3/5. A Moon over Rome. Gore Vidal settles in Rome, writes a novel in a month, goes sailing with Paul Newman and contemplates the moon landing. Read by Tim Robbins. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Olivia O'Leary tells the hitherto untold story of Father Alec Reid , the priest who for 35 years acted as a secret negotiator between the IRA and the British and Irish governments. A picture of him taken as he administered the Last Rites to the two British army corporals became one of the enduring images of the Troubles. Now that the IRA has decommissioned its weapons (he was one of the appointed "overseers") his story can at last be told.
Producer Rachel Hooper
With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson. Including an investigation into the Empty Dwelling Management
Order, which allows councils to take over privately owned, unoccupied homes to bring them into use but which has been described in the tabloid press as "home grabbing".
Award-winning author Philip Pullman entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford with poetry and prose that has inspired him in his work. Excerpts read by Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett. Producer vivBeeby
By Colleen Muldoon-Taylor . Victimised at school because his parents are a lesbian couple, 14-year-old Sebastian secretly uses cut-outs from celebrity magazines to create a fantasy family for himself. He is increasingly drawn into fights at school because of taunts about his family, but his loving parents take different views of the warning signs.
Director/Producer Kate Chapman
Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales. In the first of a new series, three leading tree experts are invited to talk about their horticultural experiences.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
3/5. Its mid-August and the two Arctic terns set off on the first leg of their migration to Antarctica. Tragedy strikes when they stop off to rest and feed off the coast of Ghana. Paul Young follows their journey. For further details see Monday
Laurie Taylor talks to Janet Gruber ahead of World Aids
Day to learn more about her research into conflict, gender inequality and HIV infection. She also considers what happens to HIV infection rates when survivors are displaced and lose their homes and livelihoods as a result Of war or genocide. Producer Kevin Dawson
3/4. What is a normal metabolism? The thyroid controls our body temperature and, therefore, our metabolism. But it's quite common for things to go wrong with the thyroid, and determining what normal thyroid function should be is no easy task. Vivienne Parry explores how to tell if the thyroid is working normally and what happens if it isn't. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
1/6. Talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy presents his own unique brand of broadcast journalism, helped by his enthusiastic production team and famous friends. Comedy with Rhys Thomas , Paul Whitehouse , Simon Day and Charlie Higson. Special guests: Amelia Bullmore , Felix Dexter and Harry
Enfield. Producers Lucy Armitage , Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
3/5. Catherine Linstrum 's play is set at the time in Dodie
Smith's career when she had lost credibility as a playwright. Having been the most performed author in the West End in the 1930s, 20 years later she was "critically bankrupt", and was yet to enjoy the success of 101 Dalmatians. Recorded on location at Smith's cottaqe in Essex.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/3. The struggle to win compensation for the victims of thalidomide was one of the great campaigns of the 1960s and 70s. There was a settlement in 1973 but over the years its value was eroded by inflation - and the victims still had to pay tax. Although thalidomide disappeared from the headlines, another campaign was going on to achieve a more generous deal. Carolyn Quinn reports on the progress of this great lost cause. Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am
3/6. Peter Evans meets the dinosaur hunters who are discovering new species of the creatures every week. He finds out how the palaeontologists are identifying these fossils and considers whether the new findings are bringing experts any nearer to discovering the cause of their extinction. Producer Alexandra Feachem
3/10. Amir is ecstatic when he manages to win the neighbourhood kite-flying tournament. After taking his own kite home he hurries off to search for Hassan, who has promised to run the last kite for him. But what he witnesses in the deserted alley beyond the bazaar is to haunt him for the rest of his life. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. For further details see Monday
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