4/5. A Civil Society. The 1945 general election ushered in a government that promised a happier, more stable future. But as the War ended, exhausted men and women returned home to discover they had entered a new period of austerity, with rationing, an energy crisis, and one of the worst winters on record making life for some as hard as it had been during the War itself. Charles Wheeler continues his series analysing how Britain and the world made the transition from war to peace. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Victory Gardens. Margaret Atwood remembers when the test of a good cook was whether she could utilise every left over morsel. Ah, those were the days.... Read by Liza Ross. (For details see Monday) (Repeated at 12.30am)
Presented by the Rev Ernie Rea. Here in This Place
(Haugen). Philippians 2, vv5-11.1 Love the Name of Jesus
(Thomerson, arr Wilson). Jesus, the Name High over All (Lydia). Director of music Alan Wilson.
Largely forgotten today, Moonfleet's author, John Meade
Falkner, was a man of many paradoxes. The writer of the great children's adventure book was also chairman of one of the biggest armaments firms in the country. Using extracts from his novels and poetry, David Almond traces the author's daily train journey between Newcastle and Durham in an attempt to find the influences that shaped his writing. And why, allegedly, a foreign power might have stolen the draft of his fourth book.
Producer Philip Titcombe Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
The story of Stewart Gore Brown , the only white man to receive a state funeral in a black African country, and the women he loved. Bv Mike Harris.
Producer Clive Brill
5/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest
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4/5. Continuing his celebration of the New York subway,
Joe Queenan meets the rail buffs or foamers, so-called because they're said to foam at the mouth when they see an attractive train. For details see Monday
Writer Bill Bryson , last year's winner of the Aventis Prize for Science Books for A Brief History of Everything, and Nature's Henry Gee , discuss which is stranger, more amazing or more unbelievable: magic or science at the frontiers of human knowledge? Is fact or fiction the best way to tell the story of cutting-edge research? Hours before the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books is awarded Quentin Cooper hosts this discussion of the secrets of science communication. Producer Tracey Logan
The series in which well-loved broadcasting names share their memories. This week, actor
Charles Collingwood , better known as Brian Aldridge in The Archers, talks about his career, producer Claire Jones
Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, views and interviews, including a report from the opening night of the stage version of Billy Elliot , which features SOngS by Elton John. Producer Thomas Morris
4/5 Fernando is anxious to marry Marlena as soon as possible and uses his best cunning furbizia innocente to set the cogs of Venetian bureaucracy in motion. However, on the night before the wedding, he suffers a crisis of conscience. By Marlena de Blasi.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
n 1960 the pupils of Walbottle Secondary
Modern in the industrial North East of England Nere just 15 years old but it was already time to leave school and start work. Forty-five years later they are reunited for a party. Eric Robson asks how well school had prepared these sons and daughters of coal miners and manual workers for a rapidly changing world and finds out how their lives matched up to the school's expectations. Producer Margaret Renn
2/9. Spain's Growing Pains. The Spanish economy has been booming and flexing its muscle internationally. But now it faces the growing threat of competition from all sides. Peter Day travels from Madrid to Barcelona to see how Spain is confronting that challenge, including how the city of Zaragoza is trying to turn China's manufacturing prowess to its own advantage. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/6. Gas Guzzling Goes Green. A group of British farmers visit the heart of gas-guzzling Illinois to discover that the USA has a lot to teach us about green fuel. Presented by Tom Heap. Producer Catherine Wood
4/10. Sylvia's son throws a party to introduce his mother and father to his friends and neighbours in Carshall New Town. But Sylvia discovers that. for a woman who likes to keep herself to herself, being the mother of the local secondary-school headmaster has distinct disadvantages. Written by Angus Wilson. For details see Monday
It takes just a few seconds. The radio jingle imprints the name of the presenter or station on the listener's ear and they're hooked. Anyway, that's the theory. DJs, producers, composers and listeners talk about the place the jingle holds in their lives. Producer Richard Bannerman
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