Gavin Esler concludes his examination of the impact on cultural diversity when a language dies by asking what is lost to those who speak the world's dominant languages, SUCh as English. Producer Amber Dawson
Comedy series by Emma Clarke about a group of retired private investors, the Cheadle Chancers. 5: For Love Nor Money Eric is horrified when his daughter Hamble starts dating his arch-rival's son (they had a dispute in 1973 over an encroaching leylandii hedge). Meanwhile, Norma finds love in an internet chat room.
Original music by Big George
Director Jim Poyser Onginal music Dy Big George
Martin Young chairs a new series of the biographical quiz show. Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego and guests Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden do battle to prove once again that it's not what you know but who you knowthat counts. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
A comedy set in a West End theatre. Young actor
Reginald Sark finds fame and fortune when he gains the attention of doyenne Emily Flyfax. But can he repay the favour he owes her? Dramatised by Dominic Power. See Monday's choice on page 132.
Director Michael Fox
Laurie Taylor examines the success of the TV talk show, with Robert Kilroy-Silk and sociologist
Laura Grindstaff. How do producers make ordinary people such fascinating viewing? Producer Jacqueline Smith
There's a wide range of help available for those with mental health problems, but often the person who needs it refuses to acknowledge the fact. For family and friends trying to encourage someone to seek help can be an uphill struggle. Dr Raj Persaud investigates Strategies for success. Producer Marya Burgess
Mark Steel delivers another comedy lecture about the life and work of an iconic figure of history. This week he delves into the life the creator of a monster: Mary Shelley , author Of Frankenstein. Producer Lucy Armrtage
Mark Lawson interviews Jeffrey Eugenides , author of The Virgin Suicides, about his new novel Middlesex, an examination of the American dream, which is set in the crumbling Ottoman Empire and the New World. Producer Robyn Read
Gambling on the Future: How Should the Gambling Laws Be Reformed? Do we want a fruit machine in every petrol station or chip shop? Should we turn
Blackpool into Las Vegas-on-Sea? As the government reviews the future of gambling in Britain, Nick Ross asks a panel of leading thinkers and decision makers to finda radical solution to a complex problem. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Thirty years after the creation of the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - considered the least desirable job in government - four former incumbents explain how their perceptions of the job, the people and the place were confounded or confirmed by their experiences.
Mo Mowlam was in charge of the delicate negotiations which eventually bore fruit with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Last of the series. Repeated on Sunday at 10.45pm
Peter Evans investigates one of the largest volcanic systems on the planet, Yellowstone National Park, which has been dubbed a "super volcano". Only a handful exist in the world, but when one erupts (and an eruption is already overdue) it will be unlike any volcano we have everwitnessed. But it is one of the least understood natural phenomena. A new volcanic observatory in the park hopes to change that. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Alexandra Feachem
More extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. DJ Suzanne Canker and her Catholic cohorts do battle with Henry Vlll 's radio Reformation.
Written and performed by Claire Downes, Hazel Grian, Al Holloway, Ben Kozo, Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara.
Interviewing a different guest each week, actor and writer Andrew Clover encourages his subjects to confront truths about themselves through improvising a mythical fairytale with hidden meanings. The result is moving, sometimes funny and startlingly revelatory. Producer Gary Reich
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