5/6. Bretton Woods. In July 1944, delegates from
44 countries gathered in New Hampshire to plan the restoration of the world economy, shattered by the Great Depression of the 1930s. They created the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Gavin Esier discusses the work of these institutions and their impact on the world's poor with Paul Volcker and Lord Robert Skidelsky. Producer Giles Edwards Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Xerxes, the King of Kings. Tom Holland 's gripping story of the first world empire and the battle for the West. Xerxes, heir of Darius, becomes the king of kings, and stands resplendent as the leader of the Persian people. Read by William Gaminara. Producer Louise Armitage Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
2/2. Where do new policies come from and how far are they influenced by the media and by Gordon Brown ? Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan
2/5. In the blistering summer heat, tensions are mounting at Styles Court. It won't be long before Captain Hastings has to call upon the services of Hercule Poirot. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Producer/Director Enyd Williams
A comic tale of passion, ballroom dancing and male-voice choirs, set in South Wales in the 1930s. By Gwyn Thomas , dramatised by Alick Rowe. Producer/Director Gilly Adams
1/5. Seed. From the collection by Mary Yukari Waters that explores Japanese society as it emerges from the long shadow of the Second World War. Read by Noriko Aida and abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Elizabeth Allard
1/5. Dramatic and evocative programmes following the lives of three brown rats and their struggles to survive and raise their families. Narrated by Jane Lapotaire. it's December, and on Tyneside a young sewer rat is chased by a group of youths. Producer Sarah Blunt
New series 1/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Dillie Keane , Christopher Lee , Nick Revell , and Martin Jarvis. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the King's Theatre, Southsea. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. What would you do in 15 minutes that would create a a lasting impact?
Amo, Amas, Amat. In 1884 the Vatican granted a special dispensation that allowed two cousins from Linz to marry, an act that change the course of European history. This tale, by Louise Ironside , imagines what led the cardinal who signed the papers to make his decision.
Director Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am
4/4. The Forth Bridge. According to the official record, 57 workers died in the construction of the Forth Bridge in the 1880s, but new evidence suggests that the death toll could be much higher. Mike Thomson explores the lives and deaths of the navvies who disappeared from the story of this giant engineering project. Producer John Byrne
When an author types "The End" on the final page, it signifies that the writer has drawn to a conclusion after a journey of imagination and creation. But there are other endings, greater and lesser, occuring throughout life, such as a game of chess, a trust, or a release.... Producer Richard Bannerman
Female whale-bone eating worms must be thousands of times bigger than males to survive. But male elephant seals tower above their mates. Why? Charles Darwin said the biggest males keep more females to themselves, but new DNA tests show infidelity is rife. So how has 21stcentury science updated Darwin's ideas on the survival of the fittest? Sue Broom scours the animal kingdom - including us - for some answers. Producer Tracey Logan
1/10. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Honore de Balzac's novel that exposes the heights and depths of Parisian mores and morality. Among the residents in a Parisian boarding house are an old corn merchant and a young student whose lives are destined to intertwine. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer DiSpeirs
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