Martin Wainwright concludes his exploration of contemporary Russia through the themes and settings of three great Russian novels.
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. An extraordinary account of a visit to Moscow by the devil, interwoven with the life of a writer known simply as the Master, and his book - retelling of the Calvary story. The novel had an enormous impact when it was first published in the sixties, nearly 30 years after Bulgakov's death. It still enjoys cult status in Russia today. Producer Sue Waldram
Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Nick Utechin
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A surreal play by G.W. Fraser about German chemist Fritz Haber who, in one year, was tried as a war criminal for his invention of poison gas and nominated for a Nobel Prize for creating nitrogen fertilizers. This drama attempts to get inside
Haber's head and in the process tries to make sense of the darkness and light that lies at the heart of all science.
In the first of a new series Barbara Myers gives listeners the chance to talkdirectly to the experts. 1: Menopause. Does going through "the change" always mean hot flushes, night sweats and sleeplessness? HRT may help but is it the only answer or could Black Cohosh - an American Indian traditional remedy reduce such symptoms. And can anything be done to reverse the process? If you have a question or a remedy for the Check Up team, call in on [number removed].
Producer Ruth Whitbread
5: Ever After written and read by Souad Faress. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, finds herself being ferried along a river on herjourney into the afterlife. Where is this boat taking her, and will she be reunited with the lover for whose sake she has taken her Own life? For details see Monday
5: Harvests and Floods. Andrew Jefford finds
Peter Hall struggling, not with his annual harvests, but with the disastrous consequences of the autumn rains and changed farming practices on the land around him.
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Charlie Lee Potter looks at the latest publications, including an interview with Heidi Julavits , author of The Mineral Palace, the story of a young woman trying to start a new life in Colorado duringthe Great Depression.
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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the topical comedy programme. In 2000 it was micro scooters, WAP telephones and Jamie Oliver , but what will be "now" in Y2K1? With Steve Furst , Paul Putnerand Emma Kennedy. Producer Ashley Blaker. Music Mitch Benn Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Lucas speaks his mind.
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Jonathan Dimblebyisjoined at Hinde Street Methodist Church in London, by panellists including former prime minister,
Sir Edward Heath and Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
David Zane Mairowitz's wacky and ingenious detective drama. Sherlock Holmes has had many strange requests, but none as strange as one from a certain Mr. Karl Marx asking to help him find his stolen revolutionary tract, Das Kapital.
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