WB Yeats and Irish Politics. Yeats, whose body of poems are among the finest in Irish literature, lived through a turbulent time in Irish politics with the Easter Rising and the division of the country. Melvyn Bragg and Quests, Roy Foster and Fran Brearton , look at how Yeats's poems relate to those troubled times, to the idea of Irishness itself, and at the surprising nature of Yeats's own Political beliefs.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeated at 9.30pm
6/8. Las Vegas. The mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman , wants to legalise
Prostitution, which is already legal in the rest of Nevada. At a time when other countries, including the UK, are examining similar options, Rosie Goldsmith listens to the claims that a regulated industry will be safer as well as to those who think it's a cynical way for the state to cash in on the sex trade.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated on Monday at 830pm
Patrick Humphries explores the life and career of Paul Brickhill, the Australian writer of The Great Escape, Reach for the Sky and The Dambusters, all of which were made into iconic films. The programme sets out to discover why Brickhill stopped writing in 1962 and never published anything again.
What really happened when Charlotte
Bronte - as poor, obscure, plain and little as the heroines of her later novels - travelled to Brussels to study at a girls' school? Taken from the novelist's own writings and letters. Written hv Judith Adams.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
Charlotte Bronte 1 or Reason:
Charlotte Bronte 2 or Passion:
3/10 Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas.
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The brain cells need a protected, delicately balanced environment in which to communicate with one another and so effectively control the body's functions
Quentin Cooper finds out how the blood-brain barrier prevents toxic substances from entering into the brain. He also looks at research into how this barrier could be manipulated to help control diseases like epilepsy.
4/5. Kayla Williams 's memoirs of serving as a young American soldier in Iraq. Kayla reflects on the nature of her brief in the wartorn Middle East nation.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
4/4. The police enquiry in to the St Martin care home in Jersey has spent weeks searching through underground chambers, looking for evidence of child abuse.
Simon Cox travels to Jersey to examine the background to the case and the hidden side Of the Channel Island. Producer Richard Vadon
9/10. A Nation of Billy Elliots? From fashion to film, the Government is promoting the arts including five hours of "culture" per week in schools at a time when arts organisations are in uproar over Arts
Council cuts. But the arts in the UK now receive more money from private donors than from the public purse.
Camilla Cavendish asks why our "cultural industries" are now so attractive to the Government.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
1/2. Survival rates for cancer in Britain are still worse than other countries in western
Europe despite record investments in cancer care. Penny Marshall discovers a lack of investment during the 1980s and 1990s is partly responsible and also investigates claims that late diagnosis in childhood cancer is a further contributing factor. Will the UK will ever catch up? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
3/4. Keith decides the next edition of the Blue Touch Paper should focus on Gordon Brown , but the team have to unite on the angle they take and avoid just being rude about Scotland. For details and cast see Tue
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