Fiona Shaw recreates the acoustic world of the Dickensian workplace. 2: 0 Let Us Love Our
Occupations. A fish auction at Billingsgate, the musical butchers and the scratching of a quill pen in Scrooge's counting house. Producer Kate McCall
Presented bythe Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 Perfect
Love (Highwood). Ephesians 5, w21-30. Set Me As a Seal (Walton). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
(Love Divine). With the John Powell Singers, director of music John Powell.
Improvised comedy may look easy but it is a cran evolved in the 1960s to help sweep away the previous generation's way of doing things, Star comedians and expert improvisers explain me mysteries of improvised comedywith a large selection of clips to prove the point. Comedian and improviser Enn Reitel presents this exploration of an art form that is being used widely- and not just for comedy. Written and produced by Turan Ali
John Sessions on an improv tightrope: page 119
Salome. Huw Edwards looks behind the reputation of Richard Strauss 's shocking operatic version of the famous story and finds a disturbing snapshot of the artistic values of the early 1900s.
Producer Kerry Chapman
By Carol Freebairn. A warm comedy about the difficulties of keeping a marriage alive. When Jenny accidentally discovers the answers to a relationship quiz filled in by her husband, she resolves to take the hint and become "the perfect wife".
Children played by Hannah R Gordon and Dario Angelone Director Tanya Nash
A week of specially commissioned new poems on the theme of water.
2: Civic by Paul Farley. A poet sends himself through the sluices at Thirlmere and down on a two-day journey through aqueducts and pipes into
Manchester's water supply. For details see yesterday
2: Adam. Adam has Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When he first recorded a diary for Fresh Air Kids, he was 16 and totally isolated: "There was just me, my family and my room." Now Adam has decided that he has to take charge of his life and, as a start, he's just moved into his Own flat. For details see yesterday
Is most crime violent? Are chimps sociable? A new series of he programme that gets the measure of al I things begins by looking at how we quantify behaviour. Andrew Dilnot gets out his stopwatch for a surprising variety of examples, with implications forthe way we perceive all manner of social and personal events. Producer Michael Blastland
Another edition of the panel game in which someone stands to leave the studio 99p richer than when they came in. Hosted by Sue Perkins and featuring Armando Iannucci and Simon Pegg.
Written by Kevin Cecil. Andy Riley and Jon Holmes Producer David Tyler
With even prime minister Tony Blair acknowledgi ng the likelihood of a terrorist attack here,
Julian O'Halloran investigates the state of Britain's plans in the event of such an emergency. Nearly 18 months after 11 September, why are those on the front line still complaining about low morale, falling budgets and complacency in Whitehall? Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
As medical science becomes ever more complex, are experiments on animals in danger of becoming dangerously misleading? Dr Graham Easton investigates startling new claims that vivisection may be a waste of scientific time. Producers Jonathan Fildes and Jim Clarke
Mark Steel continues his series of comedy lectures on people with a passion. This week, with the help of Martin Hyder and Mel Hudson , he gives the low down on Hannibal, the Carthaginian warriorwho trekked across the Alps with 37 elephants. Producer Lucy Armitage
David Stafford looks at those songs that have entered our collective psyche and begins with the Skye Boat Song, which is both a Victorian romantic lullaby and a symbol of Scottish nationalism. Producer David Prest
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