Prelude in A minor. (W)
From Tokyo to Kagoshima,
Fergal Keane rides the fastest train on Earth and meets the world's most useless inventor.
First shown on BBC2 (S) (W)
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A teacher reflects on his 20 years in an isolated farming community. Nicolas Philibert 's 2002 documentary, showing as part of Storyville, begins the week's Back to School strand. In French with English subtitles. Review page 50.
Fay Weldon , Zoe Williams and Bryan Appleyard discuss what might have happened without the contraceptive pill.
Clive Anderson hosts. (S) (W)
**** Daniel is more than just a teacher to underprivileged pupils. Philippe Torreton stars in Bertrand Tavernier 's challenging drama. Part of the Back to
School strand. In French with English subtitles. (W)
Beth Orton , Moloko, David Holmes and Morcheeba are among highlights. (W)