What was it that brought humankind's ancestors out of the trees? Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the theories, ideas and discoveries that characterise the science of human evolution. Repeated at 9.30pm
Nearly half of Chile's children are born outside marriage - a statistic the country's conservative elite are trying to sweep underthe carpet. Bob Howard travels to Santiago, where divorce is illegal and abortion a taboo subject, to meet the ordinary citizens determined to modernise Chile's social laws.
Producer Allison Puranik. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwritingin England.
2: He looks at the importance of song to the radical theatre of the seventies, the emergence of gender issues and sexual politics as the subject of songs, and the liberating rush of punk rock. Contributors include Billy Bragg , Sandra Kerr , Attila the Stockbroker and Clive James. Producer Julian May
A play for all the family by Jenny McDade. A bad dream, ley lines, the marsh mist, or simply an overactive imagination?
Billingham Don McCorkindale Director Celia de Wolff (R)
Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak.
8: Name That Tune. From Parlophone to Polydor, from Stax to Stiff, the stories behind the names of record labels large and small.
Producer Bob Carter. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Physics remains at the heart of our understanding of the natural world. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Wilson Poon of Edinburgh University about the way in which physicists are creating revolutionary medical technologies and informing our understanding of the most basic biological concepts.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the second of two programmes marking the 500th anniversary of modern Brazil Jan Rocha examines modernity in the face of under-development and visits the modern capital, Brasilia. For hundreds of years the Brazilians dreamt of building a capital city that would mark the country's determination to become a great economic and political power. Central to the plan was the vision of an egalitarian Utopia where all classes would live together. It was never to be and this programme examines the battle for progress and change that sits uncomfortably beside an inability to raise the majority of the population out of poverty.
Producer Linda Pressly. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
Border States. National borders do not mean what they used to. Globalisation, the Channel
Tunnel and the increasing power of international institutions have seen to that. But why do we have frontiers, and what do they mean to people? Andrew Dilnot examines the economic, cultural and political role of borders and asks whether nations can survive without them.
Producer Nicola Meyrick. Repeated Sunday9.30pm
The first of a new 18-part series exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
A Friendlier Cigarette. Smoking is blamed forfour million deaths a year, but the technology exists to radically reduce that figure. Alex Kirbytalks to scientists working on safercigarettes and asks the tobacco companies why they are not implementing measures which would make their products less dangerous. Producer Brian King
A comedy series in which Ainsley Elliot and Jude Prentiss return to the debating table.
3: This week's controversial striptease exposes the naked truth about honesty- is it always the best policy or does it sometimes pay bigger dividends to tell the occassional little white lie?
Wntten by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies
Scientists predict a silent future where humans no longer speak. Alistair McGowan concludes the series on how we have used ourvoices by looking back 100 years, before contemplating this new world. For details see Tuesday (R)
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