1/S. Tim Samuels invites five busy people to put aside their hectic daily lives to run away for a few hours. Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti exchanges her small windowless office for the darkness of the British Film institute in order to rekindle her love of the cinema. Producer Mohini Patel
5/14. Heien Mark travels the length ot the Ballinderry river, which begins high in the Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland and flows eastward into Lough Neagh. She meets People who are helping to protect the river, the landscape around it and the wildlife that depends on it. Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm
What is beauty and is it in the eye ot the beholder? Model Erin O'Connor explores how we get our ideas about beauty and how experience is shaped by how we look. Producer Karen Greqor
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1/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Shazia Mirza. Repeated from yesterday RT DIRECT: The Now Show Book of World Records is available for £13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
By Michael Dobbs. In November 1990, following dissension in the Conservative ranks and an equivocal leadership ballot, Margaret Thatcher made the dramatic decision to offer her resignation as prime minister. This drama follows her last traumatic days in power, seen from the perspective of her husband and children.
Producer John Taylor; Director Roland Jaquerello
Sir Geoffrey Howe:
Songwriter and world music expert Justin Adams (and collaborator with Robert Plant and Jah Wobble) travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to explore the life and work 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. Repeated from Tuesday
John Tusa 's daily series, recalling the corresponding day in 1989, with the help of archive music and news clips. The Czech PM Ladislav Adamec formally announces the end of the Communist Party's monopoly on power. Producers Robert Abel and Barney Rowntree
Art historian Kenneth Clark is remembered by some as a tweedy patrician who lectured on the arts from a position of immense privilege. But Richard Weight argues that Clark was a toff with a democratic mission, and that his
BBC programme Civilisation - first broadcast 40 years ago - was the culmination of a career that reveals much about 20th-century Britain. Producer Simon Coates
2/2. John Franklin , a wounded British airman, is finally fit and planning his escape from France. He could go the fast way or the slow way. HE Bates's tale of danger, suspense and romance in wartime France, dramatised by Maddy Fredericks.
Additional roles played by John Biggins , Rhys Jennings , Kate Layden and Piers Wehner Repeated from Sunday
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. Repeated from Wednesday
3/6. Mending Wall. Peggy Reynolds meets sheep farmers, wall artists and poetry enthusiasts as she explores the stories behind Robert Frost 's Mending Walla poem that gave rise to the epigram "good fences make good neighbours". Repeated from Sunday
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