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 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The flat sands of the Ganges delta have made the fishing beaches of Chittagong in Bangladesh an ideal place forthe hazardous, polluting work of breaking up decommissioned freighters for scrap. The massive chunks of steel and the crude oil residue concern Western environmentalists, but for the local population this is a highly important source of labour, and a valuable resource of recycled materials. Noah Richler travels with Canadian art photographer Ed Burtynsky to this provincial seaport. Producer Noah Richler
Life is colourful chaos forthe ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in the conclusion of Neal Anthony 's comedy drama. This week a new pope is elected.
Producer Helen Williams
Regulars Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Jonathan Myerson and Jane Thynne as the teams are asked to write pastiches in the form of a modern-day comedy show as written by Harold Pinter. With chairman James Walton. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis
The conclusion of a drama in three parts by Robin Brooks. Love among the Ruins. At the end of his career, Edward Burne-Jones is plagued by the memories of an unhappy love affair.
Director Clive Brill
2: The Confession of Constance Kentby Roy Apps , read by Tom Cotcher. The awesome Gothic surroundings ofWykeham Terrace, where a horrific tale unfolds about a murder, guilt and the memories that remain within the bricks and mortar itself. For details see yesterday
3: Monsters. Alfred Tennyson 's Kraken and John Milton 's Leviathan, which he described in Paradise Lost, are well-known poetic monsters which have inspired awe amonggenerations of readers. Joanna Pinnock investigates the importance of monsters in verse and prose and discovers that some are more familiar than our ancestors could have imagined. For details see Monday
This week author Keith Hart talks to Laurie Taylor about his new book, Money in an Unequal World, in which he charts the changing nature and form of money. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Dr Graham Easton investigates the latest research into miscarriage, looking at new insights into the immunology and genetics of pregnancy that could help to pinpoint the causes of recurrent miscarriage. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Marianne Carey 's comedy drama is set in the offices of an Edinburgh insurance company.
Headed by Adele "Jaws" Scott, the management consultancy team descends on Lothian Rock. with Paul Birchard , Monica Gibb. Hilary Neville. Jenny Ryan.
John Shedden and Tom Smith. Producer David Jackson Young
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. 8: Irene's son may not be her son after all and the proof can be found on his bottom.
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Marcel Berlins chairs a series of legal debates in which lay people pittheirwits against the professionals. Adoption. This week decisions about children. Who should adopt them and when should they be taken into care?
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The abilityto name any musical note as soon as you hear it ,or sing the right note if someone asks for it has long been regarded as a rare gift. As Peter Evans discovers, perfect pitch could be a lot more commonplace than previously thought. This revered talent is forcing scientists to reassess how our memories really work. Could it fuel a more efficient way of remembering?
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield. This week John is joined by Matthew Kelly who is going to host a Shuttleworth edition of Stars in Their Eyes.
But which stars will the family appear as? Could John come through the curtain as Elton John with wife
Mary as Kiki Dee ? Trying to Impress an Impressario is Mitch Benn , while Kevin Gildea calls in a final attempt to Make Mary Merry. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis
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