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New series 1/3. A series exploring the world of beauty contests: the tears, the fears and the falsies, and why a woman might think this is a way to the top.
Miss Louisiana, USA. The USA is the mother of the modern pageant and about 3,500 take place there every year. Rosie Goldsmith goes behind the scenes of "Miss
Louisiana", a contest with big hair and big ambitions, set deep in the Bible Belt of the Deep South. The women are already experienced beauty queens and see pageants as a job. If they win, they qualify for "Miss America". Producer Michael Gallagher
3/4. False Alarm. Myrtle thinks she may be pregnant, and Steve acquires a girlfriend. Dramatisation by Eric Pringle of William Cooper 's around-breaking comic novel.
Director David Blount
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The 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar is marked by this gripping drama-documentary based on eye-witness accounts of the action from the men who took part. Writtpn and directed by Lisa Osborne.
Other parts played by members of the cast: Music by the band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth; Producer Karen Rose
2/6. More than Concrete Cows. If Milton Keynes conjures up images of shopping malls and concrete cows, think again. Some inspirational management of the city's green spaces has produced woods full of flora and fauna, meadows loud with grasshoppers and more species of butterfly within the city boundary than there are in the surrounding countryside. Dylan Winter thoroughly re-examines his preconceptions. Producer Brett Westwood
5/5. Mrs Glover 's Tea-Leaves. Mr Glover was everything to his wife. Now he's dead and she begins to discover a new way to live. Written by Jill Miller , read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see Monday
20/90. Slavery - Black and White. There is no avoiding the infamy or importance of slavery in the story of the British Empire, but it is a part that has some unexpected aspects. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell , Mark Heap and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday
Clive Coleman presents the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system. He analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank
6/6. More topical lampooning and peerless impressions. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly ,
Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell. From the Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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5/5. The move to Longwood looms like a premonition of death. Napoleon and Betsy play Blind Man 's Buff but their frivolity must end soon. By Julia Blackwood. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
A story of desire and love, with a violent murder at its core, set in London and Culcutta during a time of intense religious and political division. By Amitav Ghosh , adapted by John Dryden and recorded partly in India.
Music by Nick Russell-Pavier ; Producer/Director John Dryden
3/10. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor . Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 's oratorio Hiawatha's Wedding Feast outperformed Handel's Messiah at the turn of the 19th century. The first black musician to attend the Royal College of Music, he attracted attention on both sides of the Atlantic. Fellow composer
Howard Goodall proposes him for great-life status, joining Professor Stephen Banf ield and presenter Francine Stock , to discuss Coleridge-Taylor's music and the essential role he played in inspiring other black artists. Producer Lucy Lunt
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