt and Geoffrey Whitehead. Music by Norbert Zehm Director Cherry Cookson
Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch finally reveals why organ music is so boring, how to play instruments without practising, and how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose. This week, The World's Most Beautiful Music with Alistair McGowan. Producer Richard Edis
Michael Buerk , Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests on the moral and ethical issues behind one of the week's controversies.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Five years ago, nations surrounding the North Sea were shamed by a report describing how they were polluting their own back yard. But Brussels, the city which is pointing the finger, turns out to be one of the worst offenders.
Presenter Guy Linley Adams. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
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