By Shelagh Delaney , the writer of A Taste of Honey.
Four women. all heading towards their 60th birthdays, get together again in Blackpool, the place where they first met as children in a convalescent home. Life has not turned out quite as they expected back then. and there is grief as well as joy and laughter to share among the old friends.
The play is a funny and moving sequel to Sweetly Sings the Donkey.
Director Polly Thomas
Barbara Myers and a medical expert take your calls on Polycystic Ovary syndrome, a condition that affects as many as one woman in ten.
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A week of specially commissioned new poems on the theme of water. 4: Water Sessions by James Lasdun. God's great Rood and a contemporary water fight meet in New England. With Robin Robertson and Pia Davis. For details see Monday
4: Troubles. "Nick" lives in a residential setting, with round-the-clock carers "for his own safety and for that of others." Since he first appeared in Fresh Air Kids he's spent two months in prison. Deborah lives on the Poleglass estate in Belfast. In 2000, she talked to her neighbours about thejoy-riders who take overthe streets at night. Three years on, what's Changed? For details see Monday
There are more than 100,000 pieces of space debris orbiting the Earth - everything from bits of space craft to tiny flecks of paint. In 30 years' time, the amount of rubbish could double. Simon Singh talks to Graham Swinerd , who is trying to predict the future of space junk.
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To Kill Is to Survive. In the final programme examining key episodes in the history of the CIA, Tom Mangold focuses on the Agency's role i n the campaign against terrorism. Does it bear any responsibility for the September 2001 attacks? To help combat terrorism, should it now take the gloves off and recruit agents with criminal records and scant respect for human rights? And will a greater paramilitary role forthe CIA, including a licence to kill, ensure its future - or bring about its demise? Producer Simon Coates
We no longer live in a world of 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 at9. 30pm
Singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth has invited sole agent and next-door neighbour Ken Worthington round to his lounge to listen to his new stereo system. He's positioned a chair centrally between the speakers so Ken can get the full effect of his best songs. However, something strange is about to take place.... Written and performed by Graham Fellows.
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The Cuban song of lost love, Guantanamera, became a symbol of world peace during the missile crisis of 40 years ago when it was performed by Pete Seeger. In this programme David Stafford looks at the gnawing appeal that has made the song part of Our collective memory. Producer Joanne Coombs
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