The Liverpool Schools Parliament is one of a kind. Its prime minister is 15, its youngest backbencher is nine. Yet it has been promised a voice on Liverpool City Council. Nick Bakerfollows its progress, from the hustings to the opening debates, and meets a disaffected candidate who has chosen to "spend more time with his GCSE's". Producer Maud Hand
June Whitfield and Roy Hudd star as an ageing show-business couple who get a second stab at fame in the new millennium. Written by Mike Coleman. Final part.
Producer Steve Doherty. Music Frido Ruth
The natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway , continues in the hunt for the "wildbrain of Britain".
This week's heat comes from the Castle Head field centre in Cumbria where the contestants prove theirfield skills in a "wild harvest".
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Nick and Rose find themselves unwillingly privy to a dysfunctional family's deepest secrets when they are button-holed by a 10-year-old girl at a party. Written by Elizabeth Baines.
Director Michael Fox
3: Sylvia's Story. Adopted soon after her mother's husband returned from the warto discover his wife pregnant by an American GI, Sylvia had always dreamed of finding her real parents from an early age. Another compelling story of how the English daughter of an American GI finally discovered her biological father with the help of an organisation called Trace, the Transatlantic Children's
Enterprise, founded by Gl bride Pamela Winfield. FordetailsseeMonday
Sir Michael Rutter , Professor of Developmental
Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry and author of a sixties seminal study on mental health, joins Dr Raj Persuad this week to discuss how the mental health of today has changed.
Producers Marya Burgess. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
2: Satan sets out to prove to the Professor that the English are the worst nation in the world, and Scumspawn tries to deal with a lager lout. with Felicity Montagu , Nigel Pegram. Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)
Michael Buerk , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe Richards and David Starkey cross-examine
"witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of the week's
Stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
For the past month politicians have been abusing the statistic. Huw Edwards investigates the long and inglorious history of the politician and the apparently humble digit. Those who believe in the sanctity of the statistic be afraid - be very afraid!
Producer Hilary King. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
In a feast of science and gastronomy, physicist and food fanatic Peter Barhamjoins forces with experimental chef Heston Blumenthal to reveal the science of cooking. The Dessert
This week they reveal how to make the impossible - a fresh pineapple jelly- with a little scientific ingenuity. With the help of guests they explore the importance of shocks and surprises in cooking. Producer Amanda Hargreaves. Music Tom Bancroft
An unwitting son takes his grieving mother to see Mamma Mia , a provincial theatre director talks about his latest play and a businesswoman stumbles on her husband indulging a secret obsession. Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life after dark. FeaturingJulian Clary ,
Paul Merton , Liz Smith , Meera Syal and Richard Wilson. Producer Sarah Parkinson. Music Rex Brough and Robert Katz
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