Jonathan Freedland presents the series which finds the past behind the present.
5: This week an exploration into the fate of women in debt through the extraordinary life of Laetitia Pilkington. With Dervia Kirwen , Fay Weldon and guests.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm
Marcel Berlins presents a series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain.
2: A look at puzzling numbers, some of which have outfoxed mathematicians for hundreds of years. Do mathematicians themselves see the point of solving the problem or are theyjust having fun? Producer Anna Parkinson
The second clue In the RTpuzzle is on page 136
In a four-part series Russell Davies looks back at the early careers of some of the country's most popular performers - before they were famous. 1: Frankie Howerd
Other profiles in the series will be on Hattie Jacques , Deryck Guyler and the stars of ITV's Coronation Street, including Wilfred Pickles ,
Arthur Lowe , Violet Carson and Bill Waddington , all of whom had distinguised careers on the radio long before they arrived atgranada in 1960. Producer Richard Edis
Richard Coles presents a series of programmes exploring the music of non-Christian faiths.
2: Islam. Music is forbidden within the mosque, but outside there is a thriving tradition of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. These immensely popular songs build up the music, often repeating one word over and over again, until a state of ecstasy is reached.
Producer Helen Garrison. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
By Nigel Karikari. Leo is admitted to hospital with a fractured skull. On coming round from the anaesthetic, he discovers that he has a metal plate in his head and that it is picking up radio waves
Director Claire Grove
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated Sunday llpm
The comedy series in which, each week, a well-known comedy name will reminisce, entertain and amuse. This week a chance to spend half-an-hour in the company of a witty and charmingjazz musician who is also one of the most laid-back chairmen of them all- Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Claire Jones
Mark Lawson gives the verdict on the new film adaptation of Edith Wharton 's novel The House of Mirth, directed by Terence Davies and starring Gillian Anderson of The X Files fame. Producer Rebecca Stratford
Based on the true story of a 19th-century French adventuress, Hilary Spurling 's book is dramatised in ten parts by Catherine Czerkawska. 2: The Wedding of the Year. Catherine and Therese both plan to marry. The latter learns how to beguile money and support by the weaving of fantasies in which she herself believes.
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week. Repeated from 10.45am
Private companies are queuingtotake overthe management of education services in some of Britain's biggest cities, but are they really qualified to improve our schools? Mark Whitaker reports. Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Sue Armstrong presents the second and final programme addressing a modern plague: stress. Research over the past 20 years has thrown up some surprises. The image of the stressed-out, responsibility-laden, highly paid executive has given wayto the middle manager-less powerful at work but suffering the most stress-related illnesses, including heart attacks and high blood pressure. A great deal of this stems from the inability to stop rehearsing worst-case scenarios. The advice from stress counsellors is clear: leave work behind in the evening and at weekends, and become more protective of one's leisure time. Producer Louise Dalziel
A comedy series by David and Caroline Stafford. 4: In which Klepke and Lovacfall out.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs (R)
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