1/5. In 1892, twin sisters Agnes and Margaret Smith found, hidden in the monastery library on Mount Sinai, a manuscript that remains to this day one of the earliest known copies of the Bible. By Janet Soskice , abridged by Libby Spurrier. Read by Stella Gonet. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Sisters of Sinai is available for £1705 (RRP E18.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed]call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdrrect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Derrick Weaver , a milkman in Birmingham for
44 years, begins his working day at 2.15am.
He provides an insight into his job, which involves being chased by dogs and asked by elderly people to change light bulbs - as well as discovering the Odd corpse. Producer Rosie Boulton
Fern believes in magic: she believes in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy, but one comes once a year and the other, only when you lose a tooth. Feathers, though, are everywhere. You can wish on feathers and Fern has an important wish to make. Written by Rachel Joyce.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale
1/15. Henry VIII - the King Must Wear Gold. The interior designer traces the history of male peacockery through the ages, looking at what clothes symbolised in terms of power, philosophy, taste, sexuality and personal expression for the men who wore them. Today he focuses on Henry VIII. producer Susan Marlinq
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3/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Lucy Porter , Chris Addison , Clive Anderson and Graeme Garden are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/10. When Ruth visits her mother's country cottage, she embarks on a dark, dangerous journey into the past. William Boyd 's fast-paced thriller, dramatised by Melissa Murray , is also an exploration of the nature of deception.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. Mike Thomson investigates why soldiers from the Senegalese Tirailleurs, who had formed two thirds of de Gaulle's Free French army in the Second World War. were excluded from the troops that liberated Paris in 1944. Documents written at the time indicate how far the Allies went to ensure that the troops entering the capital were white, despite having fought against the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Producer Paula McGinley
New series 1/8. Antarctic Treaty. Tom Heap investigates the success of the Antarctic
Treaty, a beacon of global co-operation that was signed 50 years ago. He considers whether Antarctica will remain a scientific preserve, free from military activity, in the face of pressure from tourists, bioprospectors and energy companies searching for scarce resources.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
1/5. Postwar Austria. Christine, who once enjoyed a comfortable middle-class existence, finds herself reduced to poverty and forced to work as a low-ranking official in the local post office. Then, unexpectedly, a telegram arrives from her rich American aunt. Emma Gregory reads Stefan Zweig 's novel, abridged by Jennifer Howarth. Producer Kate McAll ; Director Nigel Lewis
RT DIRECT: The Post Office Girl is available for E7.59
(RRP E7.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www. rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Author Terence Blacker , assertiveness trainer Tina Lamb and social commentator Shaun Bailey share their hopes and frustrations with Dominic Arkwright in a programme on the theme of ambition. Producer Miles Warde
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