115. Claire Harman looks at Jane Austen 's reputation and how it has fared over the centuries. instead of the my h of a spinster, scribbling in the corner of a family sitting-room, Jane Austen was actually an ambitious and spirited woman who was finely attuned to the literary world of her time. Abridged by Polly Coles and read by Alice Knge. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Jane's Fame is available tor £18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
1/2. Reeta Chakrabati investigates what it means to be a school governor. She discovers what's involved in taking on the role and how influential a governor's work is on the success or failure Of the school. Producer Lucy Lunt
New series. 1/6. Sitcom set among a tribe of proto-humans. Newfangle is bottom of the heap - despised by his mother, savaged by Alf on a daily basis and ignored by Snaggle, his favourite female. But Newfangle is a hominid with big ideas. In this opening episode he invents language, which he hopes will transform his situation, only to find words have a way of being twisted to unpleasant uses. By Adam Rosenthal and Viv Ambrose.
Producer Adam Bromley
The venue could be either a 19th-century medieval castle or even the zoo - it just won't be the church. Gavin and Fay bravely attempt to plan their long-overdue wedding in Tom Green 's comedy of modern family life.
Producer/Director Toby Swift
61/90. Red or Dead? The third series of David Reynolds 's narrative history of America begins with an examination of how the powerful Second World War alliance between the US and the Soviet Union froze into the Cold War. Producer Rosamund Jones RT DIRECT: America, Empire of Liberty Series 2 is available on CD for F17.15 (RRP E24.47) inc p&p. Call
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New series. 1/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. As British troops are withdrawn from Iraq,
Ernie discusses whether the Just War theory, expounded by St Augustine , is rendered null and void by modern forms of warfare. Producer Karen Maurice
5/6. Feast your ears as Kate Adie , Jon Richardson and Roger Law offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
RT DIRECT: The Museum of Curiosity Series one is available on CD for £11.69 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed]
1/5. A look at the 20th century through the papers of real people continues with the diaries of Linton Andrews , the editor of the Yorkshire Post. 1954: Linton's rise from provincial to national prominence continues through his work as chairman of the Press Council. But his wife Pinkie hankers for retirement. Dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated from 10.45am
2/2. In the run-up to the centenary of the birth of Isaiah Berlin, one of Britain's greatest political philosophers, Nick Fraser examines the proper role of the intellectual in relation to world events. Producer Simon Hollis
New series. 1/7. No Escape. Richard Weight asks why prison policy is so difficult to unlock. Crime isn't getting any worse but the number of inmates has almost doubled in the last 20 years. What's more, the majority of prisoners reoffend, with an annual cost to the Treasury Of more than E12 billion. Producer Mark Savage
Open Source Means Business
Much has been written about "open source" software, like the free web browser Firefox, but little about the thousands of programmers who collaborate in a"virtual anthill" to create products that rival more commercial offerings. Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to see how it's done - and how the ethos is being applied to other businesses. Producer Mike Hally
6/10. Widowed by her own hand, Mary Boulton is a fugitive. For now she has stopped running and is in the care of the Rev Bonnycastle. But her brothers-in-law are still on her trail. Written by Gil Adamson , abridged by Jeremy Osborne and read by Denica Fairman. Producer Karen Rose RT DIRECT: The Outlander is available for £11.69 (RRP EI2.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
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