3: Gangs. Benjamin Zephaniah is among the guests joining Jonathan Freedland for a story of thuggery and intimidation in medieval Leicestershire that sheds light on gang crime today from Birmingham to Belfast. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated at 9.30pm
2: The Index Finger- the Communicator. Claudia Hammond reveals that pointing is one of the first forms of human communication we learn. Unlike nodding, pointing is a universal gesture that has the same meaning everywhere in the world. Producer Marya Burgess
Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. For Mary,
Mother of Our Lord (St Botolph). Luke l,w35-42. Magnificat in G (Sumsion). Lord, Thy Word Abideth (RavenshaW). With Salisbury Cathedral choristers. Director of music Simon Lole. Producer Philip Billson
Continuing the series in which 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.
2: Neighbours. Britain is a country riddled with a distrust of foreigners, a fear of Europe and frustrations with Ireland. Dr Haigh invites
Douglas Hurd and Mo Mowlam to compare modern society's attitudes towards other people and countries with those of the first Elizabethans. Producer philip sellars
A new series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 1: Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa. Fred Allen realised that having yourwife as your straight man would make great financial sense, but he miscalculated Hoffa's popularity. In an interview with Frances Hershowitz , Portland's niece, their partnership and story is explored forthe first time.
Presented by Emma Kennedy. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Growing up in the court of Henry VIII , Elizabeth I acquired a love of music that would inspire her to create a musical establishment reflecting the splendour of her own international court.
Terry Edwards investigates the sacred and secular music surrounding Elizabeth in the light of the cultural, political and religious upheavals of her reign. Producer Deborah Preston
Elizabethans past and present: page 123
By Mark Haddon. David is a teenager who has just about had it with everything. He decides to kill his brother Ben. Why should family life revolve around him -just because he's got Down's syndrome? An inspiring, funny story about brotherly love.
Producer Polly Thomas
2: Two short stories about revenge and redemption. One of These Days. After nights of torment the mayorthrows himself on the mercy ofthe local dentist. Read byRaad Rawi. Ghosts of August
Ludovico murdered his lover in her bed; centuries later he visits Marquez. Read by Andrew Sachs. For details see yesterday
2: Justin Champion looks at two great Puritan figures from Elizabethan England: Lady Hoby, whose diaries are the earliest personal records we have of a gentlewoman's life; and Ignatius Jurdain , who wanted to make Exeter a "godly city upon a hill". For details see yesterday
The second part of Jackie Mason 's stand-up performance combines caustic social and political satire with topical observations flavoured with his distinctive take on Jewish humour. Producer Bruce Hyman
Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and visits Art
Deco 1910-1939, a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which includes fashion, furniture and a newly restored hotel foyer. Producer Robyn Read
7: The Town Clerk. Owain Owen , the bullying and lascivious town clerk of Llantwit-on-Sea, has concocted a financial scam with some of the town councillors. Matthew stumbles on a way to expose his corruption and give a boost to Jenks's career.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
In the last decade, hundreds of incidents involving the attempted smuggling of nuclear or radioactive materials have been reported. Gerry Northam talks to former smugglers, investigators and experts to weigh up the chances that nuclear contraband has fallen into the hands of terrorists. If the threat is real, can the international community prevent the use of a weapon of mass destruction byterrorists? Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm
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