Ever wondered what it's really like to be a rock star or a national heartthrob? Evan Davis talks to his guests about the high life from the inside out. Producer Charlie Taylor Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Richard Coles praises his much overlooked home county of Northamptonshire. A curious county, it once made shoes forthe world and had Stamford and Peterborough but managed to lose both It now has no cities and its shoe factories are derelict. For many, it is a place to get away from. It is our Kansas, and yet it is a place full of stories and a microcosm of much of non-metropolitan England. Producer Tim Dee
Comedy by Jim Poyser, in which a 21st-century English teacher wakes up in 19th-century Macclesfield. Queen Victoria is coming to Woolsley House for a visit. When Jason invents the electric guitar, he unwittingly changes the course of history.
Lily, 16, lives on the Somerset levels. Lonely, harbouring a grudge against her father, she tries to come to terms with the death of her mother. Escaping at night to sit by the river, she meets Kenneth, the eel fisherman, and begins to explore her feelings.
2: MrCarp by Mukoda Kuniko , translated byTomone
Matsumoto and read by Michael Maloney. Acarp is mysteriously left in a bucket in the kitchen while a family are sitting round the dinnertable. Only the father knows who has put it there but he is terrified that his secret past will be discovered by his family. Haunted by his affair he is compelled to take his son on a tour of the district where he met his lover.
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3: Safe Havens. Daniel has grown up knowing his dad was beating his mum. When he recorded this interview earlierthis year, he and his mum had moved into a refuge forvictims of domestic violence. For details see Monday
This week Dr Raj Persaud examines the secretive world of political psychology. Dr Jerrold Post has been profiling the world's leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA forthe last 20 years. He explains how he does it and how it helped in the recent war in Iraq. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in December last year, in which comedian and broadcaster Mervyn Stutter presents a wry look at the art of the type of impressionist who attempts to sound like animals or machines. With contributions from Percy Edwards , Ronnie Ronalde and Reginald Gardner. Producer Libby Cross (R)
By Emily Bronte. 3: ReflectingAngels, Painting
Devils. On her return to Wuthering Heights afterfive weeks at Thrushcross Grange, young Catherine Earnshaw appears transformed into a lady. But when Edgar and Isabella come to visit, Catherine and Heathcliff show theirtrue colours again.
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Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated Satuday at 10.15pm
Gyles Brandreth , former MP, shares the secrets of the Chamber, the Division lobby and theTea Room.
What are the unwritten rules, and how and when can you bend them? Former Parliamentary colleagues
Betty Boothroyd , Kenneth Clarke , Douglas Hurd and Matthew Parris add the benefit of their advice. Producer John Turnbull Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
Metals. Quentin Cooper reviews the evolution of metals since the discovery of copper in pre-biblical times and looks at the way science and technology are continually upgrading that which many of us take for granted. Producer Angela Hind
Last of the informal poetry and spoken word series features Niall McDevitt , and from New York, film director, writer and Renaissance man, Melvin Van Peebles, whose talk-singing earned him the title
"the grandfather of rap". The compere is Dr Stewart. Producer Graham Frost
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