Novelist Edna O'Brien joins Jeremy Paxman and guests to discuss her controversial new book which takes a real-life murder and turns it into fiction. Is this the stuff of fiction? Or should it be forbidden? Producer Laura Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Alain de Botton reads from his new book in which he explores the reasons behind the human desire to travel: why we do it, how we do it and where we do it. 1: Anticipation. Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeated at 12.30am The trip effect: page 20
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45.000 people around the country took the law into their own hands and squatted the emptying army bases. Liz Barclay presents the story of this brief but dramatic confrontation as the Attlee Government built "the New Jerusalem". Producer Elaine Walker
By PG Wodehouse , dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport. 4: Open House. Never more Wodehousian than when faced with frightening aunts, terrifying ingenues and resourceful butlers, Mr Mulliner's stale today touches on a Mullinerwhose callous dismissal of one young woman opens the doorto vengeful neighbours, animal cruelty-and exile. Director Ned Chaillet
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By Lesley Bruce. "Always behave as though you were a fine princess and this is how the world will respond to you." Great Grandmama's questionable wisdom has sealed the fate of the women of her family. Young Lily discovers what became of them. Pianist Colin Guthrie Director Claire Grove
By Joanna Trollope. Abridged in ten parts by Jill Waters. Read by Emilia Fox. 6: As the group of friends approach their 30th birthdays life-changing decisions and events are in the air. Taking up Gillon's impromptu invitation to visit her family in Charleston, South Carolina, Henry has decided to leave London and his girlfriend often years to try his luck as a photographer in the American South. Producer Jill Waters
Since childhood, travel writer Rory Maclean has wanted to build and fly his own airplane. Last year he closed his Dorset home, drove to Crete and did it. Throughout this week he celebrates the wonder, frustration and audacity that tinged every moment of his Greek odyssey. 1: Blueprints forlcarus Producer Mary Price
Derek Cooper celebrates the often overlooked pleasures of anchovies, whitebait and sardines. With cod, salmon, and monkfish off the menu, isn't it time we learnt to love eating fish with the bones still in? Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm
The perennial antidote to panel games starts its 30th anniversary series with a recording from the Alhambra theatre in Bradford. Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer, under the auspices of Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Jon Naismith tells me that he has been producing Clue for 11 years but he still hasn't gone completely mad. This is the programme's 30th year, starting tonight from the Alhambra theatre in Bradford with Sandi Toksvig the guest. "Tim Brooke-Taylor loves her" says Naismith, a sensational exclusive which none of the tabloids showed the slightest interest in when I telephoned them. Oh well. The other regulars are Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, and Humphrey Lyttelton's zimmer chair is oiled and ready. (Peter Barnard)
By AS Byatt . Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. 6: Stephanie and Daniel begin married life in difficult circumstances.
Director Sally Avens Repeat of 10.45am
Two years ago, a group of teachers from Oldham visited their pupils' families in Bangladesh. Now they go back to help set up development links but soon discover that when it comes to alleviating poverty, Britain can learn from Bangladesh.
Zooplankton. It's breeding time for zooplankton.
Mark Carwardine joins a research crew on board the RRS Discoveryoff Iceland in search of creatures of the deep and to find out why zooplankton are so crucial as indicators of global warming and declining fish Stocks. Producer Laura Fudge Repeated tomorrow 11am
Crow Lake is the last settlement before 3,000 miles of nothing and the North Pole. Amid the hardships of this remote community a family tragedy inspires love, passions and deep misunderstandings. Mary Lawson 's compelling and emotionally charged new novel is abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion and read by Teresa Gallagher. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs
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