To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, five programmes in which the over 70s share their experiences of growing older.
A Fear of Falling. Barbara Castle mourns her days on the dance floor, Richard Hoggart would like to ride a bicycle again and a fly fisherman resignedly retires to the reservoir. The over 70s share their experiences of the physical aspects of growing Older. Producer Lucy Lunt
With Dr Lavinia Byrne. Christthe Lord Is Risen
Again! (Wurtemberg): 1 Corinthians 15, wl9-26; Death and Darkness, Get You Packing (Ferguson); Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now (StAlbinus). Director of Music James Whitbourn.
Martin Jarvis performs five Richmal Crompton stories. 2: Aunt Florence and the Green Woodpecker William's desire to reward the deserving and improve the lot of the disadvantaged leads to a natural history adventure beyond the dreams of David Attenborough. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
Concluding the series exploring the role that animals play in a variety of medical treatments. Presented by Dr Michael O'Donnell.
The Nature of Medicine. Chimpanzees that find their own medicines in the wild and a dog that detected skin cancer are just two examples of ways in which animal behaviour could be valuable in diagnosis, in pointing us towards new sources of drugs and in giving us new insights into the nature Of medicine itself. Producer Jeremy Grange
The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskills.
Tony Hawks meets up with many of these performers, as well as waiters, bellhops and five-and-dime musicians, who share their memories of the Borscht Belt at its heights. Producer David Prest
A series exploring the hidden musical worlds of immigrant communities in Britain. Yemeni Echoes in a Northern Town
Reem Kelani hears songs dating back hundreds of years when she visits the Yemeni community in Sheffield. A young virtuoso lute player brings the sounds of Yemen to boxer Prince Naseem's hometown as community members chew on qat, the nation'sfavourite leaf, and enjoy a musical evening together. Producer Ne!! McCarthy
In Grace Barnes 's drama three generations of Shetland women reflect on their lives, and on love and loss. Edith is coming to terms with the death of her son, Sylvia prays for a miracle and Marie is finding the courage to live alone.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane. Music played by Catriona Macdonald
Beryl Bainbridge 's short story is read by Jasmine Hyde. Communication is a two-way process - but what happens when a mother cannot talk to her daughter and she is reluctant to confide in her? Producer Rosemary Watts
2: Keeping Order. In 1859 Abraham Dee Bartlett became the zoo's first great superintendent. From lions' teeth to awkward aardwolves, his courage and ingenuity were indispensable in managing the zoo's ever growing population. For details see yesterday
Concluding two programmes examining the workings of Britain's informal economy, Allan Urry examines the burgeoning trade in illicit petrol and diesel-and reveals evidence of major fuel fraud in Britain controlled by Irish Republican paramilitaries. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Mention the word pathologist and many of us think of doctors pouring over the collections of organs they have removed. Dr Graham Easton discovers that the reality of their profession is quite different-they work behind the scenes using art and science to diagnose disease.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Bill Dare'scomedy. 3: If You Sack Me, I'll Leave
Kenny, Johnny and Bozo want to tell Lorelei that she can't always sing lead, buttheyjust aren't assertive enough. Worse than that, they aren't even assertive enough to buy a book on how to become assertive. Starring Stephen Tompkinson , Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker and Adrian Scarborough. With Bill Dare ,
Matthew Little , Giles New , Rachel Preece and Dan Strauss. Musical director David Firman. ProducerGareth Edwards (R)
A series in which Richard Evansjoins people at summer schools. Music Their Holiday. Postmen do it, even management consultants do it-they all make music at the Workers Music Association Summer school. Producer Geoff Ballinger (R)
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