1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
7: Coining It. New words-linguists refer to them as coinages - are as old as the English language itself. Bragg traces the history of linguistic innovation from the Middle Ages, through the inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution, to the latest creations of the new technology. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)
With Dr Pauline Webb. Jesus, where'er Thy
People Meet; Acts 1, w 12-14; Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace; Lord Jesus Christ. With the Coventry Cathedral Chapter House
Choir. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
England v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play in the Fourth Cornhill Test at Headingley by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Donna Symmonds. Expert comment by Graeme Fowler , Vic Marks and SirViv Richards. With reporter
Eleanor Oldroyd. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including County Talk at 1.18* and News at 1.15 and 3.45*.
* Approximate times
Jonathan Agnew - Sport: page 36
Mozambique used to hold two records - it was the world's poorest country and the top cashew nut producer. Now it is still very poor, but the cashew industry has all but collapsed, many say as a direct result of World Bank policies. Tim Whewell examines this collapse and the extraordinary story of the baby born in a tree during the recent floods. Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
The stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions overfour centuries. 3: Hymnus Paradisi. The story of composer Herbert Howells ' tribute to his son, who died when he was nine. Hymnus Paradisi, written over several painful years, is one of his finest compositions. His daughter, the actress Ursula Howells , remembers this period in her father's life. Written by Eric Pringle. Producer Cherry Cookson
In a blend of drama and documentary by Rachel Bentham , four former shoplifters tell their real-life stories. Gillian, a fictional character, dreams of angels, cathedrals and a dragon's lair of treasure. What is she concealing? Will anyone ever find out? Director Liz Taylor (R)
Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Now Here's the Good News. Everythingyou wanted to know about political spin, but were afraid to ask. Seductive words - the key to linguistic flirting. Producers Emily Kasriel and Michael Nangla. Rptd Sunday8.30pm
Quentin Cooper talks to Simon Laughlin from Cambridge University and Michael Land from Sussex University about the ecology and physiology of insect eyes. They hope their research will deliver insights into the ways in which humans process visual information, aiding our understanding of the role of neural membranes and how our brains have evolved. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 35
We are repeatedly told that jobs and the ways in which we do them are going through a revolution. Evan Davis presents the first in a three-part history about the changing face of work. ProducerMichael Blastland
The DIY Society. Politicians of all shades seem to have a new big idea-civil society. What does it mean and what can it achieve? Melanie Phillips asks whethercivil society can make us better people, rebuild communities and deliverwelfare better than the State. Producer Jill Simpson. Repeated Sunday9.30pm
With the closure of UK coalfields in recent years, emissions of iron-rich waterfrom flooded coal mines have become a growing problem, leadingto. subsidence and river contamination. Alun Lewis discovers how new methods are being devised to predict where rising mine waterwill emerge and looks at a new scheme to render the water safe. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the PerrierAward for comedy celebrates it's 20th year, Tony Slattery looks back at two decades of winners, losers and, of course, some great comedy. Producers Marios Stylianides , Danny Wallace Webwatch: page 35
A comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a woman on the verge of a media breakdown.
3: Juliette decides on a more effective way to raise her professional profile - nervous breakdown followed by a stay at an exclusive therapy Clinic. Producer Helen Williams (R)
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