4/5. With his marriage to Syne imploding, Maugham escapes to France with Gerald ana buys the Villa Mauresque. By Selina Hastings. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham is available for E22.50 (RRP E25) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirectsparkledirectcom
2/2. Films, Fangs and Frightening Fellas Reece Shearsmith continues his cosy, clip-rich chats with Mike Roberts, Mark Gatiss and Vic Reeves. They recall the classic scary moments from the movies and remember the great horror actors. Producer Stephen Garner
New series. Leaving the Comfort Zone. is it masochism to leave your comfort zone or the only way to develop in life? Comedian Rhona Cameron is joined by mountaineer Andy Cave and journalist
Agnes Poirier to write and discuss comfort and pain. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Beatrice Fenton
A fresh and timely retelling of the familiar story with a comic yet sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot. Written by David Reed , Humphrey Ker and Thorn Tuck.
Producer Julia McKenzie
Sir William Waad:
3/3. In Landlocked Frontiers. A nostalgic story by Georges Hausemer , about a childhood lived alongside the Luxembourg railway with a father who worked the points. Translated by Michael Hoffman , read by Michael Pennington. For details see Tuesday
29/30. Dunroamin. For snobs and bohemians, "suburban" has always been a pejorative term. But the roots of the suburb lie deep. Amanda Vickery listens to the experiences of suburbanites. For details see Monday
DNA is celebrated as the molecule that carries our genes from generation to generation. But a small group of pioneering chemists are using DNA to build the nano-engines of the future. Quentin Cooper hears about these miniature biological machines.
2/6. Chapter the Second: a Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified. Mark Evans 's Victorian parody continues as Pip Bin faces his most gruelling fate yet at the hands of his evil undead ex-guardian and an enormous quantity of cheese. But can the spirits of Harvest Festival past, present and future show him a way to redemption?
Producer Gareth Edwards
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The oldest rocks on Earth are the leftover rubble from the formation of the solar system that have fallen as meteorites.
Geoff Watts talks to the hunters of these ancient rocks who scour the deserts of Arizona and Australia and the ice of Canada and Antarctica, using traces of rare elements to track the meteorites' history and reveal their origins. Producer Martin Redfern
Melvyn Bragg is joined by Diarmaid MacCulloch , Lucy Kostyanovsky and Charlotte Methuen to discuss the siege of . Munster in 1534 when the radical
Anabaptists established control of the small city and tried to create the New Jerusalem, only to be crushed by troops of Bishop Franz von Waldeck. Shortened repeat from 9am
9/10. Rob hears worrying news at school. For details see Monday
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4/6. All Bar Nun. Lind endures a dinner date in a bid to secure the future of Irwell Cars, whilst Mike's pick-up is on a guest for sexual and personal liberation. Ian Kershaw 's comedy.
Producer Paul Hardy
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