Nick Hornby , music lover and author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, reads the first two essays from his new book about the songs that speak to him.
1: The appeal of the song he has heard more times than any other. And just what it is that makes a song sing. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Di Speirs Repeated at 12.30am Pop comes to Radio 4: page 113
Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Holy Spirit,
Truth Divine (Song 13). 1 Corinthians 9, w24-27.
How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel). Teach Me My God and King (Sandys). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
4: Sheffield. Archaeologist Julian Richards explores how a small, isolated Yorkshire market town grew to become "steel city". En route he discovers why the town's world-famous cutlery trade has its origins in medieval tools and scythes. He also finds out how the combination of wood and fast-flowing water kick-started the metal-working industries, as well as why that symbol of American frontier life, the bowie knife, was made in Sheffield. Producer John Byrne
H An eerie tale of love and loss in which
Dickie Carpenter , a war-wounded sailor, is haunted by strange visitations from a ghostly woman. His friend
Robert sets out to solve the mystery of these visions, and finally of Dickie's death, only to find himself fighting for his own life in a terrifying battle between love and death. Adapted by Doug Lucie.
Director Dirk Maggs Producer Bruce Hyman
Polly Devlin and Brian Feeny of Northern Ireland take on Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan of Wales in the lateral-thinking quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
By John P Rooney. A young man who grew up among the narrow-minded views of a small village arrives at university in Belfast where he's confronted by a mixed community, full of life and hope. Will he be able to move forward into a new life?
Director Pam Brighton
Five stories performed on stage at the Bath
Literature Festival. 1: Vacant Possession by Richard Francis , performed by John Telfer. A piece of property speculation goes badly wrong when an unexpected and unwelcome occupant appears on the landing.
Producers Sara Davies and Paul Dodgson
The first of five programmes this week in which : physicist Len Fisher applies scientific principles to the use of everyday tools. 1: The Wheelbarrow
Len Fisher is joined by conservation builder Andy Cook and physicist Jeff Odell to demonstrate how using a wheelbarrow is all a question of leverage. Music by Tom Bancroft Producer Amanda Hargreaves Tool tips: page 39
Fair Trade. Sheila Dillon considers proposals to extend fair-trade practices to British food producers and examines how farmers in developing countries are choosing quality rather than charity as the route to sustainable production.
Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm
By Marie Vassiltchikov , abridged in ten parts by Jane Buckler. Wartime Germany seen through the eyes of a spirited young woman who was involved in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
6: On 20 July Missie is delighted to receive news of Hitler's death.
Director Geni Hall-Kenny Repeat of 10.45am
With major trials such as that of Damilola Taylor collapsing, the Crown Prosecution Service is at the centre of public debate. Tracking several cases, including the trial of Stuart Campbell for murder, the first of two programmes reveals the work and role of the CPS, and examines imminent changes likely to take place within the criminal justice system.
Presented by professor of criminology David Wilson. Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling
Learning from Lakes. To mark the International Year of Freshwater, Mark Carwardine visits the Lake District. Lake Windermere has been studied intensely over the last 70 years and much can be learned from its murky depths about tourist pressures, climate change and pollution. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am
LA week of Evelyn Waugh's shorter fiction to mark the centenary of his birth.
1: Portrait of Young Man with Career - an early story from Waugh's students days, and The Sympathetic Passenger, in which a hitchhiker makes some startling allegations against the BBC. Read by Crawford Logan. Producer David Jackson Young
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