Presented by Ali Hutchison. Great Is Thy
Faithfulness (Faithfulness), Isaiah 55, w6-13. How Beautiful upon the Mountains (Stainer). Go Forth and Tell ( Woodlands). With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.
Michael Grade introduces some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, reflecting his varied interests. With readers William Hope and Juliet Stevenson.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday 12.15am
By Colin Hough. Donna is a 16-year-old Scottish schoolgirl with big plans - to be a big country-and-western star. But it looks as though her future is in the family ice-cream business. Worse still, she lacks even the basic prerequisite for genuine Nashville-style superstardom: a troubled and tragic private life. It's time to seek out a little unhappiness.
Director David Jackson Young
A new series of the health phone-ins begins with your questions on Parkinson's Disease. What are the early symptoms? Does it run in the family and what are the alternative therapy options? Presented by Barbara Myers with a guest expert. Phone
[number removed] or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
Tales of Welsh travellers, settlers and adventurers abroad. 4: Pioneers, Oh Pioneers by Jean Rhys.
Ex-pat communities in the Caribbean have their own rules - and to break them can prove fatal. Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny
How can we look under Antarctic ice sheets 1,000 metres thick? Autosub, an unmanned science research vehicle could hold the key. Quentin Cooper speaks to the scientists who have been developing Autosub - a long range, deep diving, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which can provide scientists with the capability of monitoring the oceans in ways not possible for conventional ships. Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: email@example.com
Mark Lawson 's guests include Russell T Davies , writer of Queer as Folk. He discusses his new TV drama Second Coming, a two-part thriller about Salford man who believes he is the son of God. Producer Ekene Akalawu
The Focus of Evil. In the first of three programmes chartingthe key issues in CIA history, Tom Mangold focuses on the Soviet Union. Why did the Agency find the Kremlin such a formidable adversary? And how, despite the Agency's technology, large staff and generous budgets, did the US nearly sleepwalk into nuclear war in the early 1980s? Producer Simon coates
Psychologists have come up with a name forthe strong association between smell and memory - it's known as the Proust phenomenon, after the French writer's description of childhood memories evoked by the smell of tea-soaked Madeleines.
Claudia Hammond talks to researchers who are trying to find outwhat is going on in the brain when a memory is formed using smell. Producer Alexandra Feachem
More tragi-comic tales of Creighton Wheeler , a victim of the unfortunate affliction Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech. 4: Renaissance Man. Creighton falls in love with Cathy, the producer of the late-night arts review show which he co-presents with Brian Sewell. She has the ability to fill in the gaps between his splices. Also featuring Jon Snow , Toby Longworth and Jan Ravens. Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon with additional material by David Quantick. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle
The final episode in the series of carefully selected, not-very-good bits from fictional bestsellers looks at Chapter 2 from Ensign Mandalay's Hat, the story of one man's struggle to solve the greatest scientific mystery of his time: male-pattern baldness. 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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