New series 1/5. Almost half the world's
Population lives on less than a dollar a day. By talking to the real people living in these conditions, Mike Wooldridge captures the humiliation, powerlessness and hardship that this statistic fails to convey. He begins in western Kenya where he meets a large family struggling to survive, producer Ruth Evans
The Italian architect and author Francesco da Mosta takes an outsider's look at the British obsession with the natural world and its preservation, including anything from feeding birds in gardens to contributing to the RSPB Or local wildlife trusts. Producer David Parkinson
2/2. Hardeep Singh Kohli digs under the skin of Indian independent cinema, whose gritty themes and realism are a refreshing change to escapist Bollywood. His interviewees include leading film figures Shyam Benegal , Prakash Jha and Shabana Azmi , as he explores the complex artistic and funding relationships between the UK and Indian independent film industries. Producer David Morley
New series 1/4. New York, New York
Songwriting duo Kander and Ebb wrote the title song for the film New York, New York but the film's star, Robert De Niro , didn't like it so they furiously wrote another one. John Kander talks about the story behind the Classic song. Producer SaraConkey
Armley, Leeds: when Maurice falls ill while celebrating his golden wedding anniversary, his wife Eileen wants to know why. She heads for the library and embarks on a journey that changes both their lives. By Alice Nutter.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts
Dr Wilson/Constable Marks:
2/5. A Photographer's Eye. Photographer Mark McNulty meets some of the fellow
Liverpudlians he photographed as part of a project for the city's 800th anniversary. He asks them why the city is still such a rich source Of visual imagery. For details see yesterday
1/2. Occasionally it takes a stroke of inspired thought to solve a murder, and sometimes that inspiration can lead to the discovery of a new tool in policing. Kevin Bocquet tells the story of how a man who made his name reconstructing mummified Egyptian kings was asked to help identify the remains of a body found buried in Cardiff. Producer Steve Taylor
4/7. Howard Florey. Howard Florey is the forgotten man in the story of the discovery of penicillin. Sir Richard Sykes is determined to put the record straight. Presented by Matthew Parris.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/4. Miranda Hart with another buffet of stand-up, sketches, song and special guests. In a desperate attempt to recapture her youth, Miranda hosts a pre-clubbing party before a night on the tiles. With Sharon Horgan and Kim Wall. Producer Chris Neill
As Europe wrestles with an influx of migrants from some of the poorest countries in the world, Jenny Cuffe travels to Africa to examine the problem at its roots and follows the personal journeys of some of those who risk all in pursuit of a dream.
Editor David Ross Repeated onSundayat5pm
4/4. Steve. Sitcom set in a dating agency. The infuriatingly picky Steve meets his match. By Mark Trotman and Chris Tisdall.
Additional characters played by Bruce MacKinnon , Peter Marinker , Lizzie Roper , Kate Terence , Chris Tisdall and Mark Trotman
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Lianne Coop
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