Tracing the varied pathstaken byone Italian family, Ray Gosling visits Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe - and Leicester, in search of the Bruccianis More than 100 years ago, Luigi Brucciani walked across Europe to London and sold plaster casts for a living. By the Second World War, Brucciani's ice cream and coffee bars were well known across the North West. Today branches ofthe family are still in the catering trade, though the business has altered radically. Producer Bob Dickinson
Comedy drama series by Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. 3: Entertaining Mr Stone. Robin, much to the surprise of those closestto him, brings a friend home But the friend isn't all he seems. Meanwhile, Derek dabbles into his past life with the help of mystic Molly Hollis. Unfortunately, the only spirit he manages to contact is that of a Glaswegian shopkeeper who died 40 years ago and who proceeds to Offer Robin ajob. Producer Mario Stylianides
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When Bill retires from his tedious career in confectionery sales, he looks forward to spending his autumn years steeped in the traditions of the ancient art of lawn bowls. He and his wife Margaret are the best pair in the club and odds-on favourites for the Riddington Married Couples Cup. That is, until Matt and Jude move in next door.
Eleanor Bron reads this charming story about leaving home. 4: The Fledgeling by Jane Gardam. As Stella prepares for her recalcitrant teenage son to move out, the ducklings in her garden are a welcome distraction. For detailssee Tuesday
Zina Saro-Wiwa presents fivejourneys across the world to fetch clean drinking water. 5: Kenya
Josephine Nduku lives in Makuru Kwa Ruben , a Nairobi slum where the water is contaminated by open sewers. A single motherwith nine children, she struggles to find the moneyto pay local entrepreneurs for clean water from a nearby tap. For details see Monday
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Letchworth puts questions to a panel that includes the Labour peer Lord Haskins, the art critic and journalist Brian Sewell and the founder of the Windrush Awards, Elaine Sihera.
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By Alexander Pushkin. 5: Onegin returns to
St Petersburg from his self-imposed exile and is stunned when he sets eyes on a society beauty who evokes poignant memories from his past. Fordetails see Monday
Tanni Grey-Thompson , winner of nine Paralympic gold medals, picks her Welsh compatriot David Lloyd George for great-life status. Humphrey Carpenter ensures that national pride doesn't cloud her appraisal of this controversial Liberal prime minister. Producer Miles Warde
In the last of this repeat series, Kit Hesketh-Harvey looks at the internal workings ofthe comic song and examines the wit that underlies all successful song lyrics. Drawing on the expertise of such luminaries as Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin , he dissects the techniques ofthe finest comic songwriters. Producer Frank Stirling
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