A series exploring the lives and legacies of four remarkable individuals who founded their nations, presented by Charles Wheeler. Kwame Nkrumah
When Nkrumah led Ghana to independence in 1957 he was a national hero. Nine years later he was deposed in a coup to the jubilation of his people. Producer David Olusoga. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
A A five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, presented by comedian Ben Miller. Dark Matter. A descent into the deepest mine in Europe to look for dark matter. Producer Virginia Crompton
The American icon Sidney Poitier reads from his memoirs, reflecting on a careerth at resonates far beyond the film industry. 1: The Idyll. The early years growing up on a tiny Caribbean island far away from ideas about race. Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon . Rptd at 12.30am
We are losing the differences between our homes, villages, towns and cities. Why is it happening and what can be done to stop it? Cities. Lucinda Lambton concludes the series by visiting Manchester's glitzy centre where property company Urban Splash is working to generate a "loft culture". Meanwhile, in Glasgow the Gorbals is being rebuilt to provide new homes. Producer Peter Everett
Agatha Christie's mystery, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
Miss Marple is invited by an old school friend to stay at the manor house she and her husband are running as a school for delinquent boys. But this is not just a social visit.
In Helen Kluger 's drama, four women are mysteriously summoned to a house on the outskirts of Moscow. Once they all danced or worked at the same prestigious St Petersburg ballet school. The dacha -the traditional Russian countryside retreat - becomes a focus for life-changing events. Director Gemma Jenkins
By Madeleine Wickham. Thrown together by an apparently accidental double-booking, two families try to make the best of their summer holiday. Fifteen years ago Chloe and Hugh had a passionate affair, but neither of their current partners knows of their shared history. Read by Harriet Walter and abridged in ten parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Part 6. Producer jiii waters
Another chance to hear the series looking at some of Britain's most famous piers. Clevedon Pierwas described by John Betjeman as the most beautiful in Britain, but then it was tested for safety and fell down. Local people struggled for 20 years to put it back together and now every plank tells a story - all
7.500 Of them. Producer PeterEverett(R)
Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game. This week's panel includes Paul Merton and Clement Freud. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
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Tonight, the verdict on Intimacy, the controversial and sexually explicit film based on the novel by Hanif Kureishi , and starring Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Kirsty Pope
Laura Ingalls Wilder 's evocation of pioneer life on the front line of the American West seen through the eyes of a child, dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth. 1: The Ingalls family pack their belongings in their covered wagon and leave Wisconsin in the middle of winter. On the journey to find virgin territory they must cross a lake before the ice cracks.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery . Repeated from 10.45am Location, location: page 25
The second of two programmes following recently qualified teachers Sally and Saul through a school year in two very different secondary schools in Greater Manchester. Tonight, exams, inspectors and ajob interview. Producer SallyChesworth. Editor David Ross
Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties
Clapham about a young woman who falls in love with a man 14 years her senior. A misplaced joke has driven them apart and she is waiting to hear from him. Abridged in ten parts by Yvonne Antrobus and read by Stella Gonet. Part 6. Producer Claire Grove
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