With Andrew Graystone. Come Living God, When Least Expected (Spiritus Vitae); 1 Kings 19, w9-18; Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord (arr Stewart); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart.
If almost half of all marriages fail, what we fail to notice are those that succeed. Is it circumstance, luck or hard work that allows these relationships to survive where others do not? Edi Stark talks to couples and hears of different ways to get through the bad times, and of different approaches to the boredom Of familiarity.
Party Party. The concluding part of Simon Brett 's sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. Rosie and the team are asked to launch a new political party-the Grey Party-for people over 60. Sadly its leader doesn't quite get to launch his manifesto. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Ben Aris and Felicity Good Son. ProducerMariaEsposito
The parliamentary panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the dispatch box.
Steve Richards takes the speaker's chairto call order on opposing team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. Theirguests this week are Times columnist Anthony Howard and former
Conservative chancellor of the exchequer Nigel Lawson. Producer Steve Doherty
Ann Pilling 's award-winning children's novel is dramatised in two parts by Eric Pringle. 1: Eleven-year-old Henry Hooper lives alone with his mother in Lancashire. As an only child he is a solitary figure who converses with the voice of his imagination - "H". Apart from these secret conversations
Henry's real love isjunk, which he stores in his bedroom. When he brings home an innocent-looking leg from a fashion dummy, he finds himself in the middle of a real-life thriller. Some unsavoury locals are also very interested in this leg and seem prepared to stop at nothing to get it back!
Director Pauline Harris. Continued tomorrow 2.15pm (R)
3: The English Chechen. Chris Hunter is director of a Quaker-backed charity which helps child victims of the conflict in Chechnya. A few years ago two British employees, Camilla Carrand her boyfriend Jon James , were abducted for over a year. Now the Russian authorities are refusingto let Chris back into the country, but he is determined to continue his work. For details see Monday
Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part drama. When
Frances Butler hears of a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork she thinks her financial worries are over. But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her. Part 2.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan (R)
Laura Ingalls Wilder's evocation of pioneer life in the American West. 8: The weather is so bad that Laura fears Santa Claus will not make it across the creek in time for Christmas.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Gerald Butler , Claire Fox , Ted Harrison 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
The Future of the Past. With digital recording methods and computerised analysis, excavating historical sites has become quicker and more rigorous than ever before. But is quality being compromised? Quentin Cooper questions how digital archaeology will affect the way we view the past. Producer Alison Ayres
The concluding episode of Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero 's story about a man who cannot stop himself from breaking into song. Tom gets a job as a supermarket assistant and finally proposes to Sadie. But he must first receive her father's permission.
Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the machiavellian doctors of spin enlist the help of Ken Livingstone and Mel C to try and pull off the impossible. But can they sell the study of philosophy as a sexy, happening, popular subject? Starring John Bird , Philip Fox , Stephen Fry , Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner and Tamsin Greig.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)
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