With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (Servant Song); Philippians 2, wl-11; Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Harris); At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
Matthew Henson was a black explorer at the North Pole. He is now recognised as co-discoverer, along with Admiral Robert E Peary.
But while other explorers returned home to bask in glory and honour, Henson lived and died in obscurity. Colin Salmon tells his story. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
A new four-part comedy series by Don Howarth. 1: Emma Harper- Tussles in a Theme Village
Ex-headmistress Emma Harperwrites a column for a village newspaper. When she is poached by the local radio station, her gossip programme causes controversy, anger and revenge.
Producer Sue Wilson. Director Julie Beckett
Steve Richards hosts the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP are joined by guests journalists Andrew Rawnsley of The Observer and Matthew Parris of The Times.
Producer Steve Doherty
The Baroness. In the first of three plays charting the history of the peace movement,
Melissa Murray dramatises a meeting between Baroness Bertha von Suttner and the dying Alfred Nobel in a hotel in Vienna. She tries to persuade the inventor of dynamite to invest some of his riches in the development of the Peace League. But
Nobel has other matters to raise with his old friend.
Director Peter Leslie Wild
2: That Was Then, This Is Nowby biographer and writer Jonathan Keates. A story set in a village in the Po Valley where the locals, yearning for Italian independence, had once been fomented by performances of I Lombardi. An itinerant violinist playing in the village square reminds passers-by of the patriotic dreams they once had. For details see yesterday
Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 2: Out to Launch
Rosie's company, In Any Event, is given the job of launching the autobiography of the country's most famous and talented footballer, Lloyd Gratton. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Jon Glover , Will Ing and Tracy-Anne Oberman. Producer Maria Esposito (R)
By Christine de Pizan. 3: Christine is blinded by the brilliance of women's minds, so Reason takes her underground to the great temple of learning. For details see New Year's Day. Repeated from 10.45am Cast details across the week
Edward Stourton chairs three new debates, this week focusing on the proposition that "Farming and food production should not be the primary activities in the countryside." Environmentalists and other rural experts argue overthe decline of agriculture and the future of the countryside. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Three new drama-documentaries exploring the metaphors of illness.
1: Mapping the World -Alzheimer's Disease
A drama by Nicholas Mcinerny , with documentary from Dr Richard Harvey , Winn Harris and Margaret Benson. Two map makers both claim to have the true map of the world. Producer Rosie Boulton
By Shaun McKenna.
The sensational history of Emperor Caligula has been told in many ways and from many angles, but never from the point of view of his closest and most beloved associate - his horse, Incitatus! (R)
Few tunes in the 20 century have entered the national consciousness like the signature tunes of favourite television programmes. But how does one compose those few seconds of music which have to announce the programme, say something about its content, and keep the nation's fingers away from the off switch? Chris Serle talks to signature tune composers about this most specialised musical art? Producers Bob Carter and Mike Sampney (R)
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