Simon Singh continues his investigation into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths. 3: Prime numbers are the building blocks of maths, yet the search for the largest prime number has eluded many; if found, it could have surprising uses.
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Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Genesis 26, wl-5. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Davies).
Let Us with a Gladsome Mind (Monkland). Director of music Christopher Stokes.
Gordon Roberts is an amateur archaeologist who records the tracks and footprints of ancient animals and humans uncovered by the sea on Formby beach, Merseyside. A group of present-day schoolchildren join Gordon Roberts on the beach to compare their own footprints with those of their ancestors. Producers Mike Hally and Janet Graves
On his 80th birthday Eric Sykes takes a breather from his current West End show to recall some of his favourite moments from an illustrious career and some of his favourite co-stars, including Frankie Howerd , Peter Sellers , Tommy Cooper and Sykes's on-screen "twin sister" Hattie Jacques. Presented by Matthew Harvey. Producer Viv Beeby
A series in which conductors, performers and experts re-examine familiar pieces of classical music in the light of their own personal experience. 2: Pianists Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley and musicologist Ron Beech talk about Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor. Producer Rosie Boulton
By Dan Rebellato. Ten-year-old Emily wakes up one morning to find that her feet do not touch the ground. Despite the frantic efforts of her family and the authorities, she continues to rise and rise. How does an ordinary south London family deal with a levitating daughter? And what does the average ten-year-old think about outer space? Emily Rising takes a funny and touching look at the world from a slightly different angle.
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2: Vanessa Collingridge joins an expedition to South Georgia to carry out important experiments on climate change. But this assignment is farfrom glamorous - the team are faced with angryfur seals and terns which launch ferocious attacks on the visitors.
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Sarah LeFanu and guests film director Anthony Minghella and writer and critic Susan Jeffreys recommend favourite books: To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee , The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson , and The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm
John Wilson investigates the state of the classical music industry. Can it overcome the challenges before it: ageing concert audiences, increased competition from other musical forms and a growing number of younger educated consumers who seem uninterested? And why do so many people within the classical musical world object so vociferously to innovations like crossover music and marketing tricks picked up from the pop business? Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
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Obesity. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK. But how true are some of the myths that surround overweight? Does dieting really make you fat, or is it all in your genes? Dr Graham Easton looks at the latest research to see if it has the answer to appetite control. EMAIL: email@example.com
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm See also tomorrow 11am
A four-part comedy series starring Simon Greenall ,
Kay Stonham , Debbie Stephenson and Phil Cornwell. 3: Robin and Wendy are shown "Black Bess" as their randy friends Sue and Glen persuade them to attend a battle re-enactment. Producer Mario Stylianides
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