- rhe earthquake and subsequent fire that hit San Tancisco on 18 April 1906 virtually destroyed the city. ;ean Street tells the story of the tragedy through the memories of residents, and through eyewitness accounts, such as those left by the opera singer Enrico Caruso and the novelist Jack London. Producer Alan Hall See also Leading Edge tomorrow at 9pm
5/6. As Travis and Grace's affair steams along, Travis meets the other man in Grace's life - her son. Comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
1/6. Dylan Thomas is "author of the week as James Walton , quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Professor
John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent on all things literary. The reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
Tom Courtenay takes on the role of Stan Laurel in Neil Brand 's poignant and powerful farewell to Oliver Hardy. As death finally threatens to separate the greatest double-act in film comedy, Stan tries to say the things that hauphppn Ipft unsaid.
Director Ned Chaillet
More horticultural hints from Matthew Biggs ,
Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood , who answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
3/4 B flat and a Tonal Arch. A very New York tale, featuring a nightmare subway ride, a panicky piano recital and a lousy relationship. Written by Eva Salzman and read by Amber Rose Sealey. For details see Monday
3/4. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using
Albert Einstein 's ideas in their work, and today it's the turn of acclaimed writer Terry Pratchett , author of the Discworld series Of novels. For details see Monday
Labels like vegetarian, virgin, recovering alcoholic or non-smoker are thrown about to identify forms of abstinence, but for many abstainers, such labels are also proud declarations of who they are. Laurie Taylor looks at the commonalities that bind abstainers as well as how perceptions of abstinence change according to social context and age. Producer Andrew Littlejohn
How many times as a child did you hear - "look at me when I'm talking to you"? But psychological research has shown humans think more clearly when they don't make eye contact. Claudia Hammond visits a school in Scotland where pupils are taught not to look at the teacher when answering questions.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/4. Chris Addison - the thinking-idiot's anthropologist - takes a journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation and explains exactly what is needed to create a new one. Here, Chris demonstrates how to build a city and stop it from destroying itself. With Professor Austin Herring, aka Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls
3/5. The Sequence of Things. Lucy has gone to stay at the family home of a young man who died in the Second
World War. The time has come for her to confront the past and tell the boy's mother the truth about his last photograph. By Charlotte Cory. Lucy Claire Skinner
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
6/6. Via Dolorosa -the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The last in a series of talks for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Dr Maria Khoury, from the Greek Orthodox church of St George in Taybeh, Palestine, reflects on the worldwide significance of the empty tomb and the celebration of the Holy Fire, witnessed each year on Holy Saturday. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm
New series 1/4. They may not wear stovepipe hats, but which engineers today deserve the title "Britain's Modern Brunels"? Sue Nelson looks at modern heroes of transportation such as Doug Oakervee, Nigel Gee and "budding Brunel" Jenny Goodman, to celebrate the bicentenary of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
3/15. London, 1947. Viv Pearce spots Kay outside the Tivoli cinema. Viv's brother Duncan spends an embarrassing evening and Kay visits her old ambulance friend Mickey. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday
Sci-fi sitcom by Graham Duff.
2/6. A machine that controls the nation's pollen; people sneezing themselves to death; a race of bee/wasp hybrids called "bosps": Professor Nebulous thinks there's a connection. With special guest star Steve Coogan.
3/5. Another of the top five stories, newly shortlisted from over 1,400 entries from established writers, that are in contention for the first National Short Story Prize for the best Short Story of 2005. For details see Monday
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