3/4. Strangeways. On 1 April, 1990, a riot broke out in the chapel at Strangeways prison in Manchester. Within minutes, the inmates had control of the whole jail and began a siege that would last for 25 days. The then prison governor, prison officers, inmates and the Home
Secretary of the day talk to Liz Carney about the worst prison riot in the history of the British penal system. Producer Isobel Eaton
3/6. Halloween Havoc. it's Edinburgh; it's the castle; it's a Halloween Ball. Caroline turns into Cinderella, her ex-husband turns into a toad, and Ruth and Fiona turn up to pick up the pieces. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne
Mair wants to move to a new bungalow to end her days but Defi wants to stay in their mountain farmhouse. Neither choice will wipe out the tragedy in their past. Written by Meic Povey.
Director Alison Hindell
3/5. Venus Flytrap. A girl working in garden centre café meets an enthusiastic walker with a rucksack "a third-world family could live in". She joins him on the Way. By Jane Rogers , read by Aneeqa Khan. The story is punctuated by the voice of young walker Hannah Fox. For details see Monday
3/5. Joyce's Tower, Sandycove, Dublin. in 1904, author
James Joyce stayed at the Martello Tower near Dublin.
The subsequent rift with his friends prompted him to leave the tower in the middle of the night. Allan Beswick talks to Robert Nicholson , curator of the Joyce Tower , about how those events became immortalised in Ulysses.
For details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads he discussion on topical items and issues arising out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher
9/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
1/3. The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake
Eleanor Bron and Paula Wilcox. With guest star Arthur Smith and music by Ronnie and the Rex. producer Katie Marsden
18/20. Revelations. Rosy interferes with her husband's attempts to solve his financial crisis: and a very sick
Raffles has returned to Stone Court, to Mr Bulstrode 's horror. By George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/5. Innovation and Management. LordBroers, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, calls for a renaissance in technology and engineering as the way to advance the welfare of the world. Tonight he argues for a new understanding of how technology can be turned into saleable and workable products in a global marketplace of ideas, research and expertise. From the Business School, University of Manchester. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Another chance to hear Phil Smith on the reality of turning a wilderness into a garden.
1/3. "It's leaf mould man". With his garden looking as if it has been trampled by a herd of wildebeest, Phil Smith goes in search of enrichment for the soil and finds enlightenment for the soul. Producer Harry Parker
3/6. Risky Business. Why, despite the dangers, do some humans risk everything in the pursuit of ever-greater thrills? Peter Evans explores the nature of risk. He asks if animals assess risks in the wild, and whether a gene could be responsible for making some of us seek out danger. Producer Rami Tzabar
2/6. Father and Son. Laurence and Gus reveal the untold stories of some of life's bit-part players. This week's story is about a father and son from Lancashire who can talk quite openly and freely about love, sex and emotions, but can't bring themselves to speak about the embarrassing subject of football. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer/Director Helen Williams
2/6. The Body Bag. Chapter 15 of the gripping crime procedural novel, with the coolly beautiful, maverick, female forensic pathologist Katie Devlin , is another in the chapters culled from classic novels you've read before.
With Michael Fenton-Stevens , Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage
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