With Tzvetan Todorov and Tariq AN, Andrew Marr explores whether the Enlightenment or Communism is more relevant to the world of today. And on the 60th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, Janine de Giovanni celebrates its enduring appeal. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Kenneth Cranham reads Andrew McConnell Stott 's account of one of the world's most famous clowns, Grimaldi, who became a superstar of Georgian pantomime. The nine-year-old Joe is forced to become the breadwinner when his father dies of syphilis. Abridged by Viv Beeby. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am
New series. 1/3. The Police and the Public Until he retired in early 2008 Andy Hayman was Britain's most senior anti-terrorist policeman. He takes a critical look at the police service in Britain today, talking to former colleagues and to those who work with the police on every level. Producer Richard Clemmow
4/4. After delays caused by lightning, a 20-piece orchestra practises in one of the train s coaches, giving Robin a plangent background for his declaration of love. By Mark Maier.
Other parts played by Joseph Cohen-Cole . Philip Fox and Piers Wehner Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
Three short plays written and performed by community writing groups from the Isle of Mull, Ballycastle in Antrim, and London. The Bank Van
Calum gets some homespun wisdom when he arrives at the island's travelling bank with his grandfather's shotgun. By writers from the An Tobar Arts Centre, Isle of Mull.
On New Year's Eve, an outsider arouses suspicion with his enquiries about local history. By Ballycastle Writers Group.
Shame on You
Sacked from her job at a merchant bank, Becky steps out of her City office into the thick of the G20 riots, where she makes an unlikely ally. By the Original Writers Group, Battersea, London. Music: Lee Cartwright ; Producer Nick Russell-Pavier
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1/4. Poet Ruth Padel goes on a journey in search of her great-great-grandfather Charles Darwin to uncover the man behind the scientist. Today she explores how her ancestor developed his sense Of wonder. Producer Emma Kingsley
2/4. Author Jon Ronson and Seth Shostak from the Seti Institute in California join comedian Robin Ince and physicist Brian Cox to talk science conspiracies, UFOs and the search for ET.
Producer Alexandra Feachem Repeated on Wed at 9pm
4/6. Jack Dee is in the chair as David Mitchell joins regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor for the antidote to panel games. Colin Sell is at the piano.
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1/5. 1963-66 All My Trials. An occasional series documenting the 20th century through the letters and diaries of real people in Britain. Amy Barbour-James is living in London with her sister Muriel as the Big Freeze grips the country. Dramatised by Pat Cumper from documents at the Black Cultural Archives.
Original music by Nicolai Abrahamsen
Producer Stefan Escreet Repeated from 10.45am
New series. 1/4. Michael Portillo revisits more misremembered moments in history, beginning with the myth and reality of Joan of Arc, seen as the saviour of France in 1429. But history has forgotten Joan's contemporary, Yolande d'Aragon, the King's mother-in-law. Producer Philip Sellars
3/9. Pakistan Drugs. Former heroin-addict-turned-drugs-counsellor Urfan Azad returns to the hide-out in Pakistan where he received drugs rehabilitation from former Mujahidin fighters. Repeated from Thursday
4/6. As negotiators meet in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, Richard Hollingham asks if Europe should give a signal to the developing world and license the cultivation of genetically modified crops. Producer John Watkins
6/10. The corrosive desire for thrift begins to dominate married life at Mr Earlforward 's bookshop. Robert Powell reads Arnold Bennett's 1923 novel in which satire and the poignant struggles of everyday life in Clerkenwell, London, are combined.
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
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