Melvyn Bragg looks at ideas and events that have influenced our time. This week, Darwinian biologist
Richard Dawkins and novelist Ian McEwan talk about whether the scientific understanding we have accumulated has destroyed our sense of poetic wonder at the world. Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm
Five programmes assessing the work and lives of amateur scientists.
3: Tim Laurie , who has discovered an early form of sauna, Iron Age field systems and some ancient stone carvings. Presented by Anna Grayson. Producer Neil George
A comedy series by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 4: Medieval Banquet. The Dublin Theatrical Costumiers dress a medieval banquet in a ghostly castle. wrth Frank Kelly , Eugene O'Brien , Anne Byrne , Birdy Sweeney , Roma Tomelty , John Keyes and Paddy Scully. Music played by John Trotter. Director Roland Jaquarello Repeated Sunday 8pm
Written by James Joyce. Dramatised by Alan Berrie , narrated by Ciaran Hinds. Little Chandler nervously awaits his meeting with a former colleague, now a big journalist in London. Why did he himself not have the courage to leave provincial Dublin? with Denis Quilligan and Use-Ann McLaughlin Director Peter Kavanagh
More sketches and chat as Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick tackles beliefs and friendship.
Starring Robert Duncan as Mike and Jan Ravens as Sue.
With Ronnie Ancona , Alistair McGowan and Roger Blake. Written by David Spicer and Hugh Rycroft from a format by Bill Dare
Music by Mark Burton. Producer Aled Evans
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