Jonathan Freedland presents the series which finds the past behind the present.
4: Bad Cows and Englishmen. A nation at risk from the very stuff of life, diseased herds that no one would destroy, government intransigence in the face of mounting evidence. Some 800,000 people died from milk-borne tuberculosis between 1850 to 1960. Freedland asks if we are any the wiser a century on. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated at 9.30pm
Marcel Berlins presents a new five-part series about puzzles which have been used throughout history as instruments of pleasure, pain and gain. 1: Puzzles of Space. Labyrinths and mazes which can be deadly or delightful.
Listeners will find their own puzzle in the series with accompanying clues on page 144. Producer Anna Parkinson Puzzling, very puzzling.... : page 27
Mountain Gorilla. Mark Carwardine presents intimate observations of mountain gorillas in the cloud forests of Rwanda by wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck and primatologist Ian Redmond. Isolated by agriculture and human development. the survival of this gorilla population remains in the balance. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
In celebration of Thursday's National Poetry Day 2000, Roger McGough dusts off the finest poetic moments from the BBC radio archive. He hears the reedy voice of Stevie Smith musing on the poet's need to write about "the unhappy", Lord Reith reciting Robbie Burns in Scots dialect, and a rather well-spoken Dylan Thomas reading Under Milk Wood. Producer Claire Jones
Richard Coles presents three programmes exploring the music of non-Christian faiths. 1: Judaism. Music plays an essential role in Jewish life, both inside and outside the synagogue, ranging from the cantorial tradition in worship, to the foot-stomping celebration of Klezmer. Producer Helen Garrison
By William Stanton. On a magic island in Brazil, the Englishman William Marlow is seduced by tales of witchcraft. In n a story about three chickens he finds uncanny and uncomfortable echoes of a life he thouaht he had left behind him.
Director Ned Chaillet
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and yourviews. Producer Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated Sunday llpm
The comedy series in which, each week, a well-known comedy name will reminisce, entertain and amuse. This week Maureen Lipman with tales of mixing with royalty, playing Beattie and priceless moments with her mother Zelma. Producer Claire Jones
The Passion of Margery Kempe , dramatised by Alison Joseph. 2: Revelations and Contemplations. To be closer to God, Margery decides that she and her husband should take a vow of chastity. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
Jenny Cuffe examines new NHS guidelines on resuscitation. With claims that some elderly and disabled patients are being written off as not worth saving, do doctors still have too much control over who should be given a chance to live? Producer Liz Carney. Repeated Sunday 5pm
In the first of two programmes, Sue Armstrong measures the impact of stress on our bodies and minds. As stress-related complaints increase, scientists are discovering that its toll can last a lifetime. New research claims that stress can be a major influence on our health from before birth to old age. Producer Louise Dalziel
By Sue Townsend. 2: Being a Parent. Adrian would like William to enter the world via warm water, candlelight and Bach, as described in a leaflet issued bythe Society of Radical Midwives. His wife, however, would preferto be unconscious throughout the birth. For details see yesterday(R)
A comedy by David Stafford. and Caroline Stafford.
3: In which Lottie is on the radio, true love is in the air and Loxo inspires.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs (R)
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