8: In the final programme of this acclaimed senes, Clive Anderson considers the politicisation of the judiciary. His eminent guests include Professor John Griffith , Lord Scott of Foscote and Justice Alan Moses. Producer Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm
Another chance to hearthe series following five young people making positive use of their year off between school and university. 1: Homeless
Catriona Mahoney encounters drink and drugs, and theirtragic consequences, as a volunteer at the Dinas Fechan Homeless Hostel in Swansea. Producers Rachael Pink and Sara Parker
By Sarah Murgatroyd. 2: Explorers Burke and Wills leave the last remaining settled districts behind them and enter Australia's little-known heart. They arrive at Cooper Creek, where they relax underthe shade of the coolibah tree that will soon play a decisive role in theirfate. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Andrew Graystone. A Touching Place (Dream Angus). Acts 4, w32-7. Come, Lord Jesus, with Healing Hands (Diane Davis Andrews ). We Are
One in the Spirit (arr Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swinford.
Orchid Resurrection. The Lady's Slipper orchid is one of the rarest and most beautiful plants in Britain, but it was almost wiped out by Victorian plant collectors.
Mark Carwardine finds out how, thanks to hard work by conservationists and the iatestgenetic wizardry, the Lady's Slipper is returning to its former haunts. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
The first of a new series looking at the genesis and popular appeal of six key comic characters from radio and television, each encapsulating the British response to the mood and developments of a decade. 1: The character of Mr Muddlecombe JP, played by Robb Wilton in the 1940s. Producer Angela Sherwin
A new series looking at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
1: Fiddler on the Roof. Russell Davies traces the transformation of SholomAleichem's stories,
Tevye the Milkman, into the blockbusting musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 and ran for eight years. Recalling the crucial decisions along the way are lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer
Jerry Bock , together with those who took part in the show and the critics who saw it from the other side of the footlights. Producer Richard Bannerman
By Stephen Wakelam. It's only a small painting by a little-known Renaissance master but it seems to have an uncanny power- and not just because of its beauty. Anyone who sells it dies soon after. But it also has the power to change lives for the better, as a young man finds out on a voyage to Italy.
Director John Burgess
2: Orpheus and Eurydice. By Kate Grunstein. After an accidental collision with a mysterious stranger on a horse, Eurydice finds herself in a mental hospital from where her boyfriend attempts to remove her. Read by Justine Waddell. For details see yesterday
2: The Children ofLir. Fifteen- and 16-year-old students from Methodist College in Belfast perform their own radio adaptation of the classic Irish legend in which Fionualla and her brothers are enchanted into swans. With original music written by the Students. For details see yesterday
A six-part comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith , with Jeremy Hardy , Martin Hyder , Margaret John , Chris Neill and Femi Olufowuju
Junior. 2:Linda's life of Riley is interrupted by an idle poltergeist after a psychic fair. Producer Jon Rolph
Healing. You might "rub it better" when achild scrapes a knee: but what can you do to speed up the skin's healing process? Honey has been used as a medicine forthousands of years and scientists are now exploiting its properties to treat wounds and burns. And, if the injury is a broken bone, what can be done to help the bone knit together? Dr Graham Easton uncovers the latest research in healing. Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
By Annie McCartney. A four-part comedy series about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 1: Drilling for Hamsters
It's a typical day for Sally as she juggles the task of finding runaway hamsters with the threat of a flasher lurking in the back lane and the housework.
Director Tanya Nash
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