6/6. Geneva. The United Nations conference on refugees, held in Geneva in July 1951, took decisions that have created serious aftershocks for the world today. What to do with refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants remains a thorny political question. Gavin Esier is joined by refugee experts and advocates from around the world. Producer Giles Edwards Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Richard Francis 's book explores Puritan New England through the eyes of Samuel Sewall , one of the judges of the Salem witch trials of 1692, who publicly apologised for his involvement. In the first segment, the vision of a heaven on earth is troubled by conflict with the native Americans and fear of the supernatural. Read by Richard Mitchley. Producer Lis Edwards Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
A week of pilgrimage following the spiritual journey of St Paul. From the Orthodox Church of Lydia, Greece.
Presented by Clair Jaguiss. As I Went down to the River to Pray (arr Curry). Shall We Gather at the River (Hanson Place). For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am
It's not a song by REM. Sometimes, for one reason or another, people begin to question their religion, challenge it and, occasionally, lose it altogether. This documentary hears from those who have taken the decision to forsake their religion, and from faith leaders who discuss what challenges religion faces today. With contributions from Father Keith Baltrop , Farooq Siddique and Rabbi Lionel Blue. Producers Sara Conkey and Nicola Humphries
3/5. When Emily Inglethorp dies suddenly, apparently of strychnine poisoning, Captain Hastings asks Hercule Poirot to look into the case. Then there's a visit from DI Japp of Scotland Yard. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Farai, a Zimbabwean care-worker, and Betty, an elderly Glaswegian, are thrown together in a care home in Glasgow. Betty wants nothing more than to escape. Farai simply wants to be able to stay. By Aileen Ritchie.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp
1/5. The Cube. Mathematician Marcus duSautoy explores intriguing stories behind familiar shapes. it's the ideal shape for packing and stacking, but when one supermarket put tomato soup in cube-shaped tin cans no one bought it. Perhaps this highly practical shape is just a little bit too perfect for mainstream tastes. Producer Anna Buckley
2/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Jeremy Beadle , Valerie Grove , Lisa Jardine and Christopher Brookmyre. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the British Library in London. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. The Cleaner, the Businesswoman and the Elderly Mother. A week of black comedies by April De Angelis about a circle of women who are bound together by guilt - and cash. Built on the same model as Schnitzler's
La Ronde , each episode contains two two-handed comedies, until the last character meets the first.
Director Jonquil Panting Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/3. In 1945 Britain and her allies were the occupiers of a devasted Germany. Charles Wheeler describes the attempt to create a new, democratic Germany out of much corruption and apathy. Producer Chris Bowlby
Every summer, an army of giant harvesting machines rolls out across the east coast of Scotland searching out pea fields and hoovering up 8,000 tons of the nutritious little spheres. This documentary portrays a day in the life of this 24-hour, non-stop cycle. Producer Rhona Brudenell
New series 1/9. Great Ape Conservation. As politicians and conservations meet in the Congo to thrash out policies aimed at protecting the dwindling populations of great apes around the world, Paul Evans finds out what really matters to the people who live alongside these apes. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am
6/10. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Honore de Balzac's novel exposing the dubious morals of Parisian society. As Eugene's relationship with Goriot's daughter, Madame de Nucingen, deepens, temptations are all around him.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E7.99 including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
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