1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating
1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium.
5: The Power of English. Bragg discusses the flowering of English during the Renaissance. With Derrick J McClure and Dr Kathryn Lowe. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)
Natalie Wheen concludes her series about the olive tree. The Feast. Atthe end of her year as an olive farmer, she samples the myriad pleasures of cured olives and learns how best to appreciate the unctuous joys ofthe oils. Producer Paul Kobrak
With Ernie Rea. Inspired by Love and Anger (Sally Gardens); Luke 14, wl-ll; Magnificat (Brewer); When, in Our Music, God Is Glorified (Engelberg). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart.
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England v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play of the Third Cornhill Test from Old Trafford by Jonathan
Agnew, Tony Crozier, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Donna Symmonds. With expert comments from Graham Gooch, Viv Richards and Mike
Selvey, plus roving reporter Simon Mann. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 1.18* County Talk in which experienced county players take their view of the game and at 1.15 and 3.40 News. Approximate times Producer Peter Baxter
Jonathan Agnew - Sport: page 47
For the past two years, Montenegro, Serbia's last remaining partner in the Yugoslav Federation, has beentryingto manoeuvre itself away from Slobodan Milosevic 's stranglehold. But as the recent history of the Balkans testifies, Milosevic does not allow republics to secede without a fight. Phil Rees examines how Montenegro is preparing for what could be the bloodiest of all Yugoslavia's wars. Producer Mark Alden. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.rjbc.co.uk/continents
A new four-part series telling the stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions over four centuries. 1: Weep Great Tears from Your Eyes. The composer Josquin Desprez wrote his Deploration in 1497 and dedicated it to Ockeghem, a composer whose work he had loved dearly. Musician and composer Harvey Brough introduces the music and explores the feelings and the Story behind it. Producer Marilyn Imrie
A comedy crime thriller by Oscar-winning writer James Hendrie, based around a detective who first appeared in Dickens's Bleak House. Inspector Bucket, a sort of Victorian Columbo, has an unusual approach to solving the crime of a murderous, pleasure-seeking vicar- he appears so bumbling and incompetent that his suspects drop their guard.
Mrs Figg/Mrs Bowkby:
Michael Rosen returns with the programme about words and the way we speak.
1: Gotta Ticket for the Clue-Train. Word watcher David Barnhart reports from the front line ofthe latest jargon Stateside. Editor Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
When architects design new buildings, they have to be sure they can be evacuated quickly if fire breaks out. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Garry Palmer and Professor Ed Galea about the key role mathematical modelling now plays in evacuation strategies. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 45
Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show. Gyles Brandreth , Hugh Dennis , ArthurSmith and Antony Worrall Thompson meet in a battle of words and wit. Producers Bill Dare, Adam Bromley and David Spicer
Tim Marlow presents a series about the internet revolution. 2: Achieving the Dream. When the internet became big business in Silicon Valley afterthe flotation of Netscape in 1995, a host of entrepreneurs joined the roller coaster and turned their ideas into gold. What values lie at the heart of their dream, to what extent are they motivated by money? Producer Emily Kasriel
Wrong, Scary, orthe Greatest TWng?Genetically modified foods have aroused strong public passions. Andrew Dilnot asks whether GM products are safe, whether they are really different from anything we have done before, and whether we need to look beyond science forthe answers. Producer Nicola Meyrick. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Recently 110 leading British scientists wrote an open letter to the science ministerto say that bureaucracy is hindering the use of animals in medical experiments and is driving research abroad to countries with lower animal welfare standards. Quentin Cooper chairs a discussion on the regulation of animal experiments worldwide. Producer Deborah Cohen. E-MAIL: email@example.com
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