The lives and legacies of five remarkable individuals who founded their nations. Tomas Masaryk arrived in Prague at Christmas 1918 as Czechoslovakia's first president, uniting the Czechs and Slovaks. But the triumph was shortlived - Hitler invaded and partitioned Czechoslovakia, the Soviets stuck it back together, and in 1992 the Czechs and Slovaks chose to go their separate ways. With Charles Wheeler. Producer Jolyon Jenkins. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
A five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, with comedian Ben Miller.
Extra Dimensions. This week he travels to Geneva in search of extra dimensions. Producer Virginia Crompton
Haydn Gwynne reads extracts from Diane Jacobs 's new biography of Mary Wollstonecraft , the spirited writer who achieved fame for her ground-breaking feminist document, A Vindication of the Rights of Women. Abridged in five parts by Roger Pine. 1: In Search Of Fame. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated at 12.30am
In 1901 Hilaire Belloc embarked on a walking pilgrimage to Rome in search of the cement that held Europe together. One hundred years later actor Philip McGough , armed with Belloc's book The Path to Rome, sets off on the same journey through France, Switzerland and Italy. He talks to people along the way and explores whether Belloc's reflections have any relevance to today's Europeans. Producer Tony Grant
Agatha Christie 's mystery is dramatised in five parts byMichael Bakewell. 3: A murder has taken place at Stonygates. It's time forthe police to be called in. Director Enyd Williams BBC RADIO COLLECTION: They Do It with Mirrors is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].
A return of the general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. With chairman Robert Robinson. First round: London and the Home Counties. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm
Jane Buckler 's comic fairytale about one woman's need to feel special. When Pearl goes to change the bathroom bulb, she is surprised to hear a voice telling her that she has been chosen to go on ajourney. Just one problem - she is agoraphobic and has only been out of her Cardiff house once in the last two years! Director Alison Hindell
Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game in which hesitation, repetition and deviation are strictly forbidden. This week the panel includes Tony Hawks, Ross Noble , Sue Perkins and Tim Rice. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
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Pierre Koffman is the chef patron at La Tante Claire , one of London's most celebrated restaurants. His autobiographical cookbook, adapted and dramatised in five parts by Rod Dungate , takes us back to his grandparents' farm and kitchen where he spent idyllic holidays and found his vocation. 1: Settling into the rhythm of farm life, Pierre learns a fishing technique, a recipe, and receives a lecture on cows.
Producer David Battcock. Repeated from 10.45am
Months of blood, sweat and tears ended in despair as Graham Henry's British Lions failed by the narrowest of margins to win the rugby series against Australia. Former British Lions international Eddie Butler reveals the story of recriminations, accusations and celebrations as the invading sporting army confronted the enemy in mortal combat.
Indonesia. Olenka Frenkiel takes a boat to the Straits of Melakka to meet the children who do back-breaking work on a platform the size of a tennis court. She visits their villages to find out why child slavery exists in Indonesia. Repeated from Thursday
On this day in 1945 the white heat of the atom bomb obliterated the city of Hiroshima. It is also the Christian Feast of the Transfiguration. The BBC
Philharmonic unites with the voices of Fiona Shaw and Robert Tear to explore the "fearful symmetry" between the light of destruction and the light of salvation. Introduced by Mark Lawson who is in conversation with poet Michael Symmons Roberts and composer James Whitbourn. Producer Denis Nowan (R)
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