3/8. Michael Buerk talks to Richard McCann whose mother was murdered by Peter Sutcliffe , the Yorkshire Ripper, about his decision to make a suicide pact with his
Sister. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm
New series 1/5. Chris Ledgard looks at the lives of child prodigies. He meets
Mark Bennet , one of the brightest schoolboy mathematicians of his generation. But he tired of academic life after becoming a professor of mathematics at Cambridge, so he became a priest. Has he any regrets? Producer Chris Ledgard
Following the tagged Atlantic salmon as they continue up the River Tyne to reach their spawning grounds by late autumn.
Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
The Simpsons is the most successful animation series in TV history. To some, Bart and the rest of his family are seriously socially subversive. But to others, they boost conservative values. Phill Jupitus tries to find out who is right, and whether it really matters. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
PG Wodehouse wrote lyrics for hundreds of songs, which appeared in around 40 musical comedies. He worked with composers like Jerome Kern and Cole Porter , making an invaluable contribution to the development of musical comedy on Broadway and in the West End.
Ben Elton explores this forgotten side of his literary hero. Producer Caroline Hughes Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
The true story of Gary McKinnon , a Briton charged with hacking into the Pentagon's computer, dramatised by John Fletcher.
Producer David Morley ; Director Pete AtKin (K)
2/5. Graffiti Gorge. Iron Age carvings in Portugal's Coa Valley are engraved directly on top of earlier art. George Nash considers what drove graffiti artists to work in such dangerous places. For details see yesterday
5/9. Henry VII. George Osborne , shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, chooses the founder of the Tudor dynasty for great-life status. Steven Gunn and Matthew Parris discuss whether he's eligible, or whether Henry Tudor was, in fact, a wild Welsh adventurer who got lucky.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm
Journalist Annalisa Piras assesses the political health of Italy after Silvio Berlusconi 's victory in the March elections. Right-wing supporters celebrate the shake up of a sclerotic economy and a return to Catholic principles, while the opposition believe that xenophobia and political corruption have been on the rise. Producer Rosie Goldsmith
6/9. The Royal Victoria Infirmary Poisons Unit in Newcastle treats thousands of people who have overdosed on paracetamol, either accidentally or on purpose. Dr Mark Porter is shown round the facility and also visits the service set up by the NHS to advise people on what to do if they have been poisoned. Producer Erika Wright Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm
New series 1/6. Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst about the Edge Falls retail park where they will stop at nothing to part you from your money. This week it's "Pink Thursday".
Producer/Director Sally Avens
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