½. Peter White catches up with those children from London's East End who, in 2005, helped their city win its Olympic bid. He finds out how they've fared as they've made the transition from childhood to living independently - starting college, going to
Work, or staking all on the hope of competing in 2012. Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm
3/4. Helena Kennedy OC looks at alternative systems of justice that bypass formal process, such as Asbos and restraining orders, which were once championed by liberal lawyers, but increasingly have been used by politicians, who have broadened their scope and application, with possibly troubling results. Producers Sally Doganis and Simon Hollis
1/5. Michael Palin reads from his second volume of memoirs, recalling the 198US - a frenetic period of film-making and family life. Today he looks back at quirky Python business, challenging railway journeys and the time when his daughter was about to start school. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Halfway to Hollywood is available for ElB.uu (RRP E20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
1/3. Edward Stourton explores the Jordan, one of the most powerfully symbolic rivers in the world. He starts his journey on the melting snows of Mount Hermon, the source of the river. Continues tomorrow. Producer Phil Pegum
4/6. David Nobbs 's museum-based comedy continues as Eva the cleaner offends the whole museum in an "in-depth" interview with Cleaners' Weekly (incorporating The Scrubbers' Gazette). producer Colin Anderson
9/12. Teams from Wales and the North of England compete in the cryptic quiz show that draws on cultural knowledge and lateral thinking. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Bill Nighy stars in Duncan Macmillan's romantic comedy about the end of the world, a woman who falls in love with the moon, and her husband, who falls back in love with her.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer ; Director Sam Hoyle
3/5. Sam Merry 's Indian great-grandmother was disowned by her family when she married a British soldier, and moved with him to England. Now, more than a century later, Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt help Sam trace his family's Indian roots. Producer Moira Hickey
3/3 Concluding his series about controversial policies that were later judged to be a success, Philip Cowley looks back at how major
Japanese car companies were wooed to come to Britain in the early 1980s. Producer Giles Edwards
9/9. Egypt. After nearly 30 years in power, the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak , who is now 81, has no obvious successor, giving rise to fears of a crisis. Magdi Abdelhadi explores what kind of society Mubarak will leave behind. Repeated from Thursday
3/9. Payback Time. Buildings use more energy than all forms of transport put together. Tom Heap asks whether we're looking in the wrong place for solutions to climate change. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
1/10. When Adam tries to return some papers to a scientist he met in a restaurant, he doesn't realise that his act of kindness is about to set off a chain of events that will threaten his life. William Boyd 's new novel, abridged by Jane Marshall , is read by David Holt. Producer Jane Marshall
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1/10. Dominic Dromgoole , artistic director of the Globe Theatre, shares his passion for poetry and prose with an audience at the Globe. The readers are Michelle Terry and John Light. Producer Mark Smalley
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