2/3. In the series in which he challenges the status of familiar people, practices and things, Lenny Henry guestions the method school of acting. He goes to New York to visit the Actors' Studio, where Lee Strasberg taught his method acting style to such stars as Marion Brando and Robert De Niro among many others. But Laurence Olivier famously despised it. advising Dustin Hoffman to "just act, dear boy!" Contributors include the actress Ellen Burstyn. Producer Simon Elmes
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Essex Eagles v Yorkshire Carnegie
Commentary by Simon Mann , Arlo White and Kevin Howells on the Friends Provident Trophy second semi-final at the County
Ground in Chelmsford. Analysis comes from Graham Gooch and Steve James.
Producer Jim Hollis "approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 11.45am
2/2. When Rebus investigates the death of an oil worker, he becomes a suspect in the hunt for a serial killer known as Johnny Bible. Ian Rankin 's story is dramatised by Chris Dolan. Producer/Director Bruce Young
Recorded in April 1964, this long-lost Beatles footage was discovered in a south London garage more than 40 years after it was first broadcast in Scotland as part of a regional TV programme presented by Helen Shapiro. It is considered to be the earliest surviving TV interview with the band and has never been seen or heard by the rest of the world. Producers Richard Jeffs and Howard Shannon Repeated from Tuesday
Jane Garvey introduces highlights of the past week's Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for E6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl pSp, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223
Rod Laver beats Tony Roche in straight sets to win the Wimbledon singles title. John Tusa presents the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. Producers Robert Abel , Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman
On the night of 6 July, 1988, the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea was destroyed in a series of massive explosions in which 167 men died. The shock of the accident and the following recommendations had a deep impact on Britain's offshore oil industry. Twenty years on, Mark Stephen hears the recollections of those who lived through the disaster.
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1/2. Robert Browning 's poetic masterpiece of sex, lies and murder, set in 17th-century Rome. Rome is rife with speculation in the aftermath of a triple stabbing. Adapted by Martyn Wade.
Repeated from Sunday
5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves ,
Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses about the ethical issues behind the Week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
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