3/4. Wesley Kerr continues the series looking at the Britain in Bloom competition. It's judgement day in Taunton, and the town makes its last-minute preparations before the final tour. Producer Tamsin Barber
11/11. Helen Mark explores Haweswater Reservoir, Manchester. She meets novelist Sarah Hall , who reflects on how the landscape has influenced her writing, and joins Ian Winfield at the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology. And Spike Webb from the RSPB discusses the valley's resident golden eagle. Producer Rachael Howorth Rptd on Thursday at 3pm
England v Australia
Jonathan Agnew, Jim Maxwell , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins provide commentary on the fourth match of the series, held at Lord's. Analysis comes from Phil Tufnell , Stuart Law and Angus Fraser
Producer Adam Mountford approximate times Commentary also on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra at 10am
Michael Portillo explores the history of Jobcentre Plus, which started out 100 years ago as the "labour exchange". With the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Yvette Cooper , and general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union Mark Serwotka. Producer Josie Barnard
Michael Eaton 's drama exploring the events that led to the signing of the Downing Street Declaration in December 1993, examining the personalities that shaped this moment in history. Producer Nicholas Newton ; Director Nicolas Kent
Crime writer Val McDermid and a panel of guests listen to tape recordings by Agatha Christie that have never previously been broadcast, discussing the light that they shed on the novelist's working methods and how they have influenced the way in which her works have been dramatised. With biographer Laura Thompson , archivist John Curran , director Enyd Williams , dramatist Kevin Elyot and writer Michael Bakewell.
Producer Robyn Read Shortened repeat on Mon at 3pm RT DIRECT: To order Agatha Christie : Endless Night for £5.25 (RRP £7.00) inc p&p, call [number removed]
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1/2. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson , poet, lexicographer and king of Grub Street. Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero, with the aim of writing a biography "in scenes" with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from Sunday
Poet Tom Chivers reclaims the reputation of the man who first inspired him. He travels to the Northumberland landscape that anchored Barry MacSweeney 's work and finds out why his radical style was never accepted by the mainstream. Repeated from Sunday
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