Sue MacGregor talks to writer Doris Lessing , who over the last 50 years has been persistently chronicling the changes in Britain and the world from the growth of feminism to the demise of the British Empire and communism. Readings by Juliet Stevenson. Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
3: Welcome to Damn Demon's Land. Pete McCarthy arrives in Tasmania, where he follows the trail of 19th-century Irish political prisoners and is attacked by an endangered species of goose. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Dr Judith Champ. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun (Morning Hymn). Acts 9, wl-9. Saul, Saul, Was Verfolgst Du Mich (Schutz). It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.
DrJacquiMalkin'sjob is not forthe faint hearted. She's on call as a forensic medical examinerto London's Metropolitan Police Force. She may be called out to a suspicious death or spend her shift dispensing medication to drug users who have been detained in police custody. Some detainees may take out their frustration by spitting on her; for some, she'sthe first kind face they'll have seen all week. In the first of two programmes, Jo Morris joins her as she rushes from one police station to another on her 16-hourshift. Producer Sarah Taylor
By Simon Brett. 2: Rosie Burns is given the job of organising an auction of promises for a posh school and finds that it isn't the parents who are upper-crust so much as the pupils.
Producer Simon Brett
The panel game which reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormackthis week are BBC political editor John Pienaar and former Conservative whip Gyles Brand reth. Producer Simon Nicholls
By Brian Campbell. Three young men who were childhood friends go backpacking in China. When they hear of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest in the world, they decide to walk it. But as the heat increases the tensions between them become life-threatening.
Director Pam Brighton
3: Skin Deep. By Suzanne McGruther. While driving into a native American reservation in search of cheap petrol, an ageing couple inadvertently pick up an American Indian. Trouble begins when the American Indian refuses to get out of the car. Read by Pat Starr.
In 1920s Chicago a strong and influential tradition of sociological research was kick-started by Robert Park , who encouraged his students to "get the seat of their pants dirty" by engaging with the society they were studying. Laurie Taylor presents the first of five programmes from Chicago, where he has gone to find out if the research tradition is still flourishing. 1: The Black Metropolis. Peter St Jean is a young
Caribbean-born sociologist who has been living for five years in Chicago's most violent district - South Side. Though the neighbourhood is crime-ridden, drug-infested and seemingly forgotten,
Peter St Jean 's observations are underpinned with a fundamental optimism. Producer Tony Phillips
Another advice-packed episode. This week, howto deal with therapists who are more interested in themselves than you, and what to do when you find your husband wearing yourtights. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost Revised repeat
Marcel Berlins chairs a series of debates in which lay people tackle legal dilemmas with the help of the professionals. 2: Youth Justice. How should we deal with children who commit horrific crimes? Should mischievous children be treated as criminals? Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Three novelists whose work is firmly rooted in their nations' capital cities reflect on the effects of devolved powers for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 3. Counted Out. Irvine Welsh, who has documented life in contemporary Edinburgh in novels such as Trainspotting, considers the effectiveness of the Scottish Assembly.
Producer Owen McFadden Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
The Glass Ceiling. It's strong, durable, easily cut to size, and its clean lines are perfect for the minimalist monuments that define modern urban skylines: glass is adored by architects who are using it in new and unexpected ways. Quentin Cooper asks whether too much glass is now being used at a time when cities need to cut their energy costs. Producer Alison Ayres
This first offering from a new sketch show features two kids from Peckham entering and vandalising Marnia, the use of free talk-time to give Chad an eight-day week, an upsetting balloon sculpture and a new panel show called I Think You'll Find, billed as half an hour of excessive pedantry and nit-picking. Starring Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman, Chris Pavlo and Robert Webb. Producer Adam Bromley
4: In the Scheme of Things. A maverick priest who loves the thrills and spills of the casino? It's the stuff bad TV movies are made of. Meet Father Roger Crosthwaite : whilst not a gambler himself, his experiences as the parish priest of St Werburgh's in Derby have helped him to compare and contrast the fast-moving world ofthe casino to the more traditional world ofthe church. Producer Jan Rogers
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