3: No Sweat Britain is one of the biggest spenders on deodorants and anti-perspirants, but is it all strictly necessary? Laurence Alster on the quest for personal freshness. Readers June Barrie, David Goodland, Shireen Shah and Kerry Shale. Producer Kate Whitehead
Let All the World
(Luckington); Jesus Shall Reign (Truno, BBC HB
460): Matthew 11, vv 1-11; How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel); Ye Servants of God (Paderbom, BBC
HB 287). The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.
by Dolores Pala dramatised in four parts.
4: Carola's search comes to its end.
Dramatised by Elizabeth Troop Director Sally Avens. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)
Six stories of individual or group heroism.
4: A Misfortune at Seaham Mining disasters produce many heroes. Graeme Fife recounts the story of the Seaham Colliery explosion in Seaham, Durham, in 1880. Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo
Martin Wainwright reflects on a group of historical characters united by enthusiasm verging on obsession.
In the last programme of the series: Captain
Matthew Webb , best known for being the first cross-Channel swimmer, but who also pursued such bizarre "firsts" as floating in the London Aquarium for 60 hours while paying visitors queued to watch. Producer Wendy Pilmer
3: John Hegley is a strange man in glasses who makes a spectacle of himself. John Walters tracks one man and his dog in search of the bark behind the bite of this savage satirist.
Producer Vanessa Harrison
Brian Sibley reports on a rich week of film releases including Hollywood's version of the Christopher Columbus story and Tim Robbins ' film Bob Roberts.
Also, reports from the Venice Film Festival and a profile of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Producer Anthony Denselow. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Tommy's Day by Peter Regent.
He could see the sea; he could see Uncle Billy unscrew his wooden leg; he could see the girl in the strange bikini. It was that sort of holiday ...
Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull
Antony Hopkins returns with the series that explores a different musical work or topic each week, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Tonight: Debussy's Nocturnes.
Producer Patrick Lambert. Stereo
California - Running on Empty
For generations, it's been a place of dreams: a place where the 21st century arrived early. But now the Golden State is tarnished.
Its economy is in trouble, its government hugely overspent. Even the lowest American interest rates for
40 years are failing to get business going again in time for the presidential election. Californians have seen the future - and it's faltering.
Peter Day reports on the lessons the rest of the world can learn from
Producer Stephen Chilcott
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