6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Byrne and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Rhidian Brook.
8.31 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament
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4/5. Thalidomide. Sue MacGregor gathers together a group of people to tell the story of the 1950s and 60s "wonder drug" thalidomide, given to pregnant women to counteract morning sickness. When it was developed it gave no inkling of the enormous human distress it would go on to cause. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am
Former Millennium Dome supremo, now a giant of the UK leisure industry,
PY Gerbeau tackles Britain's pervasive binge-drinking culture. The programme follows the self-confessed teetotaller (an occasional glass of champagne is an ky touches) as he investigates what one expert tells him is an epidemic of alcohol abuse. Producer Claire Burqoyne
2/6. Last week's guest Clive Anderson interviews the producer John Lloyd in the tag-team talk show. He asks John about the process of co-writing and falling out with Douglas Adams and the key to creating great comedy. Producer Tilusha Ghelani
Life on the Army base in Basra is closing down; they'd all rather be in Afghanistan! Terry's got no money, the CO wants him to sing in a talent contest and he's got woman trouble. But he's just about to get his lucky break. Annie Caulfield 's comic sequel brings us up to speed with life among British troops in Iraq.
Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Tunstall
Gardeners' Society in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Plus a report on a new trial on the feasibility of growing a crop of olives in the UK. Chairman Peter Gibbs. Includes at approximately
5/5. Brand Britannia. Adil Ray dresses up to meet Richard Foster , the photographer behind the glossy magazines' photo-shoots, and finds a man recovering from an accident that has left him partially immobile.
Producer Sarah Bowen For details see Monday
Michael Caine looks back at his movie career as his latest film Is Anybody There? - in which he plays an elderly magician in the early stages of dementia - is released. Also, Terence Davies celebrates his favourite film, Alastair Sim comedy The Happiest Days of Your Life. Presented by Francine Stock.
Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
New series. 1/8. Panellists Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy join host Sandi Toksvig on the topical comedy panel game.
Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: Read All about It (CD) is available for E9.99 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landline calls costs 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed]
Eddie looks for buried treasure.
Writer Joanna Toye
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
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10/10. In a thrilling climax Robert Audley uncovers the truth and confronts Lucy, determined to avenge the crime against his friend. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion from Surrey, where the panel includes neuroscientist Susan Greenfield and Helena Kennedy OC, advocate and social reformer. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
A scriptwriter loses his TV job and has to downsize from a leafy suburb to the dark heart of Salford. The house is a bargain - so what if it's in a skanky area? He can handle it, can't he? A black comedy by Ed Jones.
Producer/Director Gary Brown
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