1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a 12-part history celebrating 1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium. 1: Home. How we think of - and the words we need and use to describe - our patch. Bragg travels to his home town of Wigton in Cumbria to listen to locals talk about their idea of home. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)
9.30 The Olive
In a new five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of this gnarled tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 1: The Tree. She looks at some of the very oldest trees on the grove and talks with her neighbours about the history of this and other groves on the island. Producer Paul Kobrak
A four-part series exploring the working lives of musicians who have broken the classical mould and reached new audiences. 1: Verity Sharp goes on the road with the Hilliard Ensemble-the male vocal quartet that has pioneered a new fusion between the church music of the Renaissance and the contemporary sounds of jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Producer Alan Hail
(or until close of play) West Indies v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the floodlit opening match of the international tournament at Bristol. With Tony Cozier, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Donna
Symmonds. Expert comment Viv Richards, David Lawrence and Andy Pycroft. Scorer Bill Frindall. * Approximate times
Written and performed by Michael Mears. Being a man with an obsession for the sport, Dad is lovingly and appropriately buried within a stone's throw of the local racecourse. Being a man with an obsession for anything askew, Lenny has a problem - his father's headstone is tilting, ever SO slightly, to the left. Director Enyd Williams (R)
June Whitfield speaks on behalf of a charity which gives carers and people with physical disabilities a holiday. DONATIONS: Winged Fellowship Trust, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Shortened repeat from Sunday 7.55am
We all know that too much sun can cause skin cancer and accelerate the signs of ageing. What scientists are struggling to figure out is exactly how UVA and UVB penetrate the different layers of skin and what the effect is at a cellular level. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Mark Birch-Machin from the University of Newcastle about his work in this area. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last in a comedy by David and Caroline Stafford. Satan - or is it Bill Oddie ? - walks the earth and drops in to Lottie's bar. The world holds its breath. With Bill Oddie. Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs
Anthony Howard traces the influence of women behind the American presidency.
2: Glamour Comes to Visit. The style and sophistication of Jackie Kennedy was a tough act to follow for successors Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon. Producer Mark Savage. Editor Gwyneth Williams
Hollow.com. The world is waking up to the lack of substance in many of the hottest internet companies. Peter Day finds out if the new economy means the end of old-style business values. Producer Sandra Kanthal. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Scientists in Vancouver are studyingthe languages of the dolphin and the whale. These sea creatures possess elaborate dialects which are passed down the generations from motherto daughter. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: email@example.com
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 4: The Crime of the Brigadier. Gerard infiltrates the Duke of Wellington's camp. He finds himself caught up in the thrill of the hunt, with consequences to offend every decent Englishman's sense of honour. For details see Monday
The comedy panel game hosted by Sue Perkins in which someone stands to win 99p live on air! With Peter Baynham and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. Producers David Tyler and Sarah Smith
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