2/6. Contains Strong Language. Dermot Murnaghan and his guests investigate our vernacular and what it tells us about Britain in 2005. With resident dialect expert Dr Clive Upton. Today they meet Ulster Scots who have retained their linguistic connection with the Scottish mainland.
Producer Laurence Grissell Rptd at 9.30pm EMAIL: email@example.com RT DIRECT: Talking for Britain by Simon Elmes is available for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).
2/4. David Grindley. In 1992, aged 19, David Grindley won a bronze medal as part of Britain's 4x400m relay team in Barcelona. A year later, injury shattered his dreams of a glittering career. Here former 800m champion Diane Modahl talks to him. Producer Rebecca Sandles
3/5. Dr Robert C Atkins. William interviews the diet guru and immediately starts a low-carb diet. He starts to lose weight, but meanwhile the world is getting fatter. And 45 days after the interview Dr Atkins is in a coma fighting for his life. Memoirs Of William Leith. For details see Mon Repeated at 12.30am
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Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. My God, How
Wonderful Thou Art (Westminster). Isaiah 63, vv7-10;1S-16. We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (McKie). God Is Love: Let Heav'n Adore Him (Hyfrydol). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Darius Battiwalla.
New series 1/6. Blaenavon. The series that looks tor a town or city's past in its present returns with a visit to
Blaenavon in South Wales, a town built on iron. Families had barely scratched a living by mining iron ore in the hills around Blaenavon since Norman times, but the coming of the Industrial Revolution changed everything. Thousands came seeking work in the new foundries of South Wales and soon Blaenavon had enough residents to support 48 pubs and 18 chapels, and so a town was born.
Julian Richards tells the story of the Industrial Revolution and maps the building of Blaenavon. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
3/6. Continuing Paul Mendelson 's sitcom about a couple trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce. Today, Doug's mother hampers their efforts.
Other parts played by the cast Producer/Director David Ian Neville
Is there ever anything you wish you could get out of? A meeting at work? Dinner with the in-laws? Well Rupert needs to get out of his wedding, and with the aid of the Malingerer's Manual he learns how to get stuck in traffic, develop a cold and invent every excuse in the book and still feel guilt-free. Not that it helps him. By Gary Ogin.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe
Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Leigh-on-Sea Horticultural Society, Essex. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened at 2pm
3/5. Disentangling Old Percy. By PG Wodehouse. Reggie is summoned by the fearful Florence Craye. The trouble is, even when Florence pats you on the head, she does it with her knuckles. Read by Martin Jarvis. For details see Monday
The Norfolk Park Housing Estate in Sheffield comprised 15 higl i-rise blocks set in rolling parkland. In the early
1990s the decision was taken to demolish the towers and redevelop the estate. Ten years on, most residents are still waiting to be rehoused. Laurie Taylor visits the estate and asks what went wrong. Producer Natasha Maw
2/3. We Was Robbed! If Sarah drew up an A-Z of her problems, "Boyfriend" would now be joined by "Blackmail" and "Burglars", followed closely by "Conniving Caretaker", and then, of course, "Dog". Jack the dog doesn't quite see it that way, but he does think he can sniff out a connection. By Graeme Garden , from an idea by Debbie Barham.
Producer Jon Naismith
John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film The Island, a thriller starring Ewan McGregor that mixes ideas about the future of human cloning with car chases and gunfights. Producer Erin Riley
2/8. Is International Law an International Failure?
With events in Iraq, Mugabe's dictatorship, the anniversary of Rwanda's genocide and the situation in Darfur in the spotlight, Nick Ross questions the effectiveness of international law. Producer Sara Nathan Rptd SaturdaylO.15pm
1/3. The Trailblazers. Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members in the House of Lords. She hears about their battles with protocol, their maiden speeches and the long search for ladies'loos. Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/5. Jonathan Miller continues his discussion of the history of our understanding of reproduction. Today he takes a look at the long struggle to identify the cell as the central component of living organisms. Although Robert Hooke is sometimes credited with its discovery in the 17th century, it was only 200 years later that we came to understand what a cell is. Producer John Watkins
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