2: With a Song in My Heart
Continuing his series about the rebuilding of Britain afterthe Second World War, Gavin Esler ralks to those involved in implementing modern council housing and the Beveridge report on national insurance. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated at9.30pm
Michael Crick examines the small political societies that survive as discussion and debating forums. This week he joins members of the Manchester-based Pankhurst Society, who meet to discuss the legacy of Britain's most famous suffragette. Producer Vicky Shepherd
By Georgina Ferry. 4: "Leo the Brain Will Do Your Thinking for You. " How press and public reacted when Leo ran forthe first time. calculating teas hop workers' pay and issuing payslips like a robot. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The poem The Hound of Heaven is famous for its extraordinary, haunting images of being hunted down by God, yetthe life of its author wasjust as extraordinary. Francis Thompson was a failed priest, medical student and an opium addict who spent years living rough on the streets of London. Writer
Michael Symmons Roberts hunts the tortured genius who wrote some of the late-19th century s most powerful and visionary poetry. Producer Jeremy Grange
By Jonathan Davidson. Three lives on three bicycles.
1960s: Bill might win the Tour de France but his legs are begging him to stop.
1930s: Tom is out with his cycling club in Yorkshire on maybe his last ride as a single man.
2002: Susan wants to ride around the world but the men in her life are struggling to keep up. Then the wheels begin to turn.
Other parts played by Jon Glover, Mark Buffery and Ric Jerrom.
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Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme and helps to provide some answers to those intriguing questions from everyday life.
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Betty Boothroyd appeals on behalf of Fight for Sight. She is the president of this charity, which funds research into the prevention of blindness.
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Stories from some of the huge cast of participants who make the Last Night of the Proms the event it is. Contributors include soprano Angela Gheorghiu, composer Joseph Phibbs, staff, Prommers and a Radio 3 engineer who has to balance one of the noisiest classical music events on the planet.
For details see Monday
Can science explain everything? That's a question that has been getting the curious into trouble since the time of Galileo. Are there ways in which subjects such as telepathy, out-of-body experiences and spirituality could become valid science? Quentin Cooper chairs a discussion at the British Association Science Festival in Salford. Producer Martin Redfern
John Ogonowski was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to be commandeered on September 11, 2001, and flown into the World Trade Center. His widow, Peggy, talks movingly of her husband's legacy- as a farmer, conservationist and sponsor of a scheme to encourage new immigrants into agriculture in New England. Producer Linda Pressly
New series Where Are We Now? Autumn is when the experts take a fresh look at the economic and business outlook. At a time of global uncertainty, Peter Day asks what the future might hold. Producer Sandra Kanthai Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Comedy dramas written by and starring Mark and Daniel Maierthattell a different story each week about people who are trapped either emotionally or physically. 2: Stand-Up Tragedy, In the dressing room of a comedy club, six comedians are trying to outdo each other. Veteran comic Bill decides he's had enough and pulls out a gun, ordering everyone to have a serious conversation. Will they manage it? Starring Lynn Ferguson , Ralph Ineson ,
Philip Jackson and Chris Pavlo. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
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