Six people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities tell their stories. 1: Middlesbrough's Beirut. Middlesbrough's Grove Hill - once compared to Beirut and a joyrider's paradise - is now an estate where people are choosing to live. Felicity Finch meets the residents who have tackled unemployment and poor housing by building their own homes and transforming not only the estate, but the lives Of the local people. Producer Cathy Drysdale
The concluding episode of Simon Brett 's comedy which follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company.
6. A Good Cause. The company is given the task of putting together a charity gala concert in aid of the Afghans. But there seems to be some confusion as to whether it is forthe people orthe dogs. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston ,
Annette Badland , Celia Imrie , Joanna Monro and Simon Brett. Producer Maria Esposito
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Jane Thynne and Harry Ritchie for this week's literary quiz. The teams are asked to write pastiches in the form of a comic monologue for Ronnie Corbett. With chairman James Walton and reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
The Edinburgh Mystery. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy , dramatised by Michael Butt.
When an attractive woman is hired to take care of Lady Donaldson 's ingenuous son, events lead to betrayal and murder. Director Celia de Wolff
Man in corner:
3: Red Meccano Set by Ruth Thomas , read by Deborah Rndlay. Jane is driving her young niece Chloe to a family reunion in Scotland, but she finds it difficult to make a connection with the eight-year-old. For details see Monday
Laurie Taylor asks what role the social sciences can play in developing practical responses to our changing society. Anthony Giddens , director of the London School of Economics, pinpoints the major economic and political shifts and argues the case for social science to provide solutions to some of society's key problems.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten per cent of all hospital patients become infected with deadly bacteria, costing the NHS millions in treatment every year. As we face the growth of infectious diseases, Graham Easton investigates cheap and easy measures that could reverse the trend. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
By Jim Eldridge. 4: Plumbing the Depths. Terry and Steve rise to the challenge of bringing neighbourhood talent to the community centre and help comes from unexpected quarters.
Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie (R)
Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Andrew Duncan meets Michael Buerk : page 8
Four polemical columnists reassess their views. 1: This week Max Hastings looks back at the leader he wrote for the London Evening Standard in 1973, in which he found himself so moved by the spirit of the Israelis during the war in the Middle East that he wanted to take up arms and fight for them.
Producer Lucy Willmore. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
Sensitive Minds. Teenage mood swings and rebellious urges are often blamed on raging hormones. But the truth may lie in the brain itself, as researchers now believe that adolescent minds still have many physical changes to make in developing good judgement and self-control. Peter Evans examines new evidence forthis crucial phase of brain development.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Roger McGough presents a series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.
5: This week the perennially fruitful topic of love, accompanied by musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies
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