Peter White talks to Teddy Pendergrass , who achieved fame and fortune in the 1960s and early 70s, firstly with Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, and who later became one of America's leading sex symbols when he went solo. Petertalks to Teddy about how his life has changed since a car crash in 1982 left him in a wheelchair, and what made him decide to return to the stage and touring. Producer Sue Mitchell Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Sound. Ben Silburn travels into the inner earto discover how some of the smallest yet most complicated mechanisms in the body are able to turn sound waves into something truly worth hearing. Producer Alexandra Feachem
Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Thy Hand, 0
God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Ephesians 4, wl-6. There Is One Lord (Taize). Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (The Servant Song). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
Christopher Frayling , rector of the Royal College of Art, chooses the poems and prose which reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories. His choices include Italo Calvino , WB Yeats, Edgar Allan Poe and a story by Angela Carter which was inspired by travelling around the Carpathian mountains. With readers David Troughton and Harriet Walter.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
A series of three plays inspired by great paintings. 3: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Tim Jackson. Rembrandt's late masterpiece is the starting point forthis contemporary drama reflecting the painting's themes. Built around an extensive interview with Joanna Woodall , deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, the drama follows Michael, a British diplomat, as he visits his dying father in St Petersburg, where the painting hangs. Through a dialogue with his Russian guide, Natasha,
Michael comes to an understanding about his own relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with the city of his birth.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild
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
An appeal on behalf of Phoenix House, which provides a range of services for long-term addicts. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am
How can you distinguish one insect from another?
The traditional method using a magnifying glass and a field guide may be superseded by a new bioacoustic device, developed by entomologist and electronic engineer David Chesmore from the University of York, that accurately measures insect biodiversity. The system could also have a valuable medical application - it could be trained to pick up heart problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. Quentin Cooper invesetigates.
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The second of two programmes tackling one of history's greatest unresolved mysteries - how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages.
Today Tim Whewell investigates the dark origins of Scotland through the enigma of the Picts. Who were these warlike people who dominated the north of Britain for 1,000 years? Why did they vanish? And what legacy did they leave Scotland? Producer Tanya Datta Editor Maria Balinska
Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , 20th-century everyman and victim of a tragicomic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking. 2: California Dreaming
Creighton joins the Cambridge Footlights and gets fired from Beyond the Fringe. Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon and featuring David Frost , Ned Sherrin and Toby Longworth. Additional material by David Quantick. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
Four chapters, by four different authors. All imaginary, all straight out of the bestseller charts, none of them very good.
2: Paddy Murphy 's Ghost- a surprisingly popular tale of a miserable Irish childhood. 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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