4: The Amiable Juice. This week, Jonathan Miller traces the development of the National Blood Service. From on-the-spot transfusions for blitz victims to the development of blood banks, our ability to fractionate blood into its components was revolutionised by the introduction of plastic bags in the mid-seventies. But blood donation also has a symbolic dimension: it is a "gift relationship" which confirms our social solidarity. As society becomes more individualised, could our increasing reluctance to give blood reflect our loss of a sense of community? Producer John Watkins Repeated 9.30pm
In 1953 no American musicians were allowed to perform in Britain. Then, for one night only, stars including Ella Fitzgerald and Lester Young played a Flood Relief charity concert in London. John Fordham revisits this historic night with the help of pianist
Oscar Peterson and British saxophonist Peter King. Producer John Goudie
Samuel West reads Louis MacNeice's poem, which describes the poet's thoughts and feelings between August and December 1938 as the Second World War approached. With echoes of the First World War and elements of reportage, ethics, love poems and politics, it contains, as MacNeice wrote to TS Eliot, "everything which from first-hand experience I consider significant."
Original music composed by Gary Yershon. Performed by Anne Wood, Julia Singleton, Dinah Beamish, Fiona Clifton Welker, Anna Hemery and Paul Moylan.
Barbara Myers and guest discuss some of the longer term effects of acquired brain injury, exploring the changes to memory, personality and behaviourthat can be cause by a head injury or stroke. Phone in with your questions on [number removed] or email Checkup@bbC.CO.Uk. Producer Pam Rutherford
Victoria Wood appeals on behalf of a charity that helps drug addicts free themselves from the cycle of crime and addiction.
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Producer Kim Normanton
4: The Cable Street Legacy. The Cable Street riot in 1932 helped change the laws on how individuals may protest in the street by bringing about an end to the riot act. However, the 1361justice of the peace act is still on the statute books. How effective is it today and what powers do the police have now the riot act is no longer law? Deborah Bull investigates. For details see Monday
From a blue sky to red-hot coals, colour tells us a lot about the world. But although it seems objective, the way we see colour is unique to humans and could have turned out very differently. What's more, our colour vision has some odd quirks to it, making it likely that it evolved to cope with a specific set of conditions. What were those conditions, and how did our vision evolve to get around them? Quentin Cooper talks with Dr Petroc Sumner of Imperial
College, London, who's been investigating whether our perception of colour improved our ancestors' attempts at foraging forfood.
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6: Harold Wilson: the Letter and the Lie?
In the last in the present series of the investigative history series, Mike Thomson returns to the mid-1960s to pouroverthe Prime Minister's private paperwork. He turns up evidence that Harold Wilson deceived parliament and the country over sanctions to former Rhodesia and that the then Foreign Secretary, Denis Healey , was forced to act on reports that elements in the British military were so angry they were planning a coup. Includes interviews with Denis Healey , Ian Smith , David Owen and Sir Michael Palliser , Wilson's private secretary. Producer Paul Kobrak
Ry Move. As the big airlines stagger, low-cost rivals are grabbing passengers and making money. Is this the new face of the airline industry or merely the latest fad in a business which never makes money for long? Peter Day reports.
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First in a new comedy series in which Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place -even if they have to kill a few people along the way. This week the team storm a live show in Broadcasting House to protest at their treatment at the hands of Radio 4. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North and Richie Webb. Producer Gareth Edwards
Time and Tide. Unexpected aspects of local life are affected by the ebb and flow of the tides along the Humber Estuary. Long-distance walkers, fossil hunters, horse riders and wildfowlers share their experiences. Producer Judi Murden
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