Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Edward Pearce and Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes
Jenni Mills talks to six people who were famous for a short period of time.
3: Harry Base became famous one Saturday afternoon when a fault on his phone put him live on the radio. Producer Sarah Rowlands
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I Mary Wesley 's novel in a six-part dramatisation, with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew.
1: Discarded! Deserted! Poppy can't see any hope for the future when her boyfriend ditches her, but other possible lovers pop up in the most unlikely places - even in a funeral parlour! Dramatised by Betty Davies. DirectorJane Morgan SEETHIS WEEK page 6
The first radio play by Lindsay Clarke , author of the Whitbread Prize-winning novel The Chymical Wedding.
A young monk sets sail to convert the heathen Picts, but his journey becomes a voyage of magical discovery for himself.
Music composed and performed by Martin Allcock and Simon Nicol , with Robin Williamson (harp) and Chloe Goodchild (singer)
Director Nigel Bryant
Paul Allen reports on the best theatre emerging from Australia's Adelaide Festival, and reviews Talawa Theatre Company's new production of King Lear. Producer Adri an Washbou me (Revised repeat 9.15pm)
by Eigra Lewis Roberts.
After 20 years of courtship (separate bedrooms, mind) Lisi Blodwen isjilted. Her sister Jane "comforts" her. "A pig has more respect for its sty than he ever had for you. Read by Myfanwy Talog. Translated by Enid R Morgan. Producer Caroline Sarll
Sketch comedy show from the same stable as And Now in Colour. Written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw , Melanie Giedroyc and this week's special guest, Leslie Phillips. Producer Jon Naismith
A Tale of Two Yoghurts. The unlikely tale of the progress of two dairy farmers. In the 60s, Arthur Hollins pioneered organic yoghurt in Britain, while in Bavaria Theo Muller set about developing a hi-tech dairy business. Little did they know they were setting out on a collision course. A Partners in Sound production
The Bear Awakes
In the two years since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has failed to find a stable identity. Attempts at political and economic reform have not stopped the weakening of the state sinews. Now. many Russians are again looking beyond their borders to the countries of the former Union, still widely felt to be Russia's property. In the first of two programmes, John Lloyd discusses the growing problems of a great country asserting its power once more.
Producer Sue Davies
Andrew McAllistertakes a look at poetry prizes and competitions with Carol Ann Duffy, winner of several awards this year; Robert Crawford , poet and one of the judges for the T S Eliot prize; and Bill Swainson , poetry editor and initiator of the New Generation Poets' promotion. Producers Julian Wilkinson and Susan Roberts
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