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2/5. The Belfast Sewers Project. Adam Hart-Davis dons his hard hat and waders as he wanders through Belfast's sewer network to see how today's engineers are modernising the Victorian network with robots and ultra violet light. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Adam Hart-Davis
Producer:
Sarah Taylor

2/4. A Kind of Loving. Stan Barstow's 1960 classic novel, set in West Yorkshire, tells the tale of Vic Brown , a bored draughtsman who gets his girlfriend pregnant and has to marry her. Stan Barstow goes back to Wakefield and Dewsbury to find out what today's Vic Browns are up to. Producer Clare Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Vic Brown
Unknown:
Stan Barstow
Unknown:
Vic Browns
Producer:
Clare Jenkins

England v Pakistan
The first day's play in the Second Test at Old Trafford. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Arlo White , who are joined by experts Vic Marks and Mike Selvey. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Henry Blofeld
Commentary By:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By:
Arlo White
Unknown:
Vic Marks
Unknown:
Mike Selvey.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

4/9. Guatemala. During its 30-year civil war, 45,000 people have "disappeared" in Guatemala. The police have always denied that any records were kept but now there is new hope in the form of 75 million pages of recently found police archives. Nick Caistor has been there to find out what secrets the archive can unlock. Producer Tim Mansel Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Caistor
Producer:
Tim Mansel

"We came to Britain on vacation," said Stan, "but it turned out to be the hardest work we've ever had in our lives." Comedy historian Glenn Mitchell examines the impact made by the comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy during their various tours of Europe between 1932 and 1954. With contributions from show business publicist Laurie Bellew , comedian Harry Worth and members of the public who met them. Producer Stephen Garner Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am See Paul Merton 's Silent Clowns at 9.30pm on BBC4

Contributors

Unknown:
Glenn Mitchell
Unknown:
Stan Laurel
Unknown:
Oliver Hardy
Unknown:
Laurie Bellew
Unknown:
Harry Worth
Producer:
Stephen Garner
Unknown:
Paul Merton

Steve hasn't so much as held hands with the beautiful, sparky Alicia when he starts writing to her but, over the course of a two-year correspondence ranging from Delhi and Buenos Aires to London, he comes to realise that she has become his Darling Alicia. Based on 160 unpublished letters from the 1960s. With the real voices of Alicia and Steve Merrett. Producers Vernee Samuel and David Hunter

Contributors

Unknown:
Darling Alicia.
Unknown:
Steve Merrett.
Producers:
Vernee Samuel
Producers:
David Hunter
Alicia:
Celia Melras
Steve:
Carl Prekopp

4/5. The Duke of Wellington Misplaces His Horse. In this magical story the Duke of Wellington looks back to 1819, when his prowess on Europe's battlefields made him a national hero. However, as his recollections unravel he reaches an unsettling conclusion. By Susanna Clarke. Read by Barbara Flynn. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Susanna Clarke.
Read By:
Barbara Flynn.

Solar Power. Solar energy was once touted as the answer, but low efficiency and high costs prevented it from making the impact that scientists had hoped for. But this may be about to change as researchers now predict that solar energy will be "mainstream by 2025". Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Darren Bagnall to discuss the future of solar power. Producer Colin Grant

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Unknown:
Dr Darren Bagnall
Producer:
Colin Grant

New series 1/6. Take a guided tour of strange exhibits, even stranger exhibitors, obsessed visitors and disgruntled guides in the museum that contains absolutely everything. The hit sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell , with Lucy Montgomery. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Danny Robins
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell
Unknown:
Lucy Montgomery.
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor

4/9. Searching Questions. Ever more sophisticated search engines and smarter websites promise endless new benefits. But will we really be better informed? Diane Coyle investigates the battle for our attention in the information society. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Diane Coyle
Producer:
Chris Bowlby

3/6. Overpowering Love. Laurence and Gus's series of amorous vignettes continues with the tale of Erechtheus, son of Zeus, a man whose relationships have been marred by jealousy and a tendency to transform his partners into shrubs. By Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown. Producer Colin Anderson

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurence Howarth
Unknown:
Gus Brown.
Producer:
Colin Anderson

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