The second of six programmes featuring travellers' tales. The British Army has relied on tough Gurkha soldiers throughout many wars. But what impact has recruitment had in Nepal? An expedition into the Nepalese hills discovers that traditional village life is being affected. Producer Neil Walker Repeated Sunday at 5pm
Some of the news, stories and events of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Police investigate a strange skeleton found in a pothole in North Yorkshire, and a mystery Austin car is shipped to America.
The Water Babies. When
Charles Kingsley told of a young boy who fell into a stream and became a water-baby, he was writing more than a fairy tale. Darwin's The Origin of Species had sent shock waves through Victorian society just four years earlier. Geneticist Steve Jones talks to AS Byatt and Stephen Jay Gould about how Kingsley's book can be read as an evolutionary tale. Producer Erika Wright
The first of a four-part series in which concert pianist David Owen Norris talks to guests about changing interpretations of composers and their works. This week he discusses
Beethoven with scholar Elizabeth
Norman McKay and Lindsay Quartet violinist Peter Cropper. Producer Virginia Crompton
Michael O'Donnell returns with four portraits of contemporary family life. 1: The Hutsons of Colchester
Nature or nurture? Vic Hutson threw bricks at Oswald Mosley , son Adrian earns his living playing Mr Punch , and granddaughter Ellenor protests up trees.
Producers Sue Foster and Joanna Rahim Repeated Saturday at 5pm
David Neil Lodge presents six views of life in a European city through the eyes of one of its British residents.
1: Palermo. Having had his first heart attack at the age of 32, David Russell gave up his well-paid job and tieaded out to Palermo, a city riddled with crime, corruption and unemployment. He has found that he prefers living on little money in this beautiful but dilapidated city.
Producer Vibeke Venema Repeat
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