1/3. For every successful TV or radio show there are ideas that never make it. Paul Roseby talks to Alistair McGowan , Bea Holland and Samantha Sanns - three comedy performers at very different points in their careers - about the pilots that never got off the ground. Producer David Roper
2/5. Family Favourites. Deference, respectability, conformity, restraint and trust: the core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges. By David Kynaston. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.3Uam
Rosie Goldsmith looks at how Berlin's infrastructure was rebuilt after the fall of the Wall, searching out the men and women involved in reunifying the city below street level, and examining how the transport, phone, water and electricity systems were reconnnected. Producer Laurence Grissell
Libby Purves discovers how Nevil Shute clashed with film director Stanley Kramer over the adaptation of his novel On the Beach.
She meets Shute's daughter to hear how the conflict affected her father, and Kramer's widow tells of the difficulty her husband met in getting the film made. Producer Paula McGinley
Songwriter and world music expert
Justin Adams travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to explore the life of Umm Kulthum , whose voice and skilful handling of the media made her one of the most prominent celebrities of the Arab world in the 1940s and 1950s
Producer Russell Finch Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Greg is just getting his life back together after the death of his wife. But then his house is broken into when he's asleep. Nothing is taken, but it destroys Greg's mental equilibrium and his peace of mind. A psychological drama about grief by David Hodgson.
Producer Gary Brown
1/3. Miss Pearman Takes the Tram.
Artemis Pearman is a spinster of a certain age with a fondness for detective stories. Setting off on a weekend to Paris, reading Murder on the Orient Express, and observing her fellow passengers, she lets her mind wander. Christobel Kent 's story is the first of three celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie 's Murder on the Orient Express. Read by Anna Massey. Producer David Roper
8/9. Poet Kate Clanchy and the director of the Natural History Museum Michael Dixon join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Among the works selected is the novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm
3/4. Jo Caulfield fails to shut up about
Scotland in general, Scotsmen in particular, and a little teashop in Dundee. With Zoe Lyons , Nick Revell and Paul Sneddon. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer David Tyler
8/10. With around 8,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the UK, hospitals have begun to consider using the elderly, smokers, cancer sufferers and drug abusers as donors. Gerry Northam investigates the dilemmas this choice poses for doctors, and assesses the risks to transplant patients.
Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
4/8. Allowing adopted children access to their birth parents is the norm, but some think that when maltreatment is involved, contact causes long-term psychological harm. Claudia Hammond hears why.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
New series. 1/6. Ladies and Gentlemen: We Are Floating in Space. Ben makes the ambulance journey back home to begin life in a wheelchair. On the way he remembers an argument about cheesecake, invents a panel game and meets Buzz Aldrin. By Nigel Smith.
Producer Gareth Edwards ; Director Nigel Smith
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