As the Times Literary Supplement reaches its 100th birthday, Laurie Taylor presents a five-part series celebrating the influential paper. 4: This week he looks at the famous hoaxes carried out by John Sparrow on the letters page, which declared
Shakespeare and Milton rife with pornography. Producer Caroline Hughes
Aubrey Manning investigates the richest early
Bronze Age burial ever found in Britain. The so-called Amesbury Archer was buried with gold earrings, copper knives, flint arrowheads and the stone wrist-guards of an archer. But who was he and what was his connection with Stonehenge which was being constructed only a few miles away at the time? Could he be "the King of Stonehenge?" Producer Martin Redfern
The series about music that makes the hair stand up on the back of the neck. 3: Moon River. Written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer forthe film
Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, the song was originally going to be called Red River, June River or Blue River. Producer Sara Conkey
By Dave Lamb. Meet Dave, a cab driver and loyal fan of Radio 4, and today, as usual, a man in a tight spot. He always tries to do the right thing - which causes him to get into endless trouble. Relations have got strained again with girlfriend Lisa, and his best friend Matt is being even more of a bag of testosterone than normal. With special guest appearances by Jan Ravens and Mark Perry
Producer Graham Frost
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: email@example.com Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
2: John Clare composed his poems on foot, and always took a pencil and paper with him - as seen in his work: Recollections after an Evening Walkand Sunday Walks. Richard revisits Helpston Heath , which acted as a "creative pit stop" where Clare quicklyjotted down his inspirations. For details see yesterday
The guide to the public and private life of numbers, presented by Andrew Dilnot. This week an interview with Mervyn King, tipped to be the next governor of the Bank of England, and an investigation into what the inflation statistics really tell us.
Another selection from the glorious archives of Britain's first national local radio station.
Sir Norman Tonsil chairs a serious intellectual discussion on many of the programmes which were broadcast last week on Radio Active, and which in his opinion were all a "heap of .
Written by Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins, with additional material by Jon Canter, Moray Hunter, John Docherty and Jeremy Pascall. Song by Philip Pope and Richard Curtis, performed by the Hee Bee Gee Bees.
Producer Jamie Rix
Synaesthesia is an extraordinary condition in which the five senses intermingle. Mixed Feelings. In the second of two programmes, Georgina Ferry examines the theories on what causes this fascinating condition and the mounting evidence that we all start life with the potential for synaesthesia, but lose it as we grow. The reader is Hilary Neville.
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Amanda Hargreaves
2: Sue Townsend's latest novel continues with the Prime Minister's painful realisation that he has lost touch with the people. There seems to be only one solution and the policeman guarding Number Ten finds himself taking on an extraordinary assignment. For details see yesterday
By Patricia Hannah. 1: Symmetries
At the Kremlin, the embalmed sleep of Vladimir Illyich Lenin is about to be disturbed as he sets off on an unexpected journey.
Producer Gaynor Macfarlane
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