John Sessions traces the history and traditions of the school song - those roaring, rousing anthems designed to inspire loyalty and pride in every trembling pupil! Shirley Conran , Vanessa Felz , John Mortimer and others offer renditions of their songs, and music masters discuss the joys of persuading children to sing them. Producer Caroline Barbour
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A retelling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's allegorical, enigmatic classic poem, written in the late 1790s. Its setting spans Somerset and the Lake District; the themes are sorcery, enchantment and desire.
Director Sara Benaim
Original music composed and performed by Barrington Pheloung
Peppers and chillies are the subject of today's interactive homage to the vegetable world.
Greengrocers Charlie Hicks and GreggWallace are joined by chef Jake Hodges to prepare tongue-tingling recipes and to take calls about all aspects of growing and cooking capsicums.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm
The programme about words and the way we speak, presented by Michael Rosen. Rustling Leaves
This week how the word " rainforest" came to mean something else, and the tobacco leaves that have reaped a rich harvest of language, culture and death. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the topical comedy show that looks at everything " now" with the help of sketches, songs and characters. With
Jon Holmes , Emma Kennedy , Paul Putnerand musicfrom Mitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Nick Clarke is joined in Hereford by panellists including former Chief Inspector of Schools Chris Woodhead; Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for
Culture, Media and Sport; and Zac Goldsmith, editor of The Ecologist magazine.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Nicola Baldwin 's stark modern thriller set on the edge of a seedy northern rural town - a shoddy underworld where friendship isn't what it seems. Poppy Q is always on the run - but from what? And what dark secret is Anita sheltering from Poppy's past? The play contains strong language.
Director Polly Thomas. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3
Big Scary Bob:
New writing and invigorating talk as Chris Bigsby asks three writers - established and new - to write and talk on a shared topic that affects all our lives. Paradise. "Life began in Paradise and we're promised that if we're very good it will end there."
With Helen Dunmore, Jo Shapcott and Iain Sinclair. Producer Jane Greenwood
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