Korea. The Korean Peninsula remains one of the world's potential ftashpoints: the South remains "protected" from the communist North by 37,000 American troops. But after 50 years, with relations between the two Koreas improving, the US troops are increasingly seen as more of a hindrance. Julian Pettifertravels to the Republic to explore the "Yankee Go Home" sentiment. Producer Jenny Walmsley. Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Young British jazz musician Arnie Somogyi presents a none-too-serious road movie for radio. Arnie, together with his Hungarian guitarist and a large double bass, careers around Budapest in a clapped-out Trabant. It was a year ago that they set out on a winter tour in the depths of central Europe. A mix of musical adventure, cancelled gigs and snowy, late-night journeys followed. Producer Simon Elmes.
J Rupert Kingfisher 's adaptation of Anton Chekhov 's short story about a talented but troubled young professor of philosophy who escapes to a house in the Russian countryside, only to find himself tormented by visions of a mysterious black monk.
Producer Sue Broom. Music John Maisey
The Black Monk:
Richard Briers speaks on behalf of a charity which involves and empowers people with cancer in the management of their illness.
DONATIONS: FRAME, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
Today's Comic Relief choices are Miriam Margolyes reading from JamesThurber's short story The Night the Bed Fell, or Neil Pearson 's selection from the travelogue Round Ireland with a Fridge by TonyHawks. To hear Miriam Margolyes PHONE: [number removed] To hear Neil Pearson PHONE: [number removed]
LINES OPEN 3.45pm Wednesday 14 March. Details on Monday. Each call will cost one pound, with 66p going directly to Comic Relief
Catch the Wind. This week Howard Stableford must consider a proposed wind farm, the first to be community-inspired and owned and which could bring cheap electricity and new life to former mining communities in South Wales. It could also prove to be an eyesore, generating more noise than profit. Emotions run high during the final week of the vote.
Producer Sandra Sykes.
The Charter for Science and Engineering is intended to alert politicians to the scientific community's influence on Britain's social and economic well-being. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr David Giachardi , from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Sir Richard Sykes , from Imperial
College, London, and Professor Roland Clift , from the University of Surrey. The programme speculates on restoring public faith in science. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: email@example.com Quentin Cooper on canine websites - Webwatch: page 47
Paul Jackson talks to popular entertainer
Des O'Connor , whose mum greeted his announcement that he wanted to be a comedian with the response "They'lljust laugh at you." The charismatic O'Connor arrives in the studio full of anectodes and an endearingly honest appraisal Of his Own SUCCeSS. Producer Mario Stylianides
Waterloo. Professor Christopher Andrew presents the counterfactual history programme. On 18 June 1815 the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo but, by his own admission, admitted it was a close call. What if Napoleon had won? A defeat of the British and the collapse of the alliance against the emperor would have meant further French expansionism throughout Europe. Professor
Andrew considers the battle's effects on Britain from then until the present day. Producer lanBeii
Phoney Profits. Telephone companies were going to shape the 21st century. But their ballooning debts may make it almost impossible for them to earn money. Peter Day asks what will happen next. Last in the series.
Producer Sandra Kanthal. Editor Stephen Chilcott. RptdSunday9.30pm
Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme, this week with an aeronautical theme. Dublin is given a virtual new airport with the help of a whiz computer programme, while
Claudia Hammond explores an odd phenomenon in New Zealand, where each year there are precisely 104 private pilots'accidents. The fault lies with decision-making, and scientists are exploring the pattern. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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