J/5. In 1848 the East India Company engaged Scottish plant hunter Robert Fortune to travel deep into the interior of China to steal the lucrative secrets of tea. Maureen Beattie reads Sarah Rose 's book. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: for All the Tea in China is available for £1709 (RRP E18.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
1/2. The shiny towers of Dubai sprouted from the sand at an alarming rate, turning it into the world's fastest-growing tourist destination and biggest building site. Now the credit crisis has hit and the future looks increasingly precarious. Speaking to nervous expats and locals, Jenny Clayton investigates how the boomtown in the desert is coping. Producer Tom Jackson
1/4. Take Me Home, Country Roads. Three generations of men and their musical tastes collide in a comedy by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , set in a record shop in Birmingham. Starring Lenny Henry.
Producer Lucy Armitage
1/2. By Michael Chaplin. More adventures with William and Sandy, two actors who starred together as Holmes and Watson in a 1960s TV series and now live in a retirement home for elderly thespians in an atmosphere of affectionate animosity towards each other. Our two heroes become embroiled in making sure the course of true love does run smooth, It all begins with a proposal of marriage. The second story is tomorrow.
Saxophonist Julie Hodge ; Producer Catherine Bailey Director Marilyn Imrie
1/5. UK Instantaneous. Adil Ray sees Britain through the lens of five top photographers. Today he watches fashion photographer Rankin in action as he tries to capture members of the public with "the look" that defines Britain. The only stipulation is to dress to impress. Producer Mohmi Patel
2/6. Homestay, Homeswap. Katie Derham focuses on two increasingly popular ways of staying somewhere interesting without spending a fortune. She talks to holidaymakers swapping homes with an Italian family, and looks at homestays in Morocco and Jordan. Producer Susan Marling
6/6. David Mitchell hosts the show in which panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay ,
Jack Dee and Will Self 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
6/10. Mary Elizabeth continues her story.
Everything begins to fall into place when Robert Audley questions Lucy's first employers and he uncovers a vital clue. Mary Elizabeth Braddon 's novel is dramatised by Theresa Heskins.
Producers/Directors Julie Beckett and Fiona Kelcher Repeated from 10.45am
Matthew Hill investigates the drug known in the UK as champix that is used to help smokers kick the habit. Fast-tracked onto the market in America, it was only 18 months before the FDA was issuing warnings linking the drug with depression and even suicide.
Official figures here link the drug to at least 12 suicides. Hill meets the drug's critics and asks why the clinical trials excluded people with a history of mental illness. Producer Richard Mcllroy
4/8. Obama's Green Dream. Tom Heap asks whether political and other vested interests will shatter President Obama's dream of leading America towards a greener future. As part of his election campaign,
Barack Obama promised to introduce a low-carbon economy, weaning his country off fossil fuel dependency. But he needs the support of senators and members of his own party. Can the President prevail?
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thu at 1.30pm
1/10. As Georgy Jachmenev visits his wife in hospital he recalls his early life in Russia. At the age of 16, Georgy stops a bullet intended for a member of the Russian Imperial family, an event that changes his life for ever. John Boyne 's new novel is abridged by Neville Teller and read by David Warner.
Producer/Director Heather Larmour
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