The first of a new eight-part series in which Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. Politicians Shirley Williams and Shaun Woodward both left their respective parties. They discuss loyalty, integrity and the price of conscience.
Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm
Whether in the country or the town, one can never escape the drone of aeroplanes, the squeal of brakes and the hum of electrical equipment. In four programmes Fiona Shaw turns down the volume of 21st-century life and journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 1: A Human Touch. Producer Kate McAII
With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. The Strife Is
O'er, the Battle Done (Gelobt Sei Gott);
1 Corinthians 15, w51-57; The Trumpet Shall Sound (Handel); Onward, Christian Soldiers (St Gertrude). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.
Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions taking a woman's point of view, and Amanda Vickery arrives in the Assembly Rooms in York. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
In 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. 2: City of Scholars. Parkes visits the upper-middle-class schools bequeathed by the British, and the makeshift classrooms catering to the homeless street children based on platform one at the city's railway station. Producer Tony Phillips
Is a dazzling script enought to get into the sitcom hall of fame? In the second of two programmes Harry Thompson talks to comedy writers, actors and producers about the process ofgettinga beautifully crafted comedy script from VDU to video. producers Tom Alban
Peter Stead continues his exploration of how music is used in our best-loved novels.
3: Thomas Hardy 's rural idyll Under the Greenwood Tree reconstructs the musical world of early-19th-century rural Wessex, and in particularthe tradition of the Mellstock Band, threatened bythe introduction of an organ to replace them at church services. With musicians Bonny Sartin and Dave Townsend , and historian Jo Draper. Producer Paul Evans
By Ivan Cutting. "You got a frog's bone in your pocket, you can do anything with a horse. Only that got to be the right frog's bone." The old secrets of a horseman clash with the power of the tractor in the years just before the Second World War.
Music written and performed by Pat Whymark Producer Nick Patrick. Director Ivan Cutting
Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced by diplomats' wives and daughters.
12: Eating and Drinking. In Chinese Turkestan, Catherine Macartney tastes sea slugs and ancient eggs, and Ella Sykes insists that cheese straws are served at her dinner parties. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
A series that takes the pulse of 21st-century
America in the run-up to the presidential election. 2: Salsa Outsells Ketchup. Bridget Kendall investigates the emergence of the country's fastest-growing minority- Latinos. With salsa outselling ketchup in America's supermarkets, Latino culture has become mainstream. Kendall meets the people who are redefining what it means to be American. Producer Sue Ellis. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Tonight Sir John Mills talks about his life and the impact that macular degeneration has had upon him in his lateryears.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]
Why are we so frightened of vaccines? Scare stories about possible links to serious illnesses surface every few months, followed by waves of anxious parents refusing to havetheirchildren immunised against potentially lethal diseases. Dr Graham Easton explores the confusion surrounding the whole business of vaccination. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight's programme will be followed by a live web chat on: www.bbc.co.uk/health. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Neanderthals could not pronounce the sound "ee' because of the shape of their face and the position of their larynx. Is this why they died out and we survived? The first of three programmes in which Alistair McGowan traces the evolution, developmenand USeS ofthe human voice. Producer Kerry McGeever (R
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