Viktor Frankl invented a new type of psychotherapy that revolved around finding meaning to our lives. As Nietzsche said: "He who has a why to live for, can bear with almost any how." In a cruel twist of fate, Frankl got a chance to put his theory to the test when he was transported to Auschwitz, Could he find meaning in the suffering he was to experience? And if there was none, if he survived, would life be worth living? Extracts from his bestselling book are read by John Rowe.
The second series of the comedy drama, set in Renaissance Italy. 1: Prince Ludovico, besieged ruler of the pettiest state in Italy, has to raise enough money from his meagre subjects to pay the new
Pope's tribute With David Swift , Sian Phillips ,
Graham Crowden , Saskia Wickham and others. Producer Helen Williams
James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Wendy Holden and Joseph Connolly. Author of the week is PG Wodehouse. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
The true story of the sole survivor of the martyred city of Martinique. One hundred years ago today, on the island of Martinique, Mount Pelée erupted killing 30,000 people and destroying the city, all within two minutes. There was only one survivor, a petty criminal, Louis-Auguste Cyparis , who was in the city jail, protected by the immensely thick walls of his cell. After the eruption, Cyparis began a new life for himself in a circus freak-show, where he had to learn to tell his story in his own way
As evening decends, toddler Cameron Munro goes missing near the torrential Falls of Shin. It's reminiscent of Ratty and Mole's search for a little otter that has gone missing near a weir. They stumble across the pagan god Pan, but who will P.C. Sutherland find in the dark forest?
(For details see Monday)
Laurie Taylor looks at the rise of the mobile phone, with James EKatz , professor of communications from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and editor of a study into how mobile phones are affecting social practice, language and the way we do business. ProducerTony Phillips E-MAIL: email@example.com
ENT. Inflamed tonsils, blocked sinuses, poor hearing and lost voices are all conditions that might be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist. And hi-tech medicine is revolutionising the treatment of all these conditions. Dr Graham Easton finds out that ENT medicine is notjust about "snot, wax and tonsils". Repeated from yesterday
By Simon Brett. 6: Party Party. Rosie and the team are asked to launch a new political party-the Grey Party for people over 60. Sadly its leader doesn't quite get to launch his manifesto. Producer Maria Esposito
By Claire Bennett. 3: Wednesday- English. With her mum and dad getting on too well for comfort, Millie wonders where her mum's admirer Brian fits into all this. There's too much to think about to get on with English revision. More opinions and teenage wisdom from Walsall's observant teenager. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
The first of three debates chaired by Edward Stourton examining the moral health of the nation. Before an invited audience at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, the first programme looks at manners, civility and standards of behaviour, asking if we are in the midst of a moral decline.
Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday 10. 15pm
The very first stars in the universe died a long time before astronomers could get a look at them.
Billions of years afterthe last of these stars expired, telescopes are finally tracking them down.
Peter Evans uncovers new research into how the transition from dark to light came about - and how this dramatic event has changed the course of cosmic history. Producers Adrian Washboume E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The thrilling conclusion to Armistead Maupin's novel. 4: Everybody Goes. On Jess's insistence, Gabe visits Pete and Donna in Wysong to find out the truth for himself. But will anything have prepared him for what he finds? And can he finally allow himself to believe in Pete, the son he never had? As all the relationships that Gabe holds dear threaten to alter irrevocably, he turns to his writing, the one constant in his world.
Director Dirk Maggs
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