Six people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities tell their stories. A special programme for Radio 4's contribution to Time Bank Week- a UK-wide initiative that encourages people to give time to their community.
3: Manchester's Taj Mahal. Felicity Finch meets
Elaine Griffiths who is leading a team of volunteers to restore St Francis of Gorton monastery in Manchester, after it was closed, stripped of its art works and vandalised, In addition to the restoration, the project entails converting the friary into a hotel and building a conference centre and other facilities intended to benefit the local community. The team of volunteers are hoping that the work will be completed in time for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, which will be hosted by the city. Producer Cathy Drysdale. PHONE: [number removed]
A comedy series by Scott Cherry set in the cutthroat world of barbershop.
2: Lionel and Daphne trytogowrestlingtogether, and the Glee Boys throw everything to the wind in an alfresco concert.
Director Clive Brill
The London Mystery. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt. A gambler accused of murder seems to have the perfect alibi.
Director Celia de Wolff
Man in corner:
Laurie Taylor isjoined by social anthropologist Julia Lawton of Newnham College, Cambridge, who has spent 15 months in day care centres and in hospices observing the reality of these institutions. She has reached the conclusion that ratherthan "live until they die", many patients "rot away and die" In her new book The Dying Process, she argues that often patients "die" long before their bodies cease to function.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Easton 's guest in the studio is surgeon Nady Hakim , who made medical history 18 months ago by transplanting a human hand. Plus a look at how new techniques can prevent our bodies from rejecting body parts, and a report on encouraging blood donors in ethnic minorities. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
By Jim Eldridge. 6: Dance On. Terry defends
Sandra and places his future in jeopardy as he realises that she means more to him than anyone else.
Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie (R)
Is the BBC still the voice of the entire nation?
What can it do about sport, and what about the digital future? On the day the corporation publishes its annual report, Jonathan Dimbleby invites listeners and viewers to put their questions to the new director-general Greg Dyke and chairman Sir Christopher Bland. Producers Sheila Cook and Marina Salandy-Brown Editor Gwyneth Williams
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Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The Shape of Things to Come. One of the most ambitious space projects ever conceived looks set to reveal the universe'sgreatest secrets. The MAP probe, due for launch laterthis year, is expected to be able to detect the dim afterglow of the fireball from which the universe was born billions of years ago. Peter Evans investigates the cutting-edge research which could decipher the shape, origins, size and destiny of the universe. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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