5/5 Countdown to War. The Queen's grandfather records his growing anxiety as the country is dragged into war. Cheering jingoistic crowds gather as the Royal Family appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am
Built in the 1970s, the Birmingham Central Library was so ugly it prompted Prince Charles to remark that it looked more like an incinerator of books than a keeper of them. To its 5,000 daily visitors it's a treasure, yet it's about to be demolished. Before it goes, Clare Jenkins meets the borrowers and lenders of Birmingham's busiest building.
Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
2/6 John Waite reports on the world of overseas nurse recruitment - an industry that has thrived on the Government's efforts to increase the NHS workforce. Producer Dan Saladino (Shortened)
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Roger Boiton with listeners' op!n!ons and comments on BBC radio programmes and poticy. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS' Feedback PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT Phone 087M10MOO Fax: [number removed] ema.!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Courtenay takes on the role of Stan Laurel in Neil Brand's poignant and powerful farewell to Oliver Hardy. As death finally threatens to separate the greatest double-act in film comedy, Stan tries to say the things that have been left unsaid. Director Ned Chalet
Tom Courtenay on Stan Laurel: page 115
5/5 The Late Spring. A beekeeper is waiting for the mild winds that will mark the end of a harsh winter when something unexpected happens. By Rachel Serffert, read by David Horovitch. For details see Monday
With the admission policy for secondary schools about to change. wi)i iocai authorities be facing a raft of iegai chaiienges from angry parents who can't get their children into the school of their choice? Presented by CiiveCoieman. Producer Jim Frank
4/6. Comedy so topical that it's still slightly damp, with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
(Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm)
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5/5. Violet's business goes downhill and it looks as if there isn't much fight left in her, but she's not one to go quietly. By Chris Burgess.
For more cast and further details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/6. The private sector does not know how to run the railways. This first debate on an issue of perennia) interest is chaired by Nick Ciarke from the Tower Arts Centre, Winchester.
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Producer Nick Utech
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
!n the year of the presidential elections, a distinctive American broadcasting voice reflects on everyday
America. This week's guest is Frances Coieman from Mobile. Alabama. Producer Jennie Waims !ey RpM Sun 8.50am
A lonely man goes out for a drink one night and is befriended by a couple who ask him back to their Manchester flat. They then empty his wallet and later his bank account. So why doesn't he run away? A dark psychological thriller by Martin Jameson.
Director Susan Roberts
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