3/5. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams introduces extracts from journals and memoirs of the key miltary players who were responsible for developing and executing what Churchill described as "the most difficult and complicated operation everto take place . General Charles de Gaulle , unhappy at being excluded from the D-Day plans, is invited to London by Churchill on 4 June, has several tense encounters with British and American military planners, and gives a rousing speech to his countrymen. General Charles de Gaulle is read by Cornelius Garret ; Winston Churchill by Robert Hardy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
2/3. David Aaronovitch continues his exploration ot the regime change that occurred in 1066. Ruling. Having conquered the English at the Battle of Hastings, what changes did the new Norman rulers introduce, and what aspects of Anglo-Saxon rule did they leave untouched? Producer Rebecca Nicholson
3/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.
Liquidised orchids, tropical fish and John Travolta 's cuff links: just another week for brothers Nigel and Michael.
Director Marc Beeby
7/9. Catherine Cookson is the "Authorofthe Week" as James Walton quizzes Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh on all things literary, with guests
Professor John Sutherland and novelist Sabrina Broadbent. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
2/4. The Language of Birdsong. Lucy James is intrigued bya a mysterious monument near herfamily's holiday home in France. She sets out to discover its meaning and uncovers an almost forgotten tragedy. Written and read by Celia Rees. For details see yesterday
3/5. As Linda Pressly finds out, some of those who consult the records held at the National Archives in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington have unique reasons for doing so. For details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher
9/9. Today autism affects around half a million people across the UK. Now that links with the MMR vaccine have largely been dismissed, is this simply due to better awareness and more inclusive diagnostic criteria or is there something else going on? Dr Mark Porter finds out the latest on the condition and its treatment. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
1/6. Going through the Roof. Comedydramaby Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
A smooth, trouble-free staff meeting.... no hiccups or nasty surprises. That's a bad omen.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
The world is waiting for the Allied invasion of Europe, but no one knows when or where it will happen. Continuing a week of stories that give a snapshot of everyday life in Britain and France in the build-up to D-Day, the 60th anniversary of which falls on Sunday next week.
Written by Katie Hims , from a story by Mike Walker. On 2 June 1944 Gloria finally hears from her sweetheart, Harry.
Director Gordon House
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes
3/3. Film-maker Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He concludes the series with a programme devoted to the former Conservative prime minister Ted Heath. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/2. On 8 June the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The prime purpose of Captain James Cook 's voyage to the South Pacific in 1769 was to observe such a transit of Venus and to work out the the Sun's distance from Earth. Astronomer and writer Duncan Steel charts the turbulent history of such measurements and finds out howthis year's event can be Observed. Producer Martin Redfern
1/4. Fred Housego explores his own comedy archive and showcases some of his personal unsung heroes.
The series begins with Henry Youngman and the Jewish comedians of the so-called Borscht Belt. Producer Paul Bajoria
In the autumn of 2001 Libby and David Barnden embarked on a new life as tenant farmers on Bardsey, a small island off the north-west coast of Wales. Sian Pari Huws hears how these castaways coped with two years of hard work and heartache as they made the island their own. Producer JeremyGrange
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