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 livingwith the consequences.
Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm
Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books. 2: A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Eric Partridge spent his life collecting the oddities of spoken English, from the language of Tiddlywinks to the jargon of the Rhodesian army. He first published his classic dictionary in 1937, but was still revising it at the time of his death over 40 years later. Producer Peter Everett
With Dr Pauline Webb. Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here (Surrey). Galatians 3, w6-7, w21-22; Spirit of Faith (Little Stanmore). To God Be the Glory (To God Be the Glory). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.
The Amber Room. Given as a gift by the king of Prussia to Peter the Great in 1716, the Amber
Room was an intricately crafted jewelled room. It stood in Catherine's palace nearSt Petersburg until troops invaded in 1941. The Nazis took it piece by piece back to Germany and it has not been seen since 1945. In the second of a four-part series, Aubrey Manning talks to the people hunting down one of the 20th century's great missing art treasures.
Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
New series. Tim Brooke-Taylor enjoys golf as much as comedy, and proves the point by combining 18 holes of golfing action with a selection of classic comedy moments from his friends and heroes. From Temple Golf Club in Berkshire, he explores in four programes, the maddening absurdity of golf (in competition with Jasper Carrott , Duncan Preston and Kenny Lynch ), while conjuring from the airthe comedy of Ted Ray , Bob Hope , WC Fields, Al Read, Stanley Unwin and Ellen Degeneres. Producer Tony Staveacre
By Benjamin Zephaniah.
A personal and moving drama from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy from Birmingham. Living with a violent father, Mark tries to recapture many of his thoughts in small, simple poems. He's a talented footballer and poet, and his skill for shaping and rhyming words, for collecting thoughts in patterns, is his coping strategy.
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2: A Photographer's Eye. As a press photographer Don McCullin has seen more than his fair share of horror. Sitting in his beautiful Somerset garden he reveals to Lesl ie Forbes that angry skies give his soul peace. For details see yesterday
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Anne Freeman
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E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated Sunday llpm
Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections, including Literaliiy, GastronimityandCruciality. Featuring Rebecca Front, Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey , Melanie Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine , Andy Taylor , Alice Arnold and Chris Langham. Producer Paul Schlesinger
Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. 7: A new century dawns and Katherine has to give her answer to Francis. Is this the end for Michael Field ?
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am
Do you think every ache and pain is the first symptom of a serious illness and does that make you normal or a hypochondriac? For some, imaginary physical illnesses are really psychological symptoms, but how can you or your GPtell the difference? Dr Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
"This house believes in fairies at the bottom of the garden." " Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Tony Hawks, Simon Fanshawe and Steve Punt.
Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)
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