2/2. In the animal world, a creature will use lethal power to get what it wants. But are there any leaders?
Michael Portillo goes to the Kalahari Desert in search of nature s despots. Producer Julian Hector
6/6. Highland Fling. It's not Edinburgh. It's the Highlands.
Caroline's birthday in the wilds finds a newly sober Ruth reinventing herself, Fiona having a Highland fling ana
Caroline finding that her fling is well and truly flung.
Poignant comedy by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne
Harriet wants to play fantastic games but her parents can't quite hit the balance. Her dad is clueless at pretending and while her mum, Rachel, is adept at creating imaginary worlds, in her hands make-believe and lies are in danger of becoming confused.
5/6. Attack of the Killer Weeds. The rich grassland of Britain's hills and dales is under threat from the latest change in European farming policy. Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
5/5. Skin and Bones. By Sophie Cooke. The final story of this week's series inspired by food, in the same way that Proust's narrator in Remembrance of Things Past was inspired by the smell and taste of madeleines. Francis likes to sew, write and cook, but she doesn't much like eating. When she invites her newly discovered half-brother to dinner, she finds a whole new kind of fullness. Reader Laura Fraser. For further details see Monday
4/4 Professor Hugh Pennington at Aberdeen University has studied the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus since the 1960s, and was himself infected with it in his nose during an outbreak that swept through British hospitals at that time. it's now better known as MRSA, the superbug that has evolved resistance to most antibiotics. Pennington tells Jolyon Jenkins about the series of mistakes that turned a common or garden bug into a major health threat. Forfurtherdetailssee Tuesday
A look at some of the events that have happened on a single day in history, in this case 18 May, through sketches and one-liners. With James Bachman ,
Martin Trenaman , Barunka O'Shaughnessy , Barry Castagnola and Stefano Paolini recorded in front of a live audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Producer Paul Russell
5/5. Business Girls. Anna came to England as a refugee from Romania in the 1930s and she has a busy life in London - but memories of the past still intrude. By Paul Dodgson.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Calshot Spit in Southampton pose topical questions from the week's news to actor and Labour Party supporter Patrick Stewart , columnist David Aaronovitch , and Shireen Ritchie of the Women2Win Campaign advisory board. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
By Melissa Murray. Mary Rose is planning a wonderful New Year's Eve party to impress her friends. The only problem is that her wicked sisters, Fay and Jean, have a surprise visitor up their sleeve for her - her long-lost son who she kicked out years ago. But when they go to the airport to collect him, they are in for a bit of a shock.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson
4/8. WH Auden. Jeremy Vine and presenter Matthew Parr dispute the relative interest to be found in Auden's poetry and life story. Biographer Richard Davenport-Hines 's view is that to follow the poetry you have to understand the poet's life. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm
Woody Allen profiles the comic genius of humorist and writer SJ Perelman, who virtually defined a style of erudite New York humour associated with the The New Yorker magazine. With contributions from such as Bill Zinsser , Prudence Crowther, Roger Angell , Harold Evans and Denis Norden. Plus readings from Perelman's work and archive of Perelman himself. Written by Michael Pointon. Producer Neil Rosser
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