A new six-part series, this time surveying 1,000 years of spoken English around the world.
1: What is Spanglish? Traangthe development of English in America, from Plymouth Rock where the pilgrim fathers landed in 1620, through the War of Independence and the first capital cityto the contemporary controversy surrounding ebonies and the rise of Hispanic English, which for some critics represents one of the most significant challenges to the English language in America.
With Melvyn Bragg. Producer Tony Phillips. Rptd at 9.30pm
The Art of Canvassing. Some MPs love braving the rain, dogs, know-alls and even fists in the hope of winningjust a few more votes. Others hate any contact with the public at all. Michael White discovers which MPs were slapped in the face and sprayed with beer and pastry and which one almost ran over a small child. And he reveals the identity of the MPwho instructs voters not to vote for him under any circumstances, Producer Paul vickers
Nigerian journalist OnyekachiWambu uncovers the true stories at the heart of Joseph Conrad 's masterpiece. He finds the book was inspired by the brutality Conrad witnessed in the Belgian Congo, and its central character, Mr Kurtz , was based on a man Conrad metthere. Producer: David Olusoga
A priest who is not all he seems, servants with more nous than their masters, and a girl who longs to marry for love rather than money all come together in Kelvin Segger 's Shakespearian comedy. When the merchant Sengallo leaves a jewel in a house of ill repute, he sets in motion a chain of events leading to blackmail, subterfuge and a clever piece of trickery.
Director Peter Leslie Wild
Answers to listeners troubling queries, including "Is the darkest hour reallyjust before the dawn?" and "Why seven years bad luck for breaking a mirror?" Presented by Bob Holness. Producer David PresUPHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: email@example.com
Rolf Harris speaks on behalf of a charity which aims to support people with retinitus pigmentosa.
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The Rev Wallace Brown has spent the last 15years at St Boniface Church, based on one of the biggest council estates in the West Midlands. He talks about finding a new way of giving sermons that are relevant to his difficult, but beloved parish. Fordetails see Monday
Quentin Cooper attends the British Association's Festival of Science in Glasgow, where a wide range of speakers consider scientific topics centred around the theme of science and society. Issues covered range from the potential health benefits of chocolate to the claim that civil engineers have saved more lives than doctors. Cooper also asks scientists how much note they should take of public opinion and whetherthey should be doing more to inform the public about theirwork.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of comedy, literature and quotations from Simon Fanshawe with Bill Wallis. Drink
Fanshawe gets to the bottom of the glass with WC Fields, Dorothy Parker , Noël Coward and others. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm
By Stewart Conn. 4: Ellen Naismith comes to terms with the death of her parents, while facing up to the difficulties of living under the apartheid regime of sixties South Africa. Meanwhile, Ellen is determined to continue teaching Joseph the African grocery boy to read, but her neighbours have other ideas. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
A five-part series of historical investigations.
2: Calling Agent Kitty. From a fading photograph found in a New York attic and a handful of family rumours, presenter Mike Thomson pieces together the secret and tragic life of Kitty Harris , who was known as Aunt Kitty to her family and as Agent Ada to the KGB. Could this charming young woman pictured in the straw hat and the flowing dress really be the secret lover of spy Donald Maclean and a Soviet agent implicated in leaking nuclear secrets in the thirties and forties? Producers Philip Sellars and Helen Weinstein
First in a series exploring environmental issues. 1: Chemical Soup. Alex Kirby continues his investigation into indoor air polution and reveals that dangers from volatile chemicals lurk not only in our homes, but in our offices, schools, shops and even in cars, buses and trains. Producer Brian King.
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