Swahili Ray Gosling learns that Swahili is the first language of little more than a million people in coastal Mombasa, Lamu and Zanzibar - yet it has spread throughout the African hinterland.
An adventure in African with John Kelly at York University Nasur Malik and Mohammed Adam. Producer JENNY LO (R)
Watersports and waterfowl both take advantage of a leisure area in Gloucestershire - but should the boats give way to the birds? Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm are naturally concerned. Producer HELEN ODAMS BBC Bristol
Dr John Rae , ex-Headmaster of Westminster School, reveals the historical and revolutionary contents of his library. Nigel Forde rounds up the summer's cricket books, and talks to Frances Wood about
Baotown - an evocative new Chinese novel.
Producer SALLY MARMION
The musical panel quiz devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON. John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the chair Steve Race. Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo (R)
Natalie Wheen uncovers the life of the eccentric Victorian novelist, Marie Corelli.
Thwarted in love, she poured out her passion in her prose and became a best-selling author. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill
The Doctors' Dilemma
The Government promises that its health service reforms will produce a better service for patients. But what are the ethical implications of practice budgets, opted-out hospitals and an internal market in health care?
Presenter Raanan Gillon Producer NICOLA MEYRICK Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY
Last summer Margaret Percy joined a group of over 100 British and Indian schoolchildren on a two-month journey up the western Himalayas.
They went on to map new territory, collect new wildlife specimens, meet remote mountain nomads, and scale a peak of 20.000 feet - before returning to Delhi to congratulations from Rajiv Gandhi.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R)
Andrew Davies , writer of television's A Very
Peculiar Practice portrays the male in love in his first novel for adults. A new opera The
Plumber's Gift is also set firmly in today's sentimental quagmire.
Miles Davis blows his way onto a new record.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN GOUDIE Stereo
Why do so many authors choose to make their detectives female?
Joan Smith unravels a web of references from Miss Marple to mean streets, from Nora Van Snoop to the 'new woman', and conducts her own investigation among the casebooks of contemporary crimewriters.
Producer WILL CANTOPHER Stereo (R)
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