Sue MacGregor meets retired opera singer Dame Janet Baker , who comments on the attempts to change opera from an elite pursuit to a mass passion and talks about making some hard personal choices that working women everywhere could soon have to face. Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Presented by John Forrest. New Every Morning
(Melcombe). Luke 18, wl8-27. Inthe Presence of Jehovah (Geron Davis ). Sent by the Lord (trad Nicaraguan). With the Paul Leddington Wright
Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
Richard and Judy talkto Sheila McLennon about their health, court ordeals, media marriage and the publication of their autobiography.
10.45 Mothers, Daughters and Chicken Soup Part 3 of this week's drama. Drama repeated 7.45pm
Dr Jacqui Malkin has been a forensic medical examiner forten years. She's on call as a police doctorto London's Metropolitan Police Force. In tonight's shift, she has to deal with drug users and cope with a violent detainee. But there's light relief when she's asked to treat the finest harmonica player in the world. Producer Sarah Taylor
The parliamentary panel game which reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormackthis week are Frank Dobson MP and political analyst Anthony Howard. Producer Simon Nicholls
3: AfterProust by Patricia Hannah. "I think one needs a little boost to read Proust's great masterpiece, and having two French writers downstairs would be just what needed to get started...." Read by Vivienne Dixon. For details see Monday
3: The Show Must Go On. Kitty Roberts is part of a long line of circus performers. Hergreat-grandfather, a clown and tumbler, founded the business now headed by her father, Bobby Roberts Jr , who passed his love Of the circus on to her. Fordetails see Monday
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 second of five programmes from Chicago, where he has gone to find out if the research tradition is still flourishing. 2: City of Neighbourhoods. How Chicago's Puerto Rican community is planning to resist the encroachment of gentrification and turn itself into a Latino version of Chinatown. Producer Tony Phillips
Another advice-packed episode. This week the coolest bag ladies in the world, swimwear solutions fordieters who haven't yet reached theirtarget weight and Jonathan Tudge , whojust can't help putting his foot in it. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost
3: Leah. The 1940s. The war is over and the new state of Israel is about to be born. Leah and Harry are struggling to build their business in the face of continuing prejudice, while theirfriend Laurence realises that he cannot stand by and watch as the Jews are forced to fight for their very survival in the Middle East. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am
Marcel Berlins chairs a series of debates in which lay people tackle legal dilemmas with the help of the professionals.3: Medical Ethics. Who should be able to see your medical records? When should someone have the right to die - if ever?
Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Matthew Parris looks at some of the fringe candidates who persist in standing at elections with virtually no hope of success. These candidates fall into three main types: the deadly serious who are committed to a cause, single-issue candidates and total nutcases. In the first of three programmes, Parris looks atthe "loonies" -from Tarquin
Fintimlinbinwhinbimlin Bus Stop F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel to Screaming Lord Sutch. producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
People have dreamt of creating artificial beings for thousands of years, and while a robot capable of rivalling humans is still a long way off, the reality is that robots that can see, taste, experience emotions and evolve, and are now entering every aspect of our daily lives. Quentin Cooper explores how industrial robotics is being transformed by new technologies and asks whetherwe are engineering a future in which human beings will be redundant. Producer Angela Hind
8: Behind the Front Line. In 1981 St Paul 's in Bristol hit the headlines when a police raid triggered the first riots. Atthe heart of the action was Grosvenor Road, otherwise known as the "front line" . This story takes us back, from before the riots through to the present day, when many of the original inhabitants are being priced OUt Of the area. Producer Fergus Colville
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