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3/8. Bulgaria. Last year alone, 10,000 Britons bought property in Bulgaria. Many hope to make a good profit it and when the country joins the EU in two years time. But at the moment, Bulgarian underworld bosses are the real profiteers, trafficking in money, meat, weapons, drugs, women and babies. Rosie Goldsmith uncovers this murky human trade, talking to families who gain from selling Bulgarian babies and those trying to stop it. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
John Murphy

Gee's Bend is an isolated community in a loop on the Alabama River. Virtually an island, it has been called "another civilization". Yet through its isolation, poverty and slavery, its women create what leading art critics have called "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced". Stephen Evans meets the women of Gee's Bend who sing as they talk as they sew. He finds out how a stratum of American society, who were treated worse than cattle, can smile at their acceptance in the "high art" community.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Evans
Producer:
Paul Evans

2/6. The Devil's Eye. Paolo is confronted with old Gaelic shipwrecks and a community's mysterious history on a remote island off the Atlantic coast. By Bill Murphy.
Director Lawrence Jackson

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Murphy.
Director:
Lawrence Jackson
Baldi:
David Threlfall
Tina:
Tina Kelleqher
Rynne:
Owen Roe
McCairthaigh:
Mark Lambert
Tadgh:
Patrick O'Kane
Rosa:
Aoife McMahon
Falconer:
Jack Shepherd
McGahy:
Sean McGinley
Forbach:
John Moraitis

New series 1/7. Raynaud's phenomenon. An upsetting and uncomfortable condition in which
- your hands and/or toes can change colour from white to blue to red. It can be very painful and is often accompanied by loss of feeling. Barbara Myers and her guest discuss the condition and the treatments available. Producer Helena Selby
PHONE: [number removed] email: checkup@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Helena Selby

A far-flung planet, shrouded in mystery, was discovered by a fortunate accident 75 years ago. Yet. despite huge advances in astronomy and space travel, many aspects of Pluto still remain a mystery today. Sue Nelson talks to
Dr Jacqueline Mitton and Dr Alan Fitzsimmons about the planet. How did a little girl from Oxford come to choose its name? Will a mission to visit this world ever take off? And is there an elusive Planet X beyond Pluto still waiting to be discovered? Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Talks:
Sue Nelson
Unknown:
Dr Jacqueline Mitton
Unknown:
Dr Alan Fitzsimmons
Producer:
Michelle Martin

3/6 More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including waiters who won't let vou see the wine list if you aren't wearing a tie, and the poorly matched crime-fighting duo of Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. producer Gareth Edwards

Contributors

Unknown:
David Mitchell
Unknown:
Robert Webb
Unknown:
Olivia Colman
Unknown:
James Bachman.
Producer:
Gareth Edwards

4/5 The Turkish Bath. Recently diagnosed with a tumour behind her eye, Maureen's keeping herself busy. She's arranged to meet Maud, an old friend from her days in the women's football team, at the local Turkish baths. By Julia Darling. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Julia Darling.

Briony and Lorraine were born with faulty heart valves and plumbing. Like many congenital heart-
I I disease patients now surviving into adulthood, they were always advised of the risks of getting pregnant; heart disease is, after all, the largest cause of maternal death. Under the care of their consultant cardiologist, Fiona Walker , whose team is turning past medical expectation on its head, we follow an intimate nine months of emotional upheavals and events as they prepare for motherhood. Producer Adrian Washbourne

Contributors

Unknown:
Fiona Walker
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne

8/8. All Change. Businesses that worked in the 20th century may not be fit for the 21st. Peter Day listens to experts who believe that companies still need to undertake some fundamental rethinking about what they do and how they do it.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

4/9. Tap on the coffee table to switch on the TV, knock on the wall to turn on the light, or make phone calls from the shower: all this could soon be possible thanks to a new method of remote control. "Time reversal acoustics" uses sound to distinguish between taps in different places and so banish the need for handsets, keyboards and wires. With Geoff WattS. Producer Anna Buckley

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts.
Producer:
Anna Buckley

4/10. Juliet Judd 's arrest for art theft has shaken her family to the core. Though they have assumed that she became involved to help her art gallery-owning boyfriend, it seems that the explanation for her part in the crime is far from straightforward. By Justin Cartwright. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Judd
Unknown:
Justin Cartwright.

2/4. The latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word, presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew. Highlights include the 30-Second Philosopher with more extemporised snatches of thought on the great questions of the universe and, of course, the Love Spot.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mister Gee
Presenter:
Doctor Stew
Producer:
Graham Frost

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