A series about people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities. 5: Empire of Books. In 1961 Richard Booth opened a second-hand bookshop in the sleepy community of Hay-on-Wye. It is now an internationally famous booktown-an idea that has taken off in other parts of the world. Dilly Barlow visits the Welsh town along with Montolieu in the south of France which, like Hay, has been Saved through bOOkS. Producer Kate Murphy
A comedy series devised by Scott Cherry and written by Dave Sheasby set in the cut-throat world of barbershop.
4: When the Glee Boys are asked to perform at a funeral for a family friend, Bill Bailey comes face to face with an old flame he thought he had extinguished years ago.
Director Clive Brill
Written and performed by Michael Mears.
Daniel's biggest headache in life is his dear old mother Lil. With her eccentric demands and obsession with hymn singing, he dreads the routine of his weekly visits. That is why he always takes the slow train. Mears plays all 28 characters in this emotive comedy. Another
Mears play, A Slight Tilt to the Left, is on tomorow at 2.15pm. Director Enyd Williams
Are married partners of different age, educational background, occupational status or religion more likely to divorce than couples who have similar backgrounds? Laurie Taylor discusses a new piece of research with Dutch sociologist Jacques Jansenn , who has been investigating the relationship between marriage and compatibility.
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In the last of the current series Dr Graham Easton examines the issue of teenagers' health and the physical and emotional changes involved. Are mood swings always due to hormones, or are there other causes, such as increased stress? And what are the signs of drug addiction? Repeated from yesterday 9pm
A comedy series by Mike Coleman. Thirty years after their first bid for fame, musical double act Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr get a second chance. Starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield , with Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley and Edward Halsted. 2: Tommy Wants a Knighthood Music Frido Ruth. Producer Steve Doherty (R)
By Sarah Phelps. 8: Wednesday. The Nightingale welcomes a local celebrity for Founder's Day, but Carol has otherthings on her mind when one of the consultants takes exception to her new initiatives. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Joining Buerk are the regular panellists; medical ethicist Dr David Cook , Janet Daley of The Daily Telegraph, and professor of journalism at Cardiff University and former editor of The New Statesman, Ian Hargreaves. Each week witnesses that hold different views on the subject of the week are invited to appear before the panel and state their case, before facingcross-examination from the team. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Sherlock Holmes owes his success to a combination of two Victorian preoccupations-science and crime. He single-handedly popularised the notion that one could fight the other. Conan Doyle made no secret of the fact that Dr Joe Bell was his model for Sherlock Holmes and it was a stroke of genius to have the great detective openly despising his real-life counterparts in this new field of forensic science. Crime writer Ruth Dudley Edwards examines these counterparts in London, Paris and New York and reveals how the fictional detective helped fight crime. Producer Joanna Rahim Programme of the Week: page 111
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 3: How the King Held the Brigadier. Gerard is held prisoner in Dartmoor, but he plans a daring escape.
However, he has not reckoned on meeting the Bristol Bustier. For details see Monday
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