4/4. "No lady's dress is finer than the dress of the perch." Writer Tom Fort and Chris Yates argue that, in spite of what the Victorians wrote, perch are quintessentially masculine. Producer Dan Shepherd
In the late 1970s, cities such as Portsmouth and Birmingham became the stars of a group of B-movies created by the late director Harold Baim. One such classic is called Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham, where the Hollywood action man waxes lyrical about the city. Laurie Taylor tells the unexpected story of how and why these films were made. Producer Howard Shannon
"It's my kinda town": pages 128-129
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate from Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, where the panellists are Secretary for State for
Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears; shadow Secretary of State for
Communities and Local Government Eric
Pickles; Liberal Democrat peer Lord Razzall; and neurobiologist Professor Colin Blakemore. Repeated from yesterday
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Made into a Powell and Pressburger film in 1948 from a book by Nigel Balchin, this is a tense wartime thriller about the back-room boys and their sterling war efforts. Sammy Rice is called to solve the mystery of a series of unexploded bombs that are being scattered after German bombing raids. They lay dormant and then inexplicably explode on human contact. Will Sammy be able to stop the havoc they are causing among civilians?
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Only days before he died in January,
Miles Kington recorded several hours of tape with his friend, broadcaster Tony Staveacre , in which he talked about his career as a humorist, musician and broadcaster. To celebrate Kington, Staveacre presents highlights from these tapes, along with archive of some of Kington's broadcasts and musical performances. Producer Sara Davies
4/4. Mariella Frostrup hosts the debate about parenting that mixes practical advice and ideas. This week, a single parent explains why she feels penalised for doing the best for her Child. Repeated from Wednesday
2/4. Josephine Hart explores the life and politics of John Milton and how they shaped his masterpiece Paradise Lost. Extracts are performed by Jeremy Irons (Satan), Greg Wise (Adam) and Emilia Fox (Eve). The narrator is Felicity Kendal. Repeated from Sunday
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