1/5. War's End. Charles Wheeler presents a weekong series of personal interpretations of what the and of the Second World War meant to the British people. Those involved tell their stories through new interviews and archive recordings.
Producer Neil George Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Fighting the peace: page 22
Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Sing of the Lord Goodness
(Sands). Psalm 47. For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter).
I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord). With Abbots
Bromley School Choir. Director of music Colin Walker.
I /5. Travels Back. Margaret Atwood 's new collection )f essays cover the concerns and passions of a ' ifetime. She recalls the dramas to do with reading her work to audiences, and why "national identity" intrigues her. Read by Liza Ross. Abridger/producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am
In 1964 two writers set out to understand the new phenomenon called the "teenager". They called their r subjects Generation X and within the book's pages was the voice of Britain's newly disaffected youth. Forty years on, Generation X are close to retirement. Alan Dein tracKs down the original participants and finds out how their lives have chanaed. Producer Matthew Dodd
6/6. The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady. Rupert and Charlie are distracted from a pleasant summer evening by the desperate cries of an old lady. But when she refuses to leave her subterranean cell, even the great Basil Grant is at a loss to solve this particular London crime. Bv GK Chesterton , dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls
The old lady:
New series 1/13. Aiming to prove their knowledge of everything from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand are three new contestants in the quiz that covers all aspects of music. Ned Sherrin hosts. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Sat 11pm
It's the year 2020. Mary (played by Julia Watson has to travel to Sydney for her son's wedding and reluctant y decides to use the new Matter Transportation machines that have overtaken aeroplanes as the main form of global transport. But an error occurs during the process with terrifying consequences. By Matt Bloom.
Other parts are played by James Nickerscn. Emma Clarke , Ann Rye, Ne,l
Bell, Mark Chatterton and Stuart Richman. Director Jim poyser
1/5. The Letter Writers. Two people who have written to each other for ten years face the crisis of meeting for the first time. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Joanna David. Producer Emma Harding
1/5. The New York subway is now more than 100 years old. All this week Joe Oueenan celebrates last year s centenary by meeting some of the 37,000 employees who work in "the hole", including platform announcer
Millie Mendez , widely known as the "Ethel Merman of the underworld". Producer Miles Warde
As the debate about school meals in Britain continues,
Sheila Dillon travels to Sweden, where school meals are free to find out why MPs and nutritionists in Britain are calling for free school meals across the UK. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm
5/7, Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are the novelist Rachel Billington , crime writer Stella Duffv poetry anthologist Daisy Goodwin and actress
Emma Kennedy. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. Marlena, a food journalist and cook from Missouri, is up to her knees in middle-age and wouldn't even dream that a trip to Venice could transform her life. So how does she end up with a Venetian in her bed? By Marlena de Riasi and dramatised by Penny Leicester
Repeated from 10.45am
Blackpool under Soviet control? It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. Why else did the Soviet Union produce a detailed map of the town, in Russian, clearly marked "secret"? Henry Dodds examines Cold War invasion plans, as revealed by hundreds of maps of major British cities, produced by Soviet intelligence, right up until 1989.
The glove strikes and blood flows. Your boxer is cut and their fate is in your hands. You have seconds to staunch the flow and save the fight. This is a journey into the dark arts and bag of tricks of "cut man" Mick Williamson. There is no course to complete to become a cut man - an expert at applying pressure under pressure. Take a seat ringside with John McDonald , Britain's leading boxing MC, and learn the secrets of the cut men.
Producers Mark Burman and Sara Jane Hall
Is the sex of your next baby a matter of chance or are there factors influencing the odds? Research on all manner of creatures suggests parents can exert control over the gender of their offspring. Andrew Luck-Baker untangles the birds from the bees to discover who or what controls the sex of your baby. Producer Fiona Roberts
1/10. Angus Wilson 's novel of life in 1960s Britain. Sylvia Calvert takes early retirement from her job managing a seaside hotel, but though the elderly residents seem sad to see her go, they are not so sorry to see the back of her husband, Arthur. Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Abridger/producer Jane Marshall
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