Lecturer in Egyptology Elizabeth Frood, British Museum curator Richard Parkinson and lecturer in archaeology Kate Spence join Melvyn Bragg to discuss Akhenaten, the ruler who brought revolutionary change to Egypt.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
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4/5. By Shirley Williams. The Social Democratic Party is launched in 1981, and Shirley and its three other new leaders embark on a whirlwind tour of the country. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Becky Harris. Ye Watchers and Ye
Holy Ones (Lassf uns Erfreuen). Acts 5,
W14-21. Ascribe Greatness to Our God the Rock (West. Locke and Kilbridge). You re the Word of God the Father (Getty and Townend).
Guy Garvey, singer with Elbow, explores the development of the musical encore - from the spontaneous demand for repeat performances during concerts in the 17th and 18th centuries, to today's predictable delivery of a closing party-piece. Has it lost its sparkle?
Producer Ian Bent
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By Ewa Banaszkiewicz. A man returns to
Poland for his daughter's wedding after 20 years living in England. He struggles with his guilt at having abandoned his family and tries to reconcile the two cultures to which he now belongs - all the while keeping a secret from those around him.
Producer/Director Pam Marshall
3/3. Hurry on Sundown. In the police cell,
Cliff is trying to work out what's worse - the fact that he's about to be charged for drunk and disorderly behaviour or that he appears to have time-travelled nearly 40 years. lestyn Jones reads a story by Dan Anthony. New writing from Wales.
4/30. Into the Closet. Amanda Vickery reveals how privacy in the 17th century often meant withdrawing into a closet, where people could pray, read, play music and escape from the rest of the household. For details see Monday
1/6. After Gerry takes a tumble over a bucket mysteriously left in his cafe, Arthur (Steve Delaney ) offers to run in it in his absence. Culinary experimentation, customer service.... Arthur is a natural. With
Mel Giedroyc , Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounfield. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard
4/5. Happiness is short-lived as Craven is blamed for Dl Terry Bird's failings in a press expose.
Meanwhile, Robinson uncovers his colleague's secret relationship. By Amelia Bullmore.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Sarah Rainsford investigates the mysterious disappearance of Russian-operated cargo ship Arctic Sea, which went missing off the British coast earlier this year. She retraces the boat's journey and explores different theories, including whether the incident was the first modern case of piracy in Europe. Producer Ben Crighton
2/9. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that 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
5/13. The chief executive of Britain's Medical Research Council, Leszek Botysiewicz , tells Geoff Watts about his prorities for funding basic research. Is there a place amid the urgent needs of clinical medicine for fundamental research that may not bear practical fruit for decades? Producer Martin Redfern
4/10. Arkady and Bavarov abandon the older generation for the delights of town, the governor's ball and independent women.
Ivan Turgenev 's story of the eternal struggle between the generations and the rise and fall of a charismatic young nihilist. For details see Monday
2/3. The second semi-final comes from
Reading's South Street arts centre, 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 , aka Dreadlock Alien, producer Sara Davies
6/7. The Comfort of Strangers. The writer and broadcaster talks to people who've had unusual encounters with complete strangers, including the man who met and lost the love of his life in 12 hours, and the hitch-hiker whose helpful companions turned out to be Criminals. Producer Laura Parfitt
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