Melvyn Bragg presents a series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain. 3: Some Handsome
The talk of Cornwall has roots in the old Celtic language of Kernewek that thrived here 200 years ago. But today's horde of incomers are renaming the ancient coves and threatening the historic Cornish vocabulary.
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm
Michael White presents ajourney through the corridors of Westminster.
3: This week he investigates the political instrument also know as "Lunch" and he reveals the identity of the journalist who believes they are so important that he sometimes has two a day.
With Dr Lavinia Byrne. We Have a Gospel to
Proclaim (Fulda); 2 Timothy 3, vl4; 4, v5; The Truth from Above (Vaughan Williams); Firmly I Believe and Truly (Halton Holgate ). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
Haiti. As part of its war on drugs and crime, the United States is now deporting thousands of American residents to "homelands" they have never seen. Most have already completed US prison sentences when they are rounded up and sent to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Andy Kershaw investigates the plight of young deportees in Haiti, the poorest and most deprived corner of the western hemisphere. Producer Lucy Ash
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents. Repeated Monday8.30pm
David Stafford examines the music that has provided the backdrop for "wascallywabbits", road runners and feuding cats and mice, in this tribute to cartoon composers old and new. He talks to animators Bob Godfrey and Chuck Jones , as well as composer Carl Davis. Producer David Prest
3: A Little Bit O'Bacon Fat by Martyn Read , with poetry by Alex Jones. To Davey Sabin , the river Sabrina is his friend and confidante. Each year she yields up her elvers to his waiting nets, but will she demand a sacrifice in return?
Director Sue Wilson. For details see Monday
Voice of the River:
4: Take It Easyby Steve Jacobi , read by Philip Glennister. A star-struck fan gets carried away by the strange and inexplicable coincidences that link his life to the lives ofthe Beatles - in particular, John Lennon. For details see Monday
4: War and Peace. Percy F Westerman showed his young heroes finishing off the Germans, Biggles zapped them from the air, but since the Second World War, children's books aren't so sure who the enemy is. For details see Monday
Is prediction the best cure? Scientists at Oxford
University have discovered that our genes not only affect our likelihood of becoming a smoker, they also influence the number of cigarettes we are likely to smoke. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Robert Walton , a member of the Oxford research team, about theirfindings, and discovers how they have been able to develop a genetic test for tobacco addiction. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com
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A comedy series by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host. 4: Juliette finds a home for hertalents on the shopping channel, while Ron discovers how life might have been different with his thoughtful old flame Marjorie Hardwick.
Producer Claire Jones
By Vanessa Rosenthal. 4: Victory and Verse. Jane accompanies her nieces on a disarming trip to the dentist, shares the national joy at victory over the French and enjoys a verse written about her by her nephew Edward as he leaves for University. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
The conclusion of 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. Camping with Hitler. Mike
Thomson investigates Nazi efforts to woo British boy scouts in the late thirties and uncovers a series of exchange visits, rallies and camping trips. What did the Third Reich hope to gain and were their ambitions realised?
Producers Mark Burman and Helen Weinstein
Where It's At. Conventional wisdom holds that in a globalised economy everything should be footloose. So why are restaurants in the same street and why do people who use the phone most live closest together? Diane Coyle asks if place matters ever more, not less, and examines the forces which put the fate of whole cities and regions at stake. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
All over the world people are going crazy for mazes - in fields, gardens and even indoors.
Geoff Watts examines the art of creating them as he meets the mathematicians behind the puzzles. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker . E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The acclaimed sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. Written and perfomed b) Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell ,
Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock
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