Bestselling author Susan Orlean takes a wry and idiosyncratic look at the lives of extraordinary people. 3: A Gentle Reign. The Ashanti king who is a taxi driver in New York City. Read by Buffy Davis. Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfariane. Repeated at 12.30am.
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Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. 0 Come, 0 Come Immanuel (arr Rutter). Romans 15, w7-13. 1 Will Sing with the Spirit (D Goodenough). Hark the Glad Sound (Bristol). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music Jeremy Holland Smith.
Between 1965-67, the UKgovernment issued
3.519 work permits to qualified teachers from India and Pakistan. But many found it easier to find work on the buses than in a classroom. Geeta Guru-Murthy hears how their experiences and aspirations compare to those of today's newly qualified British-Asian teachers. Producer Sarah Taylor
The last episode in the comedy series by Patricia Hannah. 3: Shadow Melodies. The embalmed body of Lenin has ended up on the island of Tost. He enjoys the company of Henrik Ibsen while Angela tries to work out what to do with him.
Director/producer Gaynor Macfarlane (R)
Another round of the panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormackthis week are Ann Taylor and Matthew ParriS. Producer Simon Nicholls
By William Golding , dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. 1: The Love of Evie. Blinded by adolescent desire as he imposes himself upon Evie, Oliver fails to notice that she too has her own very real problems.
Piano Bredan Piercey. Violin Anna Darvas. Director Celia de Wolff
Magician and reporter Hugh Levinson uncovers the secret history of the anonymous card shark's manual, The Expert at the Card Table, still the classic text on the subject 99 years after it was written. Could the author have been America's most wanted man - a triple murderer who died in a suicide pact? Producer Hugh Levinson (R)
This week Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Jane Lewis from Oxford University about her new book The End of Marriage? Is marriage really declining as a result of our increasing individualism and selfishness, and what sort of relationships are evolving to replace it? Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Child Health. At the moment they're born, children are given a once-over to make sure they're healthy. DrGraham Easton examines whetherthere's any evidence that these checks really do pick up hip conditions, or problems with vision and hearing, early enough to make a difference. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Another chance to hear Sean Lock 's comic crawl along the urban underbelly. 2: Sean is called Sean. Howeverthe family of his friend Billy Two Nans think differently. Starring Sean Lock , Dan Mersh , Tracy-
Ann Oberman , Paul Putnerand Rob Rouse. Written by Sean Lock. Additional material by Martin Trenaman and Robert Fraser-Steele . Producer Chris Neill (R)
By Maggie Allen. 8. With the Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children established, Sophia Jex-Blake turns her attention to establishing a medical school for women in Edinburgh. But herfirst intake of students are not as obedient as she would wish. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Ian Hargreaves , Peter Hitchens , Janet Radcliffe-Richards and Harvey Thomas cross-examine "witnesses" with passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas. Producer David Coomes. Rptd Saturday 10.15pm
In the last of his series on being an MP,
Gyles Brandreth looks at life at the top. Nobody really wants to be an MP - everyone wants to be a minister. But how do you manage the Commons, the constituency, the ministry, the Civil Service and the endless red boxes while still trying to maintain some vestige of a family life? And what are the perks of the job?
Brandreth explains howto have it all without looking like a slacker. Producer Chris Bond. Rptd from Sunday at 10.45
A series of drama-documentaries that explore the metaphors of illness. 2: Battle Cry- Parkinson's
Disease. A drama written by Nicholas Mclnerny with documentary from Dr Ray Chaudhuri and Emma Bennion. In the war room, a campaign is being planned. But then things begin to go awry.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Sara Conkey
Comedy series. Tonight, the world's most socially aware theatre company tackles racist bigotry head on, then gets sidetracked into petty in-fighting. With Dave Lamb , Jim North , Nick Walker and Richie Webb. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)
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