Miles Kington looks at the history of teaching English as a foreign language, and the TEFL teaching certificate which has acted as a turning point in countless people's lives, from Nick Hornby and JK Rowling to Arthur Smith and Prince William. Producer Vicky Shepherd
Bed and breakfast for beginners. The last in a six-part comedy series by Sue Limb, set in the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.
Speaking in Tongues. Will Mr Mullet and the Bishop of Norwich get too close for comfort?
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Bishop of Norwich:
In 1917, the Devon fishing village of Hallsands was washed into the sea by a ferocious storm, leaving 25 families homeless. The underlying cause was not the storm itself but the dredging of the beach for gravel by government contractors, which had continued despite many warnings of its dangers.
David Gooderson's play is based on contemporary records and looks at the events leading up to the great storm, and the village's subsequent fight for compensation.
Interactive greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks discuss puddings with chef and restaurateur Steven Saunders , who whips up afruity treat and chats about the best fresh and dried fruit fillings. Producer Paula McGinley
5: Like the Sound of the Sea by Freda Churches.
On a hot afternoon at the beach, a girl reflects on her unsuitable friends, including a boy prone to fits of uncontrollable weeping "who ran off with all the left shoes from Jackson's Footwear". The reader is
Vicki Liddelle. For details see Monday
5: It's April and Selkie hauls up on to the beaches of Eynhallow in the Orkney Islands, exhausted after his longjourney and near-fatal encounter with a group of killer whales. After moulting, he sets off south again, back towards the sea caves of the Cornish coast and the females he hopes will be waiting for him. For details see Monday
Michael Rosen examines words and speech.
7: 21st-century Babble-on. Stuffed full of small talk? Bloated with babble? Had one too many emails?
Historian Justin Champion asks whether it really is good to talk and suggests we switch off the mobiles and embark on a linguistic detox.
Producer Julia Adamson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
This week, the multi-award-winning impressionist sketch show comes from the Oxford Playhouse.
Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry.
Producer Katie Tyrrel Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from
University College Northampton with a panel that includes former culture secretary Chris Smith , the columnist Janet Daley and the general secretary of the Amicus union, Derek Simpson.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm
ByBernadine Evaristo. Charmayne Jackson , inner-city, sarf-London gyal, sets out to conquer Hollywood by any means necessary in this sassy and wickedly comical take on the hierarchy of colour, told in Evaristo's award-winningly zingy verse.
Director Jonquil Panting
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