Who were the new masters who took over from the British? Trevor Phillips meets the autocratic, anti-colonial firebrand Lee Kwan Yew in Singapore, while President Museveni of Uganda gives his opinion of Idi Amin. Producer Miles Warde Repeated at 9.30pm
Quentin Coopergoes in search of the British Antarctic Survey's vast archive of polar ice cores among the crates of frozen food in a commercial freezer warehouse in Peterborough. These ice samples contain a record of climatic and atmospheric change going back half-a-million years, and hold clues to global climate in the future. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Presented by Denis Nowlan. God Is Our Refuge and Strength (Mozart). Forthe Healing of the Nations
(Webbe's St Thomas). Isaiah 2, wl-5. Psalm 119, wl-8 (Chant: Pye). Go Forth for God (Magda). Director of music Christopher Stokes
New York fireman Richard Picciotto led a group of firefighters to the 35th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center shortly after the terrorist attacks on 11 September - and survived. John Guerrasio reads Picciotto's first-hand account.
(Repeated at 12.30am)
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In 1912, Wilfrid Voynich , an antiquarian book collector, bought an old manuscript written in what appeared to be an unknown language. Despite the efforts of the world's top code breakers, the book remains unread. Could its author be Roger Bacon , the 13th-century English scientist? Is it a hoax? Gerry Kennedy investigates. Producer Nigel Acneson
1: Annie Pascoe 's Man by Pauline Sheppard. In the first offour contemporary Cornish stories by the writers' collective Scavel An Gow , a fisherman's wife has artistic ambitions. The reader is Barbara Jefford. Producer Claire Grove
A A new series which promises a handful of cultural resonances and salient science. Claudia Hammond examines our fingers -five often overlooked clues to ourgenetic inheritance, our cultural provenance and our psychological state. 1: The Thumb -It's What Makes US Human? Producer Marya Burgess
Nigel Rees returns to chair a new series of the popular quiz. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes this week are Martin Kelner , Gervase Phinn , Tricia Stewart and Jayne Tunnicliffe. The reader is Meryl O'Keefe. ProducerCarol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey in 15 parts. The 1960s and its quest for personal and public freedom is brought vividly to life through the story of Frederica Potter and herfamily. Part 1.
Director Sally Avens Repeat of 10.45am
Alvin Hall 's personal exploration of the effect the terrorist attacks on 11 September have had on Wall Street. Hall has worked on Wall Street for nearly 20 years, training workers in the financial sector. In the last year, the money men and women of lower
Manhattan have changed. The psychological impact of the attack has been compounded by job cuts, company relocations, profound loss of confidence and a stock-market crash. Will Wall Street ever be the same again? Producer Richard Vadon
Edward Stourton investigates the life of one of the most controversial figures in western history.
2: A look at Paul's time in Jerusalem and his conflicts with the early followers of Jesus. Producer Phil Pegum
Mark Carwardinejoins a bat detective as he explores a unique mothballed Victorian manor house. Plus the ecology of our ancient ancestors as revealed by the oldest hominid scull ever found. ProducerGrantSonnex Repeated tomorrow 11am
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