Clive Anderson , former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars, returns to cut through the legal jargon and gets to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses the legal system. Producers CathyPacke and Bruce Hyman. Repeated at 9.30pm
What's Next? Film audiences are booming, multiplexes are mushrooming - what next for British cinema fans? Bryan Forbes concludes his series on the cinema in Britain with a look at the future, from private cinemas in converted sheds to the underground clubs that are taking film out of the theatre and into pubs, clubs and swimming pools. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Eleanor Garland
With the Very Rev Ken Riley. The Lord Is King! Lift Up Your Voice (Christ Triumphant); Jeremiah 19, wl-6; Yet Doth the Lord See It Not (Mendelssohn); Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music James Whitbourn.
by Nancy Mitford , read by Eleanor Bron. Mitford's famous essay which developed the expressions "U" and "Non-U" to define the upper-class speaker. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. For details see yesterday
In the second of two programmes Meera Syal explores the history of the troubled relationship between Britain's ethnic minorities and comedy. Why are there so few black and Asian comic performers on television and radio? Speakers include the creator of Love Thy Neighbour and Mind Your Language, who defends the programmes against accusations of racism. With Anil Gupta , ground-breaking producer of Goodness Gracious Me. Producer David Morley
1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg concludes his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
6: A World of Many Englishes. British English is today only one local variety of the language which has become the lingua franca of the world. How has the American influence affected the way English works and is developing? Professor
Steven Pinker joins novelist and actor Stephen Fry to debate the current and future state of the language. Repeated from Friday
By Graeme Curry , starring Samantha Bond as Marianne North. In present-day Kew Gardens, a small gallery is devoted to the work of the Victorian artist Marianne North , who travelled the world to paint plants in their natural environment. This is the story of her life and her remarkable journeys. Director Cherry Cookson
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Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and your Views. Producer Dorothy Stiven ACTION LINE: [number removed]
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Last in a six-part comedy series by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution.
Feared British commander General Venables demands some executions by sunset (so he can have the whole day to look forward to them). Not everyone can survive.
Geoff Watts presents the last in a three-part series on what can happen when the body's own defence mechanism -the immune system - goes wrong. He looks at ingenious ways of getting round the body's natural inclination to reject surgical transplants.
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The award-nominated sketch show which takes an irreverent swipe at the human condition returns with four programmes.
Dark Child has a birthday party, Davros tries to defraud the benefits agency and Randy Styles gives a rendition of a cowboy ballad.
Written, performed and produced by a a mix of disabled and able-bodied people. Starring Rob Brydon, Simon Greenall, Daryl Beeton, Mat Fraser, Leila Hackett and Catherine Tate. Producers Helen Williams and Ash Atalia
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