John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. Monty Python brought animator Terry Gilliam fame and fortune, but his career as a film director has been a mix of hits and misses. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen cost a fortune and flopped at the box office, and a new Â£32m project to film the story of Don Quixote has ground to a halt. What went wrong? Producer Brian King. Editor Andrew Thorman. Repeated at 9.30pm
On the Ropes
9.00am/9.30pm R4 Terry Gilliam talks failure to John Humphry's today. Well, not just failure, given his success as the Monty Python animator and director of several successful films, but On the Ropes is hardly meant to be a celebratory programme full of joy and happiness. So Gilliam talks frankly about two films, one that failed at the box office - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - and one that has yet to get as far as a cinema, a Â£32 million epic about Don Quixote which fell prey to everything from money problems to floods during the filming. Work has now stopped on the film, leaving Gilliam a decidedly unhappy, albeit a lot wiser, man. (Peter Barnard)
This week in the series about the history of glass in architecture, Maxwell Hutchinson looks at how glass was used in buildings of the Victorian era. He meets a man who has collected 15,000 historic windows and examines the career of Joseph Paxton , architect of the greatest glass house of them ait-the Crystal Palace. Producer EienaCurti
With the Rev Stephen Shipley. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); John 20, w24-29; Sing Joyfully (Byrd); Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Directors of music Gordon Stewart and Paul Leddington Wright.
Understanding Your Family Roots.
George Redmonds traces the 700-year-old mother of all Dysons, and from the 13th century, Oddi de
Gasegill, the forbear of Bill Oddie. DNA analysis continues to reveal long-hidden secrets of genealogical research and even finds the descendants of passengers of the Mayflower. Producer Sandra Sykes. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
A guide to a time when listening to comedy records at parties was hip. With Greg Proops. Lily Tomlin
She started in Rowen and Martin's Laugh In, made the jump to stand-up comedy and with herthe comedy album came Of age. Producer Dave Batchelor
A look beyond the stereotype of the Gypsy musician to changing attitudes to Gypsies and their music in Britan. Nick Bakervisits the Django Reinhardt festival in France where Gypsy and jazz spirits mingle. Producer Simon Broughton
Don Taylor 's drama tells the story of DH Lawrence's relationship with a woman during 1908-12. David, a young schoolteacher, is asked to speak to Helen, who has suffered a personal tragedy. A tale emerges which changes the relationship between them and becomes part of the development of a great English writer.
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The programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries, presented by Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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2: The X-Ray Machine. When the first x-rays were taken, they seemed miraculous, but their introduction was not without its problems. It was opposed by doctors who had hitherto depended on their eyes and ears for diagnosis, and patients were scared of the new machines. But as the decades went on, the x-ray department became the indispensable heart Of every hospital. Fordetails see yesterday
A four-part comedy series devised by Bill Dare about a struggling a cappella band.
1: Meet the Wife by Giles New. This week Kenny gets married and divorced in a day, and Johnny decides to make himself more attractive by lying. with Raquel Cassidy , Tony Gardner and Rachel Preece Producer Gareth Edwards
George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 2: Dinah Morris , a young and remarkable Methodist preacher, arrives to comfort Lisbeth Bede. Arthur Richard Greenwood Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Intelligence comes in many forms - children can be smart about nature, words, music or pictures. They can be good with people, on a sports field, with their bodies or at mathematics. But how many of these talents are taken into account when IQs are measured? Connie St Louis examines how children develop their particular forms of intelligence and looks at what can be done to help them along. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerard Foster's sitcom about George, Professor of Symbolics at Oxford, who is desperately trying to write a book. Alex moves into the shed at the bottom of the garden and takes his 200 snails with him. He starts to live like a snail and lets them crawl all over him. When a French girl arrives on the scene Alex falls for her and tries to prove he is normal by eating his pets.
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