is a hotspot of biodiversity. But is that heritage threatened by the inadvertent planting of genetically modified maize? Nick Caistor reports on the surprise discovery of genetically modified maize 60 miles from the nearest known plantation. Plus a report on the town where women rule the roost and most gay men are transvestites, and an interview with a leading singer who celebrates her mixed American-Mexican background.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated Monday 8.30pm
A new series on how the ageing process affects art and creativity. 1: Golden Chariots, Silver
Linings Paul Vaughan looks at the ways in which artists such as Anthony Caro , PD James ,
Charles Mackerras , George Melly , Peter Sallis and Mary Wesley use their art both to face up to death and to hold it at bay. Producer Beaty Rubens
A series of four plays about how teenagers cope with becoming adults.
1: Blackout. By Anji Loman Field. Emma is from an apparently nice, middle-class home - but she is keeping her parents' alcohol abuse to herself.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Andrew Danny Webb:
Is it safe to take a herbal remedy at the same time as blood pressure pills? Should you keep taking your usual tablets when you start a different drug?
Barbara Myers and herguest Professor Patrick Valance discuss drug interaction
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Norman Pace appeals for a charity that works to banish meningitis and septicaemia research
Producer Laurence Grissell.
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Rve specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. Listen in on kitchen-sink dramas, plumb the emotional depths of bathrooms and eavesdrop on pillow talk.
4: Rosemary's Gift. By Russell Celyn Jones. Even if you get what you want, you can't always get what you need. Read by John Strickland.
4: Numberi. The mysterious, imaginary "numberi", is known to many as the square root of minus one. Simon Singh asks how one is to picture such a numberwhen it doesn't exist in reality but is the only number needed to solve every equation known to man.
To mark Brain Awareness Week, Quentin Cooper and guests discuss the latest research into the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders, and repairing the nervous system after injury. There'll also be a look at some of the events going on during National Science Week.
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Victoria Wood. The second of Paul Jackson s series of interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. This week features one of Britain's best-loved and rarely interviewed comedians. Producer Mario Stylianides
By Mary Cooper. 9: Following her uncle's death, Anne inherits the Shibden Hall estate. But when Mariana leaves Charles and turns up on her doorstep, she is forced to decide whether to take her "wife" her
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Ian Buruma explores the 20th century's most audacious experiment in nation-building: the postwar occupation of Japan. I n a mere seven years, General Douglas MacArthur attempted to transform every aspect of Japanese life, turning a military state into a Western-style democracy. Producer Hugh Levinson
Just how much do our genes contribute to our health and wellbeing? What should be done with the knowledge gained through the Human
Genome Project? Should we be tinkering with our genetic make up to prevent or treat disease? From the Science Museum in London, Geoff Watts chairs an informal debate in which geneticists, ethicists and listeners discuss the impact of the latest research. Producer Martin Redfern
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