By Sue Townsend. 3: Some Problems of Modern Life. Adrian struggles with his fail-safe electronic organiser, forgets his telephone banking password after listening to Vivaldi on hold, and has his car towed away. For details see Monday
The latest news, views and culture from a female perspective. Acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin talks to Jenni Murray about her life and work and about how she has been influenced by studying the lives of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Charles Dickens. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
in two programmes, Dr Raj Persaud examines how we measure intelligence.
1: IQ- the Numbers Game. Do you know your IQ? If so, what does that number really mean, and can it be used to predict yourfuture? One of the first people to examine differences in intelligence was the Victorian scientist Francis Galton. His theorythat human beings differed in intellect or ability was revolutionary, even to his cousin, Charles Darwin.
No one now doubts that people differ in intelligence but do attempts to measure IQ achieve any positive results? Believing that IQ counts could be increased, during the seventies, the Ministry of Intelligence in Venezuela undertook an extraordinary programme which attempted to increase the intelligence of the whole nation - but did it work? Producer Sally Flatman
A comedy series by Mike Coleman about musical double act Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr who 30 years on get a second crack at fame. Starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield , with Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley , Edward Halsted , Paul Rogan and Tracy Ann Oberman. 4: The Anniversary Blues Music Frido Ruth. Producer Steve Doherty
Chris Masianka invites puzzlers to outwit each other in a battle of brains. Producer Harry Parker
Send puzzles and answers to: Puzzle Panel, Room 7058. BBC Broadcasting House. London, W1A 1AA
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3: In her examination of extreme weather conditions in the UK, Helen Young investigates the day when coke fell from the sky in the worst hail storm this century. With the recollections of a gardener and a factory worker whose roof fell in. For details see Monday (R)
This week Laurie Taylor talks to sociologist Andrew von Hirsh, honorary professor of penal theory law at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology. He discusses his current research into sentencing, CCTV and what to do about noisy neighbours.
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A comedy series based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.
4: Sun, Sea and Sabotage.
Bristow needs a break, so he plans someone else's holiday. With Dora Bryan, Jon Glover, Katy Odey, Simon Schatzberger and Carol Starks.
Music John Whitehall.
Director Neil Cargill (R)
Mark Lawson with the nightly arts programme. In this edition he talks to novelist, playwright and film-maker Hanif Kureishi , on the publication of his new collection of short stories Midnight All Day. Producer TonyO'Shaughnessy
Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Frances Fyfield, David Cook, Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Rory Maclean reveals how he wasted ten years of his life working in the film industry. This week he writes the perfect script, films it in Macclesfield and waits for the Credits. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm
A new series of four programmes in which Kate Bellingham follows engineers and architects as their new constructions go through final tests.
A group of engineers undertake the final tests on the controversial "Human Body" sculpture and talk about the problems they have encountered.
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A comedy by Nick Revell which alternates between the Andes, St Petersburg and west Yorkshire.
4: Tony Hardstaff has made contact with his former love, the beautiful but mad Emily Earnshaw. On the day of his mother's funeral, can she save him from the hostility of his own family? And will the spirit of his mother return to haunt him? with Peter Gunn , Natalie Walter. Peter Serafinowicz and Joanna Brookes. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)
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