3/6. In 1984 linguist David Rosewarne coined the term "Estuary English" to describe the accent and speech pattern that seemed to be developing in areas around London. Today Dermot Murnaghan examines the state of talk in the capital and finds out whether it's affecting the way we speak around the country. Producer Laurence Grissell
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Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). 2 Corinthians 5, vv15-21. Beauty for
Brokenness (Kendrick). Where Love and Loving Kindness
Dwell (Maisemore). With the Coventry Singers. Director or music Paul Leddington Wright.
2/6. Stratford-upon-Avon. Julian Richards discovers a Medieval street-plan behind the fake Elizabethan facades of the town that has become a shrine to Shakespeare, and weighs up the benefits and the costs of "Bard-olatry". Producer John Byrne
4/6. Doug and Molly Brownridge are trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce. But family demands mean there's s no time for them to spend together. By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
Every man has a special fantasy. James is a man with a lifelong obsession with Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile - and her inimitable nose. By Simon Brett.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
James as child:
James as a teenager:
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from members of the Brookdale Club in Bramhall, Stockport. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
3/5. BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War. Lorelei King reads the young Martha Gellhorn 's vivid account of her encounter with the Russian army at the River Elbe in 1945.
3/5. As the sheep head into the high-altitude forests, presenter Richard Collins wonders why the vertiginous
Cevennes landscape has provoked dreams of impossible fortune since earliest times. The landscape has also been an ideal terrain for escape and refuge, as demonstrated by the maquis in the Second World War and as recounted by Jacques Poujol.
3/3. Love, Probably.
Sarah and her dog Jack are down in the dumps: Sarah feels trapped in her relationship with boyfriend Adrian, and Jack thinks his long-lost sister is trapped inside a plastic toy. At least her voice seems to be.
Could vet Doctor Katz offer relief - for both of them? producer Jon Naismith
3/5. The Hills of Inasa.
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised by James Friel.
Etsuko goes with Sachiko and Mariko up to the hills above Nagasaki, which, until now, she has seen only as a pale view from her apartment.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/8. Adversarial Politics. Nick Ross asks if low voter-turnout indicates that adversarial politics is now a turn-off. With Bob Geldof and Bono championing causes, has politics gone pop? Or is pop giving people a voice that politics does not? Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. The Mouldbreakers. Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates women members of the House of Lords. She talks to Baroness Uddin, who came to Britain from Pakistan aged 13; the working-class trade unionist May Blood, who swapped the Shankill Road for the Lords; and former spymistress Lady Park.
Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
4/5. Jonathan Miller continues a scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. In this programme he discusses the ground-breaking work of Gregor Mendel , whose plant-breeding experiments showed a pattern to heredity, and ultimately led to the discovery and chemical analysis of genes. Producer John Watkins
2/3. Comedian Mark Steel continues his journey around places he once knew. He performs a live stand-up gig in Belfast and looks at the links between it and the Lambeth estate he lived on in the 1980s.
Produced by Katie Marsden
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