1: Jonathan Freedland returns with a new six-part series that looks forthe past behind the present. Each week he explores a moment in history which throws up close parallels with an issue today-recorded on the same location as the original event. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated at9.30pm
5: A Whirl of Entertainments. Fiona Shaw eavesdrops on a night out in Dickens's London, including a performance at Astley's Ampitheatre, where the show was part circus, part pantomime and part theatre-on-horseback, and where the horses often shared equal billing with the actors. Producer Kate McAH
Actor, impressionist and film buff Michael Roberts goes on a journey back to the film theatres of his youth. In a tour of his favourite north London film house, he asks why the films played in these cinemas have had such an influence on him. With commentary from his many alter egos, from Vincent Price to Danny Kaye , he explores the highs and lows of fleapit fare. Producers Frank Stirling and Julian Mayers
Blues singer Michael Roach from Washington DC continues his journey in search of the roots of his music. When Muddy Waters quit hisjob on a Memphis plantation he followed the route taken by millions of other African Americans escaping the deprivation of the Southern cotton fields forthe industrial opportunities of the urban north. He figured that what they would need most would be the music they left behind. Producer Paul Evans
Compiled by Cicely Herbert. A portrait of the three-year relationship between WB Yeats and Margot Ruddock , told through their letters and poetry. Starring Timothy West and Amanda Root. Music Gary Yerson Director Katherine Beacon.
By Thomas Steinbeck. 2: Unbecoming Grace (part 1) In those rugged days, the Monterey coast held more than its fair share of scoundrels, but even among this callous fraternity there was one character who was rigorously shunned. This story concludes tomorrow. Read by William Hope. For details see yesterday
Actor and director David Tse explores the lives of the "BBC" -the British-born Chinese.
2: Dating and Relating. Heterosexual, lesbian and gay BBCs talk about the challenge of trying to find their ideal partners while also trying to satisfy their parents' expectations. Fordetails see yesterday
The final edition of the panel show which has already given out an astonishing £4.95 on air! Hosted by Sue Perkins and featuring
Armando lannucci and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley , With Jon Holmes. Producer David Tyler
By Emma Donoghue. Five comic dramas about the different types of relationships we have with animals. 2: Do They Know It's Christmas?
Trevor and Louise are invited to his parents at Christmas buttheirthree beloved dogs are not welcome, so Louise stays behind to look afterthem.
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
With the inquest system under radical review, Allan Urry examines the case for reform and asks why so many coroners' courts fail to deliver answers for bereaved families.
Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Edi Stark lays bare the secrets of the skin.
1: The Outer Layer. Our skin faces more abuse than any other part of the body. How does it change as we age and what happens when the functions of the skin go wrong? With readings by Hilary Neville and Crawford Logan. Producer Monise Durrani
Bob Monkhouse presents the first in a newthree-part series on the children's comic Radio Fun. published from 1938 to 1961. Relive the Falcon,
Stymie and his magic wishbone, Revnell and West, and many others from that era. Producer Angela snerwm
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