Two guests with similar experiences in conversation with Olivia O'Leary. Nuns
What makes a person decide to dedicate their life totally to God? A postulant and a nun from contemplative enclosed orders discuss the emotions and sacrifices involved in leading a life of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at 9.30pm
The Acoustic World of the Romans
The streets of Rome today resound with the screech of motorbikes, the squeal of brakes and the blare of car horns. But what would it have sounded like 2,000 years ago when crowds packed the Colosseum? Fiona Shaw discovers when she makes a new ear-openingfive-partjourneyto the streets of ancient Rome, in the days before tarmac, foam rubber and ball-bearings. Producer Kate mcaii
Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and LOU Wakefield. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Three programmes exploring the music of ancient Christian liturgies. 1: Mark Tully travels to Kerala in southern India to visit the St Thomas Christians whose music ranges from very old Syrian chants to Bollywood-style pop. Producer RadekBoschetty
Anne Morrow Lindbergh 's diary is adapted by Rachel Joyce. When shy, sheltered Anne Morrow married famous aviator Charles Lindbergh they became America's golden couple. When Charles Jr was born their happiness seemed complete. Then on 1 March 1932, while his parents talked unaware downstairs, baby Charles was snatched from his crib and the Lindbergh's golden world turned to ashes.
Director Kate McAII. Music David Lord
The programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries, presented by Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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As part of this year's Brighton Festival local writers breathe life into four of the city's landmarks.
1: Tracks by Lynne Truss, read by Chris Langham at Brighton's train station. In the middle of the travellers and commuters James waits for something or someone to change his life. Producer David Battock
2: Beasts. Joanna Pinnock explores attitudes to mammals in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Through popularverse she reveals the biblical significance of beasts and traces the gradual emergence of animal welfare. For details see yesterday
The comedy setjust before the American Revolution, written in six parts by Andy Hamilton and JayTarses. 3: Sergeant McGurk takes up spying, and begins by spying on his superior officer.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
Arts interviews, news and the verdict on The Dish, an Australian film about the little-known but vital role played by an outback satellite dish in the first moon landing. With Mark Lawson. Producer Erin Riley
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy.
7: Irene has been arrested. On her release she plans to use the Dales D/ariestelevision programme to proclaim her son's innocence.
Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Fill in a form, shop at the supermarket, pick up a phone or log on to the internet - we all leave a data trail. So who is picking it up and what do they know about us? In this concluding programme Paul Vickers follows his own data trail and talks to the information gatherers as well as the government-appointed guardians of Our privacy. Producer Mark Savage. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Miscarriage. A quarter of all women who become pregnant have a miscarriage, yet so many are left wondering why it happened, and how likely it is to happen again. Dr Graham Easton investigates the latest research, looking at new insights into the immunology and genetics of pregnancy that could help to pinpoint the causes of recurrent miscarriage. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
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