5/5. Sir Mortimer Wheeler. The first archaeologist of the television age, Mortimer Wheeler was acutely aware of his public persona, and a consummate performer. Julian Richards considers his impact on the understanding of British archaeology and explores the motivations of the man through those who knew him. Producer John Byrne
2/2 Mr Foster 's Good Fairy. Confectioner Cyril Foster finds himself haunted by his past, until a fairy steps off one of his cakes and offers him an escape. A short story by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt
Director Sue Wilson
Fairy/ Lady Foster:
3/6. Gyles Brandreth tests the wits (and wit) of Charles Collingwood , Simon Fanshawe , Anthony Holden and Lucy Moore on subjects such as Lillie Langtry lovers,
John Lee Hooker 's girlfriends and Edward ll's enemies. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
2/3. Hope. Vincent's willingness to talk about his painful experience of the Troubles in Northern Ireland has made him a media celebrity but brought him no personal peace. Julia has her own secret reasons for wanting to know what life is worth. They seem, on the surface at least, to make a hopeless pair. Written by Michael Duke. _ . ,.
For further details see yesterday (K)
3/5. TheFitting. "For years Jean Melhuish has receive clients in the front room, with a full fall of netting at the windows to ensure complete discretion." Read by Tamara Kennedy. For details see Monday
2/6. Anna Ford looks at how scientists are trying to find out which complementary therapies are effective and hears from practitioners and patients who don't believe clinical trials are the answer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
6/6. Sue Perkins hosts the game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Starring Peter Serafinowicz , Rob Rouse , Armando lannucci and Nick Frost. By Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler
Kirsty Lang presents the arts show, and meets the author Susanna Clarke , whose 800-page debut novel
Jonathan Strange and MrNorrell has already caught the eye of this year's literary prize judges. Producer Nicki Paxman
8/8. The Challenge of British Islam. In the light of increased hostility and discrimination against British
Muslims, Nick Ross asks what can be done to heal the rifts that have emerged in British society since 9/11. Producers Sara Nathan and Anne Reevell Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
3/3. There are more than 100 regulators in the UK. But how much do we know about them?
Dinah Lammiman meets the Nice (National Institute for
Clinical Excellence) guys, who make critical decisions on drugs and treatment prescribed by the NHS. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
The Human Genome Project was supposed to prove, once and for all, that individual genes not only determine how our bodies are constructed, but also how we behave. But the results were a huge disappointment. Alun Lewis explores what went wrong with one of the most ambitious and costly projects in history, and what science now has to do to really discover what makes us who and what we are. Producer Geoff Deehan
3/6. Street Crime. Is there an etiquette to being mugged? Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime with a mixture of stand-up comedy and reconstructions. Rob Rouse helps him solve these Criminal dilemmas. Producer Adam Bromley
I New series 1/4. Sir David's Quest for Sheep, Sorry,
Sleep. David thinks he's a tree. Actually, he's trying to imagine he's a tree in order to get to sleep. He's tried counting sheep, but they keep skittering off and he has to start all over again. Then a bus arrives. Comic adventures in insomnia forthe night hours, written by Tobv Jones and Edward Kemp.
Producer Dawn Ellis
At a car-boot sale near Derby, a radio producer bought a hoard of audio tapes along with an old tape recorder.
The tapes contained the jettisoned archive of a group of audio amateurs from the 1960s and 70s, when domestic tape-recording was in its infancy. Producer Mark Vernon
3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15Time andTune (ages 7-9)
3.35 Word Games 2 (ages 7-9) 3.50 Maths Adventure (ages 7-8)
4.15 Music Extra (ages 7-11) 4.30 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9)
4.45 World Writing (ages 7-11)
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