1/5. For 15 years, Jennie Erdal lived a double life, working as personal editor and ghostwriter for a man she called Tiger. This is her account of that extraordinary relationship. Read by Colette O'Neil , and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
The red rose has been an unmistakable sign of love since time immemorial. And more roses will be sold on Valentine's Day than on any other. But which should you choose? Euan Mcllwraith travels to Ecuador to discover that this simple symbol has as many shades and complexities as love itself. Producer Sam Thorn
4/6. Falco, the Roman detective, finds himself at a party thrown by the wealthy and influential Crispus in a villa once owned by Nero's wife. Helena hears some news that shocks her into leaving early, while Falco receives a nasty surprise. By Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
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New series 1/12. Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins for the south of England face Philippa Gregory and Diana Collecott for the north of England in the fiendish cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Pippa has lost most of her possessions in a house fire. James is getting rid of everything he owns on eBay. A refreshing exploration of how we are shaped by the things in our lives, by Rhiannon Tise, winner of the Richard Imison Award for radio writing.
1/5. To Sleep, to Dream. A week of stories set onboard overnight trains begins with the tale of a British expat who takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his pregnant Chinese girlfriend. By Susan Elderkin , read by Tom Goodman-Hill . Producer Gaynor Macfarlane
1/5 Drinking Glasses. Alcohol was important in Georgian society and fine wines called for fine glasses. Lars Tharp looks behind favourite antiques and collectables to discover some of the the values of the societies that produced them. Producer Lindsay Leonard
As Gi (the glycaemic index) becomes the latest diet phenomenon, Sheila Dillon investigates the science behind it and the impact it could have on attitudes to food. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm
4/11 Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Jenny Eclair and Dara O'Briain are the guests in this edition of the venerable panel game, which comes from Watford. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5 Rosemary (Elizabeth Spriggs ) is a retired teacher who takes great pride in her garden and is rather scathing about everybody else's. But the day holds a surprise for her. Linked monologues, written by Helen Brandom , about five Yorkshire gardens entered in a competition. Producer/Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/4. In the depths of wartime despair came a medical miracle - penicillin. The age of antibiotics dawned and we embraced everything from cures for hideous infection to penicillin lipstick for hygienic kissing. But a few decades later, as superbugs threaten our hospitals, resistance to antibiotics has ended all that. Chris Bowlby shows how the precious gift was squandered as ambitious doctors, demanding patients and a profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry ignored the warning signs that overuse of antibiotics would allow the bugs to fight back. Producer Smita Patel
1/8. The Maldives. The islands' image of a pristine paradise is set against the reality for the local people, which is reportedly intimidation, political repression and abuse meted out to those who dared challenge the government. Against the backdrop of the country's parliamentary elections, Julian Pettifer travels to the Maldives to speak to the dissidents and the government - each vying for the political future of this troubled paradise, even while it is trying to recover from the ravages of the Asian tsunami. Repeated from Thursday
7/9. Animal Instinct. Beyond the example of cats and dogs appearing to know when their owners are returning home, there are a host of finely tuned senses at work within the animal kingdom. With very few wild animals thought to have been lost during the recent devastating tsunami, Lionel Kelleway explores the behaviour and instincts of animals that might help them to survive such catastrophic natural disasters.
Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/5. It is the year 2500, and a team of French astronauts make the first interstellar journey to the star Beteiguese, where they discover a planet very like the Earth, but with one or two surprises.
Michael Maloney reads Pierre Boulle 's classic novel, abridged by Jane Purcell. Producer Chris Wallis
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