Presented by Dr Judith Champ. God Is Our Strength from Days of Old (Ein' Feste Burg). Isaiah 51, wl-6. Light of the World (Dankworth). Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands). With Portsmouth Grammar
School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.
Where afternoon ambles and illicit assignations meet.... the second of two programmes charting a year in the life of the park - a portrait composed by means of recordings with various park users.
Cleaning Up and Bedding Out. Dark thoughts and drugs are abroad in the gloom of the winter park. Meanwhile, Lin and Keith go sledging, but spring brings sadness and hope in equal measure. Producer Simon Elmes and Sara Parker
More puzzles from Chris Maslanka and the panel as they attempt to baffle each other with brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week s panel are mathematician Victor Bryant , crossword compiler Don Manley and medical physicist and maze designer Professor Angela Newing. Send your puzzles and answers to Puzzle Panel,
BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: email@example.com Producer Jane Ray
By Paul Farley. Just before dawn breaks, deep in the basement of Broadcasting House, George Orwell and Louis MacNeice, two of the most famous wnters to have worked forthe BBC, meet for the first time. During their chance encounter, they debate the effect of the war on their writing and their work for the Corporation. But who recorded their conversation? And why have the tapes suddenly turned up in 2003? Director Rob Ketteridge
Deep in the bowels of the BBC, two radio archivists discover a recording of two famous writers in conversation
When Louis Met George
2.15pm R4 That's Louis MacNeice and George Orwell. And where do they meet? In the deepest underground room of the BBC's Broadcasting House: the gentlemen's toilets. This play by Paul Farley (winner of this year's Whitbread Book Award for Poetry) opens with two radio archivists going through the contents of a BBC storeroom. One of the tapes found features MacNeice and Orwell, both employed as BBC writers, caught unawares in conversation, not knowing they were being recorded. They discuss the role of art in a time of war, with "time" being at the very core of this drama. Darting between the dialogues of the 21st-century archivists and the wartime writers creates moments when time seems suspended - two worlds entwined in a BBC basement. When Orwell declares that broadcasting has made us become "acclimatised to misery and inequality... we hear what's happening all over the world", it could just as easily be 2003 as 1943. A poetic, poignant piece.
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Tales of Welsh travellers, settlers and adventurers abroad. 3: Passion Fruit byLindsayAshford. In war-ravaged Rwanda, a grieving wife finds a kind of peace. Read by Erica Eirian. producer Geni Hall-Kenny
How do you rebuild a city that has been destroyed by war? Laurie Taylor talks to Dr Sultan Barakat who has spent his career working in Yugoslavia,
Afghanistan and Iraq, trying to resolve the dilemmas of contemporary postwar reconstruction. Producer Jacqueline Smith
Steroids are used to treat up to 200 different medical conditions from eczema to cancer. Graham Easton explores the pros and cons of one of modern medicine's most powerful tools. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Another chance to hearthe literary quiz with a twist. Joining regular captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are guests novelists Nigel Williams and Harry Ritchie. The series begins by setting the teams the task of pastiching Ian Fleming by placing his hero,
James Bond , in an unglamorous setting. Chaired by James Walton. Readings by Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis
Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove , Steven Rose and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday
A three-part series assessing our preparedness in the face of national crises. 2: Sue Broom looks at the lessons learned from the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic. Veterinarians, farmers, scientists and civil servants all agree that speed is the key to combating the disease. Will improved contingency planning and speedier "pen-side" diagnostics help prevent such devastating outbreaks in the future?
What can we do about other diseases like Bluetongue and Rinderpest that could have an equally destructive impact on livestock farming? Producer John Watkins
By Shiva Naipaul. A collection of short stories set in 1960s Trinidad, abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Read by Oscar James.
3: The Political Education of Clarissa Forbes (pt 2) In the conclusion of the two-part story, Clarissa Forbes leaves home in search of a better life.
Another chance to hearthe first of two programmes first broadcast last year in which Jenny Eclair takes a look at how children and teenagers are portrayed in comedy. With illustrations from comedians such as Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall , Morwenna Banks , Lee and Herring, Gina Yashere and Kenneth Williams , and from the Just William series. 1: Children Producer Graham Frost
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