A magazine edition which catches up on events and ideas that are changing our understanding of the actions - and interactions - of living things.
Presenter Caroline Parsons Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
Last Sunday in The Marks of the Cross, Mrs Ethel Chapman told the story of how she received the stigmata.
Throughout history there have been 300 cases, the earliest undisputed case being that of St Francis of Assisi. Of the 300 the Roman Catholic Church has acknowledged the sanctity of 60, but condemned many others as fraudulent or hysterically induced.
Ted Harrison examines the case of Mrs Chapman with medical and theological experts and relates her experience to the history of stigmata. Producer CHRIS REES long wave only
The Pleasure Garden by LEON GARFIELD abridged in 12 parts by JOAN WYATT
Read by John Rye (1)
In the apparent seclusion afforded to them by the leafy bowers of the Mulberry Pleasure Gardens, lovers pursue their illicit passions. But these glartes are not as private as they appear. Countless hidden. hungry eyes peer with a great deal more than a passing interest from the depths of the branches and sudden, violent death stalks the paths.
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON long wave only
We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library sort out the answers. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW. long wave only
Introduced by Chris Mohr Runes and Isms: Exchange Rates. FRANCES CAIRNCROSS deciphers some economic jargon.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Stories of a Plant Hunter: ROY LANCASTER recalls a visit to Iran,
All Change: how will new technology alter office life? PETER spinks reports. Love for Lydia (6) long wave only
Small Earthquake by OLIVER DAVIES
When a husband and wife both work in the theatre it can sometimes put a strain on their marriage. But when they have the added responsibility of bringing up a three-year-old daughter . , . The result could well be a ' small earthquake'.
New books.... old books ... classics ... best-sellers.... comics.
Frank Delaney returns with a third series of the magazine programme about the authors you read and the books you borrow and buy.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
'It was an age of miracles; it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, it was borrowed time - the whole upper tenth of a nation living with the insouciance of grand dukes and the casualness of chorus girls ...'
In a reading related to the preceding edition of Bookshelf, Fitzgerald's description of the 1920s is read by Peter Marinker Producer JOHN KNIGHT
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