When William Pitt the Younger introduced a parliamentary bill in 1799 to raise a direct levy on income, it was meant to be atemporary measure. it is still with us today. Evan Davies celebrates 200 years of a great British invention we all love to hate - income tax. Producer Matthew Dodd
A New Commandment (PLW); One There Is above All Others (All Saints); John 15, wl2-17; 0 Pray forthe Peace of Jerusalem (Tomkins); Where Love and Loving-Kindness Dwell (Maisemore). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .
Reports on the stories that matterto people around the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, is falling apart. The government barely controls half the territory and the currency is collapsing, but its music industry is the most successful in Africa. Isabel Hilton goes to the heart of the country to find out how the beat goes on. Plus, why sects are a growing industry in the capital Kinshasa. Producer John Murphy
The Chipmunks gave birth to it, George Martin introduced the Beatles to it. Mike Oldfield tried it and Jas Mann of Babylon Zoo switched a new generation on to it. John Walters examines the strange effect caused by speeding up tape recorders and admits that he too dabbled in this mysterious art back in the 1960s while languishing in the brass section of the Alan Price Set. Reader Kerry Shale.
Producer Mark Farrar. Written by Bob Sinfleld
By Christine Belle. The last of four plays from Chasing the Rainbow, a BBC Radio Drama initiative in the Midlands to discover new black and Asian writers. Jennifer's life in Nottingham revolves around work and not much else. Isaiah hasjust arrived from Jamaica looking for his longlostfather. When the pair meet and fall in love, everything seems perfect. However, the past has an unexpected way of catching up with them both.
Director Felix Cross
4: Czech Republic-Sexual Legacies. Before
1989 Czechoslovakia was known for being the most sexually liberated country in the Soviet bloc. Today Prague has become the sex capital of eastern Europe. Olga Szantova asks whether Czech sexual liberalism has gone too far. Producer Rosie Goldsmith. For details see Monday
Why are scientists going to the bottom of the ocean to investigate some of the greatest mysteries of the universe? Quentin Cooper takes a look at a space telescope that does not examine the stars. but points downwards to the centre of the earth.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Mukti Jain Campion commemorates the contribution of over a million men from the Indian subcontinent who risked their lives to fight for the British in the First World War and meets some of the people who are trying to restore their place in history. Soldiers' letters provide a fascinating insight into their experiences on and off the battlefields of the Western Front.
Letter readings and songs performed bythe Man Mela Theatre Company. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee
Altered States. Increasingly we take pillsto change aspects of ourselves that we used to view as our character ratherthan a medical condition. Does this blurthe distinction between medical, lifestyle and recreational drugs? Ian Hargreaves asks if we need to take a new approach to both legal and illegal medication.
Producer Anthony Dworkin. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
The Particle Physics Research Council has three billion pounds to spend overthe next ten years.
Geoff Watts debates the question of how science in Britain should be funded and asks if re-creating the Big Bang is more useful than fighting disease. Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: [address removed]
The last in Alexei Sayle 's five-part comedy about life, love and not living together. A Enemy
Andy and Julie are shocked to discover that dad has been living a double life. But Andy's reaction is the cause for even more concern. with Harry Towb , Gary Bleasdale , Tony Burgess , Simon Greenall and Kay Stonham. Directors Jo Clegg and Alexei Sayle
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