1/1. Olivia O'Leary talks to Michael Wilkins , a headmaster who turned round the fortunes of a failing comprehensive school near Leeds. She also meets Tony Little , headmaster of Eton, and compares the two teachers' approaches to education. Producer Karen Gregor
Rptd at 9.30pm
2/5. The invention of the hot-air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers led to a spate of crowd-pulling spectacles - and the fierce rivalry of the first cross-Channel "aeronauts". By Richard Holmes. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
31/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
He's been called "the most important
Scottish poet since Robert Burns " but he's better known overseas than elsewhere in the UK. Fred Freeman gives a flavour of the extraordinary life and work of Hamish Henderson , who died in 2002. Producer Mike Hally
4/4 What a Wonderful World. This song was written for Louis Armstrong and recorded by him in America in 1967 amid civil rights demonstrations and protests against the Vietnam war. But was it meant as a powerful anthem to peace? Producer Sara Conkey
3/5. The Prime Minister finds himself embroiled in unexpected complications on a trip to Gibraltar. Meanwhile, his wife has drawn media attention by meeting a former party worker - who's just been released from prison. By Jonathan Myerson.
Director Clive Brill
3/13 Vanessa Collingridge investigates listeners' questions about the past. Today she's in Eyemouth on the Scottish Borders where 129 fishermen lost their lives in a storm on this day in 1881. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/9 From the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Author and former Python Terry Jones and PR guru Mark Borkowski join presenter Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/6 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis s topical sitcom in which James Fleet stars as Duncan Stonebridge MP. who loves the excitement, intrigue and power of Westminster life, but finds his constituency a bit tricky. With Geoff McGivern , Simon Greenall and Geraldine McNulty. producer Dawn Ellis
Hundreds of lawsuits are being filed in America by banks and financial institutions arguing over who's to blame for the crisis in global financial markets. Michael Robinson investigates and reveals what those legal documents tell us about the banking system. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/4. Blood Pressure. Vivienne Parry discovers what doctors think is normal blood pressure. She asks at what level doctors will start prescribing drugs to lower blood pressure, and considers whether the food industry has a role to play in helping us to reduce our chances of having a heart attack or a stroke.
Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
7/15. Alex Jennings reads Gustave Flaubert 's tale, abridged by Sally Marmion. Frederic is drawn into the tensions of the Arnoux household and comes to the rescue when bailiffs threaten. For details see yesterday
New series 1/4. Lucy Clarke 's comedy, starring Daisy Haggard as a - woman struggling to cope with the pressures of modern life. With the builders in constructing her new kitchen and an awards ceremony to go to, life should be glorious for Faye, but somehow it isn't. With Katy Brand , Justin Edwards and Joanna Neary. Producer Simon Nicholls
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