Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction or circumstance, taken a stand against something significant. He examines their motives and looks at the results of their decisions. Producer Jane Beresford
Ben Silburn presents the series that explores the ends of the universe, the centre of the Earth and the depths of the human body. This week he examines a red blood cell as it travels from the heart, through the lungs and round the body inside a top athlete running in an international event. The cell has to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles but is diverted when a spike from the shoe of a fellow competitor pierces the skin. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: email@example.com
By Simon Carr. 2: Susie and Alexander. Within two years of Carr's marriage to his second wife Susie, and shortly afterthe birth of their son Alexander, they discoverthat Susie has cancer. For details see yesterday
Mark Carwardine explores the nature of wind and its interaction with the natural world - from the dispersal of pollen grains and seeds on a gentle breeze to the uprooting of trees by howlinggales. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
From Twenty Questions to The News Quiz, Tony Hawks trawls through the archives tracing the history of panel games, bringing listeners up to date with his own experiences and anecdotes. Producer Helen Garrison
Sue Cook presents a series which looks at the role of music and musicians in sea journeys across the ages, from epic voyages of discovery to luxury cruises. In the 30 years leading up to the First World War, over a million Jews from Eastern Europe fled persecution and economic hardship forthe "golden land" of North America. What part did music play in these voyages of exile? Producer Clare Csonka
A comedy of menace by Patricia Hannah based on the extraordinary true story of a group of settlers on the Galapagos island of Floreana 70 years ago.
Director Louise Dalziel
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Sex, squid and six Socratic dialogues by Lynne Truss. In the smelly but convivial surroundings of the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC, great
Athenians confrontthe eternal verities and also eat a lot. 5: War. Xanthippe's luck is in when the war-like but sex-mad Spartans arrive in Athens on a cultural exchange visit.
Producer Brian King
The United States is now the world's sole superpower and globalisation is increasingly seen as American dominated. The country likes to think of itself as "leader of the free world" but anti-Americanism is on the rise across the world.
On the eve of the inauguration of the 43rd President of the USA, Gavin Esler chairs a debate on what American leadership should mean in the 21st century-for Americans and forthe rest of the world. Producer Sue Ellis. Editor Maria Balinska
When planning to have a baby should men as well as women prepare their bodies in advance? Dr Graham Easton investigates whether this is common sense or hype.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. ACTION LINE: [number removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses 's six-part comedy setin Baltimorejust before the American Revolution. 2: More Storm Clouds. It is the wedding reception of the year- Samuel insults the groom, the bride drinks herself under the table, Mary tries to start a mutiny and someone gets shot.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)
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