At some point most of us are faced with a single choice that irrevocably changes our lives.
Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the initial dilemma to living with the consequences.
Producer Rosemary Dawson. Repeated at 9.30pm
The first of a four-part series in which Trevor Bayliss , inventor of the clockwork radio, goes behind the scenes of some of the nation's oldest family-owned companies. The Tercentenarians' Club is only open to those companies that have remained in control of a single family for 300 years or more. It is said to be one of the most exclusive clubs in the world - with less than a dozen members. Producer David Prest
The King of Love My Shepherd Is; Ezekiel 34, w7-ll, 14-15; Christ Who Knows All His Sheep; Unto Us Is Born a Son. From St Woolos Cathedral, Newport, with the Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Rev Rowan Williams. Director or music
Christopher Barton. Organist Timothy Phillips.
In the first of a new four-part series, Simon Calder treks through the Peruvian Andes en route to the remote valley which sheltered the last Inca emperor from the Spanish invaders.
1: The Inca Trail. The trail provides a spectacular introduction to Inca architecture, an overdose of coca leaves and a steep climb to Dead Woman's Pass. Producer Mick Webb
By Noel Streatfeild. 2: The three Fossil children are having trouble living up to their vow to make their name famous, especially as the money for an education cannot be found. Then help comes from an unexpected source. With Patricia Perry as Madame Fidolia. For details see yesterday
Valentine Cunningham tells how Fred Gaisberg became the most important figure in the early history of the music business. Recordings he made with Caruso in 1902 were the first bestsellers and his travels around the world brought records to a huge new audience.
Producer Martiin Smith. Repeated New Year's Day 11pm
By Lucy Gough. Mermaids have fascinated sailors and landlubbers for centuries. The myth is explored here through the emerging mind of an adolescent girl as she approaces adulthood. The drama is woven together by an interview with Marina Warner, a distinguished writer on myths and fairy tales.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie
A comedy series that uses the format of a I ive radio discussion programme.
4: Inner City. This week Ainsley Elliot and his guests askwhetherthe urban infrastructure is on the point of collapse - and exchange tips on where to park.
Ainsley Elliot Griff:
John Wilson investigates the nineties phenomenon of the middle-aged rock star and how they address questions of ageing in their music. With Paul McCartney , Neil Young , Chrissie Hynde and Joe Strummer. ProducerMohitBakaya
All the human body's functions depend on biological time. We are more likely to have a heart attack at 9am, while bodytemperature and blood pressure are highest at 4pm. Gareth Jones takes a trip through the body to chartthe molecular clock. Producer Hugh O'Donnell. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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