The series which finds the past behind the present. 6:Dick Whittington.Whittingtonwasthe most famous Lord Mayor of London - until now. Jonathan Freedland explores the man behind the myth and asks whetherthe current mayoral candidates have anything to learn from their illustrious predecessor. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at 9.30pm
By Dervla Murphy. 2: "The foot continued to protest if I walked a mere mile, yet it had no objection to pedalling up to 40 miles a day." The author continues her energetic travels by bicycle, despite being injured in a bus crash. For details see yesterday
In the first of three programmes Simon Parkes looks behind the images of poverty and squalor most often associated with Calcutta, where he has lived for the last year.
He discovers a city with a surprising past and present. For more than 20 years, Calcutta has been the capital of a communist state - West Bengal. Parkes explores the relationship between the city and communism today.
How was the motley troop in Dad's Army recruited, and what were the origins of Porridge? In the first of two programmes Harry Thompson talks to comedy writers, actors and producers about the process by which a glimmer of an idea is transformed into an award-winning comedy. Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Tom Alban
A series in which Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels.
2:In The Old Curiosity Shop,Charles Dickens indulges his passion for popular entertainment and music through the character of Dick Swiveller. Stead looks at Dickens's musical world with Tim Healey , Andrew Sanders and Paul Schlicke as they follow the tragic journey of Little Nell. Producer Paul Evans
By Sue Teddern , based on a song by Richard Thompson. In a remote Irish village Marie becomes increasingly fixated with the music of Elvis Presley. One night, after a bitter row, she walks out of her home and sets out on a journey to Graceland.
Music composed and performed by Richard Thompson Director Paul Dodgson (R)
2: The Child within. Psychoanalysis is born, and the search for an inner innocence obsesses artists like Picasso, who said that he had to learn to draw like a child. But can childhood ever truly be recreated by an adult? For details see yesterday
Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced by wives and daughters. 7: Playingbythe Rules. The diplomatic women learn that life in a British embassy means adherence to a bewildering set of strict regulations.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
A three-part series that takes the pulse of 21st- century America on the eve of the presidential elections. 1:A Tale of Two Cities.Bridget Kendall travels the country to uncover the social cost of America's boom. She meets the residents of Phoenix, Arizona, whose suburbs are exploding into the desert, who say the price of prosperity is urban sprawl. Producer Sue Ellis. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Dr Graham Easton examines why drug availability differs around the country and why it can be so difficult to see the doctor when you want to. Plus a look at the new ways to provide a fast-track treatment option when you are under the weather. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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