1/5. The frustrations, comic moments and occasional breakthroughs revealed in the diaries of outstandingyoung scientists. With qualifications in medicine and astrophysics, Kevin Fong is trying to develop an education and research programme forthe UK's space life-sciences, while trying tosurvive as a hospital doctor. The reader is Jack Davenport. Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Galatians 5, wl&-25. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide (Abridge). With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.
3/3 Sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets Jim and Jean Davidson who, after farming on the Scottish borders on land that had been in the family for generations, emigrated to New Zealand last year and now own a sheep farm in the Wairarapa region of North Island. One year on, how are they and their children meeting the challenge of their new life on the other side of the world? Producer Clare Csonka
2/4 By Barbara Comyns , dramatised by Melissa Murray Vicky and Blanche are reunited in London.
Vicky meets an interesting though eccentric young man and thinks that maybe he is Mr Right.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson
The first of this week's specials in which the programme gains exclusive access to Lloyd's of London and looks at how the insurance market has developed from its origins in a coffee shop in 1715 to today's Â£15bn industry.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.
Gillian Clarke dramatises her poem in which a housewife fantasises about running away from home-if only she can getthe housework done first.
Music by Owain Clarke Flautist Paula Gardiner Producer/Director Alison Hindell
1/5. Five specially commissioned short stories by writers better known for their non-fictional observations on the political scene.
The Perfect Babe by Simon Hoggart. A charismatic young MP juggles the conflicting demands of politics, motherhood and late-night appearances on Newsnight with seemingly effortless ease. But is there more to Verity Hartwell than meets the eye? Read by Lucy Paterson. Producer David Jackson Young
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson
Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons in London for the most devious of panel games. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday
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1/5. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge return as the proud grandmothers Irene Spencer and Vera Small, and this time they're full of springtime recipes and tips for a long and healthy life.
Today, spring cleaning unearths a confusing contraption, while the heart attack of a mutual suitor brings deep-seated rivalries to the fore.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
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The struggles and rewards of adopting and fostering more than 70 unwanted special-needs children, told by the small, close-knit community of Afro-American trailer-folk who adopted them in Possum Trot, East Texas.
The ring of an old telephone, the clatter of a treadle-sewing machine, the hum of a radiogram: as the world changes everfaster, once familiar sounds are disappearing. Yet memories of sound persist- along with the emotional reactions they produce - long after the sounds themselves have vanished. Producer Kate McAII
A River in the Ocean. What actually is the Gulf
Stream? Lionel Kelleway encounters some of the objects that are carried to our shores from the Amazon rainforests and investigates the deep mysteries of ocean currents. Is the mild weather we get from the warm Atlantic waters here to stay? Producer David Parkinson Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/5. By Julie Orringer. Five stories from a young writerwho brings back both the pain and the magic of growing up.
Pilgrims. Set on Thanksgiving Day in New Orleans, this is a tense and tragic story in which the worst thing that can possibly happen does. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Teresa Gallagher. Producer Di Speirs
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