Lysenkoism. The geneticist Trofim Lysenko promised Stalin that he would revolutionise Soviet agriculture in the 1940s but in the end the USSR was forced to import grain from the USA. Melvyn Bragg discusses the Cold
War and Soviet science with Robert Service, Catherine Merridale and Steve Jones.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
England v New Zealand
Commentary on the first day of the Third
Test from Trent Bridge by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle , with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Geoffrey Boycott.
Producer Adam Mountford approximate times
TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm
Zino Saro-Wiwa explores the legacy of Africa's first great post-colonial novel. 50 years after its initial publication. Chinua Achebe's Lament is set at the turn of the last century and tells the story of a Nigerian society living close to the rhythms and drumbeats of nature. Producer Mark Rickards
By Dan Jamieson. A modern version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice about a trainee gin distiller and his unrequited love. Producer/Director Marc Beeby
Girl No 5:
10/10. Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm; email: [address removed]
9/30. The Earth Moves. Heather Couper recalls the contribution of Nicolaus Copernicus, who was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based, heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the centre of the universe. His close association with the religious community meant he was reluctant to publish such a heretical suggestion, and did so only in 1543, the year ofhis death. For details see Monday
9/10. By Barbara Pym. Miss Doggett should be careful about what she looks for - she just might find it. Narrated by Penelope Wilton and starring Elizabeth Spriggs.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Mark Gregory reports from India on UN mechanisms put in place to achieve their emission-reduction targets. In the course of his investigation, he asks if the plan to decrease global-warming gases is working, and uncovers fundamental flaws in the scheme that suggest billions of dollars are being wasted. Producer David Edmonds
6/9. Mr Bottom Line. As chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, David Tweed ie is the man responsible for protecting the integrity of global capitalism. He tells Peter Day about his quest for clarity in a world of often baffling facts and figures. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/6. Miriam O'Reilly examines shipping industry efforts to protect sea birds and wildlife. She asks if enough is being done to protect marine species like the ones that faced catastrophe in the wake of last year's Lyme Bay disaster, when MSC Napoli was beached. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
Sci-fi comedy written by and starring Graham Duff.
4/6. The professor finds himself imprisoned in Biros Optimum Security prison alongside some of the galaxy's most evil masterminds, with the people of KENT as his only hope of escape.
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