In the final part of his exploration of the world's sacred mountains, Michael Symmons Roberts takes to the slopes of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Here, 200 years ago, our definition of the sacred was transformed as writers and artists began to discover and express the beauty of mountains. Symmons Roberto's journey also takes him to Glastonbury Tor - a site which attracts people for reasons they themselves don't always understand.
James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss. Author of the week is Philip Larkin. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
By Israel Horovitz, who won the 2001 Sony Bronze Award for drama for this poignant and passionate play. Under the Northern Lights, halfway up the highest mountain in Alaska, David Kipling is in charge of 20 honeymoon couples who are busy trying to conceive. In solitude, he reaches out to his wife by telephone and seeks to conjure up the son who died two years previously.
A series of stories about dark deeds and wrongdoings. 3: Of Tooth and Claw. Factory farming and the complex morality of animal "liberation" are at the centre of this short story by award-winning crime novelist- and vet - Manda Scott. Read by Estrid Barton. Producer David Jackson Young
Five young, dynamic people bring theirown experiences to bearwhen helping otheryoung people face challenges in their community.
3: Mhairi-Ann 's Story. Mhairi-Ann was forced to leave the village she lived in when the locals realised she had girlfriends ratherthan boyfriends. Felicity Finch talks to Mhairi-Ann about her life and work. Producer Jill Marshall
Laurie Taylor talks to Kate Berridge , author of Vigor Mortis, a new book which explores taboos about death, and DrTonyWalterfrom Reading University about research into bereavement and the afterlife. Producer Jo Daykin E-MAIL: email@example.com
Medical Notes. If you turned up at casualty, you might think that staff could easily lay their hands on your medical notes. But in reality they'd have to search through miles of dusty folders, packed with ancient letters and test results. And your GP's notes are locked away inside the practice. The consequences of suchjumbled record-keeping can be dangerous. Patients' champion Claire Raynerjoins Dr Graham -Easton to put the records straight. See
Peter Bbarnard 's choice on page 128. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated from yesterday
By Simon Brett. 5: Bill of Fare. Rosie Burns and her event management team are asked to organise a food fair not realising that it is all a setup to promote the venue, Hinchcliff Manor. With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Bill Wallis , Jon Glover , Natalie Walter and Will Ing. Producer Maria Esposito
5: Licence to Deceive. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the final
Reith Lecture from the Gilmorehill theatre, Glasgow. We largely rely on journalists to tell us who to trust, but can we trust the journalists? Are traditional ideas about press freedom in need of an overhaul? Producer Sheila Cook ; Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
With more than a million people addicted to cocaine in the United States alone, scientists are getting close to creating vaccines which can block the pleasurable effects of illicit drugs and to identifying genes that put you at risk of becoming an addict. In the first of a new series, Peter Evans looks at the long-term affects of drug abuse on the brain and whether these changes can ever be reversed.
Producer Rami Tzabar
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ArmisteadMaupin's spell-binding bestsellertellsthe story of broadcaster and writer, Gabriel Noone.
3: Room Tone. Gabriel is reeling from Jess's bombshell. Is it possible that Pete and Donna could, in fact, be the same person? Then Gabriel receives an invitation from Pete to visit him and Donna. At last Gabriel will receive the confirmation of Pete's existence that he so desperately longs for. Or so he thinks.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Dirk Maggs
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