By Gay and Laney Salisbury. 3: Husky-driver Wild Bill Shannon takes his chances in temperatures of minus 50 degrees to complete his leg of the rescue mission to Nome. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
New series Four programmes telling the story of some of the most dramatic naval battles in British history through the voices of ordinary sailors who took part in them. 1: SourBeer. By Stephen Wyatt , performed by Nicholas Woodeson.
Martin Peasgood is the bosun's mate on the Elizabeth Jonas sent out to chase the Spanish Armada in 1588. With commentaryfrom historians Ian Friel and Maria Rodriguez-Salgado . producer Tim Dee
New series By Georgia Pritchett, starring
Miranda Richardson , Doon Mackichan and Ronni Ancona.
The return of the funny and surreal four-part comedy about florists with attitude. 1: Plastic Fantastic.
Winnie decides to have plastic surgery while Ample deals with a customer who keeps eatirigthe flowers.
Producer Catherine Bailey
Tarts and flowers: page 119
Writer Lynne Truss and journalist Rowan Pelling discuss the abdication crisis. Hosted by the least discreet man in Britain, Gyles Brandreth, they and team captains, Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy, attempt to avoid litigation in the pursuit of truth in all its guises.
By Justin Moorhouse. A comedy drama, with a cheeky nod to J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls.
Involving a seaside guesthouse, a dysfunctional family, a Judy Garland tribute act, a mysterious bleach incident and an insurance inspector who is not all that he seems.
Director Katherine Beacon
Five writers have their wicked way with the short story. 3: Out of Character. By Philip Ardagh , read by Mark Heap and Will Keen. It's an unnerving experience for a writer when his characters begin to come off the page and take charge of their own destinies. For details see Monday
A week-long series about modern-day sermons continues with the Rev Jenny Barnes , a chaplain at Featherstone Prison near Wolverhampton. Herwork among the 600 male prisoners includes trying to deliver simple sermons about love and redemption to people who have often never heard this message before. Fordetails see Monday (R)
An investigation into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition which is supposed to affect one in 20 schoolchildren. Dr Mark Porterfinds out if Britain really is in the grip of an epidemic.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm See also Check Up Thursday 3pm
A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. Dr Jekyll is asked to change his name, Kylie and Darren vandalise Narnia, a balloon sculptor creates inappropriate images and there's also a new Radio 4 show I Think You 'II Find- half an hour of pedantry and nit-picking! Stars Steven Kynman , Robert Webb , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colkman and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley and Hawkins and Shepherd Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)
Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
When doctors in France announced in April 2000 that they had carried out the first successful human-gene therapy trial, the news was hailed as a medical breakthrough. Three years on, Peter Evans assesses the current state of gene therapy. Producer John Watkins
New series 1: Tinker, Tailor, Splicer, Spy
Creighton Wheeler 's extraordinary life story, as recalled by Brian Hayes in four parts. Undaunted by Splicers'disease, in which the sufferer's speech is involuntarily edited, Wheeler's early life included success on the West End stage in the early 50s and penetration of the group that came to be known as the Cambridge Spies. Featuring the voices of Bernard Cribbins as himself, and Andrew McGibbon as Creighton Wheeler.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
3.00 Together: Age 7-11 3.15 Time and Tune: Age 7-9
3.35Words Alive: Age 7-9 3.50 Listen and Write: Age 9-11
4.10 Megamaths - Mental Maths Y4: Age 7-9 4.25 First Steps in Drama: Age 7-9 4.45 World Writing: Age 7-11
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