Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Romans 11, w33-end- 12,1-2. Thou Knowest , Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts (Purcell). We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (BowBrickhill). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Directorof music James Hills.
Three programmes in which Esther Stone traces the fractured lives of children from broken homes.
Three years after they separated, Sally and Matthew are still not talking to each other. Their children would like them to stop behaving like little kids. Meanwhile, Dawn's four children have three different fathers. Family life is far from straightforward. Producer Brian King
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By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, starring Lucy Speed. Why would a top London journalist be so interested that "love is all around" in Drumlin Bay? It seems the new editor of The Times of London is determined to boost circulation by turning the well regarded newspaper into a scurrilous gossipy rag.
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How do communities plan for a future when their livelihood depends on marketing the past? Laurie Taylor talks to Jane Nadel-Klein about her 25-year study of the fishing communities of Scotland's north-east coast.
Dr Raj Persaud investigates the pressing issues in psychology and psychiatry, hearing about mental health concerns from those affected, and pursuing the latest research with the experts. Producer Marya Burgess
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This week's edition of the literary quiz features Philip Larkin as the "author of the week". Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss , James Walton is in the chair and the reader is Beth Chalmers.
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Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
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The former chancellor Kenneth Clarke helps unravel the most delicate and fraught relationship in British politics. From Disraeli and Gladstone to Thatcher and Howe and Brown and Blair, the partnership beween a prime minister and his chancellor has been crucial to the success or failure of Government. In the first of these two programmes, Kenneth Clarke speaks to another former chancellor, Nigel Lawson , about his insights into being Him Next Door. Producer Mark Palmer
The view that the Earth in its earliest days was a barren wasteland is probably wrong. Science writer Gabrielle Walker travels to Greenland to see the evidence that life thrived as far back as geology can take us. She also hears that the Earth was fashioned by life itself, as the first organisms created their own environment. Producer Roland Pease
This week cartoonist Steven Appleby goes in search of the secret meaning of life, said to be written on the skin of a silver sausage - which exists only in a dream. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins, Ewan Bailey, Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul.
Comedy series starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Featuring Michael Parkinson as himself.
When the double act have a rift in their partnership, Sean moves to the Antarctic. After ten years Hamish decides to go and find him.
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