Peter White talks to Alex Zanardi , a successful motor-racing driver who lost both of his legs in a crash. Zanardi talks about his accident and how he has learnt to walk again.
Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm
Why did King Athelstan, the first king of all England choose Malmesbury as his final resting place? Guy Browning travels to Wiltshire to uncover the strange tale of the little town that had everything but still Stubbornly refused to grow. Producer Miles Warde
Presented by Nigel Lee. Behold the Amazing Gift of Love (StStephen). Galatians 4, wl-9. I Will Praise You Lord, You Have Rescued Me (Inwood). God of Freedom, God of Justice (Rhuddlan). Director of music Alan Wilson.
Actress and Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens chooses the poetry and prose that reflects herfamily roots and the origins of her talent. She picks poems by Philip Larkin and Edwin Muir and pieces by Jane Austen and Victoria Wood.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday
By Adam Thorpe. Patrick Malahide and Sylvestra Le Touzel star in this fictionalised event in the lives of the novelist Thomas Hardy and his second wife Florence. It is July 1921 and a production company has descended on Hardy's house to make a film of The Mayor of Casterbridge.
With Emma Woolliams and Scott Brooksbank
Producer Patrick Rayner
A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject with which listeners can then take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm
Presented by Brother Guy Consolmagno.
4: The Big Chill. Scientists now think that the universe will expand into a cold, dark, lifeless nothingness. Does astronomy ultimately put a full-stop on mankind's ambition to live forever? Producer John Byrne
Quentin Cooper talks to the scientists who are studying the new area of terahertz rays, which span the gap in the electromagnetic spectrum between light and radio waves and have numerous applications in security, cosmetics and medicine. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The odd and the even odder get an outing when
Graffoe begins a new series. In thisfirst programme he looks at some of the things about families that make him laugh. And his guest Art Malikwill be featuring a preview of his new album, Art Malik
Reads the Ingredients of Marmite. Plus music from Antonio Forcione. Producer Jane Berthoud
The last in a series looking at howthe modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages. Tim Whewell asks why the British have repeatedly returned to the Dark Ages to explain and to re-interpret their origins. And myth, he discovers, has been as important as fact in the formation of their national identities. Editor Maria Balinska
Too Much Stuff. The wealthy countries of the world no longer suffer scarcity and queues, at least as far as manufactured goods are concerned. Peter Day examines the challenges this change poses to companies who want to survive in the 21st century. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
A new series of the topical science programme. Geoff Watts investigates the crisis hitting the nation's favourite fish. Cod stocks have dwindled to dangerously low numbers, but is it simply due to over fishing? New research suggests that a tiny creature no bigger than a grain of rice may hold the key to the cod's survival. In a race against time, scientists are launching their bid to save the fish from extinction. Plus a review of the week's top science stories. Producer Alexandra Feachem EMAIL: email@example.com
Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , victim of a tragicomic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking.
3: Bom to Be Wired. It's the late 60s and Creighton drops out of society and discovers that as long as he takes LSD everyday he can keep his Splicer's affliction under control. Unfortunately, it has terrifying side effects - he starts splicing uncontrollably in medieval French and joins the Conservative party.
Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon and featuring
Jon Snow , Alan Whicker , Paul Cook , Toby Longworth and Jan Ravens. Additional material by David Quantick
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
A series of four chapters, by fourdifferent authors, all of them imaginary, all straight out of the bestseller charts and none of them very good. This week, Chapter Three of Romany Cleff 's debut novel, Shopping for Mr Wrong. 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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