The actor Patrick Stewart, famous for his television role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: the Next Generation, among many others, talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, and about his choice of music to take to the mythical desert island. (Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am)
At the outbreak of the Second World War at
RAF Uxbridge, a former boxer realised that tne best service the country's classical musicians could offer the war effort was to keep on playing in RAF uniform. Sarah Walker traces the story of Wing
Commander RP O'Donnell and the symphony orchestra he formed with many of the finest players of the day - among them the celebrated Griller Quartet, the flautist Gareth Morris and the horn player Dennis Brain. Producer Alan Hall
4/6. To the Barricades. "Is Miss Featherstone the right sort of Derson to have teaching children?" By Jim Eldr dge
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Chair of governors:
Mary Ann Evans took the pseudonym George Ehot when she started her successful career as a novelist. But she was dismayed to discover that someone else was claiming to have written her work. This is the story of her impostor: a certain Mr JoseDh Liaains. ... By Martyn Wade.
Director Marilyn Imrie
Mary Ann Evans:
George Henry Lewes:
3/6. When the Sea Comes In. Global warming and arise in sea level is a reality. So what are coastal communities doing about it? Dylan Winter goes to Essex to find out how one farm is changing its outlook. Producer Mary Colwell
5/5. The Pennine Way. Dave fears the worst when his wife announces that she wants to walk the Pennine Way. A shadowy creature visits the house by night and something strange is happening to Dave. A mysterious tale, punctuated by real stories from the Pennine Way told by Pennine ranger Martyn Sharp. By Amanda Dalton and read by Malcolm Raeburn. For details see Monday
5/5. The Music Room, St Paul 's Girls School, Brook Green Gustav Holst wrote The Planets in a sound-proofed room built especially for him. Allan Beswick talks to Raymond Head about Holst's inspiration. For details see Monday
6/8. Topical stand-up, sketches and song, hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show also stars Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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20/20. Sunset and Sunrise. Dorothea has decided to visit Mrs Lydgate again and is told the truth about Will. Bulstrode has been disgraced, and Lydgate has decided to leave
Middlemarch. Ladislaw visits Dorothea to say goodbye for the last time. Written by George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ken Clarke , is one of the panellists discussing issues of the week put by an audience at Arrow Vale High School, Redditch, Worcestershire. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
Jim Sweeney , actor, writer and regular improviser with the Comedy Store Players, delivers a candid, lively account of his experiences of living with multiple sclerosis. Written and performed by Jim Sweeney. Producer Liz Webb
4/10. Robert Louis Stevenson. The poet Douglas Dunn tells Francine Stock that the first book he ever read was
Treasure Island, which started his life-long admiration for its author. Biographer Claire Harman fills in the details of a short but energetic life that began in Edinburgh and ended on the island of Samoa. Producer Peter Everett
Take a huge wooden drum and ride a vintage motorbike around its walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle that has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for 75 years and it still draws in the crowds today.
Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground Shows. Producer Jeremy Grange
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