The series which finds the past behind the present. 4:The Gordon Riots. In June 1780, 200 people were killed and rioters caused more damage to the City of London than the Blitz.
Jonathan Freedland looks at the way riots were policed and asks if the lessons of the past have been learnt. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at9.30pm
Lisa Jardine meets artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery and unites them with scientists to hear of the latest research in the relevant fields. 2: Fashion designer Helen Storey. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (R)
With the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 Praise the Lord (Batten); 0 the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!
(Ebenezer); Romans 5, w6-ll; See What Love (Mendelssohn); My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). Director of music Nigel Swinford.
In the second of two programmes Gerry Northam leads us through late summer and winter in the life cycle of his beehives. He discovers that his bees are infected with a deadly mite. The look and smell of the golden honey as it pours from the comb at harvest time are unforgettable. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Actor Christopher Lee presents a two-part feature about leading ladies of American wit and comedy in the first half of the 20th century.
1: He traces the roots of American women's comedy to vaudeville and burlesque, recalling the careers of, among others, Fanny Brice , Mae West, Gracie Allen , Marlene Dietrich and Shirley Booth.
The last in the series about conscience and musical creativity. Missing Persons. Peter Ainsworth goes in search of the elusive character of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and examines why argument still rages overwhether he was an enthusiastic Communist, a naive escapist, or a cunning dissident. Producer Simon Crow
By Clare Mcintyre. Peter is attempting to hold on to his job as a teacher while convincing himself that there is something seriously wrong with him. Haunted by various symptoms, he is eventually forced to confront the truth - with a devastating effect on his wife, Libby.
Director Celia De Wolff
Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-Stork by Helen Dunmore , read by Emma Fielding. Susie and Pat are both pregnant, but there is a crucial difference between them: Pat's baby is legal - within the genetic code - and ordered from the Michelangelo brochure. Will Susie's dangerous Secret be discovered? For details see yesterday
2: Routine Circumcision. In the thirties a third of all boys in Britain were circumcised for medical reasons, yet today only four percent are. Philippa Dolley investigates the reasons forthis decline. For details see yesterday
Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with Cambridge professor of immunology Peter Lachmann and Helen Marriage , director of the Salisbury Festival. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 11pm
Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game. In the last of the current series
Philip Larkin is sent on a Club 18-30 holiday,
Harold Pinter commentates forthe Grand National, and The Three Musketeers is rewritten in the style of Last of the Summer Wine. With Stuart Maconie , David Stafford , Linda Smith and Richard Coles. Producer Marc Jobst
In the first of two reports, Romola Christopherson meets some of the country's senior civil servants and asks why theyjoined and how they see theirjobs. Producers Martin Cox and Gordon Hutchings Repeated Sunday 5pm
A documentary which explores how science is working on several fronts to help us understand how the brain of a baby forms and grows. Mother-to-be Sue Nelson will be looking at the latest knowledge of baby-brain development in the womb, and then at what happens in the first six months of a baby's life after birth. Producers Merilyn Harris and Angie Mason
A variety-comedy-sketch show written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
3: Mel decides to become a Breatharian, with disastrous consequences.
Producers Claire Jones and Helen Williams
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