3: Tarka and his great friend Greymuzzle face a bleak winterwhere hunger is ever present. An unexpected turn of events leads to great sadness forthe young Otter. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
A new series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurdist short stories by Nikolai Gogol.
1: The Two Ivans. In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod. next-door neighbours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends, "the like of whom the world has never seen", until one day a careless insult changes everything.
Producer Susan Roberts
Narrator Brian Cant Marfa Ann Rye Demyan Rob Pickavance Gapka Emma Clarke
3: The End of Time. By Nicholas Mclnerny. In a prison camp in Dresden in the early part of the Second World War, using damaged instruments and working in a bathroom, Olivier Messiaen somehow managed to compose and perform one of the most extraordinary pieces of 20th-century music. The Quartet for the End of Time is based on the words of the Book of Revelation. Professor Anthony Pople tells the story, while dramatist Nicholas Mcinerny imagines events from the point-of-view of the guard who allowed Messiaen the space to work.
For details see yesterday
Irene Gillian Goodman
Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Devon. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 2pm Great value bulbs and lilies: page 44 Bugs to love: page 23
A series of four stories for Holy Week. 3: Passover. By Sheila Yeger. In a story specially written for Passover, a Buddhist who thought she had left her Jewish upbringing behind finds that the memory of the past exerts a powerful pull. Read by Jennie Stoller.
3: A Whiter Shade of Pale. From the summer of 1967, Procul Harum 's song that intoxicated the world with its psychedelic mix of swirling Hammond organ, surreal lyrics and harmonies borrowed from Bach. The song's vocalist, Gary Brooker , traces its evolution, with help from mobile DJ Dave Jansen and guitarist Nick Bell.
Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Judith Butler from the University of California, Berkeley, one of the world's leading experts on gender, sexuality and identity. Producer James Marshall E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc. co.uk
Dr Raj Persaud hears from the president-elect of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Mike Shooter , about how he plans to make his mark. He also talks about his own history of depression and the programme examines what it's like to live with clinical depression. Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]
Another chance to hearthe literary quiz, chaired by James Walton. Sue Limb and Victoria Coren field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks , John Walsh and reader Becky Hindley. The author of the week is John Betjeman.
Producer Dawn Ellis
Producer Pete Atkin
Why do people in a democratic society like ours feel increasingly isolated, alienated and resentful? In the second of two talks, eminent sociologist of urban life Richard Sennett reflects on people's relationships with each other, with politicians and with the institutions around them. Producer ZareerMasani
A four-part series about the chemical elements.
3: The Legend of Devil's Copper. Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of nickel: the hard, silvery, hygienic metal has come to dominate industry, medicine and the home. Chemistry consultant John Emsley. Readings by Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel
Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters 's bitter-sweet series about a thirtysomething actress waiting for her big break. 4: Love Bug. Cynthia is torn between two lovers: the one who shares herflat and the one who ran over her cat. Starring Llewella Gideon with Brian Bovell , Roger Griffiths , Mandy Knight and Jo Martin. Music by Clement Ishmael ProducerGareth Edwards
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