4: Remembering the 1960s is difficult for Barry Humphries , though they marked his rise to fame, a Private Eye cartoon, and early stage success. And fartOO much to drink. Fordetails see Monday Rptd 12.30am
Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. People
Look East (arr Barry Rose ). Romans 13, w8-14 Thy Clear Light (Trad, arr Barnbrick). Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Director of music Richard Tanner.
Namibia. When Sam Nujoma , President of Namibia, shook his finger and railed at Tony Blair at the Earth summit in September, the world took notice. Calling Blair a colonialist and blaming the British for the ills of Southern Africa he staunchly defended his friend
Robert Mugabe 's right to deal with white farmers as he saw fit and declared that Namibia doesn't need western aid. Is Nujoma is taking his country down the same road as Zimbabwe? Rosie Goldsmith investigates. Producer Caroline Pare Repeated Monday8.30pm
From Roman soldiers' marching songs to Elizabethan madrigals with the naughty words discreetly veiled by hey-nonny-nonnies, and from the saucy repertoire of 18th-century catch clubs to today's explicit popular music, Lucie Skeaping - who has performed a few bawdy ballads in her time - presents a history of sex in music. Is song only really sexy when it's reacting to highbrow, moralistic taste? And will today's sexual openness in western music be followed by a period Of prudishness? Producer Andrew Green
One story, three short plays: a new drama exploring fantasy, storytelling and the need to talk Three women overhear the same story at the hairdressers and react in three very different ways.
A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm Producer Nick Utechin
4: The Politics of Blood.
Graeme Garden finds out how blood research has been hijacked for the racist concept of blood purity: the Nazis refused transfusions from non-Aryan blood donors, condemning their armies to chronic shortages, while in America blood from white and black donors was kept separately. Dr Charles Drew, the first African-American MD, emerged as a champion for black rights and became an expert in plasma production.
Holiday destinations for the year 2020 - Malaga,
Florida, the Moon, Mars, Venus, the Asteroid Belt? Science fiction could become science fact with the development of an elevator straight into space. Quentin Coopertalks to Dr Bradley Edwards of High Lift systems, who is tryingto develop the space elevator, and to Dr David Raittfrom the European Space Agency. This revolutionary way of getting from earth to space could become a reality within the next 15 years. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven years ago, British Army corporal Dave Vaatstra and his fellow soldiers were sent as UN Peacekeepers to the war in Bosnia to the so-called "safe area" of Gorazde, a sister town to Srebrenica. In May 1995, the Serbs attacked Gorazde in an assault never made public at the time, snatching 33 British hostages and threatening to take the town itself. It was a national crisis and came as widespread hostage-taking in Bosnia brought the whole UN mission to collapse.
Cpl Vaatstra tells how men from his battalion, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, fought to save the town. Reported and compiled by Gillian Sandford , this is a tale from the trenches told by the men who were there. Producer Mark Smalley
Toughing it out in Bosnia: page 127
Soon the European Union will stretch from Galway to the Black Sea and have huge powers over 400 million people. But enlargement shows no sign of inspiring the peoples of Europe, while ideas for a European constitution include plans for countries to leave the EU, voluntarily or after being expelled. Bruce Clark asks whether a Union that was losing members as well as gaining them could survive, and whether the European juggernaut can stay on the road.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)
Geoff Watts meets a zoologist who keeps a very close eye on wild animals. With the help of Zebranet, a high-tech radio collar, he tracks not only the encounters of the wearer but also eavesdrops on the comings and goings of its neighbours - shedding light on the social networking of the entire group. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: email@example.com
1: If you were tempted to have a one-night stand - and knew you could get away with it- would you?
Spend a few minutes with master storyteller Smug Roberts for some true-ish tales with a band fronted by Martin Coogan of the Mock Turtles, plus Sean de Burca (keyboards), Andrew Stewardson (bass) and Tony Thompson (drums). Producer Graham Frost
Alex, a teacher in his 40s, is certain of one thing-there's got to be a few changes around here. But what? There's someone called Grant to assist him, or not, as the case may be. Written and performed by Grant Cathro and Alex Bartlette. 1: Some Other Face With Julia Swift as Claire, Graham Crowden as the Head and Nigel Lambert as David. Producer Graham Frost
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