In a six-part series Bel Mooney and guests explore the boundaries between belief and unbelief. This week she is in conversation with artificial intelligence guru Professor Igor Aleksander. Producer Malcolm Love. Repeated at 9.30pm
Presented by Dr Pauline Webb . One Who Is all Unfitto Count (Maisemore); 1 Corinthians 15, w3-ll; Give Me the Faith (Leddington Wright/Norton); Alleluya! Alleluya! (Lux Eoi). With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
of the Week: The Measure of a Man
4: Life in Black and White. Sidney Poitier is now a Hollywood leading man, an actorwhose success transcends race. He occupies a unique position, albeit an isolated one. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am
A series of teenage gang-rape trials have shocked the people of France. Rosie Goldsmith visits the parts of Paris few French people - let alone tourists - ever see, and asks what France can do to end the alienation of a growing underclass.
Prod ucerAdele Armstrong. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm
The last of three programmes about the history of scientists on film, presented by Mark Kermode. The Corporate Scientist
The uneasiness of the Cold War years was reflected in fifties cinema, which saw scientists as the tools of large, often sinister, corporations that were clearly up to no good. This tradition can still be seen today in films like Jurassic Park. producer Lynsey Moyes
Michael is an 18-year-old with an obsession for crisps and heavy metal group Nirvana. He also has a miid form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Matthew Dunster's unusual play explores how Michael copes with unexpected events in his life, such as his best friend Jilly's pregnancy and family deceit.
Director Pauline Harris
The series which helps to answer those troubling questions that you were too scared to ask. Why did the Beatles sing about 4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire? And who invented punctuation? Presented by Bob Holness.
Producer David Prest. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: email@example.com
Suzi Feay looks at the week's best new books, including an anthology of writings from the Left Book Club - set up by Victor Gollancz - which by 1939 had two million books in circulation. Repeated from Sunday 4pm
Everyone has heard of vacuums, but can a real vacuum exist? This question, which started in antiquity, is still being debated. Quentin Cooper discusses with Professor Richard Sorabji some of the ancient ideas about these apparently empty spaces, and explores today's scientific interest in vacuums with Professor Michael Redhead.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Smith stars in her comedy series from her
East End home. This week Corgi gas fitters, double-glazing salesmen and Alan Titchmarsh are all in the neighbourhood, providing ample distraction. With Jeremy Hardy , Hattie Hayridge , Martin Hyder ,
Margaret John and Chris Neill. Producer Lucy Armitage
Composer Sally Beamish 's new work Knotgrass Elegy is inspired by The Killingofthe Countryside, Graham Harvey 's book on modern farming methods. Mark Lawson is in conversation with Beamish whose work premieres at the BBC Proms on Sunday. Producer Robyn Read
Laura IngallsWilder 's evocation of pioneer life in the American West, seen through the eyes of a child.
4: Indians come to the house while Pa is out hunting. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Three programmes exploring the process of forgiveness, presented by Melissa Benn.
2: Political Forgiveness. Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that "there is no future without forgiveness." He talks about the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and visits the war crimes tribunals in the Hague to askwhetherjustice can bring reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. Producer Sally Flatman (R)
Unreliable Evidence?The re-elected Labour
Government has a big social policy agenda. But do ministers actually know enough about Britain's social and economic conditions to frame policies that will work? David Walker examines the relationship between government and social researchers, and asks what happens to awkward findings, orto academics who pursue questions the policy makers don't care to ask.
Producer Nick Booth. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
When disasterthreatens we expect scientists to save us - and many of them are trying to do just that. Bill McGuire , professor of natural disasters at
University College, London, meets those searching space for a rock with our name on it. Can they find it and stop it before it destroys life on Earth? Producer Martin Redfern. EMAIL: email@example.com
Des O'Connor. Paul Jackson talks to popular entertainer Des O'Connor , whose mum greeted his announcement that he wanted to be a comedian with the response, "They'll just laugh at you." Producer Mario Stylianides (R)
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