The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm
Ben Silburn explores the psychology behind moments of madness with five of the most classic glitches in human behaviour.
3: Slips of Action. Most people have had the experience of intending to perform one action and then realising they've done something else such as allowing an oven glove to end up in the fridge instead of a pint of milk. Controlling even the most mundane tasks can go seriously awry. How do we tread that fine line between conscious awareness and "running on automatic" for everyday tasks. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Presented by Dr Lavinia Byrne. Jesus Calls Us! (St
Andrew) Mark wl4-20. Teach Me 0 Lord (Byrd)
I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord (I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
The Curlew. The evocative call of the curlew is inseparably associated with the beauty and serenity of British estuaries in winter.
Mark Carwardine and wader specialist Peter Ferns from the University of Cardiff watch them feeding on the Severn Estuary. Plus what has been discovered by the British Trust for Ornithology about this enchanting migratory bird.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated from yesterday 9pm
In the second programme tracing the history of music publishing, Alyn Shipton travels to Leipzig to explore its legacy to the history of music. The German town has been synonymous with publishing and the book trade since the 16th century. By the 19th century it also emerged as the dominant centre of music publishing. Its state archive is a wealth of insight into the relationships between composers from Beethoven to
Schoenberg and their publishers. Producer Paul Evans
True Anointed by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. The first of five plays that tell the story of the reign of King David. Eleazar, King Saul's chief of staff, has been sent by the prophet Samuel to find a shepherd boy, David son of Jesse.
With Christopher Godwin , Sarah Paul and Carl Prekopp. Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians: Dirk Campbell , Paul Clarvis and Sylvia Hallet
Director Jeremy Mortimer
Richard Daniel chairs the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick. PHONE: [number removed]
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Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie. 2: The Swans. "The paintshop was deservedly proud of its reputation in the city. For here it was not simply a matter of selling paints and wallpaper." Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young
2: Maxwell Hutchinson looks at how French glass-makers brought their skills to England in the 16th century but refused to share theirtrade secrets. He examines their influence on Tudor architecture. Producer Elena Curti
Matthew Parris is joined by Bianca Jagger and Mariella Frostrup to talk about three favourite paperbacks: In Trouble Again by Redmond O'Hanlon, Taliban by Ahmed Rashid and The Loved One by Eve lyn Waugh
Producer Peter Everett.Repeated Sunday
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Written by Mark Tavener. This week the pair find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service, and Charles feels that a "wheeze" involving a llama and a national competition to find it a name is the answer. With Tony Gardner , Siobhan Hayes , Tom George and David Timson. Producer Dawn Ellis
In the first of a new series, Alan Whitehouse has exclusive access to unpublished research which reveals the real depth of the crisis now facing Britain's train companies. Producer David Lewis. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Hands. We take them for granted, but our hands can reveal a lot about our general health. Symptoms like swelling of the fingers close to the fingernails - known as clubbing- can be a sign of lung or liver disease. Dr Graham Easton finds out about the new, long-lasting materials being used to replace finger joints and gets the latest advice on hand first aid. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
John O'Farrell 's personal account of life as a Labour supporter during the Conservative government of 1979-97. Adapted in four parts from his bestselling novel. Starring John O'Farrell , Jack Dee ,
Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks. 1: 1979-82. Featuring CND, the Falklands War and a battery chicken. Producer Lucy Armitage
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