2/4. No More Sheep and Goats. Evan Davis charts the history of the comprehensive school, one of the most bitterly contested changes in education. By the end of the 1960s comprehensives were national policy, despite the protest of parents across the country. Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated at 9.30pm
3/4. Raed Ahmed. In 1996 Raed Ahmed carried the Iraqi flag at the opening ceremony in Atlanta but then the weightlifting champion defected. Diane Modahl hears how the Iraqi authorities reacted, issuing his death sentence and imprisoning his family. Producer Rebecca Sandles
With the Rev Brian Haymes. There's a Wideness in God s Mercy (Beecher). James 2, vv1, 8-13. God Forgave My Sin in Jesus's Name (Owens). May the Mind of Christ My
Saviour (St Leonard's). Director of music Nigel Swinford.
4/5. Venus and Saturn. Dava Sobel considers how Venus has gained her immutable reputation as the most beautiful object in the night sky and why Saturn's rings become more intriguing the more we learn about them. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
England v Australia
Commentary on the first day of the Fifth Test at the Oval in London by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell with analysis from Graeme Fowler ,
Angus Fraser and Rod Marsh. Including at 12.35pm News followed by County Talk, and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time
7/9. Insight, colour. wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: The book From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
In America every profession has its annual convention. Even the nomad who grabs illegal rides on freight trains is invited to the town of Britt in Iowa for an annual celebration of the hobo lifestyle. Is it a sentimental effort to turn sad old bums into romantic icons, or simply a tourist-attracting gimmick? Gerry Anderson joins the party. Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Rosie, a Leicester teenager, becomes convinced that Max, a Cameroonian ex-journalist, is the father she has been searching for. Written by Charlotte Thompson. Producer/Director Kate Chapman
4/4. Every 23 December, the village of Mousehole in Cornwall celebrates Tom Bawcock 's Eve at the Ship Inn with star-gazey pie, so-called because the heads of pilchards poke through the crust. Ian McMillan investigates. For details see Monday
From the British Association's Festival of Science at Trinity College, Dublin. Ouentin Cooper is joined by a panel of experts who discuss and answer questions about the impact of climate change on our food. Producer John Watkins
The sketch show about life written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Roger Blake , Eleanor Bron , Dudley Sutton and Paula Wilcox. With music by Ronnie Hollins and the Rex and Pierre Hollins. Producer Katie Marsden
3/3. How to Stop Children Having Babies. How can Britain cut its record level of teenage pregnancies? The answer may lie with girls who fall into a new government category - Neets - teenagers not in education, employment or training. Female Neets are 22 times more likely than the average girl to become a teenage mum. So reducing the number of Neets could be the key to cutting teenage pregnancies. Simon Cox investigates whether the Government can really stop teenagers having sex or should the older men, who are often the fathers, be forced to pay up and take responsibility. Producer Richard Vadon
New series 1/9. But Wait, There's More! A look at the wonderful world of infomercials, those compelling sales pitches disguised as television shows on fringe TV stations across America and, increasingly, in Europe too. Peter Day hears from the pioneers who invented the industry 20 years ago, an industry now worth more than$200 billion. producer Amir Amirani Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
New series 1/10. Geoff Watts takes to the skies with a plane load of atmospheric scientists to unlock the secrets of cirrus clouds. These thin and wispy clouds cover much of the Earth's surface, yet scientists still have much to learn about what they're made of and how they function. The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements
(FAAM) aircraft is effectively a climate research lab in the sky, and while on board, scientists can analyse the water droplets, ice crystals and gas samples as the plane zooms through the cloud. Producer Beth Eastwood
1/5. Another chance to hear Armando lannucci 's hit radio series dealing with the thorny issues of yesterweek, including the day Britain went sudoku crazy, the great
BBC weather map controversy and trivia like the general election. Producer David Tyler
Boater David Akinsanya takes trip up the Grand Union Canal, discovering that the rows between the people who live and work on it, and those that manage it, range from the deeply personal to the the positively vitriolic. Producer Sue Davies
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