Paul Henley presents the second in a series of profiles of extraordinary Europeans. 2: Jenki Hollan is a leading astronomer in the Czech republic, who has persuaded the parliament to pass the first ever national law to limit pollution. Producer Lucy Ash
Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Forgive Our
Sins As We Forgive (St Botolph). Romans 5, wl5-21. Turn You to the Stronghold (Elgar). There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Director of music Ian Tracey.
By Philip Norman , abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. 2: The Norman seaside empire, from its gloomy pier-head pleasure dome to the seafront rock kiosk run by "wicked, irresistible" Grandma Norman , who rules the troubled family like a Mafia don. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Gulls and Galls? Lionel Kelleway investigates the reasons behind the rise of the urban gull population in Britain and for the decline in numbers at an island gull colony off the coast of California. Meanwhile, out in the countryside, galls have been forming on many trees and shrubs since the spring. Stuart Blackman goes on a hunt for galls with a gall wasp scientist to learn about the complex relationship between a gall wasp and its Chosen host. Repeated from yesterday
Twenty years after the wily Edmund Blackadder first appeared on television, the producer of the series, John Lloyd , tells the inside story of one of TV's classic comedies. Rowan Atkinson , Tony Robinson , Richard Curtis and Stephen Fry are among those recalling the Blackadder years, with a selection of funny moments from all four series. Producer Libby Cross
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The battle of wits - a rather one-sided battle at times - between Blackadder and his gormless sidekick, Baldrick
I Have a Cunning Plan: 20 Years of Blackadder
11.30am R4 "Baldrick, you wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing 'Cunning plans are here again,'" says Blackadder to his long-suffering servant. In a few days' time, it will be 20 years since the pairing of Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson appeared on our TV screens in an opening series that was so costly (and poorly received) that Michael Grade decided to scrap it. The arrival of Ben Elton as a co-writer won a reprieve and it soon established itself as one of the funniest-ever British comedies. This programme assesses the impact of the series on its writers' and stars' subsequent careers, with contributions from both. So how big a a fan are you? Try these bits of trivia: (a) who played the Jumping Jew of Jerusalem?; (b) what three other titles for the series were considered?; (c) what is Baldrick's first name? Answers are at the foot of the page. Visit [web address removed] to find out more. (Jane Anderson)
Robert Sandall investigates musical tuning and asks composers and musicians why different systems should have evolved in different parts of the world. Some now argue that "equal temperament" limits musical expression, but without it, wouldn't all our music be out of tune? Producer John Watkins
Thelma Barlow plays Delphinium the fairy in this enchanting entertainment by Val Syms. When
11-year-old Warren accidentally wakes a fairy who has been asleep for 700 years and takes her home to his mum and dad, all sorts of interesting things start to happen.
Director Chris Wallis
Five stories to mark the 40th anniversary of the Profumo Affair, each of which ends with the phrase immortalised by Mandy Rice-Davies . 2: Tiger Man By Mimi Thebo , read by Stephen Perring. For details see yesterday
The Liverpool council house where Paul McCartney grew up in the 1950s is the setting as Robert Lacey recalls the events that shaped the modern world. 2: Blue Suburban Skies. Including the domestic scene as Britain is hit bya mystery virus, housing and food shortages, and the greatest natural disasterinthe history of modern Britain. For details see yesterday
Entrepreneurship has long been the holy grail of the business world, but to what extent can it be used to rejuvenate the voluntary and non-profit making sector? Heather Payton and her guests examine the question. Producer Rosamund Jones Editor Stephen Chilcott
By George Eliot. 2: A Family Quarrel. Maggie has been reunited with her brother Tom, who has returned from school. But a shadow is gathering over their childish joys and sorrows, and it is all to do with money.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Jenny Cuffe examines the latest scientific research on the dangers of depleted uranium and asks why the Government is ignoring safety recommendations from its own advisers. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday at 5pm
Hernias. Anyone can get a hernia and they occur anywhere from the chest to the groin. Not all hernias need treatment but how do you tell whether or not you need surgery? Graham Easton 's guest is
Professor Andrew Kingsnorth , professor of surgery at the University of Plymouth. EMAIL: email@example.com
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg : traveller, backpacker and upper middle-class student ponce of Budleigh Salterton. 3: This week Giles goes off to.... Bolivia.
Producer David Tyler
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