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 Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm
Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books.
3: Bradford's Crossword Solver's Dictionary For half a century Anne Bradford has solved crosswords at the rate of 20 a week and has kept notes about the answers. Today her solver's dictionary runs to more than 700 pages. Producer Peter Everett
The DrinkingCult. In 1989, a Romanian archaeologist unearthed three statues of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. They had been deliberately smashed 2,000 years ago. But by whom? In the continuing series, Aubrey Manning discovers the secrets of the Roman drinking cult and its enemies.
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Tim Brooke-Taylor continues his exploration of the colliding worlds of golf and comedy, with a tripto the west coast of Ireland, where he plays 18 holes at Ballybunion Golf Club in competition with a builder, a bank manager and a sanitary towel salesman. En route, he rummages through the archives of recorded comic Irishness, where he hopes to find Ardal O'Hanlon , Frank Carson , and Dave Allen. Producer Tony Staveacre
By Stephen Mollett. When workmates Izzy and Gina take a holiday cottage in St Ives together Gina seems to attract men like bees to a honeypot. Izzy, however, finds her own seaside romance in the visitors' book.
Director David Hunter
2: The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl , read by Tom Hollander. On a journey to London, a writer and his hitchhiking passenger are stopped for speeding. But why is the hitchhiker so sure that the writer will not be prosecuted? For details see yesterday
2: B Vitamins. Claudia Hammond takes ajourney inside the body and finds that a worrying number of people are deficient in the B vitamins. But should we be able to buy large doses overthe Counter? For details see yesterday (R)
Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and your views. Producer Dorothey Stiven. Action Line: [number removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated Sunday llpm
Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections, including Literality, Gastronimityand Cruciality. 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
Maurice Walsh reports from Chile on events following the return of General Pinochet. Has he escaped retribution as critics predicted, or have
Chileans been inspired by new efforts to confront the past? Producer David Edmonds. Repeated Sunday 5pm
How can you tell if your children are developing properly? Should you be proud if they walk early, how do you know if their speech is delayed and is the latest research reassuring?
Dr Graham Easton meets children, mothers and therapists to examine the importance of developmental milestones.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
"This house would marry into royalty." DrPhil
Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Arthur Smith. Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)
2: The Story of a Carton Atom by Primo Levi, read by Gerard McDermott. The engaging tale of a carbon atom which mirrors each episode of its life in the course of an atmospheric journey through time. For details see yesterday (R)
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