5/6. Dermot Murnaghan continues his investigations into dialect and the way we speak.
Under the Influence. Speech is conditioned by influences both recent and remote. The joys of Scouse owe a huge debt to the arrival 150 years ago of Irish fleeing the famine, and today's young vernacular across the country is being shaped by the West Indian and Indian speech of musicians. Producer Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm EMAIL: email@example.com
3/5. What's for You Won't Go by You. This pithy motto quoted endlessly by a remote (in every sense of the word) Scottish farmer wears thin when he goes on a date with a sophisticated London actress, especially after he books a room for their first date. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Buckland). Psalm 119, vv12H28. Teach Me,
0 Lord (Attwood). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Day of Rest). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.
4/6. Bournemouth. The archetype of seaside towns,
Bournemouth was purpose-built. It didn't exist until the early 1800s and was planned and controlled meticulously. Once a restricted town of large villas and gentlefolk, it has evolved through the ages to become the hot spot it is today. Julian Richards traces the roots of the town, from smuggling paradise to disco heaven, producer Hugh O'Donnell
6/6. Doug and Molly's attempts to slowly rebuild their romance after divorce develop momentum. Molly discovers she's pregnant; it was the unplanned pregnancy after they first dated that forced them into marriage. Is history repeating itself? And how do they explain it to their children? Haven't they learned anything about contraception during 16 years of marriage? By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
2/6. Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their paces. This week Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Marguerite Patten are among the guests trying to figure out how cherries were used to warm beds, which country banned chewing gum, and what drink, according to George Orwell , is a mainstay Of Civilisation in this country. Producer Rebecca Wells
John returns a day early from Iraq, on leave to his pregnant wife, young son and their home in an army barracks. Claire soon realises that something is wrong and their two worlds - of isolated domesticity and major violent events - collide. John also begins to resent the time Claire spends with Adam, a young paraplegic she is carina for. Bv Nell Levshon.
Music Steve Brooke Producer/Director Susan Roberts
3/5. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me. All is well in the world of Jaffa Codling. The sun is shining, his children are playing in the garden. Nothing could be better. But as he enters the house something sinister happens. For details see Monday
3/5. The private life of the London pigeon, still going strong despite the ban in Trafalgar Square, has the attention of Matthew Parris as he continues his exploration of London's wildlife. He also investigates the greening of the City's roofs to create living space for birds and insects among the high-flyers of London's financial and business districts. For details see Monday
In recent years more and more women have taken on the role of bouncer, once a male-dominated arena. Laurie Taylor walks the streets of London's Soho to speak to female bouncers - or door supervisors - to find out what kinds of skills and resources they bring to the job, and why they are more in demand than ever before. Producer Gavin Heard
1/4. Michael Palin trawls Peter Cook 's back catalogue for the funniest, rarest and silliest interviews and sketches Cook ever recorded.
High Table at Radley School through to Beyond the Fringe Featuring Cook discussing life at school, writing comedy at Cambridge, and his first encounter with Dudley Moore. Producer Lucy Armitage
Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show and meets
David Harrington of the Kronos string quartet, whose latest disc is inspired by the music from Bollywood films and features the singer Asha Bhosle. Producer Thomas Morris
5/8. Bad Parents. Nick Ross asks why, if you need a licence to drive a car, to own a dog or a CB radio, you don't need to pass any test, beyond the fertility test. to have a baby? Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/3. Surviving. As the political parties prepare to migrate to the seaside, Gyles Brandreth , former MP and government minister, lays down his rules for surviving the conference season.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno meets the scientists looking for life elsewhere in the cosmos. They're hoping to find Earth's twin - a planet not too hot like Venus or too cold like Mars, but just right to sustain life - a Goldilocks planet in another solar System. Producer John Byrne
Edinburgh Festival Special. Hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , a gathering of comedians from all parts of the spectrum to perform exclusively political material in front Of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock
1/2. A Cathedral Surrounded by a Blur. Writer
Julian Barnes and biographer Hermione Lee follow in the tyre tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. Today, from Chartres to Bourges. Part 2 tomorrow at 11.30pm Producer Robyn Read
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