Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into the morality behind the news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes
Who would true valour see (Monks Gate); Hebrews 12, w 1-6, 11-13; He that is down need fear no fall
(Vaughan Williams); Soldiers of Christ arise (From strength to strength). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
The final part of Elizabeth Proud 's dramatisation of Barbara Pym 's novel. Belinda makes a momentous discovery about Agatha. with Clive Merrison , Elizabeth Proud. Joanna David , Geoffrey Matthews. Hilda Schroder. Jilly Meers and Laura Bazeley Singers Harvey Brough. Phyllida Hancock and Mary Lincoln. Musical direction by Malcolm McKee. Producer Sioned Wiliam
Introduced by Jenni Murray. In the third of a series to mark the Fourth
World Conference on Women in Beijing, Clare Jenkins reports on Tibetan women. Story: the first part of Une Glossaire/A Glossary, abridged in two parts from During Mother's Absence by Michelle Roberts. For details see yesterday
Jean Alexander stars as Flo and Bill Dean as Frank in Julie Rutterford's wickedly comic play. Murder is on the menu when Flo finds out that her husband is taking early retirement.
By Jean Clayworth. "To break all the Commandments in a single year takes a bit of application," said the Devil.
"I'm surprised you found the time, to be honest." Read by Mary Riggans. Producer Bruce Young
In early 1967, the playwright Joe Orton wrote a film script for the Beatles. By
August 1967 he was dead, murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell , and the film was never made. Toby Longworth investigates the story of Joe Orton 's brief film career with dramatised excerpts from the screenplay. Producer Fiona McLean
Four impressions of past and present. Sea Pictures. Writer and broadcaster
Carole Rosen takes the scenic route to New York and discovers that in some ways nothing has changed. With Felix Aprahamian , Noel Coward ,
Hermione Gingold , Murray McLachlan , Bill Marsano , George Shearing , Jack and Pat Watling , Sir Paul and Lady
Barbara Wright and passengers and crew aboard the QE2. Producer Piers Plowright
Every Radio 4 listener will be familiar with the shipping forecast. For many of them it will be a well-loved litany, but how many really understand what it all means? Jeremy Nicholas sets sail around the shipping areas of the British Isles to reveal the mysteries of this long-running and vital sea service.
By Andrew Dallmeyer.
Virtual reality is so seductive to Bob that his entire life becomes devoted to escaping into his machinery. with Larry Dann and Anthony Jackson. Sound design by John Whitehall. Director Ned Chaillet Rpt
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