2/3. Heroes and Villains. What went on behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War? MI6chief John Scarlett describes his clandestine meeting with an agent, and the Russian defector Oleg Gordievsky talks about his reasons for crossing overto this Side. Producer Mark Savage Rptd at 9.30pm
2/5. The Adoption. Dominic Arkwright talks to educationalist Fiona Byerley to discover how, after months of form-filling bureaucracy, she made a life-changing phone call to a Thai orphanage to be told a baby girl was waiting to be collected. producer John Byrne
1/5. In 1992, Muriel Spark invited Martin Stannard to write her biography, offering interviews and full access to her papers. The result is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary life. Abridged by Rosemary Goring and read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Muriel Spark: the Biography is available for £22.50 (RRP £25.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirectcom
England v Australia
The final day of the Third Test from Edgbaston.
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2/4. The Hawthorne Effect. Claudia Hammond revisits an experiment conducted in the 1920s in a factory in Chicago, which gave rise to the widely questioned Hawthorne Effect. This suggested that subjects' behaviour may be affected by the knowledge that they are being monitored. Producer Marya Burgess
4/6. Ronnie loses a prized possession and Nick learns what it means to be the Daddy. By Caroline and David Stafford. Other parts played by Annabelle Dowler , Stephen Hogan and Lizzy Watts Producer/Director Marc Beeby
By Mike Walker and John Dryden. Henry, a professional killer, is sent to a seaside town to assassinate a hedge fund manager, and takes his daughter along in the hope that she will take over the family business. Producer John Dryden
1/5. On the first stage of his journey, the writer Stephen Plaice visits the Russian city of Kaliningrad, formerly Konigsberg, the capital of East Prussia, to explore the legacy of philosopher Immanuel Kant, who lived his entire life in the city.
1/10. Bretton. Charlotte Bronte's story of a woman learning to love against all the odds, based on Bronte's personal experiences as a teacher in Brussels. Lucy Snowe looks back to the happy times spent with her godmother and the arrival of a letter with some surprising news. Dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale Repeated from 10.45am
Mrs Bretton/Miss Marchmount/ MmeBeck:
Benjamin Jealous is the newest leader of America's oldest and largest civil rights organisation, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Guardian journalist Gary Younge talks to Jealous to ask if, in the age of Barack Obama, America still needs the NAACP. Producer Barney Rowntree
The world's supply of silicon chips relies on the guartz found in a mining town in North Carolina. Sue Nelson investigates the little-known industry operating in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Producer Anna Lacey
6/10. Gabrielle discovers the truth about her predecessor. By Liz Jensen. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Read by Denise Black. Producer Clive Brill
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1/6. Going to the Dogs. Alan Dein discovers how the sport of greyhound racing is faring after the closure in August 2008 of the famous Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Laura Thomas
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