Sue Lawley's castaway is financier
George Soros. Dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England" after Stirling was forced out of the exchange rate mechanism in September 1992, he has become a legend in the world of international finance.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am
Since medieval times the Black Madonna has been a symbol of power and majesty in Europe. For many Catholics she is considered more powerful than the renaissance-inspired blue-eyed, blonde Madonna. What has drawn thousands of Europeans to worship before these black icons for centuries? Writer and broadcaster
Bonnie Greer investigates in the first of two programmes. Producer Tony Phillips
The conclusion of Gill Adams's six-part series.
It is the day of the first performance and only six tickets have been sold. The women take to the streets of Hull to boost their audience. Pauline acts as fairy godmother, persuading everyone's families to attend the first night. Then her admiring traffic warden friend turns up to make it a perfect night.
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"Name two radio programmes whose titles start with an apology." David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. ProducerViv Black. Repeated Sunday 8pm
I By Pat Rowe. Minnie, a wartime Polish emigre, is old now and herfriendshipwith a little toad that has skipped in from the garden offers her a delightful way back into her romantic memories of the past. But for her daughter Sylvia, this is the last straw - Minnie appears to be going mad.
Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director Penny Gold
5: The Nutcrackerby Berlie Doherty , read by Anna Massey. At a Christmas party, Clara is given the unusual gift of a toy nutcracker by her godfather. In the middle of the night she finds herself on a magical journey to the kingdom of sweets. For details see Monday
Magician and reporter Hugh Levinsongoes behind the scenes at the world's oldest magic shop- Davenports in London. He reports on a day in the life of this Aladdin's cave of wizardry, where nothing is quite what it seems. Producer Hugh Levinson (R)
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry star in the programme that promises an impression every minute. Last in the series. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Beef is on the menu - and on the agenda.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Julie Beckett
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Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Harwell
International Business Centre for Science and Technology in Didcot, Oxfordshire, by panellists including John Redwood MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
By Mark Wheatley. George is Will's adopted son and has been estranged from his fatherfor many years. He returns in the hope of learning more about his real fatherwho died at sea. The play takes place in the two days before the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Producer Annie Castledine. Director Marilyn Imrie
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