On 30 November 1967, the last British forces slipped out of Aden, not to the strains of God Save the Queen, but to Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'Be, the ironic notes lost amid the din of a bitter civil war that followed. Nearly 160 years of British rule unravelled rapidly in a welter of pain, recrimination and bloodshed. For both British and Arabs the leavetaking left a deep sense of betrayal. Alan Dein hears from civilians, soldiers and ordinary Adenis on those last years and days of Britsh rule and the coming Of independence. Producer Mark Burman
New series 1/6. The return of Nigel and Michael and their life of quiet dysfunction. Michael becomes obsessed by the circus and Nigel has a bizarre encounter with a Ted Hughes poem. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby
Corin Redgrave 's story of a man with prostate cancer.
His second treatment succeeds but leaves him impotent. Then Lucy, a cheerful, religious nurse suggests to her patient "a third way".
Producer/Director Richard Wortley
3/5. Lady Play by Sharon Raizarda. Deep down,
Sonia wants to get back with her ex, but a smooth-talking card sharp sounds a note of caution. Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird . For details see Monday Producer Gemma Jenkins
3/90. Elizabeth I and Ireland. By the 16th century, Ireland had become a problem for the British. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Anna Massey , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. For details see Monday
Arguing that in order to supply drugs to poor countries industrial economist Stefan Szymanski believes that the profits of the transnational pharmaceutical companies must be protected. He explains this challenge to popular preconceptions of the drug industry to Laurie Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw
1/4. Back, ready to "imaginate, reincentivise and skin the leopard", the consultants have to sell the unsellable when the MoD asks them to find a buyer for the Eurotank. More importantly will Ryan manage to get in touch with his elusive pen friend who hasn't written since 1983? Written by James Cary.
3/10. Belgium. Unable to work any longer for his tyrant of a brother, William has left the mill. With no job and no prospects he finds himself in Belgium on Hunsden's advice. But how will he fare? By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Which way now for the Conservatives after three consecutive defeats? Andrew Marr chairs a discussion with Douglas Hurd , Norman Tebbit and David Willetts , to assess whether the Thatcher legacy is a liability or a boon.
Producers Sheila Cook and Mark Savage Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. A series profiling six young MPs and eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty. Conservative Justine Greening , who snatched her Putney seat from
Labour in May, believes an MP should be someone "who's got the determination and tenacity to make sure local views are heard at the highest level in government".
Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson is similarly encouraged by a new focus on local politics - something her party has successfully exploited in key by-elections in the past. Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Diamonds are for ever - or are they? In this age of modern technology, Hermione Cockburn finds out whether the experts can tell the fabulous from the fake, even putting her own engagement ring to the test. producer Amanda Hargreaves
3/5. The first glimpse of the happy innocence of Adam and Eve, the newly created beings Satan has travelled so far to tempt and to seduce from God. An extract from
Book Four Of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday
4/4. Trout Farm. Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management. Weak discovers there's a "T" missing from the end of HR, when Human Resources has a communal hot flush at his witty entry on Deirdre Simmons 's leaving card. Comedy series by Guy Browning and starring Alexander Armstrong.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
The common perception of Alzheimer's is that it leaves a person with no sense of awareness or personal identity. John Killick disputes this. For the last ten years he has been working with people with dementia - listening to them, talking with them and finding poems in their words. Producer Erin Riley
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