Louis de Bernieres evoked the romance of the mandolin when he plucked at readers' heart strings with his novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. The mandolin is often dismissed as a novelty, but Corelli was a virtuoso who wanted to compose concertos. In Naples, at the turn of the last century, Raffaele Calace wrote over 170 mandolin compositions. Alison Stephens journeys to the workshop where the grandson of the great man still makes mandolins for export. Producer Charlie Taylor (R)
A drama by Debbie Kent set entirely in bathrooms. Fay adores a good bath - it's where she does her best thinking. Joe hates to wallow about in bath water and prefers a brisk shower.
Can something so slight threaten their relationship? Director Peter Kavanagh
Jonathon Porritt speaks on behalf of a charity which works to protect the world's forests.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Forest StewardshipCouncil, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
4: Came Worship. A Caribbean folktale where a child of God comes among the beauty of the world butissaddenedbythe fact that the people who adopt him show no sign of thanking the Creator forthe natural riches of their life. Read by Martina Laird. Fordetails see Monday
J4: Brighton's Palace Pier is a year-round funfair, blazing with lights and bouncingto the karaoke. The West Pier is a brooding, derelict hulk. Can the ugly sister be beautiful again? For details see Monday
With Valentine's Day looming and spring on the way, many will be turning theirthoughts to romantic love. However, a recent study has revealed that people in love and those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder are linked by abnormal levels of serotonin, the orchestral maestro of the brain. Quentin Cooper isjoined by clinical biochemist Dr Abdulla Bad awy to discuss the chemical components of love.
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Boothby Graffoe continues his series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs. Regulars
Stephen Frost , Vivienne Soan and newcomer Jim Sweeney are joined this week by guitarist Antonio ForCione. Producer Lucy Armitage
Andrew Sachs begins a new four-part examination of the United Kingdom's extraordinary Jewish history. In 1938 he escaped as a child from Nazi Germany and entered Britain as a refugee. Had the Sachs family not been allowed into the country it is unlikely that they would have survived the Holocaust. But Britain has been taking Jewish refugees for over 800 years; they are the oldest minority in the country.
The Jews of Medieval England. William the Conqueror brought Jews from Rouen in northern France to help revive English trade. But Church-inspired anxieties led to the introduction of the Jew badge - to separate Jews from Christians - and "houses of conversion". Attacks on Jews followed, especially during the Crusades, culminating in the York Massacre and, in Lincoln, the notorious Blood Libel case which put many innocent Jews in the Tower of London.
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Better Medicine. Peter Day talks to one of UK pic's most successful innovators, Sir Richard Sykes , about the creation of corporate giant GlaxoSmith Kline and what he plans next. Producer Sandra Kanthal. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Update. Alex Kirby finds out what progress has been made on issues explored in previous series - looking at concerns about overhead power lines, toxic fumes in aircraft and global warming. Producer Brian King
The conclusion of a series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. After a disastrous start with the Bollywood Stars not showing, the "Curryoke" evening is finally a great success. Shahab wins his father's respect but loses his girlfriend's commitment.
Director Kristine Landon-Smith
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