Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of great reference books. 3: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. This collection of "words which have a tale to tell" has not been out of print since 1870. Producer Paul Dodgson
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul); Luke 14, w7-ll; The Song of Christ's Glory (Anglican Chant); Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith, Arr Wilson). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
The Roman Catholic church has been virtually synonymous with the Republic of Ireland since its creation, but the Celtic Tiger does not sit comfortably with the Lamb of God. As Ireland enjoys unprecedented wealth and social transformation, the church is in crisis. Rosie Goldsmith investigates. Producer Jennie Walmsley
Repeated Monday 11.30pm
Poet Laureate Andrew Motion traces his life through the work of writers who inspire him, including Larkin, Wordsworth and Edward Thomas. Readers
David Troughton and Michael Pennington. Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm
It began as a "little something" on a Californian ranch and ended up as Hearst Castle, one of the most extravagant homes in the world, fruit of a three-decade long collaboration between publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan. This drama-documentary draws on their correspondence, charting the growth of the house and its problems. Starring William Hootkins and Gayle Hunnicut. Producer John Goudie
William Randolph Hearst:
Daphne du Maurier's first love was a small boat-builder's cottage on the banks of the Fowey River. Her son Kits Browning says his mother's loving spirit lingers on in the house. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeat
The ingredients of four post-war recipes for policy blunder.
2: We Believe in Bunkers.
Chris Bowlby looks back at the policy of civil defence and asks if the government dug itself into a hole by building hundreds of nuclear bunkers. Producer Smita Patel
Precious metals, gemstones and coal - people have killed for them and fortunes have been won and lost in mines. In this look at the latest in mining technology, where the future is robotic, Alun Lewis visits the most sophisticated mechanised mines in the world, deep beneath the Swedish soil at Kiruna.
Producer Alison Ayres
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In the last of a six-part series, Valerie Singleton gives people the chance to make their extraordinary wishes come true. With Mike Fenton-Stevens ,
Jessica Martin and Andy Taylor. Director Bruce Hyman
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