Melvyn Bragg discusses the high ideals and bloody history of the Roman Republic, from Horatius and the bridge to the assassination of Caesar, with Tom Holland, Greg Woolf and Catherine Steele.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. William the Psychiatrist. William's lifetime ambition to be a diver is cast aside when he discovers something that seems easier to achieve. Martin Jarvis reads another Richmal Crompton story. For details see Monday 27 December Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rt Rev Ken Riley. Angels, from the Realms of Glory (Iris arr Willcocks). Hebrews 1, wl-4. et All the Angels of God Worship Him (Handel). How
Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen). Director of music cordon Stewart.
With the sounds of King's College, Cambridge, still nanging in the air. Ashutosh Khandekar catches up With one of its most successful offspring, the King's
Angers. Meeting the current line-up, Ashutosh analyses the secret, notjust of their success, but of their longevity - after all, according to their first agent, when they started out the best they could muster was all this Crypt music". Producer Tom Alban
A Lakeland fantasy about mid-life crisis and the Romantic imagination.
London schoolteacher Tom Quincey is in disgrace after being caught in possession of drugs on school premises. To escape the publicity, he flees to the heart of the Lake District, where he sets about rethinking his life and troubled marriage. By Nigel Richardson.
"Wucer/Director Karen Rose
b/7. Most trips to the doctor's surgery are to talk about common conditions. Yet it seems that we're not always satisfied as we often return with the same problem. Barbara Myers is joined by London GP,
Dr Ann Robinson , to answer your questions on the top five common and often chronic problems.
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Producer Sue Broom
Travelling to the Arctic oceans as part of the Cape Farewell voyage to circumnavigate the Spitsbergen archipelago, Quentin Cooper helps scientists from the Southampton Oceanography Centre to collect vital data. He meets science policy makers to find out what the ocean currents are doing to the climate and the effect changing weather patterns and rising seas could i have on urban lives. Producer Pamela Rutherford
George W Bush has provoked more artistic hostility than any previous first-term president. With guests
Jonathan Demme , David Hare and Rory Bremner , Mark Lawson examines anti-Bush movies, documentaries. novels, plays and jokes, and why most American voters ignored them. Producer Robyn Read
In theirfirst interview since they were towed to safety in Faslane, Scotland. Commander Luc Pelletier and his fellow submariners tell how they coped when fire damaged their Canadian submarine HMCS Chicoutimi, and about their fight for survival trapped in the darkness beneath the waves. Producer Sue Mitchell
8/8. Grey Goo's Sticky Mess. What could happen when we tinker with matter at the tiniest level - nanotechnology - has got eminent scientists worried. But the technology that some fear could bring so-called "grey goo" also offers huge opportunities in energy, electronics and biomedicine. Natasha Loderasks if the potential of nanotechnology merits running risks with the unknown and how those exploiting it should be policed. Producer Simon Coates Repeated Sunday 2 Jan at 9.30pm
2/2. Continuing his exploration of ancient medical traditions and practices, Rajesh Mirchandani visits
India to examine Ayurvedic medicine, a philosophy of health that gives equal weight to science and spirituality. Modern Ayurvedic practitioners continue to rely on medical principles that were written down more than 2,500 years ago. Producer John Watkins
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