3/3. Nicola Heywood Thomas turns down a cobbled street in Edinburgh and finds a bowls repair workshop where Ronnie Scott is trying to keep his business going after changes to the sport's rules. Producer Steve Groves
3/5. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd 's biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. After a triumphant tour of America, Irving and Terry's relationship deepens. Then the death of the father of Ellen's two children changes the course of the actors' romance. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
According to the stereotype, Scousers are a tight-knit bunch who'll rob you then tell you a joke to cheer you up. But does this have any truth to it and if so, why?
Winifred Robinson returns to her native city to talk to Liverpudlians Willy Russell , Paul Farley and Bel Mooney to see which of the characteristics stand up to scrutiny and which they would rather see the back of. Producer Geoff Bird
6/6. Calendar Boys. When a famous artist arrives to paint the pictures for next year s friary calendar, tensions arise that give
Father Michael more than one reason for concern. By Christopher Lee.
Father Bertie Alfred Molina Gwynneth
Other characters played by Kenneth Danger , Alan Shearman and Matthew Wolf
Producers Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis Director Pete Atkin
2/3 By John Dryden and Miriam Smith.
Daisy Whitelock 's desire to scratch beneath the surface of Japanese society leads her to shun the companionship of the other expat teachers in her shared apartment and exposes her to the terrifying reality of a disturbed mind. Concludes tomorrow. For cast and details see yesterday
3/5 The Far West. Nigel Lindsay reads
The Far West, by Julian Maclaren-Ross , a hard-drinking literary denizen of Fitzrovia in the 1940s and 1950s. This story is set in France and portrays the casual cruelty of small boys. For details see Monday
3/30. Borderlands of the Spanish Superpower After the Spanish colonised Central and South America, the lure of gold and silver encouraged some to try their luck to the north. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday
Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
6/6. Mark sets out the importance of virtue, with stand-up comedy on the subject of humility. He's joined by assistants Tim Key and Tom Basden , who modestly offer up their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden
3/5. As Peggy's husband leaves the site to discuss finds with the British Museum, Rory Lomax arrives at Sutton Hoo and introduces her to the nightingale's song. By John Preston. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with contributions from Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Matthew Taylor.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/3. With politics in a state of flux, how do
Britain's think tanks position themselves to maximise their influence? Dennis Sewell outlines the thinking in some key organisations and talks to think tank bosses and researchers about their quest to get their thoughts turned into policy.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/3. Comedian and physicist Ben Miller continues his look at what Cern are hoping to learn from the Large
Hadron Collider atom smasher. This week he finds out what scientists know about dark matter, the invisible material believed to fill the universe. Producer Roland Pease
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