KirstyWark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds.
4: My Mum Will Kill Me if She Finds Out
Sex, smoking and drugs - how children make sense of an adultworld.
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. For details of the accompanying book and cassette phone [number removed]
A four-part comedy by Bill Dare.
1: If You Scratch My Back. You canjoin a band for all sorts of reasons-fame, sex, money. Kenny sees it as his only chance of giving up teaching geography. When a record executive offers him a contract it turns out it is not really his music she is interested in. Starring Stephen Tompkinson ,
Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker , Adrian Scarborough and Meera Syal. With Stephen Powell , Bill Dare and Matthew Little.
Musical director David Firman. Producer Gareth Edwards
By Jan Hartman. Cambridge 1913. A maths don receives a notebook of theorems and a letter entreating his help from an impoverished young man in Madras, south India. It is clearthatthe young man is a genius and he travels to England to begin a collaborative partnership which will have wide-reaching consequences.
Music Felix Cross. Producer Marilyn Imrie Director Kristine LandorvSmith
Mark Coles continues his search forthe vilified in which he builds a case for and against a controversial individual. This afternoon he tackles the life and career of the German electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. For details see Monday
The last of three sketch shows for people who are a little bit different. This week, Dark Child goes to school forthe first time. Roy the Lonely Dalek gets a haircut and there is a glimpse of Radio 4's new programme for the disabled Does He Always Do That? Starring Kevin Eldon, Leila Hackett, Simon Greenall, Daryl Beeton, Mat Fraser and Emma Kennedy.
Producers Ash Atalla and Helen Williams (R)
Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkeyand David Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Three writers curate their dream exhibition or build a museum that could not exist, and write an imaginary guide that takes listeners round the show. 1: Jonathan Sawday leads a guided tour of the museum of the human body - in 2099. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm
A new series of compelling stories from the cutting edge of science.
The Genius Within. Do we all possess powers that we do not use? Extraordinary artistic abilities exhibited by autistic savants could be within us all. Peter Evans examines the latest research on one of psychology's greatest puzzles. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Polly Toynbee : page 18
Shaun Prendergast 's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Let loose in the mean streets of the fish tank, our two friends soon find themselves in big trouble. And just who is Caesar Coathook ?
Susan TracyAnnOberman Struan Shaun Prendergast Director Sally Avens
This week performance poet John Hegley travels to Birmingham. He unravels improvised poems about Aston Villa FC, answers questions about the nature of poetic inspiration and cuts a birthday Cake. Producer Nigel Piper
By Charles Johnson. 3: "He was determined to possess the mystery of the minister's power and popularity, to make it his own." Chaym Smith moulds himself into the persona of Martin Luther King. Fordetails see Monday
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