Although he is known best for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell was also a prolific essayist and journalist. To mark the centenary of his birth. Clive Merrison reads a selection ot Orwell's non-fiction writing, beginning with the powerful essay, A Hanging - Orwell's account of an execution that he attended while serving in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma during the 1920s. Producer David Jackson Young Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Bread of the World
(Rendeza Dieu). Exodus 16, wl-4; 12-15
0 Taste and See (John Bell). Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
Fifty years ago this week. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing prison in New York State, leaving behind theirtwo young sons. One of them.
Robert, was six at the time. and in this programme
Matt Wells meets him to hear about the way his life has been shaped bythis tragic, controversial case. Producer Caroline Barbour
A comedy drama series by Ray Connolly.
2: In Strictest Confidence.Tim reluctantly visits an out-placement office, where he is confronted with his demons by Barry. And he meets Rhys. a fellow music buff who hasn't had the courage to tell his wifethathe has lost his job after six months.
Producer Louis Armitage Director Dirk Maggs
By Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn. William and Mary a young man and woman living in 19th-century rural Canada meet on New Year's Eve. This lyrical, intense drama is played out through a series of assignations between them.
Director Sara Benaim
A week of stories that explore the twists and turns of DNA 1: Turning It Around by Liza Cody. A late-night dialogue between brother and sister in which the sins of a long-dead father pose a problem that only one of them can solve. Read by Stuart Crossman and Lisa Coleman. Producer VivBeeby
1 Walking on the Beaches. For visitors, travel is a departure; forthe hosts it means arrivals, and they are measured in millions -12 million a year in the case of Majorca. To some residents the island has reached breaking point, yet to others the tourist euro is a godsend. It is the richest region in Spain and has somehow managed to attract Michael Douglas and the Spanish royal family, as well as budget holidaymakers. But has it been worth it? In the first of five programmes, Peter Hughes. creator of ITV's Wish Your Were Here, returns to Majorca to see how the island's residents feel about their friendly invasion and starts at a once remote pine-tree-covered bay which has now become synonymous with all that is least lovely about mass tourism - Magaluf. Producer Sara Jane Hall
From Buxton Opera House. Harry Hill joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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By George Eliot. Dramatised in 15 parts by Judith Adams. 11: A Duet in Paradise. With Mr Tulliver dead, Maggie has left to earn her living as a governess. Tom is working at Guest and Co and Mrs Tulliver is living with cousin Lucy, whose frequent and admiring visitor, Stephen Guest , will change the lives of everybody forever.
Piano played by James Moriarty
Director Gaynor Mcfarlane Repeat of 10.45am
Eugenics. Shunned now for its association with Nazi horrors, eugenics was once all the rage in influential British circles. Chris Bowlby reveals how lurid fears of working-class expansion and mental "weakness" prompted this fascination with the "science" of breeding. Producer SmitaPatel
Ever since the first baby cried, mothers have used song to coax their children to sleep. But is the lullaby a dying art? From Afghanistan to Zanzibar. Bosnia to Peru, women (and some men) celebrate their bedtime songs and lament a disappearing tradition. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson
Birds on the Brink. The ruddy duck is an escaped North American bird which is about to be exterminated in the UKfor being too successful and hybridising with rare Spanish white-headed ducks. The eagle owl is an escapee now breeding in very small numbers in the wild in Britain, but may never have lived here. And the great bustard is a species which we wiped out centuries ago, but which we're planning to bring back. Nature assesses our differing attitudes to these British birds and explores their futures through the eyes of conservationists. Producer Paul Evans Repeated tomorrow at 11am
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