4/4. West Side Story. Paul Gambaccini examines the success of West Side Story, which swept the board at the 1961 Oscars.
With its fresh young cast, it sizzles with colour, drama, the outstanding choreography of Jerome Robbins , the music of Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. Who could tell that, behind the scenes, there were arguments, dubbings and overruns, and issues over racial casting ana "blacking up"? Producer Sarah Jane Hall
Older people in Britain are more likely to vote and more inclined to poll that vote for the Conservatives. But as the baby boomers reach their 60s, will this pattern change?
Andrew Rawnsley discovers how the parties are appealing to more mature voters and if the apparent advantage of the Conservatives will persist. Producer Simon Coates
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
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Andy Burnham , Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Minette Marrin , columnist for the Sunday Times, debate the issues of the week. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday
Alan Bennett 's autobiographical play about a woman who takes refuge in his Camden garden for three months and ends up staying for 15 years. Adapted from the stage play and directed by Gordon House .
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4/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues, from the boardroom to the shop floor.
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11/19. Friends and enemies, colleagues and confidantes provide a revealing insight into the personality and motivation of a person who is making the headlines. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and at 5.40pm
A history of personal advice, from the agony aunts and uncles of the women's magazines to the public confessional of the radio phone-in. Today the advice industry is alive and well in radio, TV, the internet and newspapers, where readers can offer their own comments. From advice on etiquette to relationship therapy, Jenni Murray explores how the way advice is delivered has changed to suit the times.
Producer Cecile Wright Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm
1/2. Evelyn Waugh 's satirical depiction of the world of journalism in the 1930s. William Boot. countryman, is mistakenly sent to cover a war in Africa. Dramatised by Jeremy Front . Repeated from Sunday
3/5. A broadcast from the Royal Society of Medicine, to celebrate the 500th edition of the programme that unpicks ethical issues behind the news. Melanie Philips,
Michael Portillo , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses in a vigorous debate. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday
4/6. Bonnie Greer , Ken Follett , John Simpson and Richard Eyre are tested by Nigel Rees on the sources of a range of quotations, as well as swapping amusing sayings and citations they have personally collected. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday
3/4. Man's Best Friend. Des Dillon 's dark story of a futuristic Britain in which dogs sniff out terrorist threats. Originally broadcast to mark the centenary of the scouting movement in 2007, inspired by its famous motto. Read by Nick Underwood. Producer Kirsty Williams
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