At some point most of us are faced with a single choice which irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk talks to people who have made such decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and living with the consequences.
Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm
In his new series, Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books.
1: Wisden Cricketers' Almanac. Now over 1,500 pages long, this almanac has appeared every year since 1864, cramming in the statistics of every innings in first-class cricket. Which batsman scored two ducks within 75 minutes? Which fielder was pelted with barbecued chicken? It is all in Wisden. Producer Peter Everett
Sounds of the Stone Age. Do ancient stone circles and burial chambers have unique acoustic properties that give rise to strange psychological effects? In the first of afour-part series, Aubrey Manninggoes on the trail of the archaeologists who are testingthe theory and investigating whether our ancestors were using strange properties of sound in these magalithic cathedrals as part of their rituals 5,000 years ago. Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Over his lifetime George Bernard Shaw received and replied to thousands of letters from people all over the world, asking for help, money, marital advice, literary tips, dietary advice, political guidance and cast-off clothing. Peter Bowles introduces just some of this vast correspondence. Producer Sara Davies
George Bernard Shaw was a memorable music critic who used his wit, compendious knowledge and profound love of the art to write a series of trenchant, provoking and influential pieces of music journalism. Pianist Penelope Thwaites introduces some extracts and the music that inspired them. Producer Sara Davies
By Carmen Walton.
Life moves at a fast pace, no one has kids anymore and dogs are the new rock 'n' roll.
Ex-social worker-turned-professional dog walker Jools can manage dogs and read their owners like books. When she meets Jeff, the spitting image of her screen idol, Robert De Niro , her world takes on a technicolor hue.
Director Pauline Harris
2: Uncle Deborah by Nicholas Blincoe , read by John Lloyd-Fillingham . Uncle Donald has returned to Manchesterwith a new image. Not only has he put on some weight, started wearing a housecoat and a wig, but he has also adopted a new name - Uncle Deborah!
Producer Katherine Beacon. For details see yesterday
2: Someone Ought to Do Something. When
Christine Witcutt saw news footage of the war in Sarajevo, she and her husband decided to take aid to Bosnia. But while driving through Sarajevo, a sniper opened fire on their convoy and shot and killed Christine. Her husband Alan tells their story. Producer Rosie Boulton. For detailssee yesterday
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated Sunday llpm
A new series- radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pull-out sections, including Literality,
Gastronimityand Cruciality. Written by Nick Revell , Tony Roche , Bill Dare , DA Barham, Vicki Pepperdine , Mel Hudson and Dave Cohen. Featuring Rebecca Front,
Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey and Chris Langham. Producer Paul Schlesinger
Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. 2: Katherine and Edith finally meet Robert Browning and begin theirjournal, Works and Days.
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am
There are now tests for bowel cancer, prostate cancer and chiamydia infection - so why are they not available on the NHS? In the first of a new series, Dr Graham Easton investigates health screening for serious diseases.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
"This house would trust Mohammed Al Fayed furtherthan they could throw Jeffrey Archer. " Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme. With Tony Hawks and guests. Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)
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