At some point most of us are faced with a single choice which irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk tal ks to people who have made such decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and living with the consequences. producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm
Marcel Berlins concludes his series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain.
This week he reveals what it takes for a puzzle to turn into a pot Of gold. Producer Anna Parkinson
The last clue in the RT puzzle: page 128
Concluding his series, Russell Davies looks back at the early careers of some of the country's most popular performers - before they were famous. This week a look at the some of the classic stars
Of Coronation Street. Producer Richard Edis
John Florance concludes his examination into the relationship between mental illness and musical genius with the composers Ivor Gurney and Dmitri Shostakovich. Both suffered mental and physical breakdowns during two catastrophic events in the 20th century -the First World War and Stalin's vicious Soviet regime. The effects on their creativity was profound in different ways. Producer Paul Evans
By Harry Quinn and Colin Douglas. Yugoslavia, 1944. In a run-down spa town,
Captain Evelyn Waugh and Major Randolph Churchill are seeing out the last of the war as part of the 37th Allied military mission to the Balkans. Theirfriendship is put to the test when Waugh finds himself at odds with the Allied policy of supportingthe emerging communist regime led by Tito.
Director David Ian Neville
2: Kate's Thief. Clive James reads his own story marking Halloween - a tale of burglaries, sibling power and, naturally, a trick ortreat.
Commissioned with Radio Times, you can read the whole story on page 33. For details see yesterday
To catch a thief: page 33
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated Sunday llpm
The series in which a well-known comedy name reminisces and entertains. This week Dora Bryan , the first artist to be chosen twice as the subject of This is Your Life, looks back at 63 years in show business, including appearances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly, the Sf Triniansfilms and Last of the Summer Wine. Producer Claire Jones
A decade after electricity was privatised,
Gerry Northam investigates claims that consumers are paying substantially more than they should. With even the government's energy regulators complaining that big generating companies maintain a "stranglehold" on electricity prices, the programme shows how the generators have failed to pass falling fuel costs on to customers. Producer Sharon Keatley. Repeated Sunday 5pm
The developing baby decides when it is going to be born, but sometimes it gets the timing wrong.
In the conclusion of three programmes, Connie St Louis discovers what occurs in this final stage of life inside the womb.
Producers Helen Sharp and Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: [email address removed]. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
A chilling Halloween special by Robert Aikman, dramatised by Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss.
"Gerald had told Phrynne that if they were to marry in June they couldn't honeymoon until October. He was all too aware of the perils of marrying a girl 24 years younger than himself to add to them by taking a conventional honeymoon."
When Gerald and Phrynne arrive at their destination, it is a curiously deserted seaside resort, where the church bells ring... and ring... and ring.
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