3/4. The Man with the Hole in His Head. In her series on case studies that have furthered our understanding of the human mind,
Claudia Hammond revisits the case of Phineas Gage , a railway worker in 19th-century Vermont. who suffered a bizarre accident when a metre-long iron rod went right through his skull, changing him and the study of neuroscience forever. Producer Marya Burgess
New series 1/6. Royal Visit. It's panic stations at Hut 33. A royai visitor is coming to inspect Bletchley Park.
But the top brass are worried that this particular aristocrat is a Nazi sympathiser. Hut 33 has to delay him and make sure he doesn't see any of the code-breaking machines. Comedy by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley
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New series 1/6. Guests Pam Ayres , Trevor McDonald , Sue Limb and Gervase Phinn exchange quotations and anecdotes in the veteran parlour game. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with Peter Jefferson as the reader. Producer Claire Bartlett
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5/5. 1929: Davy faces his greatest challenge at Bamfylde School - a confrontation with new headmaster Alcock. One of them will have to go. RF Delderf ield's story is dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson
3/5. Martina Cole - So Many Things....
Martina Cole reveals how her anger at injustice, particularly the opprobrium heaped on single mothers, inspired her to take direct, positive action. Read by Elizabeth Carling. For details see Monday
3/5. By Alison Joseph. Sister Agnes finds out more about the man Catherine claims to have murdered, and resolves to look more deeply into this apparently open-and-shut case.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
4/4. Bail. In the light of statistics suggesting a number of criminals commit serious crimes while on bail, Clive Anderson and guests debate the necessity for courts to tighten up on granting bail, and consider whether this would compromise a defendant's right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and peculiarities of the back-bencher, asking historians whether these traits have been present since the very first Parliaments in the 1300s. He continues by digging into the parliamentary archives in search of the back-benchers' good and noble works from the past - all now largely forgotten.
Producer Philip Sellars Repeated from Sunday at
10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am
4/4. Poirot is convinced another murder has been committed, but his little grey cells need to take a different direction if he is to solve the mystery. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams
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