Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 4: The Pneumatic Underground In the 1870s Alfred Beach built an underground railway which was fast, pollution free and required no fuel other than the air we breath. What happened next is a sad parable of human nature but some of his legacy remains. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.
Foryears, Switzerland has prided itself on having one of the most prestigious airlines in the world.
But the humiliating demise of Swissair has left the nation stunned. Henry Bonsu goes to Zurich to uncover a story of corporate recklessness and incompetence and also visits a restaurant where diners eat in complete darkness.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Editor Maria Balinska. Rptd Monday
A century after Walt Disney's birth, Brian Sibley celebrates the little-seen natural history and live-action historical films that poured out of the Disney studios in the fifties and examines their impact on popular culture and natural history broadcasting. Producer Nick Utechin. Disneyfied is at 3.45pm Disney: the lost empire? page 48
Live from Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen. The preacher is the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury. Westminster
Abbey Choir directed by James O'Donnell. Organist Andrew Reid. Introduced by Nicholas Witchell.
By Judith French. In 1738 London was fascinated by a bawdy kiss-and-tell trial. In an elaborate blackmail plot a famous actor had forced his wife to have an affair. But the three ended up in court where the adulterers fell in love.
Producer/director Rachel Horan
Christopher Reeve appeals on behalf of a charity which works to ensure that people who have been paralysed can continue to lead independent lives.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Spinal Injuries Association, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am
Maeve Binchy 's story is read by Sean Campion. For many years the Brennan's have successfully run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin forthe owner, who lives abroad. Butwhatwill happen to them when he Suddenly pays a Visit? ProducerHeather Brennon
Science series. A tiny crystal, hardly thicker than two human hairs, is the oldest material everfound on Earth. Quentin Coopertalks to geologists Dr William Peck and DrJohn Valley about their discovery and why it may rewrite the history of the Earth.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie about a middle-aged couple coping with transvestitism.
3: Birth of the Blues. Sonia has her baby and George is over the moon at being a grandfather until he learns Dave has banned him from seeingthe baby.
Producer Maria Esposito
n Between 1968-71 mainland Britain suffered a campaign of 25 bombings. There were no fatalities and, at first, no identifiable bombers. That changed on 12 January 1971, when the target was Robert Carr , the Tory Minister for Employment and Productivity. Accompanying the bomb was a "communique" from the "Angry Brigade". Who were they? What did they want? Thirty years on, Jonathon Green examines the legacy of a moment in British history when a small group of dedicated urban guerrillas attempted to bring the country to its knees. Producer Fran Robertson
Heavenly Work? Although there is evidence that traditional distinctions between home and the workplace are breaking down, for many, flexible working can mean their job taking over more of their domestic and personal space. Frances Cairncross asks if this is a healthy reintegration or a new threat to fami life. Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated on Sunday
British ornithologist Fred Cooke is known as the grandfather of goose biology. A geneticist by training, he was the first scientist to apply genetics to the study of bird populations. Geoff Watts travels to a Canadian wildlife reserve to learn from Cooke how he has been developing techniques for assessing the causes of changes to bird populations and helping scientists and policy makers to deal with these Changes. Producer Alexandra Feacham
By Nick Warburton. Antonia has chucked in her City job and aims to move to the country. She can't believe that the idyllic cottage she has found is selling so cheaply. She'll soondiscoverwhy.
Producer/director Peter Kavanagh (R)
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