John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers.
6: Alun Michael , former First Secretary of the Welsh Assembly, talks about the pressures of Labour's top job in Wales and the events that led to his resignation. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm
Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the second of five programmes Simon Parkes visits the Man family from Bournville, near
Birmingham, who opened theirfirst Chinese takeaway back in the 1970s. He samples our favourite - sweet and sour pork and egg fried rice - and hears how the Chinese takeaway has become part of the British way of life. Producer Gillian Gray
By Patrick Leigh Fermor. Samuel West reads the sequel to A Time of Gifts which continues Leigh Fermor 's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Part 2. For details see yesterday
Aliens. While loss of habitat is a significant threat to many plant species, there is a more insidious threat lurking in the undergrowth - an invasion from alien plants. Presented by Mark Cawardine.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm
In the first of atwo-part series Dr Raj Persaud takes a psychological look at humour. Today Sarah Blakemore shows Dr Raj her tickle-machine and explains why we cannot tickle ourselves, and veteran comedian Sir Norman Wisdom talks about slapstick comedy and whether his sense of humour has contributed to his longevity. producer Cheryl Gabriel
Born out of revolutionary zeal, the world's oldest independent record label has survived by nurturing the most traditional of British folk music. Richard Coles looks at the history and future prospects of Topic Records. Producer Jane Ray
Mark Thomas investigates how our perceptions of psychiatrists have been moulded by the entertainment media and what psychiatrists themselves think of that.
2: Sleeping with Your Patient Is Nearly Always
Wrong. The unethical exploiter in film psychiatry. For details see yesterday
The Arms Trade. Radio 4'ssix-part series on modern warfare and the consequences of global peace. Gun-running is big business. Many of the world's bloodiest conflicts have relied on illicit supplies of weapons, often arranged by British-based brokers. Richard Watson investigates those involved and the legal loopholes which allow the trade to flourish.
Producer David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm
There is but one medicine. Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line - nor should there be. In the second of a four-part series GP Graham Easton pulls on his wellies to compare the similarities and differences between being a doctor and being a vet. Producer Julia Durbin
Asix-part comedy series by Tony Bagley.
5:Serenity. It has been a taxing few months for
Robin in his new universe. But at last he seems to have tapped that well of inner peace. Or is there a more obvious explanation?
Producer Claire Jones (R)
Seamus Heaney reads from his translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem.
2: Beowulf arrives in the land of the Shieldings and explains his mission to Hrothgar, the Danish king. For details see yesterday(R)
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