Michael Robinson follows the progress of four new businesses over the course of a year.
4: The Clinic. Elizabeth Nicholson and Dee Jones plan to run clinics for people suffering from lymphoedema, a painful medical condition. They knowthey can find the patients, but can they persuade the NHS and private health companies to foot the bill?
Producer Sally Flatman
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This weekthe specialists in government and media relations get involved in the race for London mayor. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Colin McFarlane and Hugh Parker.
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz which looks at the famous through history. Team captains Fred Housego and Francis Wheen are joined by guests Carol Sarler and Rachel Holmes. Written by Nick Hildred and Hugh Rycroft. Producer LizAnstee
A romantic comedy by Georgia Pritchett . Lonely Lizzie runs a dog kennels. Her teenage daughter is aiming for sainthood. Tim, the kennels' handyman, strives daily to avoid the small calamities that seem to seek him out. But romance is in the air when the new doctor arrives.
Director Marilyn Imrie
By Daphne Glazer , read by Sunny Ormonde . The sight of a woman wearing a thong at the swimming baths sets Jayne off on a quest to find some sexy underwear to give her confidence on a blind date. Producer Rosemary Watts
A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This week Niall Dickson discovers what motivates a person to become a dentist. Is it the thought of a highly profitable dental practice or do dentists worry about the poor and the disabled - the people society often neglects? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: email@example.com (R)
John Waite and Rory Bremner present spoof outtakes from imaginary pilot shows never intended for broadcast, including Desert Island
Bathroom Tiles and Michael Foot 's Comedy Hour. Producer Robert Katz (R)
Diana Madill presents four debates about important issues ofthe day. 3: Madilltakesthe debate to Newcastle, where those in favour of a separate tier of regional government say:
"Devolution is the best way to get jobs into the North East." Could devolution make a real difference to the local economy?
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] orto disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. 2: Wires. We grew up thinking that we were entering a fully wireless world. Why then are we more wired up than ever before? Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm
In the last of three programmes Paul Davies reveals the remarkable theories and discoveries that will ultimately transform our understanding of the origin of life. He addresses the question of whether life is merely the product of a simple molecular lottery or something that is written into the laws of nature.
Music Geoff Proudley Producer Louise Dalziel
A comedy sketch show featuring the cream of Ireland's new comedians. Starring Jason Byrne, Colin Murphy, Kevin Gildea, Paul Tylack, Patrick McDonnel, Mark Docherty and Pom Boyd. Producers Bill Dare and Steven Lock
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