Jenni Murray and guests discuss the geisha - victim of a male-dominated society, or a proud reflection of the history, arts and traditions of Japan? Drama: Michael Field by Moya O'Shea Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths-it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes in Britain.
Concluding a two-part investigation, Wendy Robbins asks: Are we losing the fight against violence and against the causes of violence? Producer Simon Crow
By Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. The conclusion of a six-part comedy series following the lives of a family living in Stockport. Spears. Eddie leaves home, while the sweater girls are on the verge of a big break. Featuring BBC Radio l's Mark and Lard.
Music Big George . Producer Neil Mossey
By Maggie Allen. Father and daughter journalists Sam and Abi Maguire are once again on the Brighton line, uncoveringcrime in Brighton. When someone starts buying up elderly residents' homes on the cheap, Abi follows the trai I of a property scandal.
With Richenda Carey and Alison Pettitt. Director Jonquil Panting
3: For Being Boyby Shelagh Delaney , read by Malcolm Raeburn. Edwin comes back to
Manchester for his mother's funeral and has to face his sisters who still, after 30 years, loathe him for being the favourite child.
Producer Melanie Harris. For details see Monday
3: A Family in Two Locations. Christopher is a gay man who has fathered a child with lesbian friend Jill. The little boy lives with his motherwhile Christopher is a part-time dad. Now they are abouttotryto conceive a second child -this time, one who will live with Christopherfull-time. Producer Sara Conkey. For details see Monday
Laurie Taylor talks to award-winning author Felipe Fernandez-Armesto about his new book,
Civilisations, in which he finds the origins of civilisation not in Mesopotamia, but in the Sahara and the islands of the north Pacific. In a league table of civilisations, he places white westerners firmly at the bottom.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conclusion of a five-part comedy series by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. A romantic neighbour and a group of aggressive children try to disturb Sean's peace. Starring Sean Lock, Hattie Hayridge, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman. (R)
Michael Field by Moya O'Shea .3: "We met after a year. I shall neverforgethowodd it was for our eyes to meet." Is Edith falling in love? For details see Monday Further cast details across the week
Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
A three-part series about the scientists who are able to move political mountains. World leaders are about to gather in Holland to push through measures to protect the world against global warming. They are doing so because of the warnings of scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose reports foretell dire consequences if we do not stop polluting the atmosphere. Richard Black investigates. Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: email@example.com
A six-part series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Claire Downes , Stuart Lane , Al Holloway , Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.
4: Headless -Civil-War Radio. This week, Britain's darkest hour-the English Civil War, AD 1645.
Find out how it was all a silly mix-up with DJ Steve-In-The-Afternoon and King Charles Producers Paul Dodgson and Sean Grundy
In six programmes, Lady Margaret Oswick entertains visitors at WinsleyTowers, for a soiree of sophisticated songs and cultural banter, aided by her musical nephew Penkivil. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre Company. 4: Class. This week, in the armoury, there are songs entitled Blue Blood Blues and The Fall of the High and Mighty, there is a visit to Royal Ascot and a feature on heraldry. Producer Tony Staveacre
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