2/5. Home Again. Picking up the threads of lives interrupted by the horrors of conflict was a new battle returning soldiers had to fight. And for women whose lives had moved on, a husband back in the house could mean learning to live with a stranger. While for others, home no longer even existed. Charles Wheeler presents more personal testimonies of what the end of the war meant to people in Britain and beyond.
Producers Marya Burgess and Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
2/5. The Grunge Look. Coming to Britain in the 1960s was a guest for culture, but Margaret Atwood got caught up in fashion and chat-up moments at museums. More from the author's collection of essays covering her concerns and passions. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
2/2. The Hole in the Wall project aims to give computers to children who have never before had access to them, and claims remarkable results. But can children really teach themselves to use them? Navdip Dhariwal puts it to the test by a taking a computer to children who live in a remote corner of Rajasthan, as part of his report on India's digital divide. Producer Mark Rickards
Comedian Natalie Haynes asks who the role models are for female stand-ups. Comedy performers such is Joyce Grenfell and Beryl Reid adopted character roles but Natalie's inspiration comes from writers. She listens in to the archives of Jessica Mitford, Dorothy Parker and Rebecca West and speaks to American writers Cynthia Heimel and Fran Lebowitz, and to British writer Julie Burchill. Producer Robyn Read
Natalie Haynes knew she wanted to become a comedian in her teens, but Joyce Grenfell, with her use of characters and voices, failed to make the grade as her inspiration. The determined Haynes realised that acting funny a la Grenfell would never do for her: she wanted to use her own voice instead. This bright, witty, well-argued documentary traces her successful search for a muse or two among female writers of fiction, rather than gags. (Jane Anderson)
The name is famous, the songs are famous - but who was
Georges Brassens ? Artist and illustrator Quentin Blake gets behind the moustache to find out more about the great French singer and songwriter with the help of his
British admirers, including Posy Simmonds , Julian Barnes , Michael Rosen and Tim Pigott-Smitn . Producer Chris Marshall Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
As their A-levels loom, Jamie and Angela study the metaphysical poets together. But as Jamie's s headaches get worse, and he mistakes Angela's friendliness for something more, where will their relationship end? ey Dannv Start.
Director Liz Leonard
4/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical questions and chart the ways in which we can all add to the understanding of our past. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: email@example.com Phone: [number removed]
6/6. Author Nick Hornby and broadcaster
Simon Fanshawe discuss favourite books, including
Spiesby Michael Frayn ,Nobles Oblige, edited by Nancy Mitford , andby Anne Tyler. With Sue
MacGregor Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
6.30 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2/8. In which Arthur makes a date and Ford makes a phone call.
(Repeated on Thursday at 11pm)
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Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and reports on an exhibition called Folk Archive, a selection of contemporary British popular art, co-curated by the 2004 Turner Prize Winner Jeremy Deller. Producer Ella-Mai Robey
4/4. Spring: a New Leaf. There is a new Palestinian leader, American re-engages in the Middle East, and there's new talk of peace. But will it last? Edward Stourton follows the events in the Middle East conflict.
Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
2/4. Cot Death. In 1988 there were 12 cot deaths every day in the UK, now there is only one a week. How did scientists save these babies' lives and how can they further protect infants at risk? Richard Hannaford investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Shortened repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm
2/10. Sylvia wakes to her first morning of retirement but she and her husband Arthur have to come to terms with living in their son's house and having nothing in particular to do. By Angus Wilson. For details see yesterday
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