3/5. By Karl Sabbagh. How two physicists linked the problem of interference on their TV screen to the Big Bang, how a total solar eclipse is down to cosmic coincidence and why Nasa launched a record player into space. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
New series. 1/4. Moorgate. In February 1975, the worst accident on the Tube occurred when a driver overshot the platform at Moorgate station and drove his train into a brick wall, killing 43 people. The cause of the crash is still a mystery. Jolyon Jenkins investigates.
2/6. It is 1959. Customers to Miss Maconchy s shop have increased since her "vision at Lourdes. And Mrs Vivienne Hawthorne wonders if the census that disclosed a fan in her congregation was tampered with. Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan
John Sessions's drama about the enduring friendship between two giants of 18th-century literature - Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift - in which their friendship is tested by events both political and personal. Starring Timothy Spall.
Martha Pattie Blount:
Boy (Tom) and John Gay:
Dr Cheselden/Lord Bolingbroke/Waterman:
Swift's servant/Dr Arbuthnot/Matthew/Gentleman:
Laurie Taylor talks to the anthropologist who went to Wall Street to understand how the lives, experiences and ideologies of the investment bankers who work there shaped not just the financial markets but the very nature of employment across America.
Producer Pam Rutherford Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
3/6. Laura Solon 's character-driven sketches include a woman who is so completely useless that she's been snapped up for a government job, Britain's most affable secret agent, and someone with a pretend hedgehog sanctuary. Aided by the voices of Ben Moor, Rosie Cavaliero and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
See also Headliner at 2.15pm tomorrow
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8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Claire Fox , 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
1/2. In the first of two illustrated talks,
Richard Reeves examines the intellectual and philosophical roots of the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Nick Clegg. He finds out where he places himself in the tradition of Liberal ideas and where he sees his party's thinking going in the future.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am
3/10. Joe, Elsie's sweetheart, has returned from the war, shell-shocked and volatile. When her new employer insists that Elsie work into the evening, Joe is unable to control his feelings and a violent outburst ensues. By Arnold Bennett. For details see Monday
3/4. Audrey has personal toilet problems of her own as a neurotic Egyptologist tries to come to terms with her heavy workload.
Comedy sketches set in a ladies' public toilet, written by and starring Emily Watson Howes. With Suzanne Hislop , Fran Moulds and Kate Donmall. Producer Mark Talbot
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