nThe series of reports from around the world returns for a new ten-part series. The Basque region of Spain has more autonomy than almost any other part of Europe, yet two thirds of local people are dissatisfied. Until recently the French Basques could only dream of the rights enjoyed south of the border- now they are using stunts such as stealing archives to highlight their demands. Julian Pettifer travels to both sides of the Basque countryto find out what the people want. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Arlene Gregorius
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
nln the first of a new six-part series, the prolific biographer and campaigner Lady Longford looks back over almost 100 years of a literary life when she chooses her favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Readers Eleanor Bron and Philip Franks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
As 3am strikes, Nisha, the young waitress at the Four Seasons Services, sees a fight break out. The Politician's Tale
By Kara Miller. Tory MP Mary tells a story of a poor man called Gerard who one day stumbles upon a mysterious stranger who grants his wishes.
The Editor's Tale
By John Mortimer. A wiley old hack tells the story of a theatre critic who ruins an actress's life, not through bad notices, but by praising hertoo highly.
The Good Woman's Tale
By Lin Coghlan. Grainne, overfrom Ireland to pick up the body of her dead daughter, tells the story of Mary, her one-time neighbour. Mary lead a campaign to stop the opening of a halfway house for prisoners in Dublin - until one day she meets one of the ex-cons and her life is changed.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. For details see Monday
Katie Boyle speaks on behalf of a charity which gives grants to carers looking after people with dementia. DONATIONS: Aizheimers Society, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
In 1834 Scottish engineer John Scott Russell noticed a single, hump-like wave travelling along a canal near Edinburgh. His observations were largely ignored until the sixties when scientists began to understand the significance of single waves, or solitons, in physics, biology and electronics. Quentin Coopertalks to Professor
Alan Boardman about the key role solitons play in systems as diverse as the solar system, the circulation of blood and communications.
Producer John Watkins
Part 4: Health. TB or not TB, that is the congestion. The wit of Woody Allen blends with classic comedy archive as Simon Fanshawe gets to the bottom of health. With Anne Bryson and PeterGunn. Producer Karen Rose
Professor David Cesarani concludes his two-part investigation of mass detention during wartime. He joins a reunion of some of the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated in the US during the Second World War. Although most were American citizens, they were deprived of their rights and held in appalling conditions in barrack camps. Inmates were brutalised and humiliated bytheircaptors, but eventually won an apology and compensation forthe wasted years. Producer Hugh Levinson
Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
6: Update. This week Alex Kirby discovers what progress has been made on issues examined in previous series. Why is the earth's ozone layer still being destroyed, what is the continuing threat from the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl and how green were the Olympics? Producer Brian King
A new four-part comedy series in which Keith Daniels attempts to change the world through drama, and nobody is going to stop him - except his cast. With Dave Lamb, Jim North, Nick Walker and Richie Webb. 1: This week they put a stop to homelessness. Producer Gareth Edwards
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