Far from being a modern phenomenon, garden makeovers were very much in vogue in the 18th century, especially at Painshill, Surrey. Here, Jonathan Freedland meets garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to find out about Charles Hamilton, whose vision included paying a hermit to live in the garden "looking picturesque". Unfortunately, Hamilton's living gnome had other ideas.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)
Claudia Hammond examines fingers-five clues to ourgenetic inheritance, ourcultural provenance and our psychological state. 3: The Middle Finger
Our longest finger is the most vulnerable, but like all fingers, it gives doctors vital clues to our health. Producer Marya Burgess
Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. 0 Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High! (Gonfalon Royal).
Matthew 26, w47-56. Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray (Gibbons). When My Love for Christ Grows Weak (Vienna). Director of music Ian Tracey.
Tony Mudakikwa is the chief vet at the world's most unusual animal hospital, the mountain gorilla veterinary centre in Rwanda. His patients are at risk from the diseases that curious tourists bring to the forests. Butjust how do you protect a fully grown silverback gorilla from measles or influenza? Producer Jim Clarke
A series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 2:Jim and Marian Jordan Jim and Marian were better known as cult duo Fibber McGee and Molly. They were the only comedy couple to present a hard and realistic view of life in the Midwest. Janice Jordan, theirgranddaughter, reveals how their rise to fame very nearly didn't happen. Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke indulges himself in his long-standing passion for jazz. In the first of four programmes, he talks to Dame Cleo Laine about Ella Fitzgerald. Producer Paul Evans
By Jimmie Chinn , starring Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraciough. Dark family secrets have led to murder - or have they? Has Stan killed his long lost brother? What else may be revealed and who is the next victim?
Director Martin Jenkins
Sue Cook returns with a new series of the programme that examines historical queries. If there is a local legend, a quirk of history, or if you can help with another listeners' query, then contact the programme at [address removed]email@example.com. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
2: Guatemala Moon by Clare Bayley. Oswaldo longs to go to the Moon. Orphaned by Guatemalan rebels, he has had to learn to fend for himself while his dreams go forgotten. Read by Bruno Lastra. Fordetails see yesterday
2: It's now late spring and, having emerged from hibernation several weeks ago, the wood ants are extremely busy foraging for food whilst the tree-felling operations in the conifer forest are getting Closer to the nest. For details see yesterday
Rosie Boycott and guests novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick recommend their favourite books, including Treasure Islandby Robert Louis
Stevenson, Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys and In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost WarbyTobias Wolff. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated on Sunday at llpm
In the first of three programmes Michael Grade talks about his family and his work and gives us an agent's-eye view of entertainers Spike Milligan , Morecambe and Wise, Larry Grayson , Harry Worth and others. Producer Jayne Gibson
For many of the one million Britons of Indian origin, the caste system continues to exert a powerful influence. Naresh Puri hears from some of the estimated 20,000 "untouchables" living in Britain and from those who still believe in the virtues of caste. He finds out whether the caste tradition can merge with a modern British identity. Producer Aasiya Lodhi Repeated Sunday at 5pm
Brain surgery to treat people with psychiatric illness was virtually abandoned 50 years ago overthe abuse of lobotomies. But recent progress in neuroscience is igniting renewed interest in this field. Graham Easton explores the science and ethics of operating on the brain.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
By Dai Sijie , abridged by Sarah LeFanu and read by David Yip. 2: The city boys continue their communist re-education, working in fear and danger in the local coal mine. Their luck is about to change as they meet the princess of Phoenix Mountain, the daughter of the region's tailor. For details see yesterday
The first part of Rene Basilico 's two-part adaptation of Nikolai Gogol 's comic picture of municipal sleaze and corruption in 19th-century Russia.The concluding Dart can be heard at the same time next week.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
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