The history and character of London is explored in the first of a new series of the discussion programme. Melvyn Bragg is joined by three guests- including Peter Ackroyd , author of the much anticipated acount of the capital, London: the Biography. Producer Charles Taylor. Repeated at9.30am
LA A newthree part series in which journalist
Richard Evans joins people at summer schools. 1: Music Their Holiday. Postmen do it, tree surgeons do it, even management consultants do it ... they all make music at the Workers Music Association summer SChOOl. Producer Geoff Ballinger
A four-part drama by Robin Brooks, starring Jack Klaff as George Lewis, the famous 19th century lawyer who defended the indefensible and never lost.
Several impressionable women have been robbed and defrauded at Madame Rachel's fashionable "bathing house". Lewis takes the case and discovers a network of deceit, depravity and debauchery.
Nick Ross speaks on behalf of a charity which is raising funds to set up the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.
DONATIONS: The Jill Dando Fund, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
4: The House of Peace by Gohar Kordi , read by Souad Faress. Zarrin escaped from political tyranny and arrived in the UK as a refugee.
Through her marriage she hopes to find peace, but instead she rediscovers fear. For details see Monday
Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 9: Crock of Gold.
Singing fortheir supper and the lucrative world of the after-dinner speaker - a guide to delivering easily digestible words of wisdom. And saying sorry- how to apologise.
Producer Elizabeth Abrahams. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Scientists often look to nature fortheir inspiration. Now computer and artificial life experts are using natural selection to design a new wave of robots that evolve - like living organisms-to produce the machine best suited to the task at hand. Quentin Coopertalks to two leading scientists who are creating smarter robots usinggenetic principles.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com Quentin Cooper 's webwatch: page 42
The concluding episode of a comedy series by Karl Minns. 6: Norwich. Intheircouncil penthouse in Norfolk's fashionable Norwich, the Nimmo twins, Karl and Owen, put the finishing touches to their series. But no matter how many infinite number of monkeys and typewriters they can lay their hands on, the one thing they cannot find is inspiration.
Producer Julian Mayers
- Uniting Europe is a modern ideal, but it has ancient historical roots. In the first of a newthree-part series, David Sells visits Aachen in Germany to show how Charlemagne began the drive to Unity 1,200 years ago. Producer Chris Bowlby
Overthe Moon. A few brave pioneers are trying to rekindle mankind's interest in space travel.... onlythistime it would be private enterprise-, not government-funded. Peter Day reports from Las Vegas on a new business frontier. Producer Neil Koenig
Exploring the issues which affect all our lives. 2: The Dark Side of Light. A neon blaze of light spreads across the country turning night into day - Alex Kirby investigates how light pollution is driving people from their homes, creating hazards for motorists and even threatening our long-term health. Producer Brian King
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