With the Rev Peter Whittaker. Behold the Lilies of the Field (Westminster); Luke 12 , w27-34; Seek Ye First (Lafferty); I Will Sing of ThyGreat Mercies (Mendelssohn). With the Bryant Ensemble. Director of music Mark Bryant.
England v Australia Commentary from Headingley on the first day's play of the Fourth Test by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Tim Lane. With comment from Graeme Fowler, Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including News at 1.15 and County Talk at 1.18.
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The Congo Basin. In a campaign to eliminate polio from the world, fourwar-torn African countries have pledged to work together to vaccinate 16 million children overfourdays. On a journey that takes him through the Congo basin in central Africa, George Arney follows health workers up the river and through the jungle as they vaccinate everyone they meet, from slum-dwellers to Pygmies, and asks why this high-profile campaign is proving so controversial in the countries it is trying to help. Producer Dinah Lammiman. Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys presents some of his favourite pieces of literature. Hischoices range from The Wind in the Willows to Animal Farm and from Evelyn Waugh to Dylan Thomas. Readers Angharad Rees and Michael Elwyn. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am
Carolyn Sally Jones 's drama in which a harassed barrister is waylaid by a suspicious character with a bag of recordings chronicling the surreal events of a major scandal in the thirties. Armed with new evidence, she considers reopening the case of a man wronged by the church, the press and a previous generation of lawyers. Producer Alastair Wilson
The series which helps to answer questions you were too scared to ask, such as "Why are black cats lucky?" and "When is a language officially pronounced dead?" Presented by Bob Holness. Producer David Prest. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
American author Elinor Lipman talks to Charlie Lee Potter about her new novel, The Dearly Departed, and there is a look at the Oxford World Classics series, which is 100 years old this year. Repeated from Sunday 4pm
Why do worms prefer hydrothermal vents in the Pacific while shrimp preferthose of the Atlantic? Quentin Cooper puts this question to marine biologist Professor Paul Tyler , who has been investigating which of these creatures live in the hydrothermal vents of the Indian Ocean. Cooper also asks whether the undersea volcanic ridges act as a bridge to these species or a barrier and what additional problems are faced when working in deep ocean environments. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Linda Smith stars in a comedy series set in her home in London's East End. In the last episode, the builder is procrastinating, Betty is convinced she's moments away from death, and Christmas is coming. With Femi Elufowoju Jr , Martin Hyder , Margaret John ,
Chris Neill and guest Mark Steel. Producer Lucy Armitage
In July 1981, police in Toxteth in Liverpool came under attack from a crowd that was burning buildings and hurling petrol bombs. The police retaliated by firing CS gas. Twenty years on, Gerry Northam looks at the causes and consequences of this outbreak of violence, and its relevance to this summer's disorders. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
GoingPrivate. The dividing line between the public and private sectors of the economy has become a controversial issue, especially regarding health, education and transport. Frances Cairncross asks if it's time to update notions of public and private and how the virtues of both sectors can be blended.
Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated Sunday9.30pm
Humanity continues to add increasing quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, in spite of the fact that it adds to the threat of global warming.
Bill McGuire talks to scientists investigating whether burying the gas in the deep oceans of the world could take some of the heat off the planet.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker . EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The creators of the television comedy Steptoe and Son tell Paul Jackson about their experiences writing for comedians Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. Producer Mario Stylianides (R)
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