Max Easterman investigates deep-seated corruption and violence in the Romanian police. He meets the British officertryingto clean up the force and a Romanian whistle-blowerwho was forced to leave the country to escape reprisals. Producer Hugh Levinson
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
Award-winningjournalist Fergal Keane presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry-choices which reflect his wide-ranging travels as BBC special correspondent. Readers Eleanor Bron and Christian Rodska.
Producer VivBeeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
By Tina Pepler. On 11 November 1920 the unknown warrior was buried in Westminster
Abbey- a surrogate body for all those whose loved ones were missing, presumed dead. At the funeral, and ever since, the focus has been on the widows and bereaved mothers. This drama follows three men - a demobbed soldier, a grieving father and a young boy - on the day of the funeral as they try to come to terms with their loss. Director
Visiting. The final story in a week of writing by Manchester exiles is by David Constantine and read by David Crellin. The streets of Salford become the avenues of memory for a man who left it all behind a longtime ago.
Producer Katherine Beacon. For details see Monday
4: Searching for Grandparents. Greg Buxton 's grandparents were Russian Jews who drowned while trying to escape to Palestine in 1941. He recently went diving to try and find the wreck of their ship, the Struma. Here he tells of his attempts to trace the vessel in order to mourn the grandparents he never knew.
Producer Rosie Boulton. For details see Monday
Plastics made from synthetic polymers have already had a huge impact on our lives, but a new area of polymer technology is emerging. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Brigid Heywood from
Keele University and Dr Paul Taylor from Warwick University about dendrimers- tree-like molecules that can be grown in a laboratory to a precise molecular size and weight. Unlike conventional long-chain polymers, dendrimers have a regular branched structure and can be large or small, organic or inorganic. Their unique, symmetrical structure, scientists believe, means they can be deployed in fields as diverse as gene and drug therapy, or even in light harvesting.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing.
Simon Fanshawe concludes six programmes melding comedy archive with satirical writing by considering the pointlessness of coming second. With contributions from Max Boyce ,
Jerry Seinfield , Tommy Cooper and Jennifer Saunders. With Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose
Michael Field by Moya O'Shea .4: The Independent Theatre presents A Question ofMemoryby
Michael Reid. In the audience-Oscar Wilde.
For details see Monday. Further cast details across the week
Repeated from 10.45am
Robot Wars. Experts believe that in as soon as 50 years, computers will become as intelligent as we are. Peter Day discovers what it might mean forthe humans who will be left behind. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Much of our brain consists of very leaky wires conveying impulses in all directions. How does nature pull I of f the trick that enables the area of the brain responsible for memory to compensate for these leaky signals? New research has uncovered the answer which could explain how learning is laid down in our brains. Producer Adri an Washbourne
A four-part comedy series in which Keith Daniels attempts to change the world through drama. With Dave Lamb , Jim North , Nick Walker and Richie Webb. 3: The world's most socially aware theatre company tackles racist bigotry head-on, then gets sidetracked into petty in-fighting. Producer Gareth Edwards
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