4/4. John Sessions concludes his history of popular entertainment before the dawn of cinema by looking at Victorian Britain's attraction to the circus and the delights offered by the music hall to the masses. Producer Paul Kobrak
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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Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the debate in Birmingham, where the panel includes playwright David Edgar , Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Alan Duncan MP, and Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for communities and local government Julia Goldsworthy MP. Repeated from yesterday
David Suchet stars in Roger Crane 's conspiracy thriller, which goes behind the scenes at the Vatican, uncovering bitter rivalries, political skulduggery and crises of faith surrounding the untimely death of Pope John Paul Dramatised and produced by Martin Jenkins.
Director David Blount
Pope Paul VI:
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
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Angus Deayton pays tribute to the late Geoffrey Perkins , the genial genius of radio and TV comedy who died in August in a road accident, producing a genuine outpouring of grief from leading comedy writers and performers alike. His career, which included I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Fast Show, Spitting Image, and Radio Active, culminated in a desk job as head of comedy for the BBC. He was one of Britain's funniest people, as attested by such contributors as Clive Anderson ,
Michael Portillo , Graham Linehan and John Lloyd. Producers Colin Anderson and Simon Elmes Radio features: pages 118-119
Apsley Cherry-Garrard 's account of his journey as a member of Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition, dramatised by Stef Penney.
21 December 1911: the final 12 men stand at the head of the Beardmore Glacier. Scott is about to tell four of them to turn back. Who will be in the returning party?
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Capt Robert Falcon Scott:
Dr "Atch" Atkinson:
Capt "Titus" Oates:
Lieutenant "Birdie" Bowers:
Charles "Silas" Wright:
Dr Edward "Bill" Wilson:
Edward "Teddy"/PO Tom Crean:
5/7. Michael Buerk hosts the debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Matthew Taylor and Will Self cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
3/7. Christina Rossetti is recognised as a major figure in Victorian literature.
Roger McGough introduces requests for her works, including the haunting, dark eroticism of her classic narrative poem, Goblin Market. The reader is Tessa Nicholson. Repeated from Sunday
4/5. The People's Prince. "Of course there were rules. We always have rules. But as a country we're really rather good at changing them when we feel the need." David Robb reads James Cusick 's story. Producer David Jackson Young
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