Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. This week she speaks to two gay fathers about their experiences of bringing up children. [text removed] married at 21 and had two daughters. But a few years later he acknowledged that he was gay and seperated from his wife. [text removed] has two sons, conceived by artificial insemination with a lesbian couple and who live with their mothers. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm
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.
2: Barking, Bonging and Begging. Shaw finds the city alive with church bells, shouting hawkers and ballad sellers singing the latest tabloid news. Producer Kate McAl
With Nigel Swinford. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); Philippians 3, w3-ll; Since by Man Came Death (Handel); Alleluya!
Alleluya! Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
Martha Kearney investigates polycystic ovarian syndrome - a hormonal imbalance that could affect one in five women but is rarely diagnosed. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 17. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The last of the series in which Simon Parkes looks behind the images of poverty and squalor most often associated with Calcutta.
City of Hope. Parkes examines what the future holds in store for a city that has seen far better days. He meets Manish Chakraborti , a local architect who is promoting the concept of restoration and heritage in a city which is bursting at the seams and where over 60 per cent of the population live in slums. Producer Tony Phillips
Animals. The first in a three-part series in which Hugh Dennis delves intotheBBC radio and television comedy archives to illustrate how his fellow comedians have explored humour using animal jokes and sketches.
Producers Gavin Fuller and Libby Cross
Peter Stead explores how music is used in ouT best-loved novels.
4: When EM Forster gives Lucy Honeychurch Beethoven's Op 111 piano sonata to play in A Room with a View, he is setting her apart - emotionally and socially-from her fellow English tourists in Florence. With Nicola Beauman , Tony Brown and John Florance. Reader Louise Breckon-RiChardS . Producer Paul Evans
By Ray Brown.
Love and mathematics combine in this true-life story of a secret romance between Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and his 17-year-old cousin. Starring Samuel West, Emilia Fox and Mary Stopes-Roe. Director Pete Atkin
Four programmes in which leading musicians read from the biographies of major composers.
1: Mark Elder reads extracts from MyLife by Richard Wagner , Including the account of Wagner's fateful visit to London in 1855, when the critics hated his conducting and he met Queen Victoria. Producer Andrew Green (R)
Four centuries of diplomatic life, as experienced bydiplomats' wives and daughters.
17: The Tripoli Plague. Letters written by Miss Tully, the sister of the British consul in Tripoli, reveal an outbreak of bubonic plague which imprisoned the Tullys in their home for almost two years. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
Last in a series that takes the pulse of 21st-century America in the run-up to the presidential election.
There's No Business like Show Business. Bridget Kendall discovers how entertainment permeates every aspect of American life. In Minnesota she visits a theme-park mall which attracts more visitors than Walt Disney World. If the entertainment industry now provides America's social glue, what, she asks, happens to the traditional values of community and family?
Producer Sue Ellis. Editor Maria Balinska. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Can a person buy good health? Does living below the poverty line mean that one is likely to be sick more often than someone who is wealthy?
Dr Graham Easton investigates whether the NHS is doing enough to close the health gap. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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