4: Trade Unions It's Christmas 1890 and thousands of Bradford mill workers are caught up in one of the most bitter pay disputes in British history, a strike that leads to violent confrontation and the creation of a new party to champion the labour cause. Jonathan Freedland and guests explore workers' rights. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm
2: Now imprisoned by the French Revolution's s leadership, the royal family plans an audacious escape from their captors. Haydn Gwynne reads the dramatic story of the life of Louis XVII. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Christ Is the Worlds True Light (Nun Danket). 1 Timothy 2, wl-7. Lord, Make Me an Instrument of thy Peace (Rutter). Lord of Lords and King Eternal (Rhuddlan). Director of music Ian Tracey.
The ban on the international ivory trade may be about to be scrapped. Is thatgood or bad for elephant conservation? Plus, new hope for the much loved "Ratty" -greater protection forwater voles and their homes.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Professor Jeffrey Richards explores how some great fictional adventurers have enjoyed careers on radio.
The adventures of the English aristocrat raised by apes in the African jungle have been dramatised for radio, film and TV ever since they first appeared in print in 1914. How do the radio versions compare to his various screen incarnations?
John Suchet continues his exploration of Vienna, which was the cultural capital of Europe for 150 years and is still atthe centre of classical musical life today. The second programme of this three-part series focuses on the 19th century, which produced Schubert, the Viennese waltz and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, producer RosieSouiton
A short story by Leila Aboulela which won the Caine Prize for African Writing. A Scottish student develops a crush on a girl from Sudan - but she disapproves of his looks and his views on Africa.
Director Bruce Young
Sue Cook and the team examine more of your historical queries. If there is a local legend, quirk of history, family curiosity or architectural oddity that has you puzzled, or if you can help with another listener's query, please write to: [address removed], or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
The story of man's affair with that most baffling and magical of objects: the mirror. 2: The Making of the Mirror
Mirrors have a colourful and sometimes bloody history. From the earliest piece of polished copper to the precisely manufactured mirrors of today, the looking glass has long been an object of desire. For details see yesterday
A series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week Melvyn Hayes talks about his career on stage, screen, TV and radio including stories of working on Summer Holiday, the Carry On films and, of course, It Ain't Half Hot Mum. Producer Claire Jones
With the threat of war in the Gulf looming, Jordan now faces the Middle East's most difficult balancing act. Economically reliant on the United States, but even more so on trade with its neighbour Iraq, can this strategically and diplomatically important kingdom avoid taking sides? Julian O'Halloran reports. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Connie St Louis returns with her ongoing review of health and wellbeing through the seven ages of man. In this series she explores the early adult years. These should be the healthiest times of our lives, but they are also a period when decisions made about lifestyle and parenthood can have far-reaching consequences.
Is the fully-formed human body a masterpiece of engineering or an evolutionary botch job? EMAIL: [email address removed] Producer Jim Clarke
2: Geoffrey Wheeler presents an affectionate portrait of the Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow, one ofthe last variety venues in Scotland. Built in 1895 by the architect Bertie Crewe , the Pavilion boasts a magnificent ceiling which rolls back to reveal the stars, and is watched over - or so they say - by the ghost of one of its best-loved comedians, Tommy Morgan. Among those recalling theirdays at the Pavilion are Johnny Beattie , Mary Lee Milroy , and Rikki Fulton. Producer LibbyCross
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