The third of five daily programmes looking at acts of Parliament which helped redraw the lines between the state and society in Victorian Britain. Today Ian Hislop looks at the part played by sex, medicine and the rise of feminism during the turbulent years between the passing and repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Producer Tom Alban. Repeated at 9.30pm
TheconcludingepisodeofDonHowarth's four-part comedy series.
Jack Acorn: Disputed Inheritance. When
Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn , the general factotum. But Jack is not all that he seems and there are unpleasant discoveries to be made. Producer Sue Wilson . Director
By Gregory Evans. A disturbing memory of a man in uniform sets James on a search for the truth about what happened in his childhood. Jeremy Northam explores the mystery of a man's life. Director Ned Chaillet
Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but what do we really know about how to prevent it and are there any new tests which could help us predict who could develop heart problems? Dr Graham Easton takes a look at the evidence. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 5: Survival of the Fittest This week Rosie and her company, In Any Event, host a team-building course at a local hotel. It all goes well until the murder-mystery dinner prepared by Kate....
Producer Maria Esposito (R)
As part of Radio 4's Victoria Season, Michael Buerk chairs a live debate from the Science
Museum in London, in front of an invited and participating audience. Janet Daley , David Cook , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting and provocative views on the roles of religion and science since the Victorian era.
Producer David Coomes
A new four-part series in which Jolyon Jenkins finds out how epidemiologists go about their job of linking illness, disability and death to particular behaviours. 1: The Broad Street Pump In 1854
, during a cholera outbreak in London, a local doctor, John Snow , realised the cases clustered around Broad Street, where there was a water pump. Hypothesisingthat the pump might be the source of the infection, he put it out of use. The epidemic declined markedly, apparently providing evidence that the disease was water-borne. Using Snow's journals and interviews with modern epidemiologists and medical historians, the story of the Broad Street pump is a gentle and accessible introduction to epidemiology. Producer Paul Arnold
A six-part series by Annie Caulfield.
4: The useless safari continues-though not quite as tour-leader Jim had planned, thanks to members of the group demanding to visit some allegedly scenic waterfalls. Director Toby Smith
Roger McGough looks at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. This week features the extended oriental epic, The
Spotted Unicorn, an idiosyncratic exploration of the world of Confucius. With musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies (R)
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