5/5. Rory Maclean has reached Rishikesh, the ashram where the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi played host to the Beatles at his Academy for Transcendental Meditation But he is not just interested in the effect that Rishikesh had on the young Westerners who visited it in the 60s but in the effect that they had on it and the legacy they left behind. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
England v Pakistan
Commentary on the first day's play in the Third lest at
Headingley from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -
Jenkins and Mark Saggers , with expert comments from Graham Gooch , Vie Marks and Geoffrey Boycott.
At 1.00pm Talking Point, and News at 1.30 and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time
New series 1/3. Peter White travels east to meet ordinary Chinese people caught up in extraordinary events, whose stories would otherwise go unheard. Today he meets Xiao Yuan , a 30-something migrant worker forced to live in Beijing in order to support her two children. He travels with her almost a thousand miles, back to her village in the countryside, where she is reunited with her son and daughter whom she has not Seen for two years. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
2/6. It's Edinburgh, it's almost spring, and there are armies of babies everywhere. Caroline grapples with incipient broodiness, her sister's colicky newborn and a major revelation from Simeon. Hilary Lyon 's second series of the comedy drama centring on the lives of three 40-ish f nends. Producer/Director Gordon Kennedy
Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including at
12.30 Face the Facts with John Waite. You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@DDC.co.UK
1/6. Guerrilla Gardeners. They arrive under cover of darkness armed with nothing but a shovel and a charming selection of bedding plants. Can the Guerrilla Gardeners transform Britain's inner cities into green oases? Tom Heap joins them on a mission. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
5/5. Only in Front of the Children. Novelist and broadcaster Christopher Matthew provides a witty tale of one-upmanship among well-heeled parents of children who attend the same Home Counties prep school. Read by Patricia Hodge. For further details see Monday
5/5. How to Kill a Woolly Mammoth. An excavation in Norfolk has revealed the best site for mammoth remains in Britain. Archaeologist Bill Boismier and geologist Nigel Larkin discuss their findings, and big-game hunter Paul Roberts also Shares his views. Forfurther details see Monday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Swindon puts questions on the issues of the week to the president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Sir Max Hastings ; the director-general of the RSPCA, Jackie Ballard ; writer and philosopher Roger Scruton ; and the chief executive of the Medical Research Council,
Colin Blakemore. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
It's New Year's Eve in Dublin, and two 30-somethings get together for what seems to be just a one-night stand. Jane's pregnancy changes both of their lives, as they struggle to learn about parenthood and commitment and how love steals into your heart while you're busy making other plans. By Christian O'Reilly.
Director Roxana Silbert
5/5. David Blunkett listens to the night-beat of his beloved Derbyshire woods, discovers Anita Anand on a night-bus ride across London and hears a poem by candlelight from a Stable near Oxford. For further details see Monday
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