The last of Ben Silburn 's explorations into the psychology behind moments of madness.
5: Sorry, I Was Miles Away. Have you everwatched a whole news item and realised you'd not heard a word? Or waited for ages for a bus and nearly missed it because when it came along you were daydreaming? How can we make best use or inis mental twilight zone and avoid it when we need to? Producer Adrian Washboume
By Julian Barnes. Julian Barnes's love of French music is exemplified by three of his favourite singers all of whom died prematurely: Boris Vian in 1959, Jacques Brel in 1978 and Georges Brassens in 1981. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
Caroline Quentin , who began her career as a dancer in pantomime, takes a tour backstage to explore the highs and lows of life in the chorus through the decades. 2: From KickingLine to Ensemble. By the time of the Second World War, Britain had earned a reputation for creating lines of precision dancers, and the Tillers and the Bluebells took audiences abroad by storm. But in America a musical called
Oklahoma was about to change the perception of the chorus for ever by turning it into an ensemble with far-reaching consequences. Producer Emma Kingsley
Two gentle giants - both octogenarians - meet up in New York City to salute folk music in all its forms. Pete Seeger - writer and performer of countless enduring songs such as Where Have All the Flowers Gone and If I Had a Hammer - talks to Sussex singer, author and collector Bob Copper, whose recordings, publications and performances of his family's s collection of songs, as well as his song collecting work in his home county, has helped to preserve some of the best-loved folk songs of the British Isles.
Five plays telling the story of King David's reign.
3- The Loved One by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. King Saul, on the brink of defeat at the hands of the Philistines, seeks out Anat, the Witch of Endor, to see what his future holds
Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians Dirk Campbell , Paul Clarvis and Sylvia Hallet. Director David Hunter
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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By PG Wodehouse , read by Alan Titchmarsh and abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. 2. Pig-hoo-O-O-O-ey! The Empress of Blandings, Lord Emsworth's black
Berkshire sow, goes into a worrying decline just before the Shropshire Agricultural Show. Producer Fiona McLean
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Written by Mark Tavener. In the final episode of the current series, Prentiss McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date: re-launching men. Charles throws himself wholeheartedly into the commission but finds he is struggling when the best poster campaign he can come up with is the slogan "Stand by Your Man" accompanied by a picture of a man.
But then he hits upon the "reverse message" wheeze. With Tony Gardner , Tom George and James Vaughan. Producer Dawn Ellis
By Victor Hugo. 22: Cosette is convinced that Marius has died at the barricades.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
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Most parents worry about whether they are doing the right thing for their children. In the first of a new four-part series, which looks at children between the ages of five and eleven, Connie St Louis finds out how children fit into the family unit. Producer Julia Durbin.
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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 Jack Dee , Tony Hawks and Doon MacKichan. 3: 1987-91. The fall of the Berlin wall, Geoffrey Howe 's resignation speech, John Major as Prime Minister, and country dancing. Producer Lucy Armitage
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