India is fast becoming the call-centre capital of the world. And many of its clients are UK-based, impressed notjust by the relative cheapness of Indian workers, but also by their flexibility and motivation. Another chance to hear Clare Jenkins 's report on the grooming of Indian call-centre workers, and their initiation into the mysteries of British culture: Posh and Becks, Robbie Williams ,
EastEnders, fish and chips, and the importance of the weather as a conversational gambit. Producer Clare Jenkins
The tale of Cassie and Pete, who'd be a great couple, if they weren't too busy being friends.
ByAmanda Murphy. 2: Cassie, Simon, Pete and Jenny are now acting like a happy foursome. Or so Pete hopes. There's a surprise visitor on the way, and a romantic meal, which doesn't end up quite as Cassie hoped. Butthen that's a whole 'nother story.
Producer Graham Frost
Martin Young chairs another round of the biographical quiz show. With team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego and guests novelist Lynne Truss and biographer Anthony Holden. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Just over 70 years ago, an intrepid young woman from Hull set off for Australia in a tiny biplane. Amy Johnson became a national heroine and was never far from the front pages of newspapers and magazines. But what made this apparently ordinary woman want to fly in the first place? Helen Cross's play looks at the years leading up to her flight and glances forward to her mysterious death in 1941.
Police Inspector/Second stranger:
Laurie Taylortalks to author and academic Paul Gi Iroy about h is book There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack. They discuss how attitudes towards race in the UKhave-and haven't-changed since the book's publication in 1987. Producer Jacqueline Smith
The first of five new episodes of Christopher Lee 's up-to-the-minute comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence, where officers from each of the armed services find themselves uncomfortably under the command of civil servant Zelda. Fiona Shaw returns as the high-flying Zelda, struggling to stay one jump ahead of her brave boys.
1: Thickly Buttered Toast. We discover the connection between a proposed new bank holiday, George's mother-in-law and the father-in-law of Moses.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres
Wing Cdr Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
Michael Buerk chairs a live debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday 10.15pm
On the Shelf. Food preservation is the oldest technology known to man. It has improved the diet of sailors and allowed explorers to discover new lands. But today's food scientists are struggling to update the traditional methods in a bid to offer the consumer the seemingly impossible - a long shelf life for natural, fresh products. Quentin Cooper asks whether our changing tastes can ever be satisfied and whether they may put us on course for an increase in food poisoning.
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer AlisonAyres
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A new four-part series celebrating performance poetry and the spoken word. The show is hosted by John Hegley and features rising stars of the vibrant performance poetry scene, with regular guest John Cooper Clarke. Producer Nigel Piper
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