On the anniversary of the publication of the Waterhouse report into sexual abuse in children's homes in north Wales, Jenni Murray investigates whether the publicity surrounding child abuse scandals has made the authorities too willing to believe false accusations.
Drama: Telling Liddyby Anne Fine. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
I A new four-part series charting the lives and influence of less well-known wives of composers. Caroline Alice Roberts. Michael Kennedy and Wendy Hillary reflect on the life of the woman who forfeited her inheritance and all connection with herfamily in orderto become Mrs Edward Elgar in 1886. Roberts was nine years olderthan him and she supported him even to the extent of ruling the staves on blank paperfor his compositions. There are many who believe thatwithout her,
Eigar would never have written anything of merit. Producer Rosie Boulton
An appeal on behalf of a charity which represents people with a learning disability and a sensory impairment.
DONATIONS: CHANGE, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
4: Resurrection by Bonnie Greer , read by Patricia Hodge. It is Easter, 1882, and the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti lies dying. But he must perform one last act of artistic sabotage in order to set his conscience at rest. For details see Monday
4: Summer Bottling. Andrew Jefford returns to Breaky Bottom to see how well the flowering of the vines has gone and to find out whether Peter Hall has managed to find the money to bottle last year's sparkling wine. For details see Monday
Scientists working off the West African coast have discovered evidence of dramatic climate change - more than three million years ago. They believe there was a ten-degree drop in temperature, just at the moment when our earliest ancestors were emerging in subtropical Africa. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Jeremy Marlow who led the international team, who believes that the fall in temperature had a significant impact on human evolution. How different might we have been if the temperature had not dropped? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Boothby Graffoe continues his series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs. This week he isjoined by Jim Sweeney and Neil Innes ,
Monty Python songwriter, founder of the Rutles, and the Bonzo Dog DOO Dah Band. Producer Lucy Armitage
Andrew Sachs presents a series examining England's extraordinary Jewish history.
The Secret Jews of Tudor England. Sachs visits the oldest synagogue in Britain, the 300-year-old Bevis Marks hidden away in the City of London, and discovers the story of the secret Jews who came to England from Spain in the 16th century. These Spanish Jews, pretending to be Christians, gradually appeared in London and Bristol and set up secret synagogues to worship. A Spanish Jew even rose to become one of Queen Elizabeth's personal physicians - but was then executed as a spy after plotting to poison her.
Decoding Iceland. A company called deCODE plans to map the gene pool of Iceland by studying the medical and genealogical records of the entire population. Huge medical breakthroughs may result from the research, but many Icelandic doctors are deeply worried -will the sacred bond of trust between patient and doctor be broken? Peter Day reports from Reykjavik.
Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
I Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme. This week he looks at the biggest object ever placed in orbit - the Mir space station, and investigates what will happen when it falls to Earth later this month. When it does, its debris will rain down from the sky and scatter across an area the size of Siberia. The Russians are hoping to ensure that Mir's plunge will be a safe one, but the odds are against them - there is a chance of a fragment hitting a human being atjust over 100 to one. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A satirical look at the week's news and media events. After Lolly's shock resignation at the end of last series how will Richard Richard cope with her replacement? Starring Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
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