A six-part series looking for the past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. Atrocities
This week he visits Lincoln, the site of a bloody massacre of civilians 800 years ago. Guests Colonel Bob Stewart , David Carpenter , Joanna Bourke and actress Fiona Shaw explore atrocities then and now. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm
The first of a new series in which Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers that tell us how to feel, react and move.
Dopamine. It is the rush of dopamine in the brain when we enjoy a good meal or have a pleasurable experience that makes us determined to do it again. Could this chemical play a role in addiction? Producer Marya Burgess
Great Apes and the Future of Conservation. The
United Nations is launching a last-ditch attempt to save the world's great apes. But is it time to re-evaluate the aims and methods of global wildlife conservation? Repeated from yesterday 9pm
Building the Peace. A series looking at Workers
Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live to factories all over Britain. Ernest Bevin was still keen to see that workers were entertained. After all, the war may have been over, but hardship was still there. Presented by Mervyn Stutter. Producer Jayne Gibson
The series examining pieces of music known for their emotional impact. Ev'ryTime We Say Goodbye Cole Porter's song of farewell and parting caught the imagination of wartime sweethearts and remains powerful and relevant today. Writer Anna Blundytalks about the significance of this song in her life and writing, and singer Robert Offord describes the effect of singing it at a memorial concert for Aids victims. With biographer
William McBrien and psychologist Dr Colin Murray Parkes. Producer Rosie Boulton
Dr Colin Murray
Velvet Brown wins a piebald pony in a raffle in Enid Bagnold's classic tale of passion and ambition.
Although word is out that the animal is untamable, Velvet and her friend Mi are convinced that this is a very special horse. Dramatised in two parts by Michelene Wandor.
Continues tomorrow 2.15pm
The programme that examines queries and concerns about the environment, presented by Richard Daniel. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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New stories by established and emerging writers. 1: The Piano Teacher's Pupil read by Joanna David. William Trevor 's tale focuses on the strange relationship between a teacher and pupil. Producer Duncan Minshull
Birmingham'sjewellery quarter is unique in Europe; there are over 1,200 businesses employing more than 11,500 people in what is barely more than a square mile just north of the city centre. In four programmes historian Carl Chinn meets some of the people who work in the quarter. Producer David Corser (R)
Matthew Parris and his guests broadcaster Sheena McDonald and former chief inspector of schools
Chris Wood head discuss the books they would like to recommend. Producer John Byrne. Repeated Sunday 11pm
The world is facing a tough new choice: the new world order is on the brink of crumbling and a new arms race looms. America is pinning its future security and that of its allies on a national missile defence, the son of Star Wars. Jackie Hardgrave examines the technological feasibility of NMD and asks what effect it will have on world peace. Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Taking part in a clinical trial can be a route to the latest treatments and could also mean a faster recovery time or even a longer life. But inevitably there are risks involved. Dr Graham Easton focuses on the questions one needs to ask doctors before signing up and examines clinical trials on the internet. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm Health: page 28
The best acts from this year's Edinburgh Festival, brought together for one performance. Ross Noble introduces a selection of the finest songs, sketches and stand ups, including Rich Hall , Mike Wilmot ,
Emo Philips. There are also guest appearances from Johnny Vegas and Boom Chicago. Producer Mario Stylianides
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