Ukraine. Since independence, the pride of Ukraine's heavy industry are now working in appalling conditions in mines that have become deathtraps. George Arney asks why men continue to be sent to these mines.
Producer Tanya Datta Repeated on Monday
Who is poetry for? Poet Andy Croft passionately believes that poetry is for everyone, and to prove it he spends a week at the Meadows school in Durham, teaching a group of difficult and challenging youngsters howto write poetry. Reporter Caroline Beck finds out if, after a week, Croft still has his muse intact. Producer Andy Cartwright
By Amanda Dalton.
In Alan's mind, it's 1969 and he is an astronaut, floating in space. In fact, it's 2003 and Alan is suffering from dissociative amnesia. He shares a secret with his sister that he has suppressed, until a shock fragments his fragile world and his memory begins to return. Told through poetry and prose...
The subject for the health phone-in this week is ears and earache. Presented by Barbara Myers with ear specialist Professor Tony Cheesman. Phone
[number removed] or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald
By Thomas Steinbeck. 4: Blighted Cargo.
Simon Gutierez O'Brian begins a new career as a blackleg smuggler. He is not simply a common contrabandist of uncustomed rotgut but a bootlegger of souls. Read by William Hope. For details see Monday
Actor and director David Tse explores the lives of British-born Chinese.
4: Creating Ourselves. A film-maker, a pop musician, a playwright and a comedian talk about how a British-Chinese upbringing has helped them to find their creative voices. For details see Monday
It's National Science Week from 7-16 March.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this event, the programme looks at how science is being explored in more accessible ways.
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A new series of the sketch show about life, written and peformed by people who've lived a bit. Find out the mature attitude to dieting and going to the gym. And meet "the Woman Who Always Says the Wrong Thing". Starring Eleanor Bron , Clive Swift , Graeme Garden , Roger Blake and Neil Innes. With special guest Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones
By Emma Donoghue , starring Pauline McLynn and James Ellis. Five comic dramas about the different types of relationships we have with animals. 4: The Cost of Things. When their cat Cleopatra gets sick,
Liz and Sophie have differing ideas of how much they should spend on vet's bills.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
There are thousands of Rastafarians in Britain but the common image of the movement doesn't go beyond dreadlocks, ganja, trouble with the police and reggae music. In the first of two programmes,
Rastafarian dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah travels to Jamaica to discover the roots of Rasta. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
Strange Bedfellows. The sexual revolution seemed at first to signal a rejection notjust of marriage, but of the state's role in regulating relationships. Thirty years on, gay couples are demanding something akin to legal marriage and unmarried heterosexual couples want greater legal recognition. Margaret Doyle asks why, in a climate of laissez-faire, the country is still so keenforthe state to interfere in our private relationships.
Editor Nicola Meynck Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Sunday
Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching in the big small challenges of life.
1: How to Poach an Egg. " Eggs are no different from most people. Drop them into hot water and they go to pieces." Producer Jonquil Panting
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