Christopher Hitchens and David Grossmanjoin
Allison Pearson to set the cultural agenda forthe week, togetherwith Professor Jacqueline McGlade who will be revealing why she thinks Charles Darwin should have studied fish and how it could have changed the course of evolutionary theory.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
A week of readings aboutthe discovery of passion.
1: Books. lain Glen reads a pre-publication extract from Francis Spufford 's memoir The Child that Books Built. Spufford, an obsessive reader all his life, has a consuming passion which has its roots in a compulsive need forfiction as a veryyoung child. Producer Sara Davies.
Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Andrew Graystone with the Chetham's School of Music. 0 Ignis jSpjntus
(Hildegard of Bingen). Isaiah 1. W12-20. Purify My
Heart (Doerksen). Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead
Us (Mannheim). Director of music Deborah Catterall. Organist Maurice Maguire.
It is 1920. Britain is still recovering from the loss of virtually an entire generation in the Great War, and those who survive have physical and mental scars from which they may never recover. One such is a nun apparentlytraumatised by scenes of horror she has witnessed at the front. But what precisely did she see? An ambitious doctor and a pioneering psychologist tryto restore the woman's sanity, but in the process they uncover something much more sinister. Dramatised by Bill Morrison.
Director Dirk Maggs
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The teams from Scotland (Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor ) and the North of England (Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt ) tease out the cryptic connections in radio's most challenging quiz. Nick Clarke is the chairman.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm
The poet Philip Larkin and the novelist Kingsley Amis engaged in a remarkable literary correspondence which began when they met as students in wartime Oxford. The letters they wrote to each other are intimate, frank and funny, prompting Amis to remark: "What a feast is awaiting chaps when we're both dead and our complete letters come out."
In this dramatisation their letters are placed side by side to trace the unfolding of their relationship from their first encounter to Larkin's death in 1985.
Five interlinked short stories, specially commissioned from five different writers, about the extraordinary goings-on among the members of an eccentric
Scottish family. 1: The Swithering Gull. By lain Grant. " Uncle Gilly is dead, it's a tragedy. But you can never be certain where certain people are involved." Read by Vicki Liddelle. Producer David Jackson Young
Five weekday programmes in which comedian and novelist Ardal O'Hanlon talks to the Irishmen who helped build Britain's roads and motorways and now live in a hostel in London's Camden Town. 1: How difficult was emigration? Producer Rachel Hooper Executive Producer Kathleen Carragher
Today's programme considers aphrodisiac foods - do they del iver or is the I ink between what we eat and sexual prowess nothing more than a fallacy?
Producer Paula McGinley. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm
Chairman Nicholas Parsons whisks the programme off to the King's Theatre, Southsea.
ProducerClaire Jones. Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm
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By Leila Aboulela. A contemporary love story set in Scotland and Sudan. A young Muslim widow working in Aberdeen finds herself attracted to a twice-divorced Scottish academic.
Director Bruce Young. Repeat of 10.45am
A six-part series in which Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign from the glory days of the fifties, through the dark era of the nineties to the present day.
The decision by the monarchy to allow TV cameras to film the domestic life of the royal family marked a dramatic change in the relationship between the palace and the media. But in portraying the family as much like any other, was there a danger that people would question whether the monarchy was worth having?
In the final programme, Tim Whewell and Esther Leneman explore the future of Europe - children.
What does Europe hold for them? Will they be fat and unhealthy? Will they be rich? Will they be literate? Series Producer John Murphy. Editor Maria Balinska
The Jurassic Coast. Mark Carwardine visits the only natural-world heritage site in England as he samples the fossil-rich coast of west Dorset. Here ammonites and icthyosaurs lurk deep in the crumbling cliffs and are exposed to collectors bythe winter weather. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Giacomo Casanova. Adapted in five parts by Penny Leicester and narrated by Jack Klaff. In the 1760s, an infamous Italian came visiting. He sought business, attended soirees and met women - but all would end in disaster. A cautionary tale for Valentine's week. Producer Duncan Minshull
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