To launch the new history of America series starting at 3.45pm this afternoon,
BBC North America editor Justin Webb presents a debate on the influences that have shaped the America of today.
Producer Sue Ellis Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd 's s biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry , the two greats of the Victorian stage. When Ellen's first marriage breaks down, she lives up to her "fallen woman" reputation by running off with a friend of Oscar Wilde and only returns to the stage when debts begin to mount. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order A Strange Eventful History for E22.50 (RRP E25.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
As hands-on fatherhood becomes a necessity in many modern households, writer and broadcaster Richard Johnson looks at a new wave of support for dads-to-be that has swept over from the States - a chance for men to learn how to become fathers from experienced dads. Producer Sara Parker
3/5. Andy Steps Up. PC Andy Crawford gets another chance to earn his stripes when some suspiciously priced tins of salmon turn up on Dock Green market. By Ted Willis , dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producer Viv Beeby
In 1919 Henry Impey , mayor of Luton, decides to hold a mayoral procession to celebrate the peace but he fails to invite any of the old soldiers. The consequences of his actions prove to be the turning point in the mayor's life. By Sue Rodwell.
Insp Jackson lanBrooker
Director Rosemary Watts
1/5 MondayDiary. "My name is Flipper Harries and I am a gift from God." Flipper is best friends with a boy that all the girls fancy. So how is he to woo Angela? Steven Meo reads
Carys Davies 's tale, the first in a series proving the art of the short story is alive and well and in print. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters
1/30. Lost Civilisations. In this epic series, stretching over 90 episodes in three separate slices, the history of America is documented by David Reynolds. He begins by asking who America's first inhabitants were. Producer Sue Ellis
See also the omnibus edition on Friday at 9pm
8/10. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from the Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, with Clement Freud , Gyles Brandreth , Marcus Brigstocke and Owen O'Neill.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order Just a Minute: The Best of 2007 CD for just £10.39 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RTD262, or visit www.bbcshop.com
1/5. By John Preston. Sutton Hoo , Suffolk,
August 1939: Peggy and her husband Stuart take part in Britain's most significant archaeological excavation.
Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from 10.45am
A year on from the Northern Rock crisis,
Evan Davis presents a debate that proposes: This economic crisis is a good opportunity to rebuild the global order. The panel includes BBC business editor Robert Peston. Producer Sue Davies
1/2. Inflammation is the body's first line of defence against injury and infection but researchers have found that it can lead to a host of unrelated conditions such as cancer and heart disease. Claudia Hammond examines the latest attempts to tame the inflamed response. Producer Adrian Washbourne
6/10. Avery is caught in an embrace with Louise by his wife and daughter. A shocked Ellen declares that Louise must leave the house immediately. Deborah Findlay reads Dorothy Whipple 's 1953 novel. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
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7/9. They Come to Freeze Our Children
Christopher William Hill 's sitcom about a BBC producer in 1962, struggling to make a radio soap set in the futuristic world of 2008. Today, an actress is forced to face her worst fear and work with a child.
Producer Liz Webb
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