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New series 1/3. Sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets British farming families who have relocated to France, Canada and New Zealand. He investigates why they went and asks whether the grass really is greener on the other side. Mark and Julie Dewhurst recently exchanged a small dairyfarm in Lancashire for one in the heart of France. How are they coping with farming and rural life in another country and a different language? Producer ciarecsonka

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Scott
Unknown:
Julie Dewhurst

6/6. The last of Christopher Lee 's comedy drama. Zelda has rashly bought the world's smallest radio from Bryan but is suffering from having to have it surgically removed from her ear.

Contributors

Writer:
Christopher Lee
Producer:
Rosalind Ayres
Director:
Pete Atkin
Zelda:
Fiona Shaw
Col George:
Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan:
Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill:
Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
Peter Capaldi

By John Burrows. Hitler planned the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin as a vast propaganda exercise. Two British athletes lift the lid on one of the 20th-centurv's greatest confidence tricks.
Director David Blount

Contributors

Unknown:
John Burrows.
Director:
David Blount
Commentator:
Keith Drinkel
Whitlock:
Nicholas Boulton
Coleman:
Ben Crowe
Sir Reginald:
David Collings
Martha:
Rachel Atkins
William:
David Jarvis
SS officer:
Stephen Critchlow
Sir Eric:
John Evftts

A Week of Original Short Stories
1/5. This week's short stories, inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, are the five winners of the BBC's Get Writing competition.
The Sermon on the Mount by Hauia Kawsmuine , read by Bill Nighy. When Lenny Hopkins confesses that he can't give up gambling just yet because he's got a dead cert on the Grand National, Father Francis agrees to keep his money safe for him.
But can he resist the temptation? Producer Emma Ashby

Contributors

Unknown:
Hauia Kawsmuine
Read By:
Bill Nighy.
Unknown:
Lenny Hopkins
Producer:
Emma Ashby

1/5. The Teacher and Students. The first in a week-long series exploring variety of musical relationships. Violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman talks about the Perlman Music Program for young musicians and what he gains from teaching. Producer Rachel Hopkin

Contributors

Conductor:
Itzhak Perlman
Producer:
Rachel Hopkin

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson

Contributors

Unknown:
Ernie Rea
Producer:
Rosemary Dawson

Nicholas Parsons takes the show to Warwick, where the panellists are Clement Freud , Ross Noble , Linda Smith and Graham Norton.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday
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Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Ross Noble
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Graham Norton.
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets the novelist Brian Aldiss , whose new book, Affairs at Hampden Ferrers, is a tale of strange and magical events in a small village near Oxford. Producer Sarah Delargy

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Brian Aldiss
Producer:
Sarah Delargy

11/15. By Arnold Bennett , dramatised in 15 parts by Stephen Wyatt.
The Proudest Mother. 1889, Bursley. Constance, now in her late 40s, lives for her 19-year-old son Cyril, who has some alarming news.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Bennett
Unknown:
Stephen Wyatt.
Director:
Pauline Harris
Constance:
Marcia Warren
Cyril:
Jim Pyke
Narrator:
Philip Jackson
Maria:
Rachel Atkins
Mr Critchlow:
Stephen Critchlow
Auctioneer:
Declan Wilson
Guard:
Declan Wilson
Mr Bodero:
Declan Wilson
Sophia:
Penelope Wilton
Lewis:
John Rowe
Matthew:
Carl Prekopp
Dr Stirling:
Andrew Harrison
Amy:
Lydia Leonard
Mary:
Jaimi Barbakoff

In 1918, shortly before the end of the First World War, a virus erupted around the world, unleashing the deadliest outbreak of disease in human history. Scientists now put the death toll from the 1918 flu pandemic at 50 million people worldwide. But where did it come from? How did it spread so far and so fast? And why did so many people die? It's a mystery that has yet to be resolved. Dr Jonathan Miller hears from scientists, historians and survivors, and asks whether we are at risk of another flu pandemic, just as deadly as that of 1918. Producer John Murphy How vulnerable are we now?: page 115

Contributors

Presenter:
Dr Jonathan Miller
Producer:
John Murphy

Soundings from an ancient farmhouse as it flexes its joints, sighs with the passing of the seasons, and echoes with the sounds of its residents. Writer and naturalist Roger Deakin presents a unique sound portrait of life in the timber-framed house in Suffolk. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Deakin

Scarlet Macaws: JustAnother Species? Scarlet macaws are beautiful birds of the South American forests. This programme goes to Guatemala to discover how they are being threatened by poaching and loss of their natural habitat. Back home, Lionel Kelleway meets the birds that are involved in a captive breeding project and asks if it actually matters if this distinctive bird becomes extinct.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Producer:
Julian Hector

1/10. By Alice Hoffman , abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Laurel Lefkow .
When the women in the Sparrow family reach 13. they develop a unique ability. In Stella's case, the gift, which is both a blessing and a curse, turns out to be the ability to see a person's probable future. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane

Contributors

Unknown:
Alice Hoffman
Unknown:
Alison Joseph
Read By:
Laurel Lefkow
Producer:
Gaynor MacFarlane

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7)
3.15 Alphabet Time (ages 4-6) 3.30 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7) -4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Sikhism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Time for Drama (ages 7-9)

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