Patricia Fara, Simon Schaffer and Jackie Stedall join Melvyn Bragg to discuss the battle between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
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4/5. Emma Fielding continues reading Tracy Borman 's new biography of Elizabeth I. The author recalls how the monarch was compelled to confront Mary Queen of Scots, and why much anguish followed. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
4/9. The possibility of carbon-free energy could be a lot closer if we join forces with Europe to form a continent-wide "supergrid". But what is it, how will it work and who will pay for it? Tom Heap finds out. Repeated from Monday at 9pm
3/1. Of Gin and Soft-Soap. Leslie Phillips reads the final instalment of Neil Cargill 's adaptation of the definitive cookery manual for men, in which author WMW "Willie" Fowler reveals why kissing the pastry-maker can be disastrous. For details see Tuesday
9/10. Tom Mangold explores the story of the last flight of British South American Airways aircraft Star Ariel, which disappeared without trace in the North Atlantic region in 1949. He uncovers new evidence suggesting that the disappearance was down to one small, fatal flaw.
(For details see Monday)
John Banville talks about his latest book, The Infinities, to Mariella Frostrup and discusses what effect his crime-writing alter ego, Benjamin Black , has had on his fiction. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
6/6. With newspaper circulation dropping, a swathe of swingeing job cuts is predicted. But who will survive the bloodbath? Robert Lindsay and Alex Jennings star in Alistair Beaton 's satire on the newspaper industry, with additional material by Tom Mitchelson.
Producer Sally Avens
4/5. After more than 20 years living in Hong Kong, it seems Betty and Eddie might become lifetime ex-pats. By Jane Gardam , dramatised by Pete Atkin.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Simon Cox investigates the US heaithcare debate, asking why the path towards reform has been so difficult and looking at what forces are at work as various groups in the lobbying battle compete to get their voices heard. Producer Charmaine Cozier
New series. 1/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that really matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Saturday at 9.30pm
4/13. Geoff Watts asks why humans have musical minds and explores how music can offer insights into the brain. He meets violinist and music psychologist
Paul Robertson , who believes an accidental side effect of biological evolution could be central to capacities such as verbal and emotional communication. Producer Martin Redfern
New series. 1/3. The first semi-final from the Bluecoat in Liverpool, where nine performers take part in the knockout poetry competition in which poets are given scores based on content, style, delivery and level of audience response. Presented by Birmingham's former poet laureate Richard Grant , also known as Dreadlock Alien. Producer Sara Davies
5/7. The writer and broadcaster hears the tales of people able to escape being noticed. Michael Foot recalls a meeting during the First World War with a French resistance spy, while Frank Ahearn discusses his work making people vanish. Comedian Jon Holmes discusses the experience of not knowing his parents and Maggie O'Farrell recalls working as a chambermaid.
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