A six-part series lookingforthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 3: Mental Health Charles and Mary Lamb are known as adapters of Shakespeare, yet they each suffered from a depression that had disastrous consequences.
With Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of Mary Lamb and guests Elaine Showalter and Tim Lott. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at9. 30pm
Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers thattell us how to feel, react and move. 4' Serotonin. A look at whether we can harness our brain chemicals to enhance our mood and whether a serotonin-rich diet can really relieve depression. Producer Marya Burgess
Rachel Cusk 's account of the true nature of motherhood is abridged in five parts by Julia Butt and read by Abigail Cruttenden. 2: Motherbaby "Everytime she cries, my breasts appear like prison warders investigating a disturbance, two dumb, moon-faced henchmen closing in on her, silencing her, administering opiates. "The tyranny of breast-feeding. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
Bats. There are 16 species of bat in the UK, yet the creatures remain shrouded in mystery. Why are they nocturnal, why do they hang upside-down and, most importantly, how are they coping with the changing landscape? Mark Carwardine discovers the latest in bat research and investigates their puzzling Swarming behaviour. Rptd from yesterday 9pm
A series looking at Workers' Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live to factories over Britain. 4: A Different World. Workers Playtime ended in 1964 and with it a unique style of entertainment. This final programme looks at how contemporary entertainment shows compare. Presented by Mervyn Stutter. Producer Jayne Gibson
Six-part series examining pieces of music known fortheiremotive power. 5: Over The RainbowThe song immortalised by Judy Garland. In 1939, lyricist Yip Harburg and composer Harold Arlen had completed the entire score for The Wizard ofOz, but struggled to write this opening number. Producer Sara Conkey.
The mystery of love's compelling power is explored in a drama by David Pownall , based on one of the best-loved of all folksongs, which tells the story of high-born Gemmy Grove's obsession with the beautiful young artisan Barbara Allen.
Director Peter Kavanagh. Continues tomorrow 2.15pm
Richard Daniel chairs the debate series that discusses listeners' environment-related queries, concerns and fears. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. PHONE: [number removed]
2: The Vendor. Novelist and columnist
Terence Blacker reads his own story about a farmer who, beaten by economic forces, bureaucracy and animal disease, decides to sell up. Along comes a Londoner with dreams of a swimming pool, attic conversions andthegOOd life. For details see yesterday
A three-part series looking at the relationship between faith and the state in three countries.
2: Saffron v Secular. In 1947 the British relinquished control of India to an elite led by Jawaharlal Nehru and the Congress Party. The new rulers used secular nationalism to try to unite this huge and diverse country, and were more or less successful until the eighties when Hindu nationalism became a potent force in Indian politics. This programme looks at how Nehru's secularism sowed the seeds of Hindu nationalism and what the movement might mean for the future of India. Presented by Mike Wooldridge. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated Sunday 5pm
If the headlines are to be believed, the NHS is crumbling, the number of incompetent health professionals is increasing and hospitals are so dirty, patients are lucky to get out alive. But how does the NHS compare with health care systems in other countries? Dr Graham Easton analyses the facts and discovers whether British patients should travel to France for their operations or whether the British could learn something from the Americans. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Series in which the stand-up comedian inspects the minutiae of life, tonight focusing on the pitfalls and oddities of domesticity. With Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito
Four programmes celebrating the art of the lyricist. 2: Seen Better Days, but I'm Putting Up with These. Angry, funny, sad and sexy- singer Elaine Delmar investigates the words of the blues. Compiled and written by David Benedictus. Producer EnydWilliams Pianist and musical director Michael Haslam (R)
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