Presented by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle). Matthew 17, w9-13, 22-23. What Child Is This (Greensleeves arr
Willcocks). Lift Up Your Heads (J Bell). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
The first in a two-part programme charting a brave experiment in secondary education - the launch of a new school on the site of what was one of the country's most notorious comprehensives. This week we hear how the school deals with the large number of children with special needs seeking places and the additional support needed to help them in the Classroom. Producer Sue Mitchell
A collection of dramatised letters - resonant with wit, mischief, pain and pathos - between a matchmaker in rural Ireland and his lonely-hearted clients. Written by the late John B Keane and recorded in three parts at the Siamsa Tire Theatre in Tralee, Ireland, by an all-star cast including
Anna Manahan , Des Keogh , Niall Toibin , Pauline McLynn , David Kelly and Jeananne Crowley. Part 2. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Pakistan 1949. Zair returns to Lahore from his long stay in England, with his new fiancée, Jane. But as the preparations for the wedding get underway, the tension mounts between Jane and Zair's first wife, Taj. Will Zair be forced to make a difficult choice?
3: The Borage Family. Herb farmer Jekka McVicar travels to Cressing Templer in Essex to meet Roger Tabor , naturalist, botanist, author and chairman of the herb society. Together they find out about comfrey, lungwort and borage itself.
For details see Monday Producer Sara Conkey
Shanghai has been described as the city of the future and this week Laurie Taylorfinds out why, when he talks to Doug Guthrie , author of Dragon in a Three Piece Suit, about the quiet revolution transforming business and pleasure in China. Producer Jacqueline Smith
By PG Wodehouse. Dramatised by Roger Davenport. 1: The Smile that Wins
In the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest, the regulars are drawn into another of Mr Mulliner 's peculiar tales. When a dyspeptic detective member of the Mulliner family receives a doctor's prescription to smile, the frightening knowingness of his grin spreads terror throughout the titled classes.
Director Ned Chaillet
A port/Specialist/Sir Jasper:
A light ale/Jenkins:
A pint of stout/Lord Brangbolton:
A small bitter/Adrian:
Michael Buerk chairs another live debate on a topical moral conundrum. Claire Fox ,
Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
In the first of a three-part series,
Professor David Cannadine assesses Churchill's talent as an orator and reveals how as a young politician he struggled to masterhis art. Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday
A look at the lucky accidents that are behind a surprising number of scientific breakthroughs.
3: From Venom to Viagra. Simon Singh uncovers tales of chance in modern medicine from an anaesthetic found in greenhouses to antibiotics from frogskin, and the development of that famous little blue pill. The reader is Michael Perceval-Maxwell . Producer Monise Durrani
A second chance to hear John O'Farrell 's four-part adaptation of his bestselling novel telling the story of Michael, ajingle composer and reluctant new dad who's leading a secret double life, doing all the things that most men with small children can only dream about. Part 3.
Starring Mark Heap with Tamsin Greig ,
Dan Chambers , Mark Huckerby , Nick Ostler and Roger Sloman. Jingles composed by Simon Davison. Producer Lucy Armitage
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