Quentin Cooper joins four very different trades and professions as they gatherfortheir annual get-together.
3: Fire 99. Genteel Harrogate is alight with delegates, exhibitors and fire folk as their annual conference and exhibition comes to town. This year's burning issues range from sex discrimination to the merits of nozzle technology. Producer Simon King
A four-part comedy series based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon.
1: When Melancholy Autumn Comes to Chester-Perry. The promise of a Christmas bonus lifts Bristow's spirits. For once his generosity knows no bounds.
With Lucy Akhurst. Katy Odey, Sheila Reid, Norman Bird, Royce Mills, Simon Schatzberger and Zeena Eate.
Music John Whitehall
Director Neil Cargill
In a six-part series Steve Richards plays host to team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP in the panel game about politics and politicians. This week's guests are journalists Anthony Howard and Michael Gove. Producer Steve Doherty
A comedy series by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.
The past catches up with Stuart and takes its toll on his relationship with Anna. All this is made worse by the well-meaning efforts of Victoria and Charlotte.
Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
With regular panellists David Starkey , a constitutional historian; Janet Daley of The Daily Telegraph; David Cook , a medical ethicist; and Ian Hargreaves , professor of journalism at Cardiff University.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Michael Rosen presents a series of talks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eye-witness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. 2: The Phoney Peace. The warring couple try to patch things up. Relatives worry about what to write in the Christmas cards.
Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm
Leo Enright 's analysis of this year's Leonid meteor shower. How will satellite systems be affected as the king of meteor showers blazes towards Earth at a terrifying 72 kilometres per second? And what can it tell us about the origin of life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe? If humans are everto make long-distance forays into space, we must learn to predict where these meteor showers are.
Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: [address removed]
A new five-part comedy series written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman.
Crouched on his lonely perch like a smug hermit, Sean Lock hides in Flat 76, Elderberry House, Maydew Estate, trying to keep the world at bay.
The world, for some reason, does not want to play his game. Starring Sean Lock , Felix Dexter , Jenny Eclair , Tim Mitchell , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Peter Serafinowicz. ProducerChrisNeill
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