A six-part series looking forthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 4: In 1703, a great storm wrought havoc in the port of Bristol, flooding the Severn and killing thousands, as recorded at the time bythe writer Daniel Defoe.
Jonathan Freedland compares this event with our own recent extreme weather and asks if we are right to attribute such phenomena to global warming. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm
Last in the series examining the brain's chemical messengers that tel I us how to feel, react and move. 5: Oxytocin. The neurotransmitteroxytocin makes new mothers bond with their babies, so could it also be responsible forthe feeling we call love?
Claudia Hammond investigates. Producer Marya Burgess
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Continuing the week's episodes following 100 listeners on a pilgrimage to Rome. Professor
Gerald O'Collins of Rome's Gregorian University celebrates the life of the Jesuit order founder
Ignatius Loyola in the church which bears his name. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter); John 12 w23-33; Christus Factus Est (Anerio);
Christ Be Beside Me (Bunessan); Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
Novelist Sally Beauman and Jenni Murray explore Daphne Du Maurier 's Rebecca and the possibility that the second Mrs de Winter was the first unreliable narratorin popular fiction. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part 7 of 10. Drama repeated at7.45pm
The Fish Business. The trade in exotic freshwater fish caught from the wild to supply the domestic aquarium market is a growing business, but as it is mostly unregulated, the extent of the trade is difficultto quantify. With very little known about the status of some of the more unusual freshwater ornamental fish exported and imported around the world, Julian Hector investigates whether this wild harvest is sustainable. Rptd from yesterday 9pm
The first of four programmes in which
Russell Davies traces the early careers of some of Britain's most popular actors and presenters. This week's subject is actress Patricia Hayes. The readers are Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis
Last in a series examining pieces of music known fortheiremotivity. 6: Amazing Grace. A near-death experience in a storm at sea resulted in John Newton 's conversion and, some years later, the writing of Amazing Grace. With contributions from Judy Collins , Bob Zellner and Martin Bell. Producer Sara Conkey.
By Gillian Clarke. One warm September afternoon Alice goes for a walk, thinking her path in life is set. But, as in all good stories, there are new possibilities around every corner.
Director Alison Hindell
Richard Daniel chairs the series debating listeners' environment-related queries, concerns and fears. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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First in a new series of the guide to the wide world of education. Presented by LibbyPurves.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. TELEPHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated Sunday llpm
The comedy sketch show satirising Sunday news supplements returns for a third, four-part series.
With Alexander Armstrong , Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Langham and Vicki Pepperdine. Devised by John Morton. Producer Helen Williams Editor's letter: page 7
Last in a series looking at the relationship between religion and government in three countries.
After nearly a century in exile, concentrating on survival rather than reform, the Russian Orthodox Church has come in from the Cold War and is trying to wrest back its lost power. But the world has moved on and it finds itself competing with evangelical groups like the Baptists and Jehovah's Witnesses who are also vying for the souls "lost" during communism. Can the Orthodox Church re-invent itself as a vibrant force for the 21st century? With Mike Wooldridge.
Repeated Sunday 5pm
Health books give advice on just about everything from diets to terminal illness, but what do their readers really learn from them? While some are indispensable, should others carry a health warning? Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E MAIL: email@example.com Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Last in the series celebrating the art of the lyricist. 4: Wham Bam Thank You, Ma'am. Maria Friedman. reveals how and why a post-war generation of female singer/songwriters suddenly began "telling it straight". Compiled and written by David Benedictus Producer Enid Williams
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