5/6. Olivia O'Leary talks to personal columnists Katharine Whitehorn (formerly of The
Observer) and Liz Jones (of You magazine) about getting too personal and how theirfriends and families react to being written about. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated at 9.30pm
Peter Snow turns to the pages of the Manchester Guardian for 4 September
1939 to hear stories of the previous day, when
Chamberlain announced Britain's declaration of war on Germany. Within hours a U-boat had sunk the passenger liner Athena.
Novelist Jilly Cooper describes how pets fared in the crisis. And singer Gracie Fields was back home - but heading for trouble. Producer Andrew Green
3/4. Pam Ayres is joined by Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu for poems and sketches on the subject of "on yer bike". The team touch on French cycling holidays, the upside to riding a tandem and getting fit on gym bikes. Producer Claire Jones
1/4. In these fast-paced stories by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly , Frank Twist leads a maverick team of freelance legal advisers who operate in the Manchester area. When Dee Dee 's estranged son is arrested for shoplifting, only his. stepfather, Frank Twist , can come to the rescue.
Producer Susan Roberts
2/3. Muriel. A small-town forklift truck driver returns to his old neighbourhood and the bar he used to drink in before his breakdown; but the people there are doing all they can to avoid mentioning his dead wife, Muriel. US author Willy Vlautin 's story, inspired by Tom Waits 's distinctive imaginary worlds, is read by Ed Stoppard. For details see yesterday
3/5. Chris Ledgard talks to Demis Hassabis , once the highest-ranked 12-year-old chess player who later gave up his hopes of becoming world champion, a decision he does not regret.
For details see Monday
New series. 1/6. The tag-team interview show kicks off with Robert Llewellyn interviewing Dave Gorman , the comedian responsible for shows like Are
You Dave Gorman ?, Googlewhack Adventure and Genius. Robert asks Dave about cycling across Britain, online stalkers and life-threatening trips to Mexico. Producer Sam Bryant
3/5. Week Nine: Tom and Stella. In 1965 Stella gets her first professional acting job, leading to further separation from Tom. By Vanessa Rosenthal.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. Jane Little chairs a debate between
Julian Baggini , editor of The Philosophers'
Magazine, and former Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries , who discuss the topics of power and wealth. They visit a church with a new approach in assisting the homeless, the House of Lords, and an entrepreneur who is helping communities in Nepal and India.
Producer Caroline Donne Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. Politician Sadiq Khan remembers the careers of Commons predecessors Dadabhai Naoroji and MM Bhownaggree, Britain's first Asian MPs, who were elected in the 1890s.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
3/10. The arrival of the dark-haired young photographer opens up a whole new world; and the girl in the blue dress offers a summer's friendship - and a chance to forget. By William Trevor. For details see Monday
6/5. Nights to Remember. Father Michael's plan to make the lives of the older brothers more comfortable might not be such a good idea. Comedy by Christopher Lee.
Friars played by Kenneth Danziger and Alan Shearman Director Pete Atkin
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