4/5. The Old and the New. In 1992, more or less overnight, the number of universities in Britain doubled. But it wasn t due to a massive building programme, or the injection of millions to construct new campuses. Instead, the nation s polytechnics simply changed the nameplates on their door. They were now the "new universities". So was this just a harmless exercise in "rebranding" or did it symbolise something else: the triumph of mass higher education - on the Cheap. Producer Phil Tinline Repeated at 9.30pm
Led by Canon Noel Vincent. On a Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross). Ephesians 2, vv13-18. Crux Fidelis (King John IV of Portugal). When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Richard Tanner.
On the 50th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht's death,
David Edgar returns to the ruins of postwar East Berlin to tell the story of the playwright's celebrated - but troubled - last years in Communist East Germany. Producer William Brittain-Catlin Repeated Sunday 12.15am
Eight-year-old Siddy and his big sister Frannie decide to find their father but. armed only with a newspaper cutting of him at a peace demonstration and a memory of a trip to a beach in Scarborough, do they have any hope of tracking him down? By Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Director Nadia Molinari
New series 1/10. Stewart Henderson returns with the popular interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
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4/5. When Stevie Was Married. Moving from the city to a small seaside town, a man decides to invent an imaginary wife for himself. But one day, she turns up. By John Heraghty , read by Simon Tait. For details see Monday
4/5. Material Assets. In the 1620s the cloth merchant
Roger Cutler of Ipswich was fighting competition from the Low Countries for the profitable Baltic export trade. Richard Foster discovers that nowadays the Suffolk shipping trade handles very different materials. For further details see Monday
"I'm on the plane!" - words to sink the hearts of peace-loving travellers. At present, mobile phone use is banned on planes on safety grounds, but surveillance equipment shows that many frequent fliers ignore the rule. So are mobile phones a genuine threat to air safety or just to airlines' income from their own in-flight phones? Quentin Cooper hears how phone signals really can interfere with the navigation equipment and throw a plane hundreds of miles off course, and how new technologies may make them safe. Producer Martin Redfern
2/6. Carol Vorderman and presenter Dave Gorman chew the fat over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes inspired inventions, schemes and policies dreamt up by the general public. Producer Simon Nicholls
9/10. By Gustave Flaubert. By dint of buying on credit and never paying, by constantly trying to fill the void in her inner life, Emma finds herself in serious trouble.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
While the truce between Israelis and Hezbollah holds, the UN's Mine Action team is working round the clock to clear unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon. About ten per cent of the explosives dropped on Lebanon failed to go off, and there's a race to clear houses and vital routes before the civilian population returns. Jenny Cuffe spends a week with the de-miners as they struggle to make southern Lebanon safe. Producer Sally Chesworth
2/9. Passport to Europe. Two more countries are lining up to join the European Union next year. Travelling across
Bulgaria and Romania, Peter Day asks if they are ready for the EU, and what difference their membership will make. Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series 1/10. Geoff Watts mulls over the scientific benefits of slime mould. He finds out about the genes we share with social amoebas and why this common ground is allowing scientists to develop slime mould as a new tool for understanding a range of medical problems - from how Legionnaires' disease infects the body to why anticancer drugs work. Producer Pamela Rutherford
9/10. Cicero's enemies are bribing their way to the consulship. He may be the best lawyer in Rome, but has he any chance against the forces of corruption? By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday
4/6. Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom
Unscrupulous treasure hunter Inverurie Jones has made off with the legendary Thimble of Doom. The laird leads Hamish and Dougal on an expedition to retrieve it.
Starring Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , with Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie and Jeremy Hardy as the laird. Producer Jon Naismith
4/6. Dominic Holland presents a series of monologues. This week he shares his thoughts on caravans, his children's love of arcade games and the perils of the kidney bean. With support from Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Martin Hyderand Ed Weeks. Producer Victoria Lloyd
3/3. The Geopolitics of Jest. Miles Kington examines the international dimensions of comedy: its origins, indigenous variations and universalities. He interviews
Terry Jones , Mark Lamarr and David Ouantick about the future of comedy and the impact of political correctness. Can you poke fun at murderous dictators while living in their authoritarian state? For further details see Tuesday
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