Six programmes in which the language series surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 4: Beyond the Cringe. In the Australia of the fifties, when Robert Menzies was prime minister, the approved sound of Australian English was more Westminster than
Woolloomooloo. These were the last days of the so-called "colonial cringe", before the assertion of Australia's place as an independent nation with an independent voice. But since the seventies, "Australian" has become a recognised and valued variety of the English language. Melvyn Bragg traces the linguistic trail from convicts to Crocodile Dundee and national self-confidence. Producer Simon Elmes. Rptd at 9.30pm
Resignations. A resignation can have a profound influence on political life -as long as you make the right speech and time it to perfection; your future career in power depends on everything working perfectly. Michael White learns what happens when politicians decide to make the ultimate sacrifice and discovers who made the greatest resignation Speech Of the 20th Century. Producer Paul Vickers
Led by Sarah Bullock from Emmanuel Church. Jesu, LoverofMySoul (Aberystwyth) Luke 19, wl-10; View Me, Lord (Richard Lloyd ) God Who
Created This Eden of Earth (Quedlinburg). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
A drama by Jamila Gavin about guilt and pain and obstacles to freedom that only a god can remove. Prasad disowned his favourite daughterwhen she became pregnant, but he kept her child. An infant he once hated, he now loves. But now the ageing
Prasad has a fragile hold on reality, barely separating past from present, daughter from granddaughter.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
In the first of a new series of health phone-ins Barbara Myers is joined in the studio by a leading gastroenterologist to answer listeners' questions on stomach and upper abdominal problems. Calls will be taken on such subjects as ulcers, heartburn, reflux and cancers of the stomach and oesophagus, and there will be up-to-date advice on treatments, diets and means of prevention. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. Email: Checkup@bbc.co.uk
Libby Purves appeals on behalf of a charity which looks after the welfare needs of seafarers from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and fishing fleets.
Producer Jane Egerton. DONATIONS: King George's Fund for Sailors,[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55
4: After her exhaustingjourney across the Sahara desert, the swallow sets off across the Mediterranean to France. The air over France echoes with the song of the nightingale - and the more sinister sound of gunshots as the swallow has a narrow escape from death. For details see yesterday
Science magazine. Are some people more likely to be bitten by midges than others? Quentin Coopertalks to Edinburgh entomologist Dr Sally Singh who has found that midges really are choosy about who they bite. Female midges need blood to mature their eggs, and Dr Singh hopes this research will explain how midges locate their victims in the sparsely populated Scottish Highlands. Entomologists may then be able to develop new repellants which would stop people being bitten, no matterwhatflavourtheir sweat. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A selection of comedy, literature and quotations from Simon Fanshawe with Bill Wallis.
Marriage. With contributions from Joan Rivers , Victoria Wood and John Cleese as Basil Fawlty. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm
4: Comparisons. Helen accepts an invite to a "cheese and wine" school reunion party and expects a limited menu but ample opportunity forfeeling superior. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
Concluding the investigative series in which an artefact is used to shed new light on the past.
5: Churchill's Finest Folly. On 12 September 1939, Winston Churchill sent his admirals a top-secret memo designed to shorten the war. Now that the memo has been declassified, Mike Thomson examines its implications and finds that, while the operation it suggests may well have shortened the war, it would have left Britain on the losing side. Producers Philip Sellars
Accidental hero?: page 15
War Games. Peter Day logs on to the computer-games battleground and discovers a serious business at the cutting edge of technology, at which British inventors excel.
ProducerHarshad Mistry. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday9.30pm
A series exploring environmental issues.
4: Sense and Sensitivity. Alex Kirby investigates evidence that our modern environment is causing remarkable changes to our sight, hearing, taste and smell as well as altering our physical and physiological development. Producer Brian King.
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