1:Jane's Fighting Ships. Simon Fanshawe presents a new series of the programme that reveals the history of valued works of reference, with a look at hefty tombe that's found on the bridge of every Royal
Navy vessel. Founded over 100 years ago by Fred T Jane , the brand has grown to include a large range of defence-related titles. Producer Mark Smalley
Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Awake, Awake:
Ring Off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Acts 20, w21-27. Make Me a Light (Wilby). I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold). With the RSCM
Manchester Course Chamber Choir. Director of music David Ogden.
Helen Sewell is a successful careerwoman in her mid-30s, but she's single and doesn't have time to find a man. However, recent biological research and new technological advances can help. She begins her quest for an ideal date at the laboratories that have carried out the most recent research into the biology behind choosing a partner and, with the help of the experts, she tests out the theories. She meets three eligible bachelors and finds out whether science really can help her meet her match.
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Humourist Miles Kington looks back at the life ana work of HF Ellis , who died in 2000 at the age of 93. Richard Briers reads from Ellis'scomedy classic AJ Wentworth BA, and the author himself recalls his long career, in conversations recorded in his 90th year. Producer Tony Staveacre
The South Wales Miners' Eisteddfod - a three-aay feast of choral, solo and literary competition and Europe's largest cultural event organised and funded by a trade union - has drawn its last breath.
Peter Stead travels to Porthcawl, its seaside home for over 50 years to discover whether its demise is a natural consequence of the death of King Coal or the sign of a new cultural identityforthe South Wales Valleys. Producer Paul Evans
By Jacqueline Wilson. Dramatised by Georgia Pritchett from the award-winning children's novel.
Tracy Beaker is a ten-year-old girl, a feisty survivor who keeps a diary of her life in a children's home, where she is desperate to find some new foster parents. When a journalist comes to call, Tracy sees a possible future for herself.
2: Red Sari by Amanthi Harris. A young Sri Lankan woman is marrying a white English man but her mother wishes her to wear a traditional sari, whereas she dreams of a white wedding. The reader is Zita Sattar. Producer RosemaryWatts
Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg : traveller, backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity, and upper middle-class student ponce of Budleigh Salterton. 3: This week Giles goes offto ... Bolivia.
Producer David Tyler
The Liver. The liver is a factory that manufactures the chemicals we need to stay healthy and breaks down harmful substances that would poison us, from jaundice to hepatitis. Graham Easton talks to the experts about the latest treatments for problems with the largest organ in the human body.
Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated Wednesday 4.30pm
Why the liver's such a vital organ: page 29
Comedy series written by Jim Sweeney. 4: Girls TalkPatrick and Helen get dragged along to a stag and hen night - for a couple neither ofthem know.
Producer Steve Doherty
The epic Led Zeppelin classic Stairway to Heaven is dissected by artists and admirers, revealing how it has survived long years as a guitar showroom favourite and has been covered by, among others, Rolf Harris. Producer Alan Hall
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