Melvyn Bragg and his guests Sir Anthony Kenny, Amira Bennison and Peter Adamson discuss the Arab scholar Averroes, who kept the flame of Greek thought burning brightly when the lights were going out in the philosophy schools of Medieval Europe.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Nelson and the Hamiltons return to England, where Emma gives birth to their daughter Horatia. Desperate to spend all his time on shore with Emma, Nelson searches for the perfect country house. Read by Polly Walker. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
Led by Clair Jaquiss. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (Sf Hugh). Luke 11, wHO. The Lord's Prayer (Kedroff).
Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Philip Rushforth.
3/5. News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget McCann ,
Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor with some of her favourite prose and poetry. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
It's an unlikely relationship, and one that his children dislike, but when Andrew's wife lies dying in hospital, the one person whom Andrew can talk to is Mrs Boston - an absolute stranger, who doesn't even appear to talk much sense. By Alan Drury.
Producer/Director Jane Morgan
4/10. Stewart Henderson presents the popular interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
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9/30. But Can She Spin? Education for girls had been on the increase in the 15th century, so why were girls in the 16th and 17th centuries instructed that they should be "seen and not heard"? Why had sinful Eve replaced the blessed Madonna as the main female archetype? Michael Morpurgo tells the surprising story of the regression in girls' education at that time, but also uncovers a few forgotten rebels along the way.
The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. For further details see Monday
Jane Gardam joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss her book Old Filth - the life story of a judge from his early years in Malaya to old age and widowhood in Dorset. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
A small fleet of spacecraft is taking off to probe the most energetic explosions in the solar system. The Japanese Solar-B craft and Nasa's two Stereo satellites will look at the sun to study in detail the solar flares and mass-ejections that send clouds of hot gas racing towards the Earth with the energy of millions of hydrogen bombs. Quentin Cooper hears the latest news from our violent star. Producer Martin Redfern
5/6. Sid Waddell joins presenter Dave Gorman to chew the fat over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes inspired inventions, schemes and policies dreamt up by the general public. Producer Simon Nicholls
3/3. Mohammed. A window into the rich and varied life of Britain's faith communities through the compelling personal stories of people who share the same name but lead very different I ives. Producer Liz Leonard
5/9. French with Tears
Big social problems, high unemployment, a stuttering economy: despite having some world-class corporations, business in France appears to be in deep trouble. As next year's presidential election campaigning gets under way, Peter Day asks whether the French will stick to their model of state intervention: or embrace the Anglo-Saxon market forces they have long shunned.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9 30pm
New series 1/6. Diversity
Meet Martin Christmas , local government officer. cynic and manic-depressive. Martin is in search of inner peace but is held back by his yearly visit to the diversity workshop, by having to come up with slogans for a rubbish bus, and by pagans in the Youth and Leisure department trying to recruit him. Then to top it all he keeps seeing the image of a bloke with a metal plate in his jaw. By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett
As a tribute to writer and conservationist Roger Deakin , who died recently, another chance to hear a unique sound-portrait of life in his timber-framed house in Suffolk, as it flexes its joints, sighs with the passing of the seasons and echoes with the sounds of its residents; the spiders, bees, swallows, hedgehogs and Slugs. Producer Sarah Blunt
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