By Philip Norman , abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. 3: Ten-year-old Philip's masterplan to win his parents' love explodes spectacularly in his face. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4: We've Always Done It Like That. Francis Wheen looks at the folly of conservatism. Down the ages, the establishment has championed old and false ideas against new and true ones. Galileo got into trouble for saying the Earth went round the Sun, military planners have persisted with fatally flawed but venerable tactics and senior doctors have quashed underlings who tried to stop them killing their patients.
Producer Jolyon Jenkins
A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 5: Mr Foster 's Good Fairy
Confectioner Cyril Foster finds himself haunted by his past, until a fairy steps off one of his cakes and offers him an escape. ..
This week's puzzle follows the Tillingbourne valley near Guildford, Surrey, looking for the line that links "two fiery bangs and a silent fire" in this medieval landscape. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex
Jeremy Northam takes the role of James, a man haunted by the disturbing image of a figure in an old-fashioned military uniform.
Struggling to break down the walls he has built around himself, he must confront the pain and mystery of what happened in his childhood.
3: New Elizabethans. The dawning of a new age sees modern ideas about sex education; fathers are urged to be present at the birth of theirchildren; and the launch of the Samaritans. For details see Monday
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 and which types of surgery are the best? Graham Easton 's guest is Professor Andrew Kingsnorth , professor of surgery at the University of Plymouth. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Another chance to hear Christopher Fitz-Simon 's funereal six-part comedy-drama series. Against the advice of friends and family, Bedfordshire-born Frances Butler is the beneficiary of an unusual bequest from her late aunt: a funeral furnishers in Skibbogue. County Cork - but only if she commits herself to the company, body and soul.
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan
By George Eliot. 3: Maggie's Shadow. Mr Tulliver's expenses mount as he prepares to send Tom to a tutor and to return a loan of Â£500. Maggie is struggling with her own childish demons.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross- examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated Satuday at 10.15pm
Christopher Silvester investigates the secret world of political speech writing and reveals the real stories behind some key speeches of recent times. Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Zillah Watson Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
1: The Boffins. The first in a series of three programmes looking at some of the world's most famous research organisations. This week, the story ofTRE, the wartime lab that devised radar, and how it evolved into the UK's biggest private research-and-development company. With David Robertson. Producer Susan Marling
Comedy series, starring James Quinn , in which Sir Ralph, poet-in-residence for Salford, continues his audio diaries at his placements at various local establishments. 6: Stanza comes close to getting on the South Bank Showat last. But there's another celebrity poet in town. With Alison Darling ,
Mark Chatterton , Jemma Thompson , Judy Flynn , Stephen Hoyle and guest star Carol Ann Duffy. Producer Graham Frost
By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break.
It's Cynthia's birthday but only her mum seems to have remembered.
With Mandy Knight, Jo Martin, Brian Bovell and Roger Griffiths.
Music by Clement Ishmael Producer Gareth Edwards
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