Melvyn Bragg presents a series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain. 4: No Pigeon
This week a look at the streets of Brixton in south London to trace the routes of "London Jamaican", from its Caribbean pidgin origins to its celebration by the young- white, Asian and black. Celebrated dub poet Linton Kwesi joins Johnson Bragg in his Brixton local to talk about how the profile and respectability of Caribbean patois in Britain came to be raised. Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated at9.30pm
Michael White concludes his journey through the corridors of Westminster with an investigation into the role of constituency agents -those rarely seen figures who help MPs get elected, who tell them when to cut their hair and who help to deselect them when it all goes sour. Producer Paul Vickers
With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. The Day of the Lord Shall Come (Air Falalalo); 1 Thessalonians 5, wl6-24; Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Anon);
Great Shepherd of Thy People (Abridge). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
Sweden. Greater Stockholm has become Europe's Silicon Valley. In the last two years, the bill for
Sweden's sick leave has doubled. The connection -burn-out. Rosie Goldsmith investigates why the Swedes are becoming stressed at work and what is being done to help them. Plus a look at how video cameras are being used in an innovative police programme to combat domestic violence. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Arlene Gregorius
Repeated Monday 8. 30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
An exploration in and through sound. Radio producer Piers Plowrightgoes in search ofthe most beautiful sound in the world - which he discovers is in the ear of the beholder. This leads him into further insights and transgressions. Producer Matt Thompson (R)
David Ashton 's Victorian detective story, based on the memoirs of a real-life Edinburgh policeman -the imposing and tenacious Inspector James McLevy. The death of an evangelical preacher leads McLevyto the "Happy Land", a den of iniquity ruled over by a veritable Queen of Crime.
4: Giselle by John Burnside , read by Ronald Pickup . In a forest between midnight and four o'clock in the morning can be found beautiful, dancing sylphs. But danger is in the air. A mythical tale of love, revenge and tormented souls. Fordetails see Monday
n Michael Rosen returns with the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: Best Boys and Zip Pans. This week he unpacks the arcane language of the film world and Ian Peacock deciphers the latest codes of teenagers. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Ray Marriott and Professor Martyn Poliakoff about supercritical fluids - fluids with the properties of both liquid and gas, which can be used to purify a variety of substances, from food to pharmaceuticals. As the chemical industry strives for greener credentials, supercritical fluids are emerging as a separations technology that is efficient, widely applicable, and less damaging to the environment than conventional solvents. 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.
5: Juliette and Ron are having big money problems so they jump at the chance to stand in as the presenters of a mid-morning chat show.
But who will turn out to be the real star of the show?
Producer Claire Jones
Battle of the Books. For centuries authors and publishers fought forthe right to benefit from their own creations. In the first of two programmes, Peter Day traces the history of copyright, from illuminated manuscript to the internet - the disruptive force which places intellectual property at the centre of the new economy. Producer Neil Koenig
Sniffingthe Wind. Politics seems to be in decline as voterturnout falls and party differences shrink. Are we becoming less engaged with public issues, or finding other ways of expressing opinions and values? Ian Hargreaves asks whether voting in electronic polls, participating in protests and trying to influence business through what we buy means democracy is taking new forms, or is just becoming banal. Producer Nick Booth. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm
How open should scientific research be?
Geoff Watts chairs a debate with a panel of scientists to discuss the extent to which we should know what is really emerging from behind the laboratory door. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker . E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
4: The No 12 Bus by Jenny McLeod , read by Rudolph Walker. Edgar and his wife met on a bridge in Jamaica, so they both believe that his newjob in England, which involves crossing
Westminster Bridge several times a day on the No 12 bus, will bring them luck. For details see Monday(R)
Sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. Written and perfomed by Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Ian Coppinger ,
Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell ,
Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock
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