VS. Science is full of surprises, and sometimes seemingly trivial queries can lead to a deeper understanding of how science works. Karl Sabbagh begins by looking at an inventor who was strangled by his own invention, a Nobel Prize-winner who had his "eureka" moment in the car, and how stem cell research could change the future of medicine. Read by Toby Longworth and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am
A look at the demolitions industry through the dismantling of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world. Marischal College in Aberdeen is to house the city's new council offices. In a bid to save the historic frontage, skilled demolition workers, stonemasons and archaeologists dismantle it piece by piece, leaving only the outer walls.
3/4. Love among the train-staff on the 9.27
London to Exeter flourishes, but with tne unwelcome addition of Diana's amorous mum. Comedy by Mark Maier.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
You can have too much money.
Graham Slater has E200 billion to get rid of, since most of the world's toxic loans have materialised in his office, which happens to be in a parallel universe. To be honest, it'd be simpler if you tune in. Written and directed by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Producer Liz Anstee
Birdsong has been a source of some comfort for soldiers in times of extreme stress. Frank Gardner hears how birdsong has helped servicemen and women of the present and the past. Producer Merilyn Harris
1/5. A chance to hear the first of the five stories shortlisted for the award, chosen from more than 680 entries. This year's judging panel comprises writers Margaret Drabble and Helen Dunmore , broadcaster
Tom Sutcliffe , Di Speirs , the editor of the BBC Readings Unit. and the singer/songwriter Will Young. Reader Miriam Margolyes. Producer Gemma Jenkins
New series. 1/4. Comedian
Dara Briain , once a cosmologist, joins physicist
Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince for an irreverent and unashamedly rational look at the world according to science. Ince visits the archives of one of his all-time heroes, and Cox tackles a personal mission to put science back at the heart of the political agenda.
Producer Alexandra Feachem Revised rpt on Wed at 9pm
3/6. Jack Dee is in the chair with panellists Barry Cryer , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and guest David Mitchell. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Volume 11 on CD is available for £a50 (RRP E1272) inc p&p. Call [number removed] or visit bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout
16/20. Eugene heads upstream looking for Lizzie, and Boffin has an appointment with Wegg. Mike Walker's adaptation of Charles Dickens's last completed novel.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
3/3. If Spain had entered the Second World War, Britain's supply lines would have been cut, and Gibraltar and the North Africa campaign put in peril. Desperate to stop this, Churchill paid Franco's top generals multimillion-pound bribes. Mark Thomson investigates how
Churchill resorted to shady deals and bribery to stop Spain joining Hitler. Producer Marya Burgess
1/10. Robert Powell reads Arnold Bennett's 1923 novel in which satire and the poignant struggles of everyday life in Clerkenwell are grippingly combined. It is a year since the end of the First World War, and Londoners are finding it difficult to return to normal life. But. on Riceyman Steps, a second-hand bookseller is contemplating a significant change to his circumstances. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
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