Martin Jarvis performsfive Richmal Crompton stories. 4: William and the Temporary History Master Modern teaching methods come head to head with natural justice in this epic tale of humiliation, hubris, hedonism and humiliation once again. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am
Bombay. Bollywood-the heart of India's film industry - is thriving. But how much of that success has been thanks to the money of the mob? After a series of high-profile murders and blackmail threats Bombay has decided it is time to clean up its act. Meriel Beattie finds out if it is possible to build a new Bollywood. Producer Lucy Willmore. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Every Easter in the late fifties and early sixties the Aldermaston March was an iconic ritual forthose against the bomb. As they marched they chanted, sang and played music to keep their spirits up against the day when the big one was dropped. This selection comes from the atomic hit parade of those days. Producer AlastairWilson
This repeat broadcast of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story is a tribute to the late Michael Williams. The culmination of Holmes's life's work is at hand and he prepares to meet his fate and his greatest authority. Dramatised by Bert Coules. with Alan Barker. Terence Edmond , Norman Jones, Richard Pearce, Jane Whittenshaw and Ann Windsor. Violin Leonard Friedman Director Enyd Williams (revised repeat)
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Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams (left) as Dr Watson encounter Moriarty in a case that is far from elementary.
Sherlock Holmes - the Final Problem
2.15pm R4 To commemorate the actor Michael Williams, who died in January, Radio 4 broadcasts his favourite story, in which, as always, he plays a splendid Dr Watson. It is an atypical Conan Doyle tale, for Holmes is the potential victim and the great detective's murder the likely outcome. The encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls, which plunge into a tremendous and terrifying abyss, is genuinely awesome. Watson describes his friend after the event as "the best and wisest man whom I have ever known" and this drama is fitting tribute to one our best and finest actors.
Sir Arthur Conan
Dame Judy Dench speaks on behalf of a charity which is dedicated to saving tigers, elephants and other critically endangered mammals.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: The David Shepherd
Conservation Foundation, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
Deborah Moggach 's short story is read by Sunny Ormonde. Now Helen and Alan are divorced she can do anything and everything. What she really wants is to rent a house in Italy and not do anything Cultural. Producer RosemaryWatts
4: The Bird Man of Nepal. Brian Houghton Hodgson was isolated, lonely and among infinite strangeness as a resident of Nepal in the mid-19th century. His self-taught skills of observation and classification have for ever enriched the world of ornithology. Fordetails see Monday
Sherwood Outlaws C02. Within hours of the local pit closing, the former mining community of Ollerton, near Sherwood Forest began the fight to buy the 90-acre site. Howard Stableford discovers howtheir success, at a knock-down price, is leading to the creation of the Sherwood Energy Village, offering housing, commercial, education and leisure facilities, all powered by renewable energy in a C02 free zone.
Producer Sandra Sykes.
Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Keith Devlin and Professor Ian Stewart about knot theory and its applications - from the time-space loops of matter to the DNA molecules coiled inside our cells.
Producer Ros Smith. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Race is one of our most dangerous and powerful concepts. In this concluding programme Max Bankole Jarrett uncovers its earliest origins. Scientific Racism The new race sciences that emerged in the 19th century were used tojustify imperialism and even genocide. In the 20th century those same ideas reached theirterrible conclusions in Africa and Europe. Producer David Olusoga
The Greasy Pole. Is ambition worthy or not? When it comes to politics it is often suspected that fine words hide base, self-serving instincts. But would the system work without such incentives? The historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto investigates. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Patenting the Planet. The first of two programmes exploring stories of conflict over attempts to patent and privatise the planet's resources focuses on the activities of an American seed merchant who took out a patent on the Mexican yellow bean. He claimed itwas his own invention and now demands royalties on any beans sold in the USA. Presented by Alex Kirby. Producer Brian King
Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
4: Satan is deeply offended when he discovers that the poet WB Yeats described him as a " rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem". He decides to visit Yeats in hell's poets' corner. with Felicity Montagu. PhilipPope and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
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