New series 1/6. Hiroshima Gavin Esler explores the impact of decisive events and places on postwar global history. Here he's joined by Lord Robertson, former Nato secretary general, and Koji Watanabe , former Japanese deputy minister for foreign Affairs, in looking at the place where the first wartime nuclear bomb was dropped. Producer Elaine Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.3Upm Gavin Esler on Hiroshima: page 117
An act of worship to mark the 60th anniversary of VJ Day led by the Rev Ray Rossiter , president of the National
Federation of Far East Clubs and Associations. With the Coventry Singers. Music director Paul Leddington Wright.
1/5. As a child, the only instrument Jimi Hendrix has to play on is a broom. But he soon graduates to a real guitar - with only one string. Rhashan Stone reads from this new biography of the rock icon. Written by Charles R Cross. Abridged by Kai Nicholl. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E17.50 (£18.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).
6/6. Tied to the Takeaway. The Golden Bowl Chinese takeaway in Birmingham is open for business seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. It's all that Ling Tsan parents know, but for Ling, the very model of a modern London girl, it s a place to which she returns weekly - a world she thought she'd left behind long ago. Documentary series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today stories that reveal people in a specific context. Producer Mark Burman
By Jude Domski and the Paper Hat Ensemble. The true and extraordinary story of Darius McCollum , whose lifelong obsession with New York subway trains has resulted in him being arrested more than 20 times. Other characters played by Beresford Bennett. Alberto Bonilla , Misty De Berry , Gigi Jhong and Michael Warner Director David Hunter
1/5. Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War. Peter Marinker and Kerry Shale read dispatches from John Steinbeck and Ernie Pyle. producer viv Beeby
1/5. Would-be shepherd Richard Collins goes to France in search of the area known as the Cevennes. Planning on following the giant flocks of sheep on their annual migration from the plains up to the high pastures, he finds that RL Stevenson 's mistreatment of his donkey Modestine still irks the locals 130 years later. Adding insult to injury, the sheep decide to go into that strange trance state known as la Churree. Producer Richard Collins
6/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Clwyd Theatre Cymru for tonight's show are Sheila Hancock , Clement Freud , Victor Spinetti and Tony Hawks. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. The House By the River. Written by Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised by James Friel. Set in Nagasaki in 1950 and in England in 1977. Etsuko is haunted by her daughter's suicide and retreats into memories of a hot summer in Nagasaki, where she and her family struggled to rebuild their lives after the war.
Producer/Director Marylin Imrie Repeated from 10.45am
Throughout the Bosnian War, a vital link kept hope alive for the 400,000 besieged inhabitants of the city. This programme tells the story of the tunnel underneath
Sarajevo Airport that became a secret lifeline for the city, talking to those who built it and those who used it. Producer Fiona Ledger
Kevin Cadwallender 's book of poems Voyages is based on the experiences of spinal injury patients at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. They tell of their own individual voyages of discovery, illustrated by Cadwallender's poetry juxtaposed with contemporary accounts of Cook's own voyages in the 18th century. Producer Andy Cartwright
With its distinctive red bill and legs, the chough is the heraldic bird of Cornwall. Once they clattered in their hundreds around Cornwall's coast, but for years one of the only places they have been seen is on pub signs.
Crime writer Frances Fyfield discovers why these birds disappeared and finds that the choughs are beginning to return to the Cornish clifftops. Producer Marya Burgess
1/5. Stephen's Tale. A story of greed and betrayal set in London's docklands in the 1850s. Written by Arthur Morrison , abridged by Neil Cargill and read by Michael Jayston. Producer Jane Morgan
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