Two guests with similar experiences in Donversation with Olivia O'Leary.
Going Undercover. Two people who have lived life undercovertalk about the stresses and strains leading such a double life can invoke. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at9.30pm
To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, a series in which the over seventies share their experiences of growing older. SeeingMe Out. At the age of 80 is it self-indulgence or self-esteem that makes you buy a new overcoat? As you grow older does your attitude to money and possessions change? The over seventies share their feelings about indulgence and frugality in old age. Producer Lucy Lunt
Foot and Mouth and Wildlife
With the British countryside in turmoil in the middle of a foot and mouth epidemic Mark Carwardine looks at the consequences for wildlife and the questions raised about how we manage wildlife in the countryside in the future. Rptd from yesterday 9pm
The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskill Mountains. This week Tony Hawks meets veteran comics Freddie Roman and Mal Z Lawrence , and takes on the challenge of a spot at the Nevele
Hotel's famous Stardust Room. Producer David Prest
The conclusion of a series exploring the hidden musical worlds of immigrant communities in Britain. Music on a Mountain Wind
Reem Kelani meets amateur and professional musicians in London's Kurdish communities. In front rooms and community centres she hears how, forthe dispersed and displaced Kurdish refugees, music provides a bridge to the motherland, often referred to in their songs as "the beautiful woman". Producer Ne!! McCarthy
EM Forster's story, written at the beginning of the last century, takes place in a future where people can only communicate through a machine - much like the internet today - and technology has become an all-powerful god.
A mother and son's attempts at real communication are the basis for EM Forster's harrowing vision of a subterranean future.
The Machine Stops
2.15pm R4 It is hard to believe that this short story was written by EM Forster before the First World War when it includes a mechanical system that can only be described as an early version of e-mail. The human race is living beneath the earth's surface, communicating via the multifaceted technologies of the great Machine. All physical and mental needs are catered for but not everyone is sated by this safe and unquestioning lifestyle. A man called Kuno has been "finding ideas" away from the remit of the Machine and wants to tell his mother what it is like on the surface of the earth. "Cannot you see... it is we that are dying and that down here the only thing that really lives is the Machine?" She loathes his act of rebellion but fears, equally, for his life. When the Machine begins to break down and humanity, finally, learns its lesson, mother and son discover they are not so very different after all.
The four voices:
The four voices:
The four voices:
The four voices:
2: The Noisiness of Sheep by Diana Hendry , read by Sally Cookson. It is one thing to be followed by a snowy little lamb when you are seven, quite another to be stalked by a fat grubby ewe when you are 17, as Mary discovers. For details see yesterday
The essential guide to the world of work. This week a look at the dangers at work: jobs that could damage your health, bosses that endanger your safety, and how to ensure that taking sick leave does not harm your career. Presented by Philippa Lamb. Producer Lynne R Jones
The return of the comedy setjust before the American Revolution, written in six parts by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. 1: A wife returns, a daughter gives birth and Sergeant McGurk reveals the real reason the English won the Battle of Culloden.
Producer Paul Mayhew. Archer
With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on The
Mexican, starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt , where the latter is ordered to track down an antique - and possibly cursed - pistol. Producer Stephen Hughes
The Christian Brothers educated John Birt , Roger McGough and every Irish Taoiseach from Eammon de Valera to Bertie Ahern. Peter Stanford reports on how the order is facing up to a decline in vocations and the loss of its traditional role.
Producer Rosie Dawson. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Doctors go on courses to learn how to get the most out of their patients - what can we do to getthe most from our doctors? Dr Graham Easton puts himself in patients' shoes and with the help of experts, offers a guide to choosing the right doctor, getting the most out of yourten-minute appointment and discovers how to help your doctor obtain the right diagnosis. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Bill Dare's situation comedy, written by Jon Holmes and Andy Hurst. 4: Band of Gold. The band are on the road - up the Ml to play at a big party. But it would be more fun if it wasn't Lorelei's ex's engagement party. As they cover the miles the band uncover a lot of old scores. Starring Stephen Tompkinson. Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker and Adrian Scarborough. With Bill Dare , Matthew Little and Rachel Preece. Musical director David Firman. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)
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