Presented by Nigel Lee. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Trad). Mark 15, w25-32.
Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Barry Rose ). I Shall Sing the Wondrous Story (Hyfrydol). Director of music Alan Wilson. Producer Philip Billson
By Jane Dunn. With Catherine McCormack and Stella Gonet. 3: Elizabeth's relationship with Dudley (later the Earl of Leicester) is contrasted with the death of Mary's first husband, the king of France. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
For people in the countryside, yobbish youngsters and overgrown bushes can make life a misery. In a two-year pilot scheme, the Avon and Somerset constabulary have appointed eight civilians to patrol parishes. In the first of a two-parter, Gerry Northam follows the rural wardens through their training and on to their beats to discover what difference they can make to the lives of country folk. producer Ian Bell
By Gareth Edwards. Continuing the drama series about a community of artists in Cornwall, starring
Mina Anwar , Graham Crowden and Pauline McLynn. 2: The Inner Child. Marcus is persuaded to go away for a weekend to save his marriage. To Tamsin's horror, he leaves Dolores to tend the children. To
Rerarrl's hnrrnr he leaves Nisha to look after the pub.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
George Orwell is "Author ofthe Week" forthe first programme in a new series ofthe literary quiz. Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by novelists John O'Farrell and Louise Doughty , with James Walton in the chair and Beth Chalmers as the reader, producer Dawn Ellis
By Penny Gold.The climactic years in the short intense life ofthe painter Vincent van Gogh. Based entirely on letters and memoirs of the time, this play marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Director Richard Wortley
3: The Other Side by David Lloyd. After the death of her husband, Shirley has tried in vain to get back into the swing of things. Out of curiosity she decides to visit a psychic, who has a surprising effect on her life. Read byMarji Campi. Producer Katherine Beacon For details see Monday
Laurie Taylor explores the relationship between humanity and the tomato. First domesticated 5,000 years ago, this apparently simple fruit has come to act as a sign and symbol of contemporary capital ism. Producer Jacqueline Smith
Brain surgery for psychiatric illness was virtually abandoned 50 years ago over the abuse of lobotomies. But recent progress in neuroscience is igniting fresh interest in this field. Graham Easton explores the science and ethics of brain surgery. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
By Mervyn Stutter. 2: This week the return of Pam's absent husband Dominic means that Mervfaces the double dilemma of finding a newjob and a new place to live. The regulars in the vodka-and-veggie bar offer their advice but Merv has his own ideas on how to woo his ex and attract some new customers.
Producer Mario Stylianides
3: Laura and her father travel to London in search of their lost annuity- and meet a man who talks like a parrot, dresses like a monkey and smells like a civet. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
The Emerging Mind. In this year's series of lectures Professor VS Ramachandran examines what science is discovering about the human mind.
1: Phantoms in the Brain. How the exploration of neurological curiosities can reveal startling facts about the wiring in ourbrains. Introduced by Sue Lawley from the Royal Institution in London. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Saturday www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2003/
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In the first of two programmes, Alun Lewis explores the social engineering of towns and cities. He compares new towns such as Milton Keynes with old cities such as Glasgow and asks whether imagined cities of the future will ever become a reality. Producer Helen Sharp
By Dai Sijie , abridged in eight episodes by Sarah LeFanu , and read by David Yip. 3: The Cultural
Revolution means that western books are banned, but the students discover that their friend, Four
Eyes, has a suitcase full of illicit literary treasures. For details see Monday
Comedy drama in which Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt , as Michael Feydeau and David Pershore , investigate the controversial theory put forward by American bestselling author Leatitia Wheatwell about who really killed playwright Christopher Marlowe. Producer Adam Bromley
Bleak, funny, sultry, bitter, poignant-the first of four brief visits to a city, late at night. Featuring Paul Merton , Meera Syal , Richard Wilson , Liz Smith , Tilly Vosburgh , Julian Clary and Holly Johnson.
Producer Sarah Parkinson Music by Rex Brough and Robert Katz
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