New series 1/5 Sixty years ago university was very much a minority pursuit. Today the Government's stated aim is to get half of all young people into higher education. Martha Kearney begins the story of how student life and our universities have been transformed by six decades of expansion. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm
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2/5. Ainsley Harriott meets Matthias and Semeu from Togo in West Africa. They make the traditional Togolese maize meal porridge akume, served with fried fish, and talk to Ainsley about their home country, and about their new life in Ispwich. Producer Clare Csonka
Led by Judy Merry. Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow).
Luke 9, vv1-6. Blow, Thou Cleansing Wind (McLelland-Young). When a Knight Won His Spurs (Stowey). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Stephen Jackson.
4/5. Kathleen desperately wants to escape from the poverty of Birmingham's jewellery quarter and to bring her children home from Dr Barnardo's, but saving the necessary funds takes much longer than she anticipates. By Kathleen Dayus, read by Diana Bishop.
For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
8/9. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq drag on, the Ub military is facing a recruitment crisis. Robert Hodierne goes on the road with a team from the American Army trying to sign up new soldiers. Producer Paul o'Keefe
2/3. Sabina Guzzanti. Miles Kington interviews
Sabina Guzzanti , an Italian satirist and impressionist whose 2005 film Viva Zapatero! exposed the corruption and tear at the heart of Italy's state broadcasting company RAI while shining an uncomfortable light on Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Buriusconi 's media empire. Yet she remains faithful to an Italian satirical tradition that stretches all the way back to Juvenal, Boccaccio and Dante Alighieri.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero Repeated Sunday 12.15am
By Julia Stoneham. The story of Ken Small , a hairdresser from Hull, who settled in Devon and became dedicated to the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of Exercise Tiger, one of the worst fiascos of World War Two.
With David Holt , Laurence Bouvard , Mark Meadows Martin T Sherman, Jacob Gaffney , Steven Beckingham and Peter Brooke
Producer Viv Beeby
4/6. Mild Cognitive Impairment. Many of us have difficulty remembering names, especially as we get older - this is perfectly normal. People with Mild Cognitive Impairment, however, although they have some memory decline, do not actually have dementia. Professor Roy Jones is an MCI expert and he joins Barbara Myers to take your calls. Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email via www.bbc.c0.uk/radm4
This month, the Fields Medal (the Nobel Prize of mathematics) is being presented to four mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to their field. Previous prize-winning topics include Kac-Moody algebras, Banach space theory, combinatorics, algebraic geometry and topology. But does all this matter? Ouentin Cooper investigates. Producer Martin Redfern
4/5. The Advanced Lady. An opportunity to discuss advanced feminine thinking occurs as the Cure guests take a constitutional together - not that the young Englishwoman is convinced by such an "advanced" approach. By Katherine Mansfield.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
One year after Hurricane Katrina caused devastation in the American South, Stephen Sackur returns to New
Orleans to assess how, when, and indeed whether, the Big Easy will ever be rebuilt. Producer Bill Law
8/9. The Gnome Zone. Although as many as four out of five of us live in suburbs, that hasn't stopped suburbia being mocked for its alleged pretensions and conservatism. But as official alarm grows about the state of our suburbs, Richard Weight asks how far we understand our core habitat and if this pioneering British idea about how to live in modern society can still work. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
4/6. Dubai - Creating the World. David Beckham 's got one, as have most of the England football team. Dubai is engaged in the world's biggest construction project, creating a series of huge artificial islands built in the shape of palm trees and the continents of the world. The glitterati love them, the local fish aren't so sure. Tom Heap investigates. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
New series 1/6. Gambling Fever. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as Hamish and Dougal, the two Scotsmen well-known from their appearances on I'm
Sorry I Haven't A Clue, with Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie , their cleaning-lady-cum-housekeeper, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird. In this episode, to Dougal's dismay, Hamish becomes addicted to gambling after winning a Sporran Cosy in the Glen MacLottery. producer jon Naismith
New series 1/6. Dominic Holland shares the varied contents of his mind. This week he uses a pay-and-display car park, ponders the mysteries of airport shopping, and wonders if there is anything tastier than chicken. With support from Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Martin Hyder and Ed Weeks , and music by Jim Howard. Producer victoria Lloyd
3/3. 550 BC. Did Pythagoras really come up with the theorem that carries his name? How did Thales show the worth of science and learning with a little help from some olives? How do you prove that air isn't nothing?Adam Hart-Davis investigates. For further details see Tuesday
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