2/5. Head of University College London's biology department Professor Steve Jones takes Wendy Robbins to his childhood home in west Wales, where he reveals the youthful Passions that inspired him to dedicate his life to scientific discovery.
Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated at 9.30pm
S/5. The Destroyed Portrait of Winston Churchill. Graham Sutherland 's portrait of Winston Churchill , commissioned by Parliament on the occasion of his 80th birthday - was destroyed after his death by his wife, Clementine, because she hated it so much. Photographs taken before its demise, show him hunched with age and dark in mood. Rick Gekoski tells the story behind this lost portrait and asks if the Churchills had a moral right to destroy it. Producer Angela Hind
2/5. After being demobbed in 1945, Golding returns to life as a provincial school teacher and begins writing in his lunch hour. John Carey 's biography is read by Christian Rodska. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
4/9. Manx Marine Nature Reserve. The authorities on the Isle of Man are planning to designate part of its coastline as a marine nature reserve, protecting such species as the basking shark. Brett Westwood considers how feasible it would be to set up a conservation area in the sea. Producer Brett Westwood Rptd tomorrow at 9pm
2/5. Testimonies from people whose personal memories of love and loss are forever linked to Hal David and Burt Bacharach 's lilting ballad The Look of Love, sung by Dusty Springfield on the soundtrack of Bond film Casino Royale in 1967. Producer Karen Gregor Rptd on Saturdayat at 130pm
Meryl is a mounted police constable with an unhealthy love for her horse. Aidan is a young stablehand with an unhealthy love for Meryl.
When their sergeant is found murdered, the pair investigate. A black comedy by Colin Hough.
1/3. The first of three readings of extracts from Samuel Johnson 's major works, read by Michael Pennington and introduced by Johnson's biographer David Nokes. This episode features his early biography The Life of Richard Savage, and his best-known work A Dictionary of the English Language. Producer Joanna Green
2/5. As you check the time boiling an egg or rushing to work, you are making a Babylonian calculation. Anne Curtis of the National Physical Laboratory discovers the origins Of base 60. For details see yesterday
3/3. Late in Life Liz Barclay meets three people who retired from their previous careers to pursue another one. She meets a former member of Special Branch who now protects dignitaries and celebrities on visits to the UK, a man who gave up a career as a banker to focus his attention on lawn care, and a woman who left teaching to Start up an insect circus. Producer Adam Fowler
6/9. The A to Z of Dr Johnson Special
Boris Johnson , Mayor of London, chooses Samuel Johnson , writer of the great dictionary for great-life status. Though they're not related, there are many similarities between them. With biographer Peter Martin and presenter Matthew Parris. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm
3/6. This week's sketches include a horse making his own packed lunch and advice on how to become the next Zorro. A boy's effectiveness as a wolf early-warning system is compromised, and an evangelist refuses to tell people about
Jesus. With James Bachman , Olivia Colman and Sarah Hadland. Producer Gareth Edwards RT DIRECT: Pre-order That Mitchelland Webb Sound series 4 for E10.00 (RRP E15.65) inc p&p. Call
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From October 2009, the UK Supreme Court replaces the House of Lords as the highest court for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and - in civil matters - Scotland. Yet hardly anyone knows who its justices are, why the reform has been made and how it will change our lives. Joshua Rozenberg goes behind the scenes to find out. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
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