Last in a series in which Simon Singh explores the history and significance of five numbers.
5: A look at the mind-boggling paradoxes of infinity, a number that has enraged and excited mathematicians for centuries.
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Margaret Forster 's book reflects on her 41-year marriage to writer Hunter Davies in the light of three very different role models from history. She asks what makes a "good wife" and how the criteria have changed overthe years. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. 2: Mary Livingstone was steadfast, self-sacrificing and kind, yet her status as a "good wife" was threatened by her drinking problem. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching); Exodus 13, wl7-22; We Are Marching In the Light of God
(Siyahamba); Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Director of music Jim Morgan.
Now is the time of yearth at thousands of wildfowl migrate into the country as winter arrives in their Arctic Russian and Icelandic homelands. With its relatively warm winds and gentle climate Britain is a wonderful winter refuge for wild swans, geese and ducks. Lionel Kelleway travels to Lancashire to welcome the birds back to their winter home. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
A three-part series in which Mark Thomas looks at the work of comedians who used humour to undermine authority in fifties America, inspiring a generation of comics on both sides of the Atlantic. 2: Tom Lehrer- Ready, Aim, Sing! The barbed comic genius of one of America's most unlikely anti-establishment voices. Producer Paul Bajoria
A two-part series in which Humphrey Carpenter investigates the attraction Shakespeare's work holds for composers and musicians. The bard has inspired over 20,000 pieces of music.from ballets to film scores. In this first programme,
David Bintley of Birmingham Royal Ballet, opera director
David Pountney , conductor Mark Elder and Stephen Banfield - an expert on musicals, discuss
Shakespeare's wide influence. Producer David Corser
Another chance to hear a five-part mystery series set in Dublin, being broadcast every weekday.
2: Keepers of the Flame by Simon Brett. Paolo Baldi , priest, philosophy lecturer and accidental sleuth, is caught up in solving the murder of a leading academic and follows a trail leading into the past of one of Ireland's most cherished literary figures.
For regular cast and details see yesterday (R)
2: The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen and The Case for the Defence. Two of Greene's shorter tales both questioning visual evidence. In the first, read by Anton Lesser , a young couple have some unusual dining companions in a restaurant, and in the second, read by Stephen Critchlow , eyewitnesses prove to not always be enough. Abridged by Jill Waters. For details see yesterday
Five weekday programmes telling the story of our baffling and magical relationship with the mirror.
2: The Makingofthe Mirror. From the earliest pieces of polished coppertothe mirrors of today, the looking glass has long been an object of desire. The readers are Tamara Kennedy and Crawford Logan . For details see yesterday
A five-part comedy series by James Cary.
2: Unthinkable Solutions inflict their peculiar brand of help on Barrington Council. Brought in to rationalise council refuse services - ie sack people - Ryan and Daisy decide instead to take the bin men on a weekend in the Cairngorms. Meanwhile, Ryan's failure to pay taxes has attracted HM Customs and Excise.
Producer Adam Bromley
With heightened fears of international terrorism, Jolyon Jenkins investigates the safety of the massive stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons in both Russia and the United States. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane , Repeated Sunday 5pm
A four-part series in which Dr Michael O'Donnell explores the role animals play in a variety of medical experiments. 2:Blood Suckers and Flesh Eaters
Hospitals in Britain still use leeches on patients to encourage blood flow after plastic surgery. And when a particularly bad wound that needs cleaning, doctors are increasingly calling upon maggots. Producer Jeremy Grange. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
The second in a six-part series from award-winning comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Howard has had enough of the way Bob Fossil is running the zoo, so he sets off in search of his childhood hero and legendary zookeeper, Tommy.
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