Olivia O'Learytalks to two people who have had similar experiences. Crime writers Ian Rankin and Sarah Dunant discuss the modern detective hero and the differences between female and male detective stories.
Rankin has written a series based on an Edinburgh detective called Inspector John Rebus , which is currently being adapted fortelevision. He explains what it is like to have a character realised, and possibly ruined, by someone else.
Dunant talks about Hannah Wolfe , the female
Los Angeles-based private eye at the centre of her series of novels. She also explains why she will no longer write Hannah Wolfe novels and why her books are becoming noticeably darker. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm
In the last of the series, Fiona Shaw journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. Within the Wooden 0. We know how a Shakespeare play sounds when performed today, but what would listeners have heard in 1600? Shaw imagines the plight of actors and their audiences on the South Bank, an area described by visitors as one ofthe noisiest in the city. Producer Kate Mcaii
With the Rev Stephen Shipley. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Isaiah 65, wl7-19, w23-25; We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (McKie); Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Westminster Abbey). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
The current crisis in British agriculture is accompanied by a wildlife crisis. Both have the same cause - a system of farm subsidies which works neither for farmers nor for the environment. Brett Westwood talks to farmers, conservationists and countryside minister Elliot Morley to discover the way ahead and whether high levels of food production in a countryside rich in wildlife is simply a dream. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Peter Stead concludes his series exploring how music is used in our best-loved novels. In Grace Notes Bernard MacLaverty paints the portrait of a young Belfast composer struggling to come to terms with her background, motherhood and artistry. His use of music, from the 17th century to the modern day, illustrates the artistic process and struggle. With the author, Frances Hendron and composer Deirdre Gribbin. producer Paul Evans
Lloyd Evans. With trade advantages, increased tax revenue and a handy mathematical superiority over the Pope's insistence on Roman numerals, should the Doge of Venice declare war on the Vatican, particularly considering the Doge's interest in his mathematician's wife?
Director Ned Chaillet
Jo Morris meets 17-year-old Sarah Stanmore as she prepares to tackle the English Schools Cross Country championship. Two years ago Stanmore came in the top ten but will a mystery virus prevent herfrom reaching hertrue potential in this year's race? For details see yesterday
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with education news and practical advice.
Producer Anne Freeman. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Repeated Sunday llpm
Leading contemporary historian Paul Kennedy assesses the political leadership of three key nations and their impact on the rest of the world. 2: This week the focus is on Russia. Kennedy talks to defeated presidential candidate Grigori Yavlinski and to Yeltsin's biographer
Lilia Shevstova. Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Do you have trouble nodding off, and do sleeping tablets leave you feeling groggy at work? Has your baby still not learnt the difference between night and day? Dr Graham Easton looks at treatments for insomnia and the latest research on sleep. ProducerPaula McGrath. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
By John Connolly. 2: MrPettinger's Demon. A country priest, sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church, finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor. For details see yesterday (R)
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