Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in Neal Anthony's comedy drama series. 4: Prince Ludovico buys a cannon and his wife Princess Plethora makes a journey to Rome.
Producer Helen Williams
Radio's literary quiz is chaired by James Walton , with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined this week by guests Sue Limb and Victoria Coren. Author of the week is Enid Blyton. .Reader BeckyHindley. Producer Dawn Ellis
A drama in three parts by Robin Brooks.
1: The Awakening Conscience. William Holman -
Hunt meets Annie Miller , a young beauty who works behind the local bar. He resolves to turn her into the oerfect model and woman. Brian Sewell Himself
Rossetti/Suleiman Damian Lewis
Stevens Alan Cox Millais David Tennant Brothel keeper UlaCherif
Director Clive Brill (R)
This week John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are the guests of Village Greenfingers, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Plus the definitive guide to combating aphids in the garden. With
Chairman Eric RobSOn. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm
3: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo by Peggy Poole , read by John Mackay. Violent robbery, abduction and mutilation are the unsettling ingredients of the legend behind the innocuous sounding farmyard rhyme. For details see Monday
Fascinating relationships that develop when daughters pursue the same career paths as their fathers. 3: Floatingto Earth. Don and Hannah Cameron -transatlantic hot-air balloonists. Fordetails see Monday
Professor Michael Billig from Loughborough
University tells Laurie Taylor about his new book
Rock 'n' Roll Jews, in which he attempts to rethink popular music and chart the influence of Jewish writers and performers on modern music. Producer Tony Phillips
Doctors go on courses to learn how to get the most out of their patients - what can we do to get the 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 howto help your doctor obtain the right diagnosis. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Winning Isn't Everything. It's 's the Only Thing
Fanshawe considers the pointlessness of coming second in this concluding programme which melds comedy archive with satirical writing. With contributions from Max Boyce , the Two Ronnies, Jasper Carrott and Tommy Cooper. With Anne Brysonand Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose (R)
Professor Tom Kirkwood , this year's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing. Professor of Medicine and head of the department of gerontology at the University of Newcastle, he examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces each of the five lectures from various venues. 4: MakingChoices
From Berryhill Retirement Village, Stoke-on-Trent. "If we treat old people as weak-spirited because they are frail, we dothem a terrible injustice." Producer Charles Sigler. Editor Gwyneth Williams WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Econophysics. Predicting the money markets is a risky business; so farthe economists seem to have got itwrong. Now physicists are trying their hand at taming the markets, using tools taken from nuclear physics and the study of turbulence. Can they succeed where economists have failed? In the first of a new series, Peter Evans investigates the birth of a brand-new science called "econophysics". Producer Sarah Griffiths. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield. It's an arty edition of the programme this week as Tony Hart pays a visit to John's home. His timing could not have been better as John is in the middle of painting the living room wall. Maybe Tony could help - but no fancy murals mind you, as Marywouldn't like it. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis (R)
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