5/5. David Heigham discusses with Chris Ledgard his sense of regret at having wasted his intellectual gifts. He wanted an explanation as to why his schooling left him incapable of fulfilling his talent. He now believes a professor in California has a theory that should be applied to anyone Who has a gifted Child. Producer Chris Ledgard
2/5. Julie Walters continues her account of growing up in the Black Country in the 1960s, a happy but noisy household that included two brothers and her Irish grandmother. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
To mark the centenary of the publication of The Wind in the Willows, John O'Farrell returns to the Berkshire riverbank of his childhood to explore the relationship between
Kenneth Grahame and his son Alistair. On the way, he unlocks the symbols and mysteries contained in the classic children's book. Producer Emiiy Williams
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2/4. So What. The first track on Miles Davis 's 1959 Kind of Blue was entitled So What and the album became the best-selling jazz album of all time. This programme tells the stories of people whose lives were changed by this piece Of music. Producer Rosie Boulton
New series 1/5. Jonathan Myerson 's drama about life inside Downing Street. After a man dies from a virus picked up abroad, newspapers run a panic campaign that questions the government's security measures. With Antony Sher and Julian Rhind-Tutt .
Director Clive Brill
New series 1/13. Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme that captures listeners' passions for the past. Including what the Nazis did for gliding in Britain. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Qian, Mr Huxing and the Rats. Oian, new student at Beijing University, makes a startling discovery at her digs, which leads to an even more surprising meeting. Written by a prisoner on a creative-writing programme. Read by Finty Williams. For details see yesterday
9/9. William Hogarth. Ian Hislop nominates satirist William Hogarth for great-life status. Joining the discussion is art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon . Matthew Parris adjudicates. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm
Comedy show using sketches and songs to examine the particular pains of modern life. Starring Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne ,
Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producers Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor
1/2. Owen Bennett-Jones reports from
America, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on the battle for hearts and minds in the war on terror. In the first part. he goes inside an American detention camp in Iraq to see how the US is trying to win over captured insurgents. But a global poll shows that the policy adopted by the US and its allies is failing and is actually making things worse. Producer Neal Razzell Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series 1/4. Anger can be a problem, not only for relationships but also for health reasons. New research shows that getting angry a lot can be bad for the heart. It also affects the immune system. On the other hand, suppressing anger is also counterproductive. Vivienne Parry investigates the claim that anger is a mental health problem. Or are we medicalising a necessary emotion?
Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
7/10. When she sees someone moving around in her house, Manda takes refuge at Tom's cottage. From here she plans a new start. But what will she choose: safety or freedom? By Sally Hinchcliffe. For details see yesterday
5/6. It's charity week at the Edge Falls Retail Village and Sonya's daughter sees this as the perfect opportunity to make money.
Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Producer/Director Sally Avens
1/3. Steve Punt examines those little mysteries that perplex and amuse. He begins by looking at the bizarre case of a couple who found 400 false legs hidden under their floorboards. Producer Laurence Grlssell
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