Julian Pettifer visits the Philippines, where the Roman Catholic Church and women's rights activists are clashing over birth control. With one of the fastest-growing populations in the world, experts say family planning is essential to lifting the country out of poverty. With limited access to contraception, many women sufferfrom unwanted and dangerous pregnancies. Pettifer meets the health workers who are risking the wrath of the church by encouraging birth control. Producer Hugh Levinson. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm
In three programmes Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwriting in England: not pop songs but those of human, political and social comment - kind of English chanson influenced more by Jaques Brel than Chuck Berry. 1: A look at the late 1950s when three mass movements - CND, the folk revival and skiffle - helped songwriters such as Leon Rosselson , Sydney Carter and Frankie Armstrong find their voices. And then came satire....
Producer Julian May
By Elizabeth Baines. Ten-year-old Sarah and her sister Anne believe that their cat has magic power, and that only he can save their daddy from the evil spell which has befallen him while working away from home.
Director Michael Fox
Jane Asher speaks on behalf of a charity which places people with managerial and professional skills as volunteers with voluntary organisations. DONATIONS: Reach.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
Dark Nights of the Soul. In contemporary culture, from horror films to modern novels, children are no longer angels, but damaged and dangerous.
With children participating in acts like the murder of James Bulger, artists are now reflecting on whether they can be devils. Final part. For details see Monday
Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 7:Let Me See What / CanDo. How hostage negotiators use language to achieve a peaceful outcome, and why you might find your boss using the same vocabulary. Producer Andrea Kidd. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Dr Kevin McGuigan , a biophysicist atthe Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, tells
Quentin Cooper about his research into solar disinfection. His field trials have shown that strong sunshine neutralises the bacteria which cause diarrhoea and polio. Could this be the solution to one of the world's most pressing environmental problems? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Fourcenturies of diplomatic life as experienced by wives and daughters. 9: Painting on the Smiles. The diplomatic women must remain cheerful in the relentless round of social and official engagements, even when their feet are killingthem. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Two programmes marking the 500th anniversary of modern Brazil.
1: Jan Rocha examines the claim that Brazil is a model multiracial society. She travels to Salvador in the north-west of the country to focus on the history of the majority black population and asks why race relations in Brazil have been - seemingly - unmarked by racial strife.
Producer Linda Pressly. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents
Learning to Learn. Education has become the buzzword for politicians who promise us a leading edge in the new knowledge economy. But does that mean an ever-expanding supply of university graduates, or do we need to rethink what we learn and how we learn it? Frances Cairncross finds out if higher education offers diminishing economic returns. Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated Sunday 9. 30pm
What are the risks of eating "Frankenstein foods"? Is global warmingjust a load of hot air?
Will sequencing the human genome really mean a cure for cancer? In a special live edition of Leading Edge from Cardiff, where Geoff Watts will be hosting the discussion, topical questions like these are put to a panel of scientists by a studio audience who want some answers.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
A comedy series in which Ainsley Elliot and Jude Prentiss return to the debating table.
2:Privacy.This week they probe into the sensitive topic of privacy.
Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies
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