Jeremy Paxman discusses the politics of empire when he isjoined by historian Professor Catherine Hall , novelist Justin Cartwright and Africa correspondent Karl Maeir.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm
Travel writer and presenter Rory MacLean reads his humorous five-part account of travelling around Florida- America's sunshine state. 1: Cassadaga. A town of spiritualists and psychics, where MacLean receives news from the Other Side. Abridged and produced by Julia Butt
With the Very Rev Ken Riley. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (St Edmund); John 2, wl-11; Gloria (Berkeley); Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbot's Leigh). With
John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.
Why has Britain produced so many black sports stars, musicians and even the odd newsreader, but not one black box-office star? In the first of two programmes, Paul Barber , who starred in The Full Monty, tells the hidden tale of Britain's early black actors, from Ernest Trimmingham to Earl Cameron. He reveals the peculiar role cinema has played in the changing attitudes towards black people in this country. Producer Miles Warde
A new five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
1: The Three Suitors.
When Morgiana Crump looks for a husband a battle of wigs and waistbands ensues.
Director Sally Avens
Mr Crump/Mr Snaffle:
Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. This week the programme comes from Malham Field Centre in Yorkshire, on the trail of the last semi-finalist.
Producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
By Natalia Power.
Thomas Hood (1799-1845) wrote many poems and ditties. He is best known for his famous political treatise on behalf of working men and women - The Song of the Shirt. His own life was rich in happiness, but poor in health and he died in his early forties. This portrait of key moments in his life is broadcast in conjunction with the dramatisation tomorrow of one of his other well-known poems.
(Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Legis tomorrow at 2.15pm)
Indira Varma reads five of Jhumpa Lahiri 's stories > from the author's Pulizter Prize-winning collection. Abridged by Sally Marmion. 1: A Temporary Matter A delicate game in the dark marks the end of a marriage. Producer Nicola Barranger
Charlotte Smith explores five great houses which are no longer great. Today she visits Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire to find out why the four-mile- : long avenue which once led to one of the country s grandest houses now leads only to a space where a stately home should be. Producer Dixi Stewart
Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on a given topic. This week he is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Graham Norton and Sue Perkins at Broadcasting House, London. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
By Alex Ferguson. Forty-something Annie Wilson , an ex-florist with an Open University degree, begins hertraining as an educational psychologist. She has children of her own and two years teaching experience, but this is the education system at the sharp end. Part 1 of 10. Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am
On call as a forensic medical examinerfor
London's Metropolitan Police Force, DrJacqui
Malkin may have to deal with a suspicious death, or spend her shift dispensing medication to drug users. Some detainees take outtheirfrustration by spitting on her-for some, hers is the first kind face they have seen all week. In the first of two programmes, Jo Morrisjoins heron a 16-hour Shift. Producer Sarah Taylor
A three-part exploration of the history and tradition contained in the fore-topsail of HMS
Victory, a sail which last saw active service during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 1: Making the Sail Producer Mary Price (R)
Nearly a quarter of the world's black rhinos live in the remote deserts of north-western Namibia.
Mark Carwardine joins experts from Save the Rhino Trust as they track these endangered animals on foot. He comes face to face with wild rhinos that have been monitored for the past 20 years, and examines their prospects for the future.
WEBSITE: [web address removed]. E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated tomorrow 11am
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