The temperace movement was one of the biggest and most powerful mass movements in British history. Historian Amanda Foreman explores how temperance changed our national attitudes towards drinking. She travels to Preston to uncover the remains of the once mighty British National Temperance League. producer David Olusoga (R)
The concluding part of George Selden 's classic children's novel about Chester, a musically gifted cricket, and the impact his unique talent has on the fortunes of his new friends. Dramatised by Stuart Morris.
Music performed by Thomas Kemp. Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Steve Richards hosts the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP are joined by guests journalist John Cole and novelist and former MP Rupert Allason. Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty
Ruth Thomas 's novel is dramatised by Tanika Gupta. Louise Jameson stars as a single parent who makes a terrible mistake that leaves hertwo children isolated, hungry and terrified.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 3: The Holes in the Mask by Jean Lorrain. Ajourney into the dark imaginings of the narrator as he dreams his own death: will he have the strength to wake up? Read by Simon Russell Beale. For details see Monday
Following a report which found that 100,000 adults claiming to have been subject to
"persistent and unwanted attention" from someone Laurie Taylor talks to sociologists in an attempt to understand why people become "stalkers."
Producer Tony Phillips
This week Dr Graham Easton provides the information you need to have a healthy holiday, especially if you are planning an exotic trip this Christmas. He has advice on how to avoid common problems, looks at the pros and cons of injections and investigates whethertropical diseases are on the increase in the UK.
The conclusion of Lynne Ferguson 's comedy series. The Letter. A letter arrives for Irene that promises to change her life for ever. But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave the dismal backwater she so unlovingly calls home? Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)
Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's controversies.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Dinah Lammiman talks to four high-ranking women politicians around the world about what it means to be a woman in parliament. See Sue Gaisford's radio choice on page 142. Producer Jane Beresford
Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
A series connecting people with science and technology. It Falls from Heaven. As the world's population races towards the 10 billion mark, large cities in the developing world now have so many inhabitants that they are running out of drinking water. Quentin Cooper explores the hitech solutions on offer, from drawing water out of clouds to digging extra-deep wells. Are these approaches appropriate or would simple water-saving measures be more practical? Producer Alison Ayres
Sean Lock presents a comedy series of his crawl on the urban underbelly. This week more urban inspiration at Flat 76, Elderberry House. Starring Sean Lock , Alex Lowe , Dan Mersh ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rob Rouse. Written by Sean Lock. Additional material by Robert Fraser-Steele . Producer Chris Neill
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