Colin Morris chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce , Janet Daley and Professor Norman Stone. Producer David Coomes. Stereo
Written by Mark Power
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo
Roger Worsley unravels legends surrounding our commonplace birds. This week: a bird which was thought to be silent throughout its life until with its dying breath it whispered a wonderful melody - the swan. Producer Pam Redman
with Jenni Murray.
How safe is the snip? Jenni Mills finds that men who have had vasectomies are learning to take control of their own health.
Stories: Out of India 1: Myself in India
In the first of four short stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, the author describes her own mixed feelings, as a European married to an Indian, towards India and its problems. Read by Rosalie Crutchley.
Music: Shankar's Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra. Abridged by Delia Paton
Reasons for Dancing
Grace, known as 'Disgrace' to most people, is an outrageous 74-year-old.
She decides to take young Colin under her wing, with hilarious consequences. Written by Neil McKay.
Producer Susan Hogg
with Barry Cunliffe.
For 300 years the sailors of Dorset battled their way across the Atlantic to fish on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. And when times were hard, agricultural labourers from the county emigrated taking their music and culture with them. Before an invited audience in the historic
Guildhall Museum in Poole, the Yetties, along with Sean Street , tell of the town's long association with Newfoundland.
Producer John Knight
Gill Pyrah meets author and playwright
Mario Vargas Llosa ; discusses the work of Egyptian Nobel prize-winning writer Naquib Mafouz ; and is at the first night of the Royal Opera House's Carmen.
Producer Jerome Weatherald Stereo
An eight-part comedy series by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
4: Laugh and Marriage
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 5
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