Libya. For many years Libya has been shunned for supporting terrorist groups. Inside the country, ordinary Libyans have been left to the whims of Colonel Gadaffi's personal brand of revolutionary socialism. However, there are signs that this closely controlled society is opening up. But can we really believe that Gadaffi is about to change? Rosie Goldsmith finds out what life is like in this North
African pariah state.
Producer Annette MacKenzie Editor Hugh Levinson RptdMon 8.30pm
A new series that looks at the passion and history of dance. 1: Jive. In the 1920s the lindy hop, as it was first known, exploded on to the Harlem scene. Dancer Frankie Manning and historian Terry Monaghan tell the foot-tapping story of jive. Producer Sara Conkey
Based on a short story by Charles Dickens, adapted for radio by Michael Eaton and starring Paul Scofield , David Warner and Gemma Jones.
This is a story of a man writing about his unfulfilled life and getting it all wrong in the telling; of a boy who tries to become an irreproachable young man but who somehow fails to escape his past.
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Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving show that helps provide answers to those irritating questions from everyday life. PHONE: [number removed] email@example.com. Producer Joanne Coombs
4: Father Nzamujo is redefining Africa's view of itself. At his Songhai Centre in Benin, he is using solar-powered internet to spread knowledge. This leap in development and technology will, Father Nzamujo believes, free up Africa to become a player in the modern world. For details see Monday
Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer Mark Haddon about his fictional creation, a 15-year-old detective with Asperger's syndrome. Plus, the Open Book's guide to the fiction and poetry of Margaret Atwood. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
May Day is associated with maypoles and folk rituals, but is there any science to be found in folklore? Quentin Cooper looks at archaeoastronomy, the study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies and religions of all ancient cultures Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an introduction to a new series, another chance to hearthe second episode from the previous run of Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson 's variety-meets-sitcom sketch show formula. Including such characters as elderly standup comedienne Edie Trinder and the Goatee Beard Men. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
Producers Helen Williams and Claire Jones
As the Bradford Bulls return to their newly refurbished stadium, this programme examines the club's plans for the future, including hopes that more Asians can be encouraged to take up the game of rugby. Producer Sue Mitchell
European hopes for a common foreign and security policy have suffered their worst blow as a result of the Anglo-American war against Iraq and Franco-German opposition to it. Is it time for Europe's pro- and anti-Atlanticists to go their separate ways? Bruce Clark weighs the costs of a split and asks if a reconciliation based on long-term common interests is still achievable.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)
A series of three Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.
2: Olalla. By Robert Louis Stevenson.
During the Peninsular War in Spain a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills. The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbours a terrible secret.
Director Bruce Young
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