5: A meeting with Salvador Dali and his wife is an early sign of Barry Humphries 's rise, but celebrity forms a perfect symmetry when he contemplates Australia from the present. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Sometimes a well-known person has the temerity still to be alive when their obituary is published.
Former Times obituarist Anthony Howard spells out the consequences for all concerned, whenever someone utters Mark Twain 's memorable riposte. Producer Ian Docherty
The conclusion to Lynn Ferguson 's comedy drama. The End of the Beginning. The island make-over has turned horribly sour and with Irene gone, the only person to save the island from being bulldozed is Bunty Pierce. But with her ailing health and hermit ways, will she leave her vegetables to rescue the island's integrity? And will Irene change her mind about mainland life and return to the island for good?
Producer Lucy Bacon
Robert the Dog:
Emily Buchanan samples the best of English language radio from around the world. This week she discovers how new talent finds its way on to the airwaves - and sometimes how it doesn't. Producer Kirsten Lass Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Latin American. Another edition of the interactive greengrocery programme. Today food writer and cook Elisabeth Luard joins Greg Wallace and Charlie Hicks , and raises the temperature with some fabulous flavours from Latin America. Producer Paula McGinley
5: Blood Money. Graeme Garden discovers how blood has become a global industry dominated by a small group of companies, and how business tactics have sometimes caused deaths as well as saved lives. For details see Monday
Michael Rosen returns with a new series of the programme about words and the way we speak.
1: Winter Draws On. A look atthe curious and often confusing world of homophones. And "premium parlance"-the language they're using to part us from our cash this Christmas.
Editor Simon Elmes Repeated Sunday8.30pm
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5: It's the publishing party of the season: the launch of the Book of the Month. Everybody is there, including Frank-but will he seize the day? After all, it's his last chance.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Burford School in Oxfordshire with a panel that includes the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Patricia Hewitt MP, Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Jenkins and author Frederick Forsyth.
Producer Victoria Wakely
By Richard Cameron. Eighteen years on from the Miners' Strike, and Charmaine (drag queen and ex-miner) is climbing into the Guinness Book of Records by playing the organ for 45 days non-stop. As an associate member of the Women's Action
Group, he's raising money to support their efforts to get the community off its knees after the strike that split families and opened up wounds that still haven't healed.
Director Janet Whitaker
Steve Bell, cult cartoonist on The Guardian for over 20 years, nominates the 18th-century caricaturist James Gillray as his "great life." A fascinating exchange across 200 years of satire, with presenter Humphrey Carpenter, art historian Richard Godfrey, and James Bolam playing the part of Gillray himself. Producer Mark Smalley
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