2/2. The 20-year-project to build and send the biggest telescope into space culminates as it is blasted into the stratosphere. Jonathan Amos joins Matt Griffin of Cardiff University as they try to solve the mystery of how galaxies and stars Were formed. Producer Gareth Nelson Davies
New series. 1/6. It is1959. When Muriel experiences a miraculous apparition while on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, Phonsie Doherty is quick to seize on its business potential for
Ballylenon. Comedy by Christopher fife-Simon .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan
When Thomas dreams, he's in the world of the crime thriller, but his daily life is rather less glamorous. Drawing on his own inner landscape, writer Trevor Preston has created an unusual exploration of life with manic depression. Director Toby Swift
2/3. The Plymouth Express. When a murdered woman's body is found hidden in the first-class compartment of the Plymouth Express, Hercule Poirot is once more called to investigate a perplexing murder on a train. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Agatha Christie 's short story. For details see yesterday
3/5. Great Minds. From the steam engine to the telephone, Scottish inventors have made a huge contribution to the world. But what's Scotland done lately? Aasmah Mir finds out whether the country still has the spirit of invention. For details see Monday
Barack Obama famously used new technologies in his 2008 election campaign. Could those same techniques be used to reinvigorate next year's UK general election as it did for Obama's Web 2.0 campaign? Or is the UK too party political for digital technology to have the same impact? Laurie Taylor discusses the subject with Rachel Gibson , professor of political science at the University of Manchester. producer Pamela Rutherford Rptd on Sunday at 12.15am
2/6. Gwyneth the call-centre girl, Sandrine the French chat-radio host and Olga the ex-tyrant return in Laura Solon's character comedy show. With support from Rosie Cavaliero , Ben Moor and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
4/4. Clive Coleman tells the stories of cases that shaped our lives but are little known outside the legal world. This week he revisits Donohue v Stevenson, better known as the case of the Paisley Snail. Finding a snail (or was it a slug?) in a bottle of ginger beer may seem a minor upset - but the resulting case in 1932 produced the first comprehensive definition of neglect in tort law, and established the meaning of "duty of care".
Producer Polly Hope
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am
2/4. 1893. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the history of science. Today he tells the stories behind the rise of the internal combustion engine, an innovation hailed as the solution to London's pollution problems. Producer John Byrne
3/5. The Happy Death of the General
Although he's dressed himself carefully, as always, for his shopping trip, there's one thing the General has forgotten. By Louis de Bernieres. For details see Monday
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