6: Who Cares? In the last programme in the series, Jonathan Miller discusses the beginning and ending of life, howthe development of intensive care has made it possible for machines to take over when the body's regulatory systems fail, and the pressing need for long-term social care to support the very old. Can we provide our old people the quality of life they deserve? Producer John Watkins Repeated at 9. 30pm
4: The Tet Offensive "We took a huge collective nervous breakdown. Vietnam was a dark room full of deadly objects, the Viet Congwere everywhere all at once like spider cancer and instead of losingthe war in little pieces overyears we lost it fast in under a week." " For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am
Presented by Clair Jaquiss and Patrick Hobbs.
Before the Throne of God Above (Cook). Matthew 20, w20-28 Laudate Dominum (Taize). My Jesus, My Saviour (Zschech, arr Paul Leddington Wright ). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
Peter Rabbit is 100 years old this month, and during his lifetime the best-selling blue-coated bunny has never been out of print. Libby Purves visits some of the environments associated with his creator in London and the Lake District. With contributions from Beatrix Potter 's biographer Judy Taylor , James MacKay of the Friends of Brompton Cemetery, and Willow Taylor , who grew up living next door to the author. Producer Tim Heffer
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Fate Minnie and her young soldier husband defy the wishes of her father, a wealthy businessman. He moves quickly to disinherit them until Fate intervenes. Dramatised by Don Haworth
Director Michael Fox
Barbara Myers is joined by a leading sleep expert to answer listeners' questions about the activity we spend nearly half our lives doing. What is a good night's sleep? How many hours do you need to be well rested? What can you do about your partner's snoring or if you can't sleep? Phone in with your questions on [number removed] or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Producer Pamela Rutherford
Jackie Kay hears from some of the poets about the ideas underlying their poems in Celebration, reprises some that were broadcast earlier in the day and looks forward to those still to come. Producer Julian May BBC4 also has an evening of programmes for National Poetry Day-see today listings on page 115
Diane Purkiss concludes her exploration of the meanings that lie within fairytales. 4: Fairies in Tights Nineteenth-century stories, from Cicely Mary Barker 's Flower Fairies to Oscar Wilde 's HappyPrince, were written in the context of Victorian morality and tell us much about the pent-up frustrations and longings of the time. For details see Monday
Quentin Cooper speaks to the scientists who will be taking part in an expedition to study the sediments of the Arabian seabed using special robotic platforms. As oceans are a key part of the carbon cycle, by looking at the levels of carbon in the sediment it will be possible to measure the effectiveness of ocean carbon dioxide uptake. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: email@example.com
This week's episode of Jane Austen 's lost novella, Sweet Fanny Adams , sees tragedy befall the family; listen outfor a pair of rather tame shockjocks; there's a ridiculously simple murderto solve in Leather
Island, plus a rare treat as the Queen pays her very own special tribute to Brian May. Starring
Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
"Sonya", aka Ruth Werner/Ursula Kuczynski, was one of the 20th century's greatestfemale spies. She died in 2000, never having been exposed. Operating in Britain during the Second World War, she passed Washington's atomic secrets to Moscow. In this programme her son, Michael Hamburger- himself a leading GDR dissident and intellectual -tells her Story for the first time. Producer Rosie Goldsmith
Net Bet Two years after the great dot-com bomb, the internet has not gone away. But companies are still trying to discover how to turn the web into a sustainable business. Peter Day asks where net profits will eventually come from.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place - whatever it takes. This week the team set out to expose the failings of the NHS, and make it worse. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North and Richie Webb and Claire Kirkby. Producer Gareth Edwards
How the Drifters' evocation in sound of sun, sea and sand, Under the Boardwalk, touched the Anglo-
Indonesian folk group the Deighton Family , Southend guitarist Nick Bell and DJ Dave Jansen. Producer Alan Hall
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