Rwanda/Italy. In a village at the foothills ofthe
Italian Alps live 41 Rwandan children. They were brought to Italyfortheir safety atthe time of the genocide seven years ago. All have now been adopted by local families. But these children still have family in their homeland; some have fathers who have not seen or heard from their children since 1994. Yet Italy says they are now Italians and will not be returned. The Rwandan government accuses them of kidnapping and is preparing a legal case to get them back. Olenka Frenkiel investigates.
Producer Caroline Pare. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8. 30pm
With France's population recovering from the triumphs and deceits of local elections, Tony Robinson relates the story of that pugnacious hero of Gallic supremacy - Asterix the Gaul. More popularthan Mickey Mouse , translated into more languages than Anne Franks 's diary, Asterix seems to have conquered the world. Butwhy? And what does this tell us about the potency of graphic novels? Producer Rebecca Nicholson (R)
Tony Coult's drama about Richmal Crompton, the author of the William stories, is based on Alison Neil's play.
December 1968, a few weeks before Richmal's death. While driving in fog, she nearly hits a child. He appears to be William, her fictional creation, yet he is flesh and blood. Whoever he is, he knows all her stories and has many questions for her.
Older Gwen and Miss Rood:
Jack and Tommy:
Kevin Whately speaks on behalf of a charity which supports all the children's hospices across the UK. DONATIONS: Association of Children's Hospices. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
4: Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, read by Owen Teale. Dannie Abse describes growing up in Cardiff in a Jewish Welsh family. A childhood where his imagination created untold horrors and curses with which to torment his best friend
Keith. Fordetails see Monday
In this concluding programme about Birmingham's jewellery quarter, Carl Chinn examines the resurgence of the area from its lowest point during the Second World War. Today the area is bustling again with the introduction of retail shops. For details see Monday
When the Nightingale Sings Again in Moira. On the eve of the opening of the National Forest Millennium Discovery Centre near Moira in Leicestershire, Howard Stableford meets locals who are transforming thousands of acres of derelict land into woods, providing leisure facilities and jobs.
Producer Sandra Sykes.
Ants are some ofthe earth's oldest inhabitants, and they have developed symbiotic relationships with thousands of other insect species. Quentin
Coopertalksto DrJeremy Thomas and Dr Graham Elmes about the relationship between a species of red ant and the rare large blue butterfly. Chemical signals given out by the butterfly larvae enable the larvae to infiltrate the ant nest. How many other endangered insect species rely on ants for their survival?
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com Quentin Cooper on music websites - Webwatch: page 45
In the last of the current series Nick Hancock, host of television's They Think It's All Over, tells Paul Jackson about his 26 failed pilot programmes and the current love of his life - his daughter. Producer Mario Stylianides
Race is one of our most dangerous and powerful concepts. Max Bankole Jarrett uncovers its earliest origins. Race and Slavery
In the 18th century pro-slavery campaigners looked to religion to justify Britain's dominant role in the Atlantic slave trade, before hitting upon a new idea - " scientific racism Producer David Olusoga
Do It Yourself?What should we share responsibility for and what should we do for ourselves? Why do we compensate farmers but not victims of flooding, and how do we decide whether pensions should be publicly or privately provided? Bridget Rosewell investigates. Producer Nick Booth. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
A new series exploring issues which affect all our lives. Alex Kirbyinvestigateswhetherthetime has come to insist on licenses forfarmers so that
"bad apples" are driven out of the industry. Producer Steve Peacock
Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
3: Hell's inhabitants are joined by a health and safety officer who says the lighting is inadequate. with Felicity Montagu. Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
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