Further dispatches from the late Tory grandee Alan Clark , abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams and read by Michael Cochrane. 1: It's the 1990s anc Alan Clark is in the autumn of his career yet still enduring a bumpy ride at work and play. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am
1: U-boats, Spies and Code Breakers. Throughout the Second World War, Ireland remained neutral - in theory. But how neutral was it in practice? Did it, in fact, give covert help to both sides of the conflict.
Were German U-boats dropping German spies on to the shores of Ireland's west coast? Did the IRA collaborate with the Nazis? In this two-part programme James Maw uncovers the stories of the spies and the Irish code breakers who secretly cooperated with MI5 aiding the British war effort. Producer Neil George
Aseries of six two-handers, written by Lynne Truss , exploring the premise that not only are there two sides to every story, but there are differing sides to every personality. Each week a character from the previous episode is developed further.
4: The Neighbour. Elaine loves musical theatre and likes nothing betterthan an evening playing and singing along to soundtracks. And her lovely neighbour Barry doesn't mind at all. Or does he? Starring Phil Davis and Sheila Hancock. Music by Rex Brough Producer Dawn Ellis
Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecottforthe North 01 England take on Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins of the South of England. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
By Simon Stephens. A surprising relationship develops between Roy, a retired English teacher, and Danny, a teenage boywith serious behavioural problems, as they struggle to get Danny through his English GCSE.
Director Mary Peate
1: Conversations with Famous Artists I Have Known The first in a selection from Deborah Levy 's new collection of stories exploring the pleasures and pains of motherhood and relationships, and the solace as well as the fireworks to be found in friendship. Read by Samantha Bond and Nicolette McKenzie. Producer Elizabeth Allard
The astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno presents a beginner's guide to ideas, both ancient and modern, about how the universe will end.
1: Eternity. Scientists in the 1950s did not like the idea that the universe actually had a beginning-they were trying to get away from the biblical Creation story, a universe that went on foreverwas much more comforting. But the Big Bang theory forced thinkers into coming to terms with the idea that, if there was a beginning, presumably there must also be an end. Producer John Byrne
Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the pernickety panel game from Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, and is joined by Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble and Steve Frost.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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ByThea Gersten. Dramatised in 10episodes by Andrew Farrell Readman from the diaries of a German Jewish teenager during the Second World War.
1:Broken Glass. Thirteen-year-old Thea sees the horrors of Kristallnacht.
Director Nadia Molinari Repeat of 10.45am
Saddam Hussein lives behind an impenetrable wall of security, cut off from the nation he has ruled - and terrorised - for decades. Allan Little explores the life of the man who is now locked in a confrontation with the United States that seems fated to end in war-and his Own destruction. Producer Chris Eldon Lee
Ian Hislop continues his investigation into the history of the patron saints of Britain and Ireland.
A rather unsaintly tale of how Andrew posthumously elbowed out his rivals to the title only to be challenged in later years by a Romantic drunk, a poet... and Mel Gibson.
The Otter's Return. For many people growing up in the 1960s and 70s, the existence of otters on the local riverwasjust a pipe dream. But now, 30 years later, the otters are returning. Mark Carwardine searches for this most elusive of mammals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and discovers that their resurgence may be bad news for mink.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated on Tuesday at llpm
By Tracy Chevalier. Read by Tara Lester. 1: 1664,
Delft, Holland. Griet is obliged to work as a maid to support herfamily. She is taken on by the painter Johannes Vermeer , but first she has to pass an exacting test. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery
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