During the Second World War, the small Scottish town of Oban became home to a squadron of RAF Coastal Command. Flying boats took off, landed and crashed in the surrounding waters. Many of the survivors recently returned to relive their wartime experiences on the heavily armed flying boats the Germans nicknamed Hying Porcupines. Producer Louise Dalziel
The last in a six-part radio version of the novel by Sue Limb , starring
Imelda Staunton as Izzy. Over and Out with Phyllida Nash , Kelda Holmes , Kerry Ann White, and members of the Anna Scher Theatre. Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat
Five stories of mystery and the supernatural by Elizabeth Gaskell , dramatised by Sally Hedges. 3: The Poor Clare. A young lawyer investigating the heir to a substantial fortune is drawn towards a young woman haunted by a mother's curse. with Janet Dale , Kathryn Hunt ,
William Simons , Christopher Scott , Mary Wimbush. Sandra Berkin , Martin Head and Nick Aikens Director Nigel Bryant
Professor Anthony Clare presents the series on matters psychological and psychiatric. In this programme, he examines how behaviour is affected by the pressures of the world and considers what mental illness can tell us about the workings of our brains. Producer Bruce Whitney Low
With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch finally reveals why organ music is so boring, how to play instruments without practising, and how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose. This week: the history of music with the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Producer Richard Edis
Michael Buerk , Janet Daley ,
Ian Hargreaves , David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests on the moral and ethical issues behind one of the week's controversies. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Man as a Mammiferous Animal
John Gribbin examines some of the trickier questions that fuel debate in evolutionary biology today, including Darwin's suggestion that we should regard man as we do other mammals. Producer Louise Dalziel
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