Presented by Nigel Lee. 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lydia). James 2, wl4-18. Thuma Mina/Send Me, Lord (South Africa). We'll Walkthe Land
(Kendrick). With the Commonwealth Games Choir. Director of music Andy Silver.
Milton Jones celebrates the comic genius of Tommy Cooper: the "unnatractive young man" who went on to become the nation's favourite clown, despite early rejection by the BBC for his "poor diction and unpleasant manner." Fans, friends and family also help recall the magical mayhem of Tommy Cooper.
By Caspar Walsh. The story of a man coming to terms with the memory of his father who wasn't there for him, based on a real sequence of letters sent to writer Caspar Walsh by his own father from prison. Jake Geneva is an apparently successful businessman, but he has a secret which threatens to destroy his relationship with his partner and young son. To resolve his dilemma, he must find a way of escaping from the shadow of his father, who was imprisoned for embezzlement.
Director Sara Davies
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Jake aged 13:
Eyesight changes with advanced age, tending towards the long-sighted and often starting to fail, with increased risk of disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Barbara Myers 's guest is a leading ophthalmologist.
Phone in with yourquestions about the aging eye on [number removed] or email email@example.com Producer Pamela Rutherford
By Frank O'Connor. 4: The Bridal Night. "My Denis would go up to her of an evening and sit on the grass beside her. And she'd say with that big laugh of hers: 'Denis is my beau.'" Read byTP McKenna. For details see Monday
The Cold War gave birth to a technology which enabled astronomers to look at distant stars and which could soon allow surgeons to examine individual cells in the retina of a human eye. Simon Singh talks to the scientists who are studying the exciting world of adaptive optics.
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Comedy series starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
Virginia Wade and Tim Henman talk politics, Sweet Fanny Adams talks... well... sweetly, in the penultimate episode of Jane Austen's lost novella, and Lovejoy and Bergerac talk nonsense - but Mel and Sue still haven't thought up a better title for their show.
Julian Pettifer explores the lives and legacies of three influential environmental thinkers.
The "Princess Di" of green politics was an uncompromising campaigner, the founder of the German Green Party and rarely out of the headlines. But the facts surrounding her violent death in 1992 are still a matter of dispute.
Call in the Consultants. Management consultancy boomed in the 1990s but now the good times seem to be over. Peter Day asks if the consultants need to listen to their own advice.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Iceland is about to take its first steps into a carbon-free, atmosphere-friendly future. In a few decades, rather than burning fossil fuels to power its public and private transport, all cars, buses and lorries will run on hydrogen. So will the boats of its fishing fleet. And as the country is blessed with plenty of geothermal energy, its power stations do not need to oil or gas. Reporter Richard Black goes to Iceland to investigate the technology needed to achieve the new hydrogen economy.
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A new comedy series starring Nick Frost , Matt King , Mark Heap , Kevin Eldon , Julia Deakin and Peter Serafinowicz. The epic and timeless tale of two men and their quest to find the most magical and powerful item of furniture in the universe. It is said that those who sit on the Sofa of Time can be transported anywhere and to anytime.
1: There's Gravy in My Locker. As Milford and Parker are packing up their possessions after getting sacked, they fall into the magical world of Gravy. There Milford is regarded as the chosen one who has come at last to save the people from Raamen Bod, who plans to find the sofa and use it for evil purposes. Producer Mario Stylianides
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