in a five-part series Claudia Hammond examines whether men and women see, smell, hear, feel and taste things differently.
1: Smell the Difference.The science behind the experience of parents Deborah and Matt who have noticed that she always smells the baby's dirty nappy first. Producer Dymphna Flynn
Is there a crisis in masculinity? Jenni Murray hosts a debate between American author
Susan Faludi , British feminist Lynne Segal and Esquire editor PeterHowarth. Drama: Georgiana,
Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
By Noel Streatfeild. 4: Pauline's licence has arrived and she is finally old enough to be engaged as a professional actress. But her first audition makes it clear that she is by no means the academy's most talented student.
With Olivia Breeze , Max Digby , Jonathan Dryden Taylor and Miriam Berry. For regular cast and details see Monday 27 December
Michael Rosen 's series about words and the way we speak. 2: Spirit of the Dance. What words do you use for something as visual as dance? And at the threshold of the millennium, a plain guide to Janus, the January god. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Quentin Coopertakes engineers Scott Steedman and Tanya Ross back to the Renaissance. Both agree that Brunelleschi's Dome is a work of genius, but how much common ground is there between contemporary engineers and theirforebears? E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A welcome trip to a restaurant is spoiled when the Grundy family returns home to be greeted with a final demand for thousands of pounds- but Eddie is hoping he can stave off disaster. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
One Last Case. In 1999 Colin Dexter decided that
Inspector Morse had solved his last case.
Mark Lawson investigates how crime writers sustain the careers of their detectives and when they decide that it is time for the final chapter. With Colin Dexter , Ian Rankin and PD James. Producer Robyn Read
Forthousands of years people in many cultures have worried about the end of the world. In the first of two programmes, Professor Christopher Frayling , head of the Royal College of Art and one of the organisers of the Millennium Dome, considers what has made this fear and expectation a majordriving force in history. Producer Simon Crow
A Better Future. Tony Blair has pledged to ensure that progressive politics dominate the 21st century. Is this anything more than rhetoric? Ian Hargreaves asks whetherthere are reasons to believe the new century will be better than the last. Producer Ingrid Hassler
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Reports of creatures that have eluded science can be found in most countries. In the last part of his series Mark Carwardine investigates these stories and looks at the biological evidence for the existence of some of these beasts.
Big Cats at Large. From the beast of Bodmin to the Surrey puma, there are plenty of accounts of the big cats that are meant to roam the British countryside. Ifthey really do exist, could their habitats support a population of such a top predator? If they are out there and are breeding, then the balance of the United Kingdom's ecology would be radically altered. Producer Simon Roberts
A look at how the BBC's wartime wireless programmes kept Britain entertained and productive during the darkest days of the Second World War.
2: Just a Laugh and a Joke, Mate. A dip into the comedy archives of It's That Man Again and Band Waggon, two of the BBC's all-time comedy classics. Producer Libby Cross (R)
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