Royal correspondent Jennie Bond recalls the events she has covered during her 13-year career, including three royal marriage breakdowns,
Camillagate, the Queen's "annus horribilis" and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. With Jenni Murray. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 3 Of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
First of two programmes dealing with recent history. Asians in Leicester. In 1972, President Idi Amin of Uganda announced he was expelling the country's 40,000 Asians, giving them 90 days to leave. Many were British passport holders and had the right to come to Britain. Their preference was for Leicester where there was already an Asian community, yet Leicester didn't want them. The city council put an advertisement in a Ugandan newspaper, urging the Asians to stay away and everyone from the Bishop of Leicesterto the local newspaper agreed. The
National Front capitalised on the crisis and polled its highest-evervote in the 1976 council elections. Thirty years later, Leicester is on course to become Britain's first city with an ethnic majority.
Roisin McAuley visits the city to see how its xenophobia became a model for racial harmony. Producer: Jolyon Jenkins
A four-part comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.
2: Velvet Pants and Padded Bras. Afterthe terrible rejection Cassie has suffered, Pete attempts to convince her she is a wonderful person, a valuable asset to the human race and definitely not a sad old cat-keeping spinster. And it's becoming clearthat they haven't been quite as disinterested in each other's love lives as perhaps they've appeared. Producer Graham Frost
A six-part series of the quiz in which contestants race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure where the 'X' crosses. Presented by Pete McCarthy with guests David Stafford , Sue Gaisford and Graham Holderness. Producer Sarah Rowlands
A love story, set duringthe English Civil War, by Stevie Davies. Two radical Quakerwomen who storm churches demanding equality attract the attention of a dour Presbyterian minister.
Enthralled by the beauty and charisma of one of the women, he believes she has bewitched him.
Director Julia Butt
3: The Secret to a Long Life. Playwright and theatre director Ivan Cutting reads his story in which an old woman waits for a young man from a museum to record her memories on tape. She discovers that events can always happen to make sense of Occurrences Of long ago. For details see yesterday
Connected. An email correspondence between 18-year-old Madeleine Tobert and her father Michael reveals a year spent visiting a Guatemalan language school, a Mexican turtle rescue centre, a Hollywood film set and aTongan island. For details see yesterday
Laurie Taylortravels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact their work has made on society. Today, Graham Callaghan from the Open University discusses his research into life inside Britain's call centres and asks if a culture of control is leading to unhappiness and needless staff turnover.
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Another chance to hear the 12-part comedy that, in 1978, launched the career of the late author Douglas Adams. Fit the Second: Arthur faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something nice to say about Vogon poetry.
Producer Simon Brett (R)
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Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. Together they lookfor radical, practical solutions. 2: NuclearPower Is it the safest and cleanest form of energy? With
Bridget Ogilvie , Matthew Taylor and Don Cruickshank. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm
A three-part series about the happy accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science. 2: Miracle Microbes to Superbugs and other
"Animalcules Simon Singh explores bacteriology - from penicillin to a heat-loving bacterium which could provide the world with a cheap and "green" " fuel. The readers are James Bryce and Crawford Logan. Producer Monise Durrani. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk
Last in the six-part sketch show from the Comedy Store in Manchester, starring Smug Roberts ,
Kate Ward , Robin Ince and Helen Moon. Dot is still finding it impossible to have a sensible conversation with Millie. Producer Graham Frost
Last in the comedy series in which cartoonist Steven Appleby takes an abnormal look at everyday life. 6: Normal Work. Pondering on why he became a cartoonist instead of getting a "properjob" proves to be rather more dangerous and revealing than
Appleby intended. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby swift
Five comedy lectures exploring the lives of passionate men whose ideas shaped their generation. This week, the Greek philosopher
Aristotle. With Martin Hyder and Melanie Hudson. Producer Lucy Armitage. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)
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