Kurtz In Michela Wrong's history of Zaire, president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz in Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness. Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am
The changing impact of work over a year in the life of fourgenerations of the same family. The Wilsons find that John's death has changed the way they think about theirwork. With Sara Parker. Narrated by Paul Dodgson. Producer MaryWard Lowery
A new four-part comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.
Cassie: "I'm all alone. I've been on the shelf so long, I have to be taken down for dusting. Even Ugly Paula's getting married. Okay, to someone on a life-sentence in a Kentucky prison. "It's still a white dress and bridesmaids".
With Debra Stephenson and David Lamb.
A new six-part series of the quiz show in which contestants race against the clock to locate a mysterytreasure where the 'X' crosses. Presented by Pete McCarthy with guests John Sergeant ,
Hilary Kay and Robin Bush. Producer Sarah Rowlands
By Steve Waters. When a journalist attempts to uncover the truth about a missing MEP she discovers the obsession and madness that can lie underneath modern politics.
Produced by Mairi Russell
A weekday series about modern-day sermons. Reverend Jenny Barnes is a chaplain at
Featherstone Prison near Wolverhampton. Her work among the 600 male prisoners includes trying to deliver simple sermons about love and redemption to people who have often never heard this message before. Fordetails see Monday
The last off this year's summer specials celebrating landmark studies of society looks at social relations in a secondary school. Laurie Taylor takes David Hargreaves , now Chief Executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, backto Salford where he spent a year in the sixties observing life in a secondary modern school.
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Another chance to hear the 12-part comedy that launched Douglas Adams's career as an author in 1978. Fit the Rrst: In which the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins. Producer Simon Brett (R)
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By Stewart Conn. 3: After attending her mother's funeral in Edinburgh, Ellen returns to her home in the South African bush. The contrasts are startling for Gordon, who relishes his return to Africa, and in particular, his friendship with Joseph. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
First in a new eight-part series in which Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence on and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm
Historian AJP Taylor's interest in the changing role of the British prime minister is revealed in a series of newly discovered recordings of lectures for university students. Introduced by Professor Peter Clarke , Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
3: Baldwin. Master of the sound-bite and the intimate radio talk, Baldwin took the bitterness out of Tory politics and the war between the working and ruling classes. Less successful in dealing with the rise of Nazism, his reputation waned to such an extent that he was afraid to be seen in London. Producer Matt Thompson
A new three-part series about the happy accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science. 1: Things That Go Flash in the Night. Presenter
Simon Singh focuses on four discoveries relating to strange glows -from phosphorus to will-o'-the-wisps - and reveals their startling implications. The reader is James Bryce.
ProducerAmanda Hargreaves. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk
Redmond O'Hanion reads Joseph Conrad 's story in which Marlowe, played by Anton Lesser , travels in search of the enigmatic Mr Kurtz. Abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday
A six-part sketch show from the Comedy Store in Manchester, starring Smug Roberts , Kate Ward ,
Robin Ince and Helen Moon. "I used to love shopping supermarkets, me. 'Specially that free cheese you get on the way in. But I always seem to get a piece that has a bit Of WOOd in it." Producer Graham Frost
Cartoonist Steven Appleby takes an abnormal look at everyday life in this comedy series. The Normal
Mind. Steven takes advantage of modern surgical techniques to reveal the inner workings of the creative artist's brain. With Rachel Atkins , Paul McCrink , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby Swift
Beginning a repeat of five comedy lectures exploring the lives of passionate men whose ideas shaped theirgeneration. This week the romantic poet Lord Byron. With Martin Hyder and Melanie Hudson.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)
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