Presented by John Forrest. The Easter Song of Praise
(Richard Shephard ). John 20, w2*-9. We Walk by Faith (Shanti by Marty Haugen )..Thine Be the Glory
(Maccabaeus). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
3: The Plan That Failed. In which the news of William's headmaster's impending marriage calls for drastic action and a plan that draws on every bit of William's famous resourcefulness. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
A series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser, set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurdist short stories by Nikolai Gogol.
Akaky Akakyevich is a humble bureaucrat lost in the dismal ranks of the 19th-century Russian civil service. But when he buys a brand new overcoat, things begin to look up.
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The literary quiz with a twist returns for a new six-part series James Walton is in the chair flanked by regular captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , who are ioined by novelists Nigel Williams and Harry Ritchie.
The author of the week is Ian Fleming , and the teams face the pastiche challenge of placing his enduring creation James Bond in an unglamorous setting. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
The turbulent political times after Christ's crucifixion are explored in a new play by award-winning writer David Pownall. Four Jerusalem street children are recruited by the Jewish authorities to spy on the disciples to see how they react to their leader's death.
With Gerard McDermott and Hannah Dee Director Gemma Jenkins
A middle-aged mother receives a gym subscription as an early Christmas present and is seduced by the beauty and tranquility of the almost deserted swimming pool. She enters a pact with two boys she befriends there that while the rest of the world will be partying she will swim her way into the new century. Read by Kathryn Hunt.
3: Under High Topps? David, Heather, Jack and Kimberley attempt to build their own campfire, and meet a miner who takes them into a possible prototype for Slater Bob 's mine, featured in Arthur Ransome'S Pigeon Post. For details see Monday
Laurie Taylortalks to Dr Tony Walter from Reading University who talks about his research into death, bereavement and the afterlife. How do societies symbolise and ritualise the exit of their citizens? Producer James Marshall E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Mental Health Action Week, Dr Raj Persaud explores the area of self-help: can the books and the courses really help you improve your mental health? And he finds out from the government's mental health tsar, Professor Louis Appleby , what his new National Institute for Mental Health involves.
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By Simon Brett. Another chance to hearthe series featuring the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company.
1: Smelling of Roses. Kate seizes the opportunity to earn a quick buck from some wealthy Americans.
Producer Maria Esposito
1: Spreading Suspicion. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the first of this year's lecturesfrom the Royal Institution, London. Do accusations of sleaze show how untrustworthy our institutions and professions have become - or have we all grown more suspicious? Presented by Sue Lawley . Editor Gwyneth Williams Rptd Sat 10.15pm Trust me, I'm a (spin) doctor: page 28
In the first part of a new series about political rivalries, Brian Walden examines the long-running feud between two leading labour politicians of the last century, Ernest Bevin and Herbert Morrison. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
Afour-part series about the chemical elements.
4: Oxygen's Poisonous Life Force. The modern study of chemistry was born with the discovery of the gas that is essential for life: oxygen. Adam Hart-Davis charts how this remarkable element was first isolated by three chemists, in three different countries, at the same time. 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.
Quentin the cat takes against Cynthia's new boss at the theatre, and also against her new love interest. With Brian Bovell, Roger Griffiths, Mandy Knight and Jo Martin. Music by Clement Ishmael Producer Gareth Edwards
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