Andrew Marr's guests include historian Richard Evans on the final part of his trilogy on the Nazis, philosopher Raymond Geuss on ethics and politics, and critic AA Gill on television as a cultural force.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Derek Jacobi reads Jackie Wullschlager 's biography of Marc Chagall , dubbed "the father of surrealism". Born and brought up as a Jew in the Russian Pale of Settlement in Vitebsk, Chagall turned its grinding poverty into visions of beauty on canvas. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Chagall (released 30 October) for E28.00 (RRP E30.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
New series 1/6. Going to the Dogs Alan Dein discovers how two family businesses are faring as greyhound racing goes into decline and Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium closes down.
Producers Laura Thomas and Sara Jane Hall
4/6. Educating Peter. Ed has an unexpected success when he revives one of his old stage shows, called Educating Peter. Comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis
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During revolutionary turmoil in 19th-century Europe a celebrated magician is shot on stage. With his dying breath he passes on the secrets of his act to his daughter. Fearing the unwanted attentions of jealous rivals, she disappears. Comic drama by Adam Beeson.
1/5 Tim Samuels invites five busy people to put aside their daily lives to run away for a few hours. Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti. exchanges her small, windowless office for the darkness of the British Film Institute in order to rekindle her love Of the Cinema. Producer Mohini Patel
3/8 Holidays in which bed and board were paid for by work were once the preserve of gap-year students, but Katie Derham discovers they are now increasingly popular with people of all ages. She hears the experiences of several travellers who have done just that across the world. Producer Susan Marling
4/6. Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh to parody Harry Potter author JK Rowling in another edition of the literary quiz show, presented by James Walton. Producers Katie Marsden and Sam Michell Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. Week Six: A Paintbrush Reporter
Exploring the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. Week six follows the wartime fortunes of Afrikaans journalist Barbara Loxton. Leaving South Africa for England in 1944, she believed the war was soon to end and that she would be reunited with the family she had left behind. Drar,°atised by Hattie Naylor.
Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am
What is it like to be a torturer? Jolyon Jenkins finds former torturers, including
- US military interrogators in Iraq and Vietnam who, although reluctant to admit even to themselves what they've done, talk about the process of torture and the balance of power that exists between themselves and their victims. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Radio features: pages 118-119
2/6. The First Forests. One of the greatest events in the Earth's history was the appearance of the first forests 380 million years ago. New discoveries of strange fossilised leafless trees are revealing the profound impact on the planet's atmosphere. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
1/10. The date is July 1303 and Edward I is on a campaign to subdue Scotland. But the Scots are not the only thorn in Edward's side. His son Ned has little appetite for kingship, preferring instead the knight Piers Gaveston - an obsession many consider to be a threat to the crown. Written by David Pownall , abridged by Neville Teller and read by David Horovitch. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To order The Ruling Passion for £10.79
(RRP £11.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
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