Presented by Andrew Graystone. Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe). Matthew 4, wl-11.
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (Lafferty). Shine, Jesus, Shine (Kendrick). Chamber choirof Harrogate Ladies' College. Director of music David Andrews. Producer Philip Billson
In the first of five daily programmes this week, Dr Christopher Haigh , one of Britain's leading historians of Elizabethan society, goes in search of the connections between Elizabethans of the 16th and 21st centuries.
1: Monarchy. Dr Haigh, Elizabeth I's biographer, asks Douglas Hurd , Bernard Ingham and Ben Pimlott to compare theirexperiences with those of their Elizabethan predecessors, producer Phiiipseiiars Elizabethans past and present: page 123 The Regina monologues: page 35
Paul Kember 's contemporary adaptation of Agatha Christie 's story stars Dervla Kirwan and Adrian Dunbar and is set in England against the backdrop of international turmoil. Ayoung woman whose life has been devastated by the war in Afghanistan, and who has lost her husband and only child, turns to an Irish couple who may be able to offer her a chance of salvation - the promise of a miracle. But the price to be Daid for such a miracle could be too much to bear.
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs
By Ryan Craig and featuring Andrew Lincoln , from television's Teachers and This Life. Addled by working conditions at their comprehensive, two teachers do the unthinkable - they kidnap a pupil. Their aim: to take a stand for all teachers. Director Peter Kavanagh
A week of Latin American short stories.
1:1 Sell My Dreams. When a woman is found dead in her car, Marquez recognises her as the purveyor of dreams he knew in his youth. Read by Andrew Sachs. Producer Lu Kemp
Historian Justin Champion goes in search of Britain's multicultural past and, with the help of parish archives and royal state papers, pieces togethera picture of society during the Elizabethan era. 1: "Her Majestie understanding that there are of late divers blackmoores brought into this realme, of which kinde of people there are already here too many." Producer Sarah Taylor
Elizabethans past and present: page 123
Food Intolerances and Aversions. Sheila Dillon investigates why more and more people are developing an intolerance of foods such as wheat and milk, and finds out if it's possible to learn to love the foods you 've always hated. See Choice on page 126. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm
Nigel Rees returns with a new series of the popular quiz. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Dr Simon Thurley , Mitchell Symons , Simon Brett and Michael Coveney. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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A ten-part series by Christopher Denys , starring Nerys Hughes.
6: The Punch and Judy Man. Joyce Pilton, fresh out of "finishing school", dips her toe in show-business when she auditions for Professsor Broadbent's Punch and Judy show, with disastrous results for Mrs Pilton's pampered poodle.
Director Sue Wilson Repeat of 10.45am
Voice of Punch and Judy:
This week Jenny Cuffe follows a British doctor on a one-man emergency relief mission to Gaza. But how much impact can an individual contribution make in an area that remains one of the worst flashpoints in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Editor David Ross
Japan's Silver Society. Modern Japan has the most rapidly ageing population in the world and is renowned fortreating its elderly with reverence.
Rosie Goldsmith explores the truth behind the perils and pleasures of beingold in Japan.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated from Sunday
The first in a three-part series in which presenter
Julian Pettifer examines the plight of Africa's wildlife in the face of Africa's human tragedy. Today he looks for answers in Morocco, Kenya, Somalia and South Africa. Producer Julian Hector
Brian Moore 's portrayal of an ordinarywoman in the middle of her life, seized by love for a younger man. Abridged in eight parts by Doreen Estall and read by Zara Turner. 6: Family loyalties are tested as Sheila and Kevin's marriage hangs in the balance. Producer Susan Carson
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