5: The South Sea Bubble bursts. Will England's political leadership survive an inquiry into the fraud and corruption behind the nation's first great financial scandal? For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am
James Maw asks 92-year-old explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger about his remarkable life. With archive recordings and contributions from friends and colleagues, including his biographer Alex Maitland and fellow travel writer Colin Thubron.
Producer Rob Ketteridge
The second series of Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama, examining the differing lives of three sets of friends.
Billy is determined to hold onto his youth, foolishly meeting a fellow Prisoner fan he's contacted on the web.
Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag. To air your views on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated Sunday 8pm
By Juliet Ace. More about Mattie Jones 's childhood in South Wales. It is 1953 and 15-year-old Mattie has to spend her Saturdays cooking for her grandfather and her blind aunt, Catherine Jane , but making pastry is not the only challenge she has to face.
Director Gilly Adams
Environmentalist and broadcaster Enna Ni Lamhna takes Clare Balding into the walking country of the Wicklow Mountains, just an hour south of Dublin. An expert on many subjects, Ni Lamhna keeps Balding entertained as they climb to a view of the lakes of Glendalough. Producer Lucy Lunt
5: Thornton vAshford, a Case of Double Jeopardy. It has not been possible to try someone twice for the same crime for 800 years. However, in 1817 Abraham Thornton of Castle Bromwich was taken to court not once but twice forthe same murder. Deborah Bull finds out what happened and whether there are lessons to be learned today? Producer Neil George
Sabre Rattling. With military noises off and memories of the Cuban missile crisis about to be revived, Michael Rosen examines the metaphorical language of the international standoff, in the last of the current series. Producer Mark Burman Rptd Sun 8.30pm
More from the topical comedy and satirical show, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Joe's got high hopes.
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Swindon in Wiltshire puts questions on topical issues to a panel including Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs, and The Times columnist Simon Jenkins.
Producer Victoria Wakely
By Annie McCartney. When Alice, an asthma sufferer, starts angling for special attention, it hardly seems unusual. But before long her parents find themselves reeling in disbelief as their lives start to unravel before theirverv eves.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Sent to Coventry The phrase "sent to Coventry" originates from the English Civil War, when royalist prisoners held in the city were shunned by the local population. Today, Coventry's image has taken something of a battering. Going there is still regarded as a punishment by many people, who find little to attract them to a city once dubbed "dead after dark".
Producer Mandy de Souza
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