By Nick Hornby. The author reads more from his book of essays about the songs he loves.
4: The underappreciated art of the songwriter. Plus, a poignant and exhilarating connection with a song he inspired in the film of his book About Boy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Nigel Swinford. Living Lord (Appleford),
Matthew 6, w5-8. Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord (arr Hills). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Director of music James Hills.
In the first of a new series, Julian Pettifer travels to Cyprus to assess the state of the Greek-Turkish divide, as the deadline to sign up forthe latest UN peace plan comes ever closer. He explores what
Cypriots have to gain and lose from uniting their island once more.
Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday
Journalist Nell McCafferty uncovers tales of hardship, endurance, skill and artistry as she charts the fortunes of Irish lace and the enterprising women who have developed and nourished the craft since the 1800s.
On a summer's day, five 11-year-olds celebrate the start of the holidays by going to their favourite activity centre - the Pirate's Playhouse - and are horrified to be told they are too old to play there.
This week's topic for the health phone-in is heart failure All your questions are answered by Barbara Myers with Professor Martin Cowie from the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Phone [number removed] or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
4: The Sweetness of Pears by Sarah LeFanu , performed by Stephanie Cole. On a day out with her 40-year-old daughter, Marjorie is forced to confront the memory of the girl she thought she had buried forever - the girl she once was. Fordetails see Monday
4: Tightening Up - Nuts, Bolts and Spanners
Physicist Len Fisher renovates an old bicycle with the help of Dave Milsom and Stuart Burgess.
Together they reveal tips on how to do undo a rusty bolt, how to tighten it up without a spanner and how to hold your spanner properly. For details see Monday
William Trevor , long recognised as a master of the short story, talks to James Naughtie and an audience about his collection After Rain.
April's Bookclub: An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
How can a person be identified by the unique features in the iris of the eye? A new system of eye examination that uses infrared light to see through glasses and contact lenses is already being used at airports around the world. Quentin Cooper talks to the scientists who are developing the next generation of biometric security systems.
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Alan Whitehouse continues his examination of the future of Britain's railways 40 years after the Beeching Report. As the Strategic Rail Authority wrestles with the possibility of further cuts to services and stations, is the spectre of Beeching still haunting the network? Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane
Interesting Times. Once, politicians and the public had a clear idea of what constituted Britain's
"national interest". It remained fixed while friends and foes came and went. But what is the national interest nowadays - in Iraq, for example? In the first of a new series David Walker asks if the notion has any validity in ourglobalised, US-dominated world. Editor Nicola Meyrick ProducerlngridHassler Repeated on Sunday
Bed sores - or pressure ulcers, to give them their proper name - are a complication medicine could well do without. Maybe new mattresses with built-in pressure sensors hold the answer. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Roland Pease
An invitation to join Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings for the final instalment of their 1,000-point plan of action. Written by and starring the Consultants, winners of the Perrier Best Newcomer award 2002. Producer Will Saunders
After attending a course on personal security, John becomes aware of potential hidden dangers surrounding his local community. Ken isn't impressed and Mary is annoyed that he won't take off his high-visibility jacket. Written and performed by Graham Fellows.
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