Peter White talks to James Strachan who, though profoundly deaf, was managing director of a leading investment bank at 32, doubled the income of the Royal National Institute of Deaf People in his five years as its chief executive, and is now chair of the Audit Commission, which oversees public bodies with a combined spending power of L120 billion. Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm
The season of good cheer has come and gone, and the flu season has well and truly arrived. Ben Silburn follows the journey of the amazingly devious and ingenious flu virus, as it enters our body and prepares to do battle with our immune system. Producer Alexandra Feachem Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Presented byChristine Morgan. 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret). John 17, w20-26. The
Father's Love (Lole). To God Be the Glory (To God Be the Glory). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
Baroness Emma Nicholson chooses prose and poetry which reflect her life campaigning for human rights, and pieces which recall her late husband s work on the Booker Prize committee. With passages by Helon Habila , Ben Okri and Jonathan Sacks , read by Colin McFarlane and Mark Meadows.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday 12.15am
Dramatised by Kathryn Heyman from her own novel. A weight-obsessed opera singer and her raucous singing-telegram sister are summoned to their mother's third wedding in Sydney. A dark and comic play about memory and the complexities of family life.
Marah's singing voice performed by Buffy Davis Director Gaynor Macfarlane
A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, which listeners can then take issue with by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm Producer Nick Utechin
4: The Hunter-Gatherer by Paul R Hyde. A pub conversation about Venetian redheads and Italian politics turns sinister when a drinker is invited to meet the painter Titian, 400 years after his death. The reader is Crawford Logan. For details see Monday
4: Selkie departs from Linga Holm in the Orkney
Islands and heads south to the Fame Islands. But when a fish farmer catches him raiding a salmon farm his journey almost ends in tragedy. For details see Monday
What could detecting pollution in murkywater have to do with diseases such as Alzheimer's,
Creutzfeldt-Jakob and cystic fibrosis?The answer lies in the way in which proteins contort themselves into different shapes - known as protein-folding.
Quentin Cooper speaks to the researchers who are studying the ways in which proteins fold, and finds out what it can teach us.
Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first in a series dealing with one of the greatest unresolved mysteries in history-how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages. Did the Anglo-Saxon conquest ever happen? And how did we learn to speak English? Tim Whewell examines remarkable new evidence suggesting that the English are not really an Anglo-Saxon nation at all. Producer Tanya Datta Editor Maria Balinska
New light on the Dark Ages: page 103
Cry for Argentina. Doing business in Argentina means coping with a slumping currency, frozen bank accounts, defaulting governments and soaring unemployment. Peter Day listens to the woes of the Argentinians and searches for signs of hope in a beleaguered country with enormous potential. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , 20th-century everyman and victim of a tragic-comic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking. 1: Creighton's 's
Calling. Creighton's turbulent childhood, Haunchhursl School, and his Coronation speech.
Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
Violet Crowther/Ralph Porch Tungsten:
A series of four chapters byfour different authors, all of them imaginary, all of them straight out of the bestseller charts and none of them very good. This week, Chapter 15 of Disco Shoes by Mike Horner. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage
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