Solitude - Choosing to be Alone (11.00 am R4). Peter France with the first of two programmes on hermits, monks and others who have experienced solitude.
When Knights Were Bold (3.45 R4). Michael Rosen with part two of his survey of history in children’s fiction. "Kings, Queens and Peasants" - Captain Marryat, Geoffrey Trease, etc.
Horror in the East (9.00 BBC2). Second half of Laurence Rees’s documentary asks why so many Japanese chose to die rather than surrender.
Case Notes (9.00 R4). The problem of memory loss.
Everyman: A Matter of Life and Death (10.35 BBC1; 11.05 in N. Ireland, Scotland, 11.15 in Wales). Lionel Blue reflects on old age.
Who Killed Mark Faulkner? (11.20 BBC2). Part two: what it takes to survive on London’s streets.
Faces of Islam (11.25 BBC1; 11.55 in N. Ireland, Scotland, 12.05 am in Wales). Writer Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsoud, formerly Christian textbook author Rosalyn Kendrick.
Wizard? (11.30 R4). Repeat of programme marking the publication centenary of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.