Melvyn Bragg presents a series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain. 2: Stroke City. In Londonderryj Derry differences in dialect between hostile communities have led to fatal exchanges. A thousand years ago, Gaelic, not English was spoken in the city and English only became important during the plantation period when London traders colonised the land. Bragg investigates the dialect with broadcaster
Gerry Anderson who coined the name "Stroke City" to bypass its long alternative and find a neutral name. Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated at 9. 30pm
Michael White presents ajourney through the corridors of Westminster.
2: This week he finds out what really goes on in the House of Commons tea rooms - cheerful places for MPs to enjoy a cuppa, or sinister venues for plots and Conspiracies? ProducerPaulVickers
Bangladesh's eunuchs are beginning to press for political rights. Hijras, as they are called locally, are traditionally entertainers who earn a living from making street collections. Now they are tiring of their marginalisation and are beginning to campaign forthe right to vote. George Arney has unprecedented access to this most enigmatic of Bangladeshi communities, and reports on the their struggle for survival in the 21st century. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Linda Pressly
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
Stephen Frears is one of this country's most successful film directors. His work includes My
Beautiful Launderette, Les Liaisons Dangereuse and most recently, High Fidelity. Here he chooses some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose. Readers Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson . ProducerViv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
By Char March. Helene Nanterre is a war photojournalist who has changed her identity. Her father George is a wedding photographer in west Yorkshire. But whose pictures tell the greatest lie -George's airbrushed family groups, or Helene's portfolio of death and destruction?
Director Lindsay Leonard
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We often complain that our food has no flavour, but it is no easy task to understand the relation between the chemical structure of food and its taste. Quentin Coopertalkstofood scientists, Professor Andy Taylor and Professor Don Mottram , about the links between the flavour compounds in food and the taste evoked. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A comedy series by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host. 3: Juliette rises from the ashes of unemployment to front a woman-only radio station from a bedsit, while
Corinne gives up men and turns to dogs instead.
Producer Claire Jones
An investigative series in which a document is the starting point for a journey back into the past, shedding new light on the events of the time.
3: Who Killed the Albatross?When Coleridge's ancient mariner shoots the albatross, history has assumed that the finger on the trigger was the opium-inspired genius of the poet. But not so, as Mike Thomson discovers when he reopens the private journals of Captain Cook and his South
Sea explorers whose minds were warped by scurvy and Sinister imaginings. Producer Helen Weinstein
Euro 2000. The European Union is in crisis.
Denmark has rejected the euro, the UK remains outside the single currency, and eastern
European countries still cannot join the club at all. John Kampfneraskswhetherthe European ideal is becoming as irrelevant as thirties internationalism and whether we would miss anything about the EU if it was quietly dissolved. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
The acclaimed sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. Written and perfomed by Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell ,
Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock
Burt Caesar investigates the curtain call.
Directors Peter Brook and Jatinder Verma , actors Josette Bushell-Mingo , RoyHudd and Richard Wilson , designers, historians and critics explore the moment when we move from performance back to our own lives and what it means to take and receive a bOW. ProducerJulian May(R)
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