John McCarthy sets out to discoverthe meaning of home. 4: Make Yourself at Home. McCarthy ends his exploration of the idea of home by returning to the house where he grew up. Is it still home? He meets carers at Strawberry Fields
Children's Home trying to create a sense of home forthe kids without one, he discusses the myths of domestic safety with victims of marital violence, and he joins an elderly lady as she moves out of her home into sheltered housing. Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at 9.30pm
Francis Spufford digs into the history of four media inventions and discovers what each one says about our relationship with the mechanised world. 4: The Clock of the Long Now. Can an invention calibrated for ten thousand years defy death? Producer Simon Coates
With the Rev Norman Winter. The Church's One Foundation (Aurelia); Luke 20, w9-18; Kyrie
(Faure); Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord! (Woodlands). With the Portsmouth
Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.
Martin Bell reads from his new book describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton -the first Independent since 1950. Abridged in five parts by Neville Teller. 1: My First Day. Producer Duncan Minshull
Anthony Schaeffer looks back to 1940 and the intensification of the Battle of Britain. Not content with destroying our airfields and aircraft,
Goering's Luftwaffe turns its attention to bombing British Cities as well. Producer Anthony Schaeffer (R)
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - the Midlands. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
By Lesley Glaister. A dark comic tale of middle-aged and recently widowed Ellen, who finds that joining a writers' group provides greater solace than punching cushions. But fiction can be more revealing than she intends.
Producer Dave Batchelor
Reg Robin Thomson Dan Chris Delaney Daphne Lucy Paterson
Five programmes in which Kate Saunders explores ideas of purity and cleanliness in world faiths. Today she learns about some of the rituals practised around pregnancy and childhood by Hindus. Producer Rosemary Dawson (R)
By Bridie Canning , dramatised in five parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 1: Departures and Arrivals. Bridie arrives from Londonderry at a large public school in England to take up a post as matron.
Director Lawrence Jackson. Repeated from 10.45am
Bridie's sister/Mrs Doyle:
First in a new documentary strand in which individuals or groups give an insight into the challenges faced by the many.
Every summer, a group of British law students travel to the United States to defend convicted murderers on death row. They have six weeks to investigate last-minute appeals in an attempt to save condemned men from the death sentence, but face a community which does not welcome the intervention of well-meaning foreigners in their execution of justice. Producer John Byrne Programme of the Week: page 115
Over 900 murders are committed in Jamaica every year. Tim Whewell talks to citizens across the island who are determined to bring about change, from former politicians to members of a civil action group.
Producer Linda Pressly. Editor Maria Balinska WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents (R)
Primates. Zoologist Charlotte Uhlenbrook travels around the world, from Equatorial Guinea to
Madagascar, in search of some of our closest relatives. She encounters potato-washing macaques and chimps running their own pharmacies. Producer Mark Carwardine. Rptd tomorrow 11am
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