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In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the third century AD. Since then, 1,186 pieces have been found, an unrivalled archaeological treasure, revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome. Vanessa Collingridge travels to the Eternal City to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.

Contributors

Presenter:
Vanessa Collingridge
Producer:
Julian Mayers

New series 1/6. Doug and Molly Brownndge are attempting to rekindle their relationship after 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce. But with two teenage kids also embarking on their first romances and Doug s mother continuing to date men like there's no tomorrow, Doug and Molly find their attention is somewhat distracted by other events. Sitcom by Paul Mendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville

Contributors

Unknown:
Molly Brownndge
Unknown:
Paul Mendelson.
Producer:
David Ian Neville
Molly:
Rebecca Lacey
Doug:
Paul Venables
Kaz:
Soumaya Keynes
Ryan:
Jessie Sullivan
Dawn:
Robin Weaver
Waitress:
Robin Weaver
Raymond:
Jonathan Tafler
Maitre D':
Jonathan Tafler
Annie:
Marlene Sldaway

3/6. Michael Brown and Tony Howard join regulars
Roy Hattersley and Patrick Cormack to be quizzed on politics and politicians by Steve Richards. producer Ed Morrish

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Brown
Unknown:
Tony Howard
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Patrick CormacK
Unknown:
Steve Richards.
Producer:
Ed Morrish

The first manned space flight was on 12 April, 1961. Back on Earth, children all over England were sitting their
11-plus exams. This is the story of one of those children and how his own life and that of Yuri Gagarin became briefly linked. Written by Rob John.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roland Jaquarello

Contributors

Unknown:
Yuri Gagarin
Written By:
Rob John.
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie
Director:
Roland Jaquarello
Michael:
Danny Turner
Maggie:
Victoria O'Donnell
Valerie:
Lily Power
Trev:
Chris Overton
Father:
Jon Glover
Mother:
Ruth Gemmell
MissGreen:
Phillipa Peak
Mr Spencer:
Nigel Anthony

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithmbank are guests of the Floral Committee of the Llangollen
International Musical Eisteddfod. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithmbank
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. Draggin' the Dog. In Anika Nailah's short story, a high-school principal battles with her staff and her cravings for junk food. Read by Alibe Parsons. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Anika Nailah
Read By:
Alibe Parsons.

3/5. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. Officers recall their youth on board: the ship's cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, intiation rites, and molls. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dylan Winter

Maurice Bloch , professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, talks to Laurie Taylor about his latest research, which explores the highly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. Producer Natasha Maw

Contributors

Unknown:
Maurice Bloch
Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Natasha Maw

6/6. John O'Farrell and David Walliams are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched received opinions, such as "we are destroying the planet". David Baddiel is in the chair. Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
John O'Farrell
Unknown:
David Walliams
Unknown:
David Baddiel

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves discuss the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Rosie Boycott
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Producer:
David Coomes

1/2. Britain is unique among Western democracies in reserving seats in Parliament on the basis of religion.
Twenty-six Church of England bishops sit in the House of Lords, but how do they see their role at the heart of the legislature? Presented by Andrew Brown.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Andrew Brown.
Producer:
Phil Pegum

New series 1/5. Jonathan Miller returns to his roots in medicine and explores our scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. He talks to scientists and historians about our efforts to understand the mechanisms that control reproduction and heredity. In the first programme, Miller argues that, unlike spiders or termites whose artefacts are also self-made, humanity's ability to create things with foresight and intelligence makes us unique in the living world. Producer John Watkins
A doctor writes... : page 121

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Miller
Producer:
John Watkins

3/4. Smoking Wet. Pickerskill receives four boys in his detention after they've been caught selling cigarettes to minors. As a practical lesson in supply and demand he sets up a market place to teach them that cigarettes must be smoked if they're to make them any money. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon

Contributors

Directed By:
Andrew McGibbon.
Producers:
Jonathan Ruffle
Producers:
Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill:
Ian Richardson
Moorcroft:
Phil Cornwell
Headmaster:
Phil Cornwell
Caiman:
Martin Hyder
Smedley:
Nick Romero
Hindle-Rand:
Dominic Hawksley

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