Robert Bathurst reads Tom Standage's account of the amazing chess-playing automaton.
3: The most famous episode in the Turk's career came in 1809 - an encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte.
For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by John Forrest. Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Ecclesiastes 3, wl-8.
Psalm 34, wl-10. Chant: Goss. 0 God Our Help in Ages Past (StAnne). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
The second of two programmes celebrating the history and daily life of Britain's funfairs as seen through the eyes of the fairground women. Clare Jenkins goes behind the scenes, among the dodgems and the waltzers, the gallopers and the helter-skelter, before the generators are switched on and the music beginsto play.
Producers Janet Graves and Clare Jenkins
A three-part detective series by Sue Rodwell. 3: Dead Heads and Chutney
A respectable woman in her seventies is found dead, apparently from natural causes, butGwen is sure she was murdered and begins to delve into the woman's past. Director Rosemary Watts
3: Ordinary Love by Clare Boylan. Janey hasn't seen Frank for 35 years. He has something to ask her.
Frances Tomelty reads this bitter-sweet tale of love and loss. Producer Elizabeth Allard For details see Monday
3: Jenik Hollan is a leading astronomer in the Czech Republic and has persuaded the parliament to pass the first law to limit light pollution. Hollan knew that ministers who couldn't have cared less about a few moaning astronomers might be more swayed by reducing the nation's power bills. But Hollan himself is passionate about seeing stars and even believes that a clearer view of the Milky Way might help to wipe out drug abuse among young people. For details see Mon
Laurie Taylor concludes his stay in Chicago, where he has been exploring the continuing tradition for dynamic sociological research founded by Robert Park in the 1920s. 5: Home of the Blues? Just over
30 years ago, Chicago began to announce to visitors that it was the "the home of the blues". Laurie Taylor meets sociologist David Grazian , who challenges this View. Producer TonyPhillips
ByPG Wodehouse. Dramatised by Roger Davenport. 2: Came the Dawn. Poetry, pickles and passion are all tangled up together for Lancelot Mulliner as he sets his heart on marriage to the delectable
Annabel, but misery and triumph are equally visible on his face. As Mr Mulliner tells it, that face could hold the key to Lancelot's fortune, but even as the regulars at the Angler's Rest are drawn into the story, is it a tale too far?
Director Ned Chaillet
A port/Mr Briggs/Fotheringay:
A light ale/lsadore/Bewstridge:
A pint of stout/Lord Biddlecombe:
A small bitter/Lancelot:
Paying for Democracy. As the cost of politics increases and parties find themselves financially embarrassed, is ittime to think of new ways of paying for democracy? Nick Ross asks a panel of leading thinkers and decision makers to find a radical solution to a Complex problem. Producer Sara Nathan Rptd Sat 10.15pm
In the first of a new series, Huw Edwards looks back to 1975 and the first European referendum. At the time it was an unprecedented experiment.
Harold Wilson asked whether we wanted to accept the new terms he'd negotiated for staying in the Common Market or come out altogether. By a massive majority, Britain stayed in. So how did the "yes" campaigners achieve such a decisive result and, as a referendum on the euro looms ever larger, are there any lessons for Tony Blair ?
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest cause of premature death worldwide and the epidemic. It kills a quarter-of-a-million Britons each year and shows no sign of slowing down. Geoff Watts examines the latest research into prevention and treatments.
2: Attack and the Aftermath. New developments in tackling heart attacks and the increase of heart failure in our ageing population. Producer Adrian Washbourne
That Wrekin Feeling. The Wrekin is not Shropshire's highest or mightiest hill but it's the one that everybody loves. And, forthe first time, a BBC microphone has been taken inside the fenced-and-gated chambers dug beneath its Summit. Producer Chris Eldon Lee
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