3: Michael J Fox becomes a big star in the film Back to the Future, marries fellow actor Tracy Pollan and visits a neurologist who finally confirms he has Parkinson's disease at the unusually early age of 29. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Andrew Graystone , with the University of Newcastle (Australia) Chamber Choir. God Is Our Song. Every Singer Blest (Morestead).
Mark 10, w32-34. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Spiritual, arr Bob Chilcott ). The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done (Vulpius). Director of music Philip Matthias.
A series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurd.
5: The Mysterious Portrait. Chertkoff is the most high-minded young artist in St Petersburg- until a pact with the devil offers him untold riches.
Based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol.
Producer Susan Roberts
James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Harry Ritchie and Nigel Williams.
Author of the week is JRR Tolkein.The reader is
Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
By Jill Hyem.
Returning home from working abroad to look after her sick grandmother, Lizzie meets a pleasant young student on the plane. The two become friends and he visits her in Suffolk - but is there any connection between his interest in her and the nightmares her grandmother has been having?
Man on plane:
By Winifred Watson. Maureen Lipman reads one of her favourite books, a touching and funny rediscovered bestseller of the thirties. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 3. Producer Sarah Johnson
Another chance to hearthe five-part series in which Lars Tharp and guests put antiques and collectables into context. 3: The Writing Box. An antique which symbolised the age of letter-writing and travel - Jane Austen 's writing box comes under scrutiny as experts muse on its function as an early version of the laptop computer. Producer Lindsay Leonard
Laurie Taylor talks to Catherine Hall of University
College, London, who discusses the impact of the Empire on the British imagination. How did ideas of race permeate views of the world in the 19th century, and how have these ideas changed? Producer Jo Daykin E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Embarrassing Illnesses. Your cheeks are red, your heart's pounding, but you just can'tget the words out and you end up leaving the doctor's surgery without any cream forthat rash. Dr Graham Easton offers tips on how to tackle embarrassing problems. Producer Paula McGrath
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By Simon Brett. 4: Trade Secrets. Rosie is asked to organise a top-secret conference to launch a new microchip. But it soon becomes clear that she isn'tthe only one being secretive....With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Gillian Hanna , Edward de Souza and Simon Trinder. Producer Maria Esposito
4: Trust and Transparency. Philosopher
Onora O'Neill ofNewnham College, Cambridge, delivers the fourth Reith Lecture from the Maritime Museum, Liverpool. Everything is supposed to be more open, but has the new order increased opportunities for disinformation and deception?
Producer Charles Sigler ; Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
In the final programme of the series. Sue Nelson examines how elite athletes eat to compete and why in the pursuit of perfection some resort to taking drugs, despite the dangers. With contributions from sprinter Dougie Walker ,
Olympic gold medallist Dr Stephanie Cook and UK Sport's director of anti-doping
Michelle Verroken. Producers Jonathan Murphy and Peter Newman
Armistead Maupin's spellbinding bestsellertells the story of broadcaster and writer, Gabriel Noone. 2: The Monkey Wrench. As Gabriel's relationships with his ex-lover and his fatherfall further apart, his friendship with Pete continues to strengthen. In turn, Pete looks to Gabriel as the father figure he never had. Butjust as Gabriel seems to be coming to terms with his life a bombshell is dropped, causing him to question everything he has taken for granted and shattering his newly ordered existence.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Dirk Maggs
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