Beyond A six-part series of travellers' tales. 1: Taklimakan Desert. A search for wild camels in China's scorching desert becomes a hot-tempered affair for four Oxford graduates. There are also nuclear tests, pickpockets and a stifling Chinese bureaucracy to contend with. Producer Neil Walker Repeated Sunday 5pm
Lord Jesus, Think of Me (Southwell); 2 Kings 5, w9-14; A Touching Place (Dream Angus); There Is a Balm in Gilead (Balm in Gilead); Thine Arm, 0 Lord, in Days of Old (St Matthew). Director of music Philip Jakob.
Middlemarch. As George Eliot was writing her tome, another world opened up to her with the invention of the microscope. Steve Jones revisits one of his favourite novels to discover how science and literature meet in the figure of George Eliot 's young doctor, Lydgate. And he talks to Dr Jonathan Miller , who reveals how
Lydgate's ambitious researches into disease are central to this classic tale. Producer Erika Wright
The last of six programmes in which Rodney Milnes talks to opera singers about their favourite roles. Dame
Joan Sutherland discusses taking on all four soprano roles in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman.
Producer Tracy Ross
Jim Robinson served 18 years for shooting a newspaper boy. Sam Hill served eight years for murdering a man with a baseball bat. Jonathan Jones was jailed for killing his fiancee's parents. All protested their innocence and have now been released. Jenny Cuffe hears how three very different men are rebuilding their lives after having been sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. Producer Kim Normanton
Ian Peacock examines the numerous myths and superstitions surrounding breath and explores how instincts, beliefs and fears about breathing affect our lives. Listeners may not be aware of the first breath taken at the beginning of this programme, but will be conscious of their 500th as it draws to a close.
Producer Sally Flatman
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