At some point, most of us are faced with making a choice that irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk looks at how people make these decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm
Claudia Hammond presents a five-part beginner's guide to hormones.
1: Adrenalin. Its reputation is that of a "bad" hormone because it is associated with stress. But some scientists say that it can actually be good for you - especially before an operation. Producer Jane O'Rourke
Paul Simons presents a four-part series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 1: War. He looks at crucial aspects of the Second World War and their relationship to the unusual climatic conditions of the forties. Producer Sue Broom
The last of five programmes about classic detectives. On the Beat with PC 49. Created specifically for radio, PC 49 is an ordinary bobby on the beat, solving crime in the late forties and early fifties.
Professor Jeffrey Richards uncovers a combination of light comedy and sleuthing in a character who also appeared in spinoff comic strips and films. Producer Helen Williams
By Charlotte Jones. A novice nun is about to take her final vows. All the nuns are called Sister Mary Something, the name of the saint to whom they dedicate themselves. She must find the right name before Brother Paul comes to take her confession.
Travelling is a treasured fantasy for most people, but what makes a trip a learning experience rather than a mere escape from routine? Libby Purves goes globetrotting.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
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Last in a six-part comedy by Luke Sorba. The Stranger reveals that the doomsday device was activated by someone inside the house. Donna wants to start afresh somewhere else. with Luke Sorba , Carla Mendonca and Simon Greenall. Producer Liz Anstee Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm
Skin. Spots, rashes, dry skin. Skin is the largest organ in your body and everyone is aware of how it's behaving. Graham Easton finds out the best treatment for acne, what protection should be used to help prevent skin cancer and what we can do to get rid of unwanted creatures which live on our surface - lice.
Producer Helen Sharp
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Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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