Claudia Hammond presents a beginner's guide to hormones.
2: Growth Hormone. There is now an increasing demand from parents for healthy children to be given growth hormones to make them taller. Producer Jane O'Rourke
Paul Simon presents a series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 2: From the disappearing Norsemen of Greenland to the outbreak of the French Revolution - a look at the Ice Age. Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Greg Proops presents a four-part series on the history of modern
American stand-up comedy. He takes us back to the Second World War and the emergence of a new breed of post-vaudeville comedian led by Lenny Bruce. Producer Ian Docherty
Earlier this month, Rodin's sculpture, The Kiss, was returned by the Tate Gallery to the Assembly Rooms in Lewes, East Sussex, where it last stood in 1917. Keith Darvill 's dramatic feature explores the background to the commission of this erotic masterpiece by Bostonian aesthete Edward Perry Warren , whose Lewes home became a semi-monastic shrine to art, erudition and "Uranian" love.
Director David Blount
Why are our sex education programmes failing young people? Libby Purves talks to teenage mothers, their partners and parents on the latest guide to the learning world.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
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A six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Thomas , David Stafford , Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith wreak havoc wi th literary icons under the watchful eye of poet Ian McMillan.
Producer Marc Jobst
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm
In American courts, criminals often strike deals, offering to plead guilty for lighter sentences. Mark Whitaker examines evidence that plea bargaining is going on behind the scenes in some English courts. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday 5pm
Allergies. Peanuts, pollen and pollution - are we becoming allergic to 20th-century life? Graham Easton discovers whether medicine has the answers for people with allergies. Producer Helen Sharp
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Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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