Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes and from images of "yob Britain". At the same time, popular culture - in films, music and computergames - revels in ever more graphic portrayals of violence, yet grows increasingly indifferent to its consequences. In the first of two programmes, Wendy Robbins asks what's really getting worse: violent crime or our fear of it? Are we losing the fight against violence, and against the causes of violence? Producer Simon Crow
By Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. A comedy series following the lives of a family living in Stockport. 5: Reunion. A visitor brings new branches to the Conroy family tree.
Music Big George Producer
The first in a pair of linked comedies by Alan Plater. When time-telling was standardised in the 19th century, not everyone was convinced of the benefits created by this stride in human progress.
Director Alison Hindell
Time Added on for Injuries is tomorrow at 2.15pm
Laurie Taylor talks to Lee Monaghan about his latest research into bodybuilding, drugs and risk. The programme investigates the gym culture evolving in the UK which actively colludes in the taking of steroids. Taylor asks what lies at the root of the pressure to risk one's health for the perfect physique.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: email@example.com
The developing baby decides when it is going to be born, but sometimes it gets the timing wrong. In the last of the series, Connie St Louis discovers what occurs in this final stage of life inside the womb. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
A five-part comedy by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. 4: Could the detritus of Sean Lock's domestic life have artistic worth? Starring Sean Lock, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Chris Pavlo, Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman.
Live from Futureworld in Bristol, in front of an invited audience. Michael Buerk with Janet Daley, David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The Shape of Things to Come. Scientists at the European Laboratory for Nuclear Physics have been given one month in which to produce firm evidence that they have discovered one of the great prizes in their field -the Higgs particle. If they fail, their current experiment will be dismantled, while American scientists start something bigger and better. Peter Evans reports. Producer Roland Pease
A series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Claire Downes , Stuart Lane , Al Holloway , Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell. 3: Crusade Roadshow. Join DJ Steve in the Afternoon on his AD 1200 Christian Crusade
Roadshow as he gathers up an army of children and the plague-ridden to find salvation and a suntan in the Holy Land.
Producers Paul Dodgson and Sean Grundy
Lady Margaret Oswick entertains visitors in the nursery at Winsley Towers, for a soiree of sophisticated songs and cultural banter, aided by her musical nephew Penkivil. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre
Company. 3: Youth Today. Featuring songs about the birds and the bees, and nanny's nursery crimes. Producer Tony Staveacre
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