Children's Writers. No "lashings of ginger beer" in sight as Jacqueline Wilson and Keith Gray tell Olivia O'Leary why they enjoy writing gritty and realistic fiction for children. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm
Presented by Judy Merry. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter). Luke 6, w32-36. Let Thy Merciful Ears (Mudd). In Your Image
(Green, arr Leddington Wright ). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
Aubrey Manning returns to Egypt to find out about an ambitious project that hopes to discover more about the diseases suffered by the ancient Egyptians. What can new scientific techniques tell us? Is it possible that diseases such as atherosclerosis are not as modern as we think?
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Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Bradford Alhambra, built by the impresario Francis Laidlerto stage the finest family entertainment in the North of England. The theatre quickly became associated with pantomime, and generations of schoolgirls dreamt of joining the Sunbeam troupe of pantomime dancers. Two
Sunbeam Girls, who first danced at the Alhambra in 1929, recall their adventures. Producer Libby cross
With Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours. Another report in the series about people battling to save their favourite buildings.4: Harperley camp in Durham, built in 1942 to house Second World War prisoners.Fordetails see yesterday
4: Veteran correspondent Ann Leslie has reported from around 70 countries during her distinguished career. She shares with Emily Buchanan some of the music that recalls those assignments and her childhood in India. ProducerMerilyn Harris
By Robin Brooks. Colin rents out his Edinburgh flat to a small theatre company for the duration of the Festival. Roped in as company dogsbody, and asked to help the actress with her quick change, he soon finds himself completely out of his depth.
Director Fiona McAlpine
A week of short stories from the Pleasance Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh. 2: Salmon
Chamareemo Ian Macpherson performs his own short story about a book group, a well-known Scottish writer and a bad case of mistaken literary identity. For details see yesterday
Is a misplaced apostrophe a catastrophe? Has the proper use of the comma reached a full stop? Lynne Truss explores the changing fashions of punctuation. 2: ChangingGear, the Comma
A visit to the classroom to find out how children learn to punctuate. Fordetails see yesterday
Sue MacGregor is joined by painter Anthony Green and writer Kathleen Griffin to discuss their selection of books, respectively Consequences. poems by UA Fanthorpe, The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich , and a novel set in Cairo, Birds of Passage, by Robert Sole. Producer Merk Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm
By Alison Joseph. 7: Could Amy Broadhurst 's extraordinary diary of 1871 be a clue to Lucinda's disappearance?
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Maurice Walsh considers American plans forthe
Iraqi oil industry, and reports from Venezuela on the coup that threatened relations with one of Washington's closest oil partners.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated Sunday at 5pm
New series Graham Easton investigates the truth about cholesterol and blood fats. Should we be worried about rising cholesterol levels and what can we do about them anyway? Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm See also Check Up on Thursday at 3pm (
By Annie McCartney. Continuing the re-run four-part comedy drama about the residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 3: Druids and Draws Miss Black's lodger, Victor, the Ulster-Scots poet has fallen in love with a Celtic druid.
Director Tanya Nash (R)
Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent takes a personal journey back to his theatrical roots in Holton-cum-Beckering, Lincolnshire, where his parents were founder members of a theatre company in the village school. Producer Sally Spurring (R)
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