Another chance to hear Claudia Hammond 's series examining the fingers. 4: The Ring Finger. Recent research has shown that its length in comparison with that of the index finger gives vital information about everything from sporting prowess to sexuality. Producer Marya Burgess
Presented by the Right Rev George Stack. Oft in Danger, Oft in Woe (University College). Luke 13, v22; w31-35. Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love
Unknown). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
2: David Nobbs describes his days as a junior reporter on the Sheffield Star. "For what seemed like months, largely because it was months, I traipsed the streets of Sheffield. I wrote endless stories about injured welders and petty thefts." For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
A A programme that combines two themes. Singer
Mary Wiegold follows the lifecycleofthe human singing voice from childhood to old age. At the same time we are taken to Beirut, where the practice of hunting and eating songbirds, common in many cultures, is explored.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Virginia Crompton. Karen Maurice. Lynsey Moyes and Sue Waldram
A series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 3: Jane and Goodman Ace Jane Ace , famous for her malapropisms - Janeisms - had an urbane style of comedy. Yet with hundreds of shows to write, how long could husband
Henry Goodman sustain their success and their marriage? Featuring a contribution from theirgreat nephew Mark Singer.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Ken Clarke 's passion for jazz is further indulged when he talks to trumpeter Guy Barker about the man who changed everything-then changed it over again and again -the incomparable Miles Davis. Producer Paul Evans
Rupert Kingfisher 's adaptation of Anton Chekhov 's short story about a talented but troubled young professor of philosophy who escapes to a house deep in the Russian countryside, only to find himself tormented by visions of a mysterious Black Monk.
Music by John Maisey Producer Sue Broom
The Black Monk:
2: Thirty-one by Maureen Freely. "When you've been divorced for a few years and accustomed yourselfto the trappings of failure, a moment arrives when you stop trying to be the person you neverwere." Read by Rebecca Miles. For details see yesterday
2: For Crying Out Loud. A baby's cry is one ofthe most heart-wrenching and irritating sounds imaginable. But why do western babies cry more than babies in traditional tribal societies? And why don't chimps get colic? Dr Gillian Rice investigates. For details see yesterday
What do politics, weddings and the after-dinner circuit have in common? Find out with Heather Payton and guests as they explore the growing dominance of the professional wordsmith. Producer Rosamund Jones
Rosie Boycott isjoined by writer Fiammetta Rocco and architect Maxwell Hutchinson to discuss their favourite books, which include The Devil that
Danced on the Water by Aminatta Forna , The Great Arc by John Keayand Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
Mark Lawson talks to painter Peter Howson , whose work includes uncompromising images of war and portraits of Madonna. He is about to exhibit his vision ofthe Stations ofthe Cross. Producer AasiyaLodhi
America locks up more of its citizens than any other developed nation. And Britain is looking to the American model of privatised prisons for the solution to overcrowding, as well as saving taxpayers' money. Lucy Ash travels to New Mexico and North Carolina to find a legacy of deaths, riots and sexual abuse.
She asks whetherthese are isolated incidents or the inevitable consequence of running prisons for profit. Producer Adele Armstrong Editor Maria Balinska Rptd Sunday at 5pm
Viruses. This week Graham Easton isjoined by Professor John Oxford , and considers why viral conditions such as shingles are so painful and whether old wives' tales about warts and verrucae contain more than a grain of truth.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
The conclusion of Rene Basilico 's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's classic satire of municipal sleaze and corruption in 19th-century Russia.
Theme music by Max Harris Producer John Fawcett Wilson
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