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.
4: The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians The great Victorian educator Sir George Grove produced his musical encyclopedia in four volumes, the last of them published in 1889. The second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is about to appear, but this one has 29 volumes featuring over 6,000 contributors -and, forthe first time, it is going Online. Producer Peter Everett
The Pharos Lighthouse. The seventh wonder of the world stood for 17 centuries, guiding sailors to the coast of Egypt. No one really knows exactly what it would have looked like or even how it worked. Concluding a four-part series, Aubrey Manning meets the archaeologists who have found its remains underwater and are piecing togetherthe clues to unravel its secrets. ProducerPam Rutherford. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Tim Brooke-Taylor continues his exploration of the colliding worlds of golf and comedy, with a trip to Buxton in Derbyshire (where he was born) fora round of golf at Cavendish Golf Club. He rummages through the comedy archives in search of Norman Evans , Richard Murdoch , Patrick Cargill , Tony Hancock , Al Read, Arthur Marshall and other comedy heroes Of his childhood. Producer Tony Staveacre
A new three-part series in which Robin Denselow talks to African musicians about the development of their music and the way it impinges culturally and politically in their countries.
1: Femi Kuti, the son of Afrobeat founder
Fela Kuti , and himself a reknowned musician, tells of his determination to live up to his father's awesome reputation both as a musician and as a spokeman for Nigerians. Producer Ronni Davis
By Sheila Goff. Emma buys a house very like the one she grew up in. When she buys a doll's house a local craftsman has made in its image, subsequent events make her look at her life, past and present, from an entirely new perspective.
Director David Hunter
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
Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections.
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
Genetics, stress, hormones and glands all control whether we have too much or too little hair. For some of us, changes to our hair may just reflect the passing of time, and we are better off just accepting it, but for others there may be some easy treatments to restore us to our former glory. Dr Graham Easton investigates. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald E-MAIL: email@example.com
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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. Repeated from 9am
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