6: Humanitarian Aid. Why do famines happen? In
1845 the Irish potato crop failed. Thousands of Irish died, thousands left, and although Ireland was then part of the British isles the government failed to stop the famine. Jonathan Freedland reports from Dublin. ProducerVirginiaCrompton Repeated at9.30pm
Historian Helen Weinstein and presenter
Christopher Cook bring vividlyto life thediary of John Cannon -the extraordinary memoirof an ordinary 18th-century taxman. 1: Curious and Remarkaoie
Passages In the first of five episodes they track down
Cannon's birthplace in the picturesque Somerset village ofwest Lydford. Producer Jane Ray
Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Alleluia, Alleluia,
Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise (Lux Eoi). John 20 W19-23. 0 Sons and Daughters arr
Walford Davies). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Richard Tanner.
2: William and the Young Man. In which a paperchase game with the Outlaws finds William stumbling into an elegant tea party, where the reaction of one of the guests isn't at all what he might have expected with the result that he reassesses the whole of the rest Of his life. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Another chance to hear the first of two programmes in which Lionel Kelleway takes a closer look at our most intimate neighbours and discovers that they are far more than passive hitch-hikers. Producer Sarah Blunt E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the Manchester Playhouse
Built back-to-back with the Hulme Hippodrome , itself a famous northern variety venue, the Playhouse was host to some of the BBC's best-loved comedy and variety programmes from the forties to the seventies. Ken Dodd , Sandy Powell , Bill Waddington and Harry Worth are among those featured in this nostalgic trip through the BBC's archives. Producer ubby cross
Michael Wood explores the role played by religious music during the Middle Ages. Drawing on the evidence of historians, performers and musicologists, he discusses how the foundations of today's musical languages were laid in France a millennium ago.
By Graham Mort.
Martin and Marie's children have recently left home, and they celebrate with a holiday in Catalonia, described by Martin in a series of poems, one for each day of their trip. On their return, at the end of an almost perfect summer, Martin takes his beloved motorbike for one last spin.
1: Mason's Mini Break. Booker Prize-winning author Dick Mason is on a celebratory weekend break in a West Yorkshire village. He has an unexpected encounter with the ghost of another famous writer and later discovers, to his humiliation, that he has landed himself an unflattering characterisation in Jane Eyre. Read by Philip Glenister. Producer Katherine Beacon
A new series of the paperback review programme. Rosie Boycott takes the chair with guests, actor
Jane Asher and gardener Monty Don. They discuss three books aboutfaraway places-the Outer Hebrides, the wilds of Spain and the Peruvian mountains. Producer Peter Everett Repeated Sunday llpm
By Lynne Truss. 5: Sauce. The Spartan siege of Athens is now into its ninth month and food has all but run out at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant.
Customers drop like flies after Heraclitus adds a little hemlock to the cockroach fritters.
Producer Brian King
In 1999 Abdul Raja was shot dead as he opened his shop in South London. The gunman was avenging the murder of a relative in Pakistan - Raja was the victim of a blood feud. Navid Akhtar investigates the evidence that feuds that start in Asia are now spilling Over into Britain. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated Sunday 5pm
In a new three-part series Jackie Hardgrave explores the business of health education, its triumphs and pitfalls, and its vital role in protecting the health of a community. 1: Sexual Health. An investigation into the different approaches to setting up campaigns to change people's sexual behaviour: a particular problem in a country like Britain, where people aren't very good at talking about sex.
Producer Helen Sharp E-MAIL: email@example.com
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