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
The Eagle. Throughout the centuries, the eagle has been used as a symbol of power and authority around the world. Joanna Pinnock looks at what the archaeological evidence tell us about our relationship with these majestic birds in Britain. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Producers Julian Hector and Joanna Pinnock (R)
With Claire Campbell Smith. Hark! A Trumpet Sound Is Sounding (Merton); Zechariah 9, w9-10; Drop Down, Ye Heavens from Above
(Lloyd); Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus). Director of music James Whitbourn.
Peter France concludes his examination of people's experiences of being alone, either through choice or circumstances beyond their control. Isolation. This week he explores the problems and insights of forced solitude. From the harrowing tale of an anti-apartheid prisoner to the lonely old lady down the road, loneliness can bring pain and despair. But forced solitude can also bring insight, a time to reflect and a deeper understanding of ourselves.
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Producer Mary Colwell
Robin Denselow concludes the series in which he talks to African musicians about the development of their music and the way it impinges culturally and politically in their countries. Johnny Clegg abandoned an academic career in England to form a multiracial band in South Africa. Despite constant harassment by the authorities, he became a major star. Producer Ronni Davis
Rachel Bentham 's drama-documentary imagines the lives of Stonehenge residents as they make final preparations forthe first solstice ceremony. Five thousand years separate us from our Stone-Age ancestors, but one skeleton found at
Stonehenge reveals a strong, tall, healthy young man with perfect teeth and, believe it or not, back trouble. Yet the megalithic circle holds a dark secret -the young man died a very violent death
Director Kate McAII
2: Coppelia by Adam Thorpe. DrCoppelius, a skilful toy maker, creates a clockwork doll and sits heron the balcony. So remarkably lifelike and pretty is she that a young man falls in love with her. For details see yesterday
2: Dark Times, Dark Places. A lyrical montage featuring descriptions of the peculiar black of the Antarctic winter, the solitary dark of the sea bed and a haunting account of blindness. Poetry by Sarah Maguire and John Burnside. For details see yesterday
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 ,
Thierry Lawson and Chris Langham. ProducerPaui Schiesinger
The new government agency, Nice, is supposed to ensure an end to post-code prescribing- but how successful is it? This week Dr Graham
Easton looks at some of the issues that surround
Nice - should it be considering complementary medicines and once a drug has been disallowed, can that decision ever be reversed?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
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