1/5. Will Randall was a disenchanted supply teacher in a London school when a chance meeting took him to India and changed his life. His funny and touching account of the summer he spent teaching English to orphans in a slum is read by Paul Bhattacharjee and abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . A Sparkle in the Sand. The extraordinary Maria-Helena von WCirfelwerfer takes Will to the Indian city of Poona, where he finds that teachers are highly respected. Producer Us Edwards Repeated at 12.30am
PC Simon Towers isn't an ordinary sort of police officer. His patch - Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire - isn't a usual kind of beat. One of a pioneering breed of school-based police officers, he is a friend, confidante, advisor even teacher as well as a law enforcer. This programme follows PC Towers in ajob that may call on him to deal with violence, vandalism and petty crime -but is more likely to involve anything from helping pupils cope with the death of a classmate to catching an escaped South American rhea from a local farm. Producer Sara Parker
6/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners. A comedy series by Sue Limb, starring Denise Coffey ,
Miriam Margolyes and Joss Ackland. Men Misbehaving but Only Slightly. Birthday celebrations for Father.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
New series 1/4. Chief Inspector Maigret last met Ernestine when he was a young policeman and she refused to put her clothes on so he could arrest her.
But now he must choose to believe her story about a murdered woman discovered by her thief husband or believe the respectable dentist who denies there ever was a burglary. Written by Georges Simenon , dramatised by Alison Joseph and translated by Alice Hart.
Music by Lucinda Mason Brown , performed by the Viper's Dream Quartet Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
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1/5. Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers the part that the bicycle played in women's liberation as he retraces the route of the novel The Golf Lunatic and His Cycling Wife. The book, by Mrs Edward Kennard , isn't well known now but was a bestseller at the end of the 19th century and very popular with "new women". Producer Stephen Hughes
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Joining Nigel Rees are Mark Lawson , Joanne Harris , Sheena McDonald and Robert Hewison. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. Since she joined the Missing Persons Burean, Sue Manson has caught one serial killer and now she thinks there could be another at large. So far three people have disappeared for no apparent reason. Written by Bill Murphy.
Producer/Director Tanya Nash Repeated from 10.45am
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3/4. What if the Chinese Authorities had not sent tanks into Tiananmen Square in June 1989?
Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests consider how China might look today if democracy had been allowed to flourish 14 years ago. With Steve Tsang , Jonathan Mirsky and Humphrey Hawksley. Producer Isobel Eaton
Mexico. Kidnapping is big business in Mexico. More money is paid in kidnap ransoms there than anywhere else in the world. With very little trust in the police, many people turn to a private kidnap negotiator. Charlotte Davis is given a rare chance to witness a kidnap negotiation as it's happening. Will the kidnappers return the victim unharmed? Repeated from Thursday
3/3. Grant Sonnex meets Ted Green , the man who transformed our understanding of ancient trees. His passion and dedication grew out of tragic childhood events that led him to take refuge among the ancient oaks of Windsor Great Park. Producer Grant Sonnex
11/15. Anne-Marie Duff continues reading Charlotte Bronte's bold and passionate love story. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Jane must examine her conscience and decide on the right course even if at the cost of her happiness and that of her lover's. Producer Di Speirs
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