A new series presented by Mark Whitaker telling the stories of four computer pioneers.
Fifty years ago the catering company J Lyons, best known for its teashops and "nippy" waitresses, ran the world's first real business computer programme and developed and built their own computer, named Leo. Producer Mike Hally.
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Led by Dr Pauline Webb. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Ian Tracey ); Rejoice in God's Saints
(Hanover); Matthew 5, w3-10; Holy Is the True
Light (Harris); Teach Me My God and King (Sandys). Director of music Ian Tracey.
A new four-part series in which Aubrey Manning discovers what the body of an early man, found on the Gower Peninsula in 1823, reveals of how homo sapiens succeeded the Neanderthals.
The Red Lady of Paviland. In 1823, the Rev William Buckland discovered a body in a cave in the Gower Peninsula. At first it was thought to be the body of a woman who entertained the Roman soldiers at the camp in Paviland. Nearly a century later it was re-examined and found to be the body of a man, around 26,000 years old. With technology making archaeology more and more precise, the site and the body have been revisited yet again. Producer Helen Sharp
Last in a series in which Mark Thomas looks at the work of comedians who used humour to undermine authority in fifties America. 3: Lenny Bruce - How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
A tribute to America's most subversive stand-up comic, who riled the US establishment during the Cold War. Producer Paul Bajoria
Concluding a two-part series in which Humphrey Carpenter investigates the attraction
Shakespeare's work has for composers and musicians. The bard has inspired over 20,000 pieces of music, including operas, musicals, ballets, songs, theatre music and film scores. Contributors include the RSC's artistic director Adrian Noble , director of theatre music at
Shakespeare's Globe Claire Van Kampen and composer Stephen Warbeck. Producer David Corser
In November 1979 Anthony Blunt had his knighthood revoked. Writer and actor
Corin Redgrave 's personal portrait speculates on the hopes, fears and regrets of the art historian and fourth member of the Cambridge circle of spies.
Director Keith Slade
The second of two programmes celebrating the centenary of the garden city movement. The first garden city, Letchworth, was established in 1903. Was it a blueprint for healthier living, or were critics closertothe mark when they described its houses as cramped and jerry-built? Presented by Allan Beswick. For details see yesterday
A five-part comedy series by James Cary. 3:
Ailing high street retailer Moore and Burman desperately needs help. They must be desperate to enlist the services of Unthinkable Solutions. Ryan persuades the managing director to go for a radical publicity campaign, Daisy facilitates his nervous breakdown and Sophie decides to take charge of her love life with some decisive action.
Producer Adam Bromley
Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrayal of Manchester life is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
12: Negotiations between mill owners and workers break down. The workers plot their next move. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
A four-part series in which Dr Michael O'Donnell explores the role animals play in a variety of medical experiments. 3: Sweet Cures and Stings. Honey has always been a staple of folk medicine and its use in healing goes back to the ancient Egyptians. Yet only now are modern surgeons and nurses rediscovering its value. More controversially, many people swear by bee stings to relieve the pain and symptoms of such conditions as multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Could it be that every beehive is a potential pharmacy? Producer Jeremy Grange. (R)
Asix-part series from comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. 3: Jazz. Vince can't make the porpoise derby because his band's on New Faces of Pop and Howard can't relax because he's constantly being visited by the spirit of jazz. With
Rich Fulcher and Simon Evans. Producer Danny Wallace
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