A series about the history of the lifeboat service. 3: Henry Blogg of Cromer was the greatest lifeboatman who ever lived. During 53 years in service he helped save 873 lives and won more bravery medals than any other lifeboatman. Paul Heiney tells the story of this remarkable man's career. Producer Neil Walker.
Presented by Nigel Swinford. Judge Eternal,
Enthroned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Matthew 3, wl-11. Veiled in Darkness (G Rudolph). On Jordan's Bank (Winchester New). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music Jeremy Holland Smith.
1: Lost in the Wash. A two-part programme in which historian William Smethurst and marine scientist Jacqueline McGlade test a new historical theory and the latest scientific survey techniques in a quest to find the original crown jewels of England, reputedly lost in the Wash by King John in October 1216. Producer Jan Castle
The last in the series profiling Northern comedians of the past. 4: Harry Worth. Harry Worth worked as a miner in Barnsley before his talent for comedy came to the fore during the Second World War. On seeing his act as a less-than-convincing ventriloquist, Stan Laurel advised him to "ditch the dummy". Worth never looked back. His gently dithering characterisations charmed the nation on both radio and television. Mark Radcliffe pays tribute. Producer libby Cross
Aseries in which Emily Buchanan talks to foreign correspondents about the music that has accompanied their most memorable assignments. 3: This week veteran war correspondent Robert Fox recalls his assault on Port Stanley, and quieter days spent interpreting life, Italian style, producer Paul Kobrak
By Jyll Bradley. A compendium of the life and reputation of England's finest cook, with a series of tested recipes and dramatic scenes. Featuring Clarissa Dickson Wright , Sara Freeman and Delia Smith.
Producer/director Jonquil Panting (R)
Andrew Dilnot explores the ubiquitous, powerful and sometimes deceitful language of numbers, both political and personal, in the eclectic magazine programme on all things quantifiable. Producer Michael Blastland
Louise Doughty 's guests are a duo of over-achievers, bookstore supremo Tim Waterstone and city analyst Nicola Horlick. They'll be discussing their favourite paperbacks. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm
Another celebrated raconteur reminisces before a live audience. 4: Jack Douglas 's career began in theatre at the age of 11 with his impresario father, laterteaming up with Des O'Connor as Alf Ippititimus and working with the Carry On team on a total of eight pictures. Producer Claire Jones
By Maggie Allen. 7: Sophia Jex-Blake has returned to Edinburgh to set up a medical practice. The work is rewarding but arduous, and tragedy overtakes her with the death of her assistant. Holding herself responsible, she returns with herfriend Ursulato recover her spirits in Cumbria.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
The first of two programmes following the fortunes of those who attempt to enter Britain illegally. Last year immigration teams caught more than 2,000 stowaways, and this programme looks at the desperate lengths some go to in their attempts to enter Britain. Producer Sue Mitchell. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Child Health. At the moment they're born, children are given a once-over to make sure they're healthy. Dr Graham Easton examines whether there's any evidence that these checks really do pick up hip conditions, or problems with vision and hearing, early enough to make a difference.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com. RptdWed4.30pm
The second series of Bill Dare 's comedy about a strugglingacappeflaband. 3: East Coast Storyby
Chris Reddy. Kenny gets the All Stars a booking on a cruise. OK, it's a reconditioned destroyer, not the QE2. But Johnny fancies a crack at marrying a wealthy widow and Nelson needs to get away from his separation anxiety group. The only problem is Lorelei has just got a part in West Side Story back home.
With Dave Lamb , Giles New , Bill Dare. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)
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