New series Andrew Marr and guests, including playwright and novelist Michael Frayn , opera singer Amanda Roocroft and author Jonathan Franzen , set the cultural agenda tor the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Kate Williams 's new biography of the prostitute and later consort of the most famous man in England. Born in a bleak coal-mining village on the Wirral, Emma Hamilton climbed the social ladder as a teenager from maid-of-all-work to mistress of the aristocracy. Read by Polly Walker. Producer Amber Barnfather
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5/6. The Garden Square. Behind the ivy-clad railings of Notting Hill lie secret gardens, accessible only to residents with a key. A tennis court or a croquet lawn may be glimpsed: the distant laughter or a mower may be heard, but what really goes on inside the square? With acres of lawns and ancient plane trees this should be an urban
Utopia but, run by powerful and watchful committees, is this serene space really paradise after all? Producer Sarah Bowen
8/8 Still Having a Wonderful Time. The villains make their desperate final move, and the secret of the spectacles is at last revealed. By Francis Durbndge.
Producer Patrick Rayner
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5/17 Four contestants from the south of England compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
In July 1914 Joseph Conrad travelled to Poland with his wife Jessie and their two young sons. It was a country on the brink of war and one that held painful memories, including unexpected personal struggles and insights, for Conrad. By Zosia Wand.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari
1/5. The Nut House. The first of a week of quirky tales based on likely and unlikely interviews, Ian MacPherson reads his own story about a curious encounter between a restaurateur and a gunman. Producer Kirsty Williams
6/30. Learn to Die. How did the Puritan ethos affect children's lives after the Reformation of the 16th century? Michael Morpurgo continues his exploration of a thousand years of British childhood. The readers are Jack Blumenau , Adam Godley , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. Producer Beaty Ruben
Michael Palin 's newly published diaries look back on his years as a member of the Monty Python team. He talks to Mark Lawson about his unexpected successes and the struggles behind the scenes. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
11/15. Bernard attempts to describe his time as a soldier in India, where Independence is spelling the end of the Empire. Dramatisation by Pat Cumper of Andrea Levy 's novel.
Other parts played by Trevor Cuthbertson , Paul Richard Biqgin , Damian Lynch and Tracy Wiles
Music by Felix Cross : Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Michael Gillard investigates the key role that London and other UK financial institutions have played in the rise and rise of Russia's oligarchs - the businessmen who have accrued such immense wealth and influence since the fall Of the Soviet Union. Editor David Ross ; Producer Jenny Chryss
4/9. The Sounds of Galapagos. The unique and spectacular wildlife of the Galapagos islands is captured in an evocative audio portrait by Joe Stevens and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Travelling from the ocean floor to the rim of a volcanic crater they record grazing fish and snapping pistol shrimps, gobbling frigate birds and mating giant tortoises. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am See also Galapagos on Friday at 9pm on BBC2
1/10. John le Carre 's latest novel begins with Salvo, a professional interpreter of African languages, finding his bi-cultural identity polarised to breaking point when he becomes involved in the planning stages of an operation to take over the Eastern Congo. Read by Paterson Joseph. Abridged by Katrin Williams. Producer David Biount
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1/2. Rags, Bones, Bishops and Silly Moos. Tim Brooke-Taylor remembers the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the proving ground for some of the best-loved British sitcoms, including Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Meet the Wife. Producer Stephen Garner
1/3. Sleeping with the Fish. Andrew Smith experiences five days trying to adapt to the cramped physical and emotional world aboard the HMS Torbay nuclear submarine, and hears tales from veterans of her Second World War predecessor. Producer Mark Burman
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