New series. 1/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to stand-up comedians Shazia Mirza and Paul Sinha about their experiences of the comedy circuit, the notion of their being stereotyped and how they are treated by their own communities. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated at 9.30pm
New series. 1/5. Rosie Goldsmith goes backstage at London's Victoria and Albert Museum as it attempts to transform itself from "the nation's attic" to a "very amazing" modern museum. She finds out about the role fashion has played in the new-look museum and examines its costume archive, speaking to designer Paul Smith and milliner Stephen Jones about the joy of trawling its treasures. Producer Eve Streeter Radio features: pages 118-119
3/5. Spark's unique literary voice is discovered when she wins The Observer's Christmas story competition in 1951 with The Seraph and the Zambesi. By Martin Stannard. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/4. This was a children's picture book that showed two gay men bringing up a small girl. When a copy was found in a teachers' resource centre in 1986, it caused uproar and was denounced as "blatant homosexual propaganda". Jolyon Jenkins traces how the book, and the policies of a small number of local authorities, led to the infamous Section 28 that banned material that promoted homosexuality.
5/6. For a' That and a' That. It's Burns Night: it's all passion and politics. Tensions abound at the prospect of baby April spending the weekend with her birth father, and Caroline frets over why her own father isn't spending the night at home. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie
By Richard Monks. An African musician on the run enters England illegally and finds help in the form of a Romanian cleaner who works at a service station.
Musician Manuel Jiminez (mbira): Producer Sally Avens
2/3. futouristic.co.uk. When he replies to an irresistible email proposition, Mr Frogle can be sure of only one thing - nothing will ever be the same again. Nick Underwood reads the story by Christopher Priest. For details see yesterday
3/5. Doppelganger. Accompanied by his brother Neville, an expert on Heidelberg, writer Stephen Plaice explores the romantic city and its connections with philosophers
Hegel and Schopenhauer. They also consider the idea of the doppelganger and the origins Of High Romanticism. For details see Monday
New series. 1/4. A sketch show for anyone who's beginning to find this exciting new century a bit too much like the rubbish previous ones. Featuring the comic talents of Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
2/3. Justin Rowlatt chairs the debate programme. The UK is suffering an obesity crisis and supermarkets are accused of having too much power. So does the food chain need a radical overhaul? Consumers, farmers, retailers and food experts discuss who has the right to tell them what to eat and where to shop. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/3. What really goes on behind the scenes of an election campaign? What messages do dissatisfied voters write on their ballot papers? With exclusive access to an election count, Shaun Ley hears the stories of the election agents. Producer Giles Edwards Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Andrew Luck-Baker investigates how science and DNA tracking can stop the new upsurge in the slaughter of African elephants for the booming illegal international ivory trade. Scientists estimate that the loss of African elephants to poaching is about eight per cent of the population every year - a higher percentage than during the bloodiest years of the 1980s. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
8/10. In order to exploit her prophetic powers, Gabrielle is forced to treat Bethany with electroconvulsive therapy, with dire consequences. Liz Jensen 's eco-thriller, read by Denise Black. For details see Monday
2/6. Long Distance Friar.
Father Athanasias is tweaking his bath chair for greater speed. Christopher Lee's comedy.
Director Pete Atkin
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