Fellow 64-year-olds talk to writer Hunter Davies about their lives, hopes and expectations. Novelist Jilly Cooper discusses her life and work and a close call With death. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated at 9.30pm
Concluding the series telling the story behind 20th-century literary masterpieces, with Rick Gekoski. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Waugh's classic, published afterthe war, charts a generation's loss of innocence and is a sombrely presented volume. Producer Ivan Howlett
of the Week: Hunting Pirate Heaven
Ciaran Hinds reads Kevin Rushby 's comic account of his perilous search forthe lost pirate Utopias of the 18th century. 2: Captain Carvalho's den of sin. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
With the Rev Roger Hutchings. Lord, Be My Vision, Supreme in My Heart (Slane); Luke 12, wl3-21; Father, You Are My Portion (Park); Be Thou Faithful unto Death (Mendelssohn). Director of music Mark Bryant. With the Bryant Ensemble.
The Legend of Devil's Copper. Adam Hart-Davis tellsthe story of nickel. This hard, silvery, hygienic metal has come to dominate industry, medicine and the home. As nickel celebrates its 250th anniversary of elemental status, new and extraordinary properties ensure that this curious metal, complete with a memory, will continue to push the frontiers of chemistry forward. Reader Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel
The last of four programmes marking the 21st anniversary of the death of Peter Sellers , with Phill Jupitus. 1969-1980. New and rare recordings chart the development of this comic superstar. Producer Steve Doherty
The series examining pieces of music known for theiremotional impact returns for six programmes. In the Mood. The definitive version was introduced by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1939, but it started life in 1930 as a number called Tar Paper
Stomp byjazz trumpeter WingyManone. It's now an international favourite conjuring up images of the Second World War. Paul Tanner , the last surviving member of the original Glenn Miller band, shares his memories of its unique sound. Producer Lucy Lunt
In Stephen James 's drama Roger takes Michelle to a romantic hotel in Dorset to celebrate her birthday. But he is unable to divest himself of the shadowy presence of his wife and children.
Director Gordon House
The programme that examines queries and concerns about the environment, presented by Richard Daniel. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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2: Tunnel of Fish by Kate Atkinson. "June was sure Eddie would neverwin a fist fight, never have a good job and never receive a valentine from anyone other than his grandmother." A mother worries about the future for her strange, obsessive 12-year-old son. For details see yesterday
Former Foreign Secretary Lord Howe reveals why he shares former Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins 's admiration forthe political message of GK Chesterton 's comic novel The Napoleon of Notting Hill. For details see yesterday
2: The Modern Family. Ronan's partner Rachel is having a baby with Ronan's best friend Mick. Can they all be modern parents and share the child care? with Eleanor Methven and Pauline McLynn
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
In 1943, at a secret location near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American engineers began the construction of the world's first nuclear reactor.
Used in the Manhattan Project, its role was to supply enriched uranium for the atomic bomb. But Oak
Ridge is also home to the world's first nuclear waste dump, and all the highly radioactive material created globally in the past five decades has yet to find a resting place. Peter Evans explores the options for its safe disposal. Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Sunday 5pm
A child that is always dropping things, tripping over or who runs with flapping arms and kicking legs could just be clumsy or may have dyspraxia. This is a condition where the brain doesn't send clear messages to the body which, once recognised, can often be remedied. Graham Easton learns more about these so called "clumsy kids". Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Johnny South 's talents in life - playing the tenor sax and being a great host-are deserting him. He is offered an operation that will enable him to eat but will finish his playing career. Stephen Jeffreys 's drama explores the choices left when we lose the thing we hold most dear.
Director Claire Grove. Saxophone Mark Lockheart (R)
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