4/6. Dermot Murnaghan continues his investigations into dialect and the way we talk.
You Don't Want to Speak like That! From the infamous "Welsh Not" badges Welsh schoolchildren were once forced to wear, this week's edition examines attitudes to "correctness" in speech over the years. Producer Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm EMAIL: email@example.com
See also Word on the Street tonight at 7pm on BBC4 Listening to Britain: page 19
Presented by Rowanne Pasco. We Cannot Measure How
You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Acts 5, vv12-16. The Secret of Christ (Shepherd). In Our Day of Thanksgiving (St Catherine's s Court). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Christopher Stokes , organist Graham Eccles.
3/5. The Mystery of the Amorous Statues. When the family moves to Porto Valtravaglia, Dario Fo becomes acquainted with the fabulatore, the local storytellers, and their Stories. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
3/6. Stirling. It is said, "whoever controls Stirling controls
Scotland ". It lies at the strategic heart of the country and owes its history to the bridge that crosses the nearby
River Forth. Julian Richards takes a trip through Stirling to investigate its royal past. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
5/6. Doug and Molly Brownridge 's attempts to rekindle their romance after divorce are being hampered by Doug's mother. Annie. She wants Molly to sue the council because one of their paving stones tripped her up. And Doug expects Molly to help look after Annie as she convalesces. By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
New series 1/6. Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their paces. This week Stephen Fry and Clarissa Dickson Wright are among the guests trying to fathom the principal ingredient of mock turtle soup, the identity of the first TV chef and how a dried fish came to be known as Bombay duck.
Taster teasers: page 26
The ancient Warwickshire tradition of tree splitting held that childhood illnesses could be cured by splitting a tree trunk vertically, passing the child through the fissure, then sealing up the tree again. When Rich, a dad in present-day Birmingham, reads about this, he becomes convinced that his child will benefit from the practice. Louise. Ramsden's play looks at how, even today, health worries can lead us to put our faith in the most dubious "cures .
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
3/5. "Captains find it easier to ship and unship this living ballast than one of lime or shingle." A look at how Irish families were packed into the holds of freighters and colliers to escape the famine. For details see Monday
In 1997 the Scottish Tories suffered a wipe-out at the general election and in the last election only one Scottish Conservative was voted in. Laurie Taylor travels to Dumfries and Galloway, a former Conservative stronghold, and finds out how local Tory Party activists have mobilised themselves and looks at the creative process behind "banal activism". Producer Natasha Maw
5/6. Dr Raj Persaud presents the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains. This week he investigates how adverse events in our childhood affect us as adults. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Once upon a time the theatrical landlady, often referred to affectionately as "Ma", provided a home from home for actors and variety turns who could not afford, or did not wish, to stay in hotels while on tour. But not all of the landladies had an enviable reputation. Among those recalling the theatrical landlady are Bruce Forsyth , Jimmy Cricket and Ted Ray. With Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Libby Cross
Mark Lawson is in Edinburgh, with the verdict on the first British production of The Death of Klinghoffer, the opera by John Adams , and news of the nominations for this year's Perrier Award for comedy. Producer Timothy Prosser
4/8. Made in Britain. Nick Ross looks at the future of the UK manufacturing sector and asks whether, in the light of the exponential growth of places like China, Britain has any future as a manufacturing nation.
Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/3. Moving House. Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords and talks to peeresses who started their careers as MPs in the "other place": Betty Boothroyd , Shirley Williams and Helene Hayman. producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
5/5. Jonathan Miller concludes a scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. In this programme he discusses the processes that enable a single cell to divide and develop into a living thing. Producer John Watkins
Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst , two of Britain's most celebrated artists, travel to western Uganda with Rungwe Kingdon , the man who casts their work in bronze. The aim of their trip: to see the country where Rungwe grew up and to meet some of the local artists. Producer Thomas Morris
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