War and the Rule of Law. Clive Anderson asks what place international law has before, during and after a war? Do international rules have any place, or are moral and political imperatives more important? Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm
Simon Singh continues his investigation into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths.The solution to one of geometry's oldest problems is 74 percent-the most efficient way of using space when stacking oranges. Why has this only recently solved problem proved so elusive? Producer Adrian Washbourne email:email@example.com
Haydn Gwynne reads from this portrait of the brief life of the Romantic composer by Benita Eisler , adapted in five parts by Doreen Estall. 2: Having left his native Poland, Chopin attempts to establish his career in Paris. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Fill Now My
Life, 0 Lord My God (Richmond). Psalm 126. Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Rawsthorne). Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Ian Tracey.
Chris Mead , the Nightingale Man. Another chance to hear the first in a new series that begins with a special programme paying tribute to birdwatcher and broadcaster Chris Mead , who died earlierthis year. The nightingale had a special significance for Chris, as Lionel Kelleway discovers when he travels to Suffolk. Repeated from yesterday
Mark Little traces the history of Australian comedy. In the first of three progammes he salutes the landmark acts that have defined the Antipodean sense of humour and starts his quest by remembering the vaudeville stars of the 1940s. He finds out that the famously dry Aussie wit goes back to the convict days when it was "laugh ordie". Producer Vicky Shepherd
A four-part series in which conductors, performers and experts re-examine familiar pieces of classical music in the light of their own personal experience. 3: Conductor Mark Elder, choral director Simon Halsey and Verdi expert Roger Parker talk about Verdi's Requiem.
By MC Beaton , dramatised by David Semple and starring Penelope Keith. Struggling to adapt to life in a Cotswold village after a lifetime spent in public relations, Agatha Raisin determines to make her mark by winning the local baking competition. When the judge is poisoned by her efforts she investigates, only to uncover a web of extra-marital sex and pastry-based favours. So much for the quiet life!
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People over 50 control 80 per cent of the UK's wealth. Heather Payton asks why, in spite of this fact, businesses are still obsessed with the youth market. Producer Kirsteen Knight Editor Stephen Chilcott
Radio 4's intelligent guide to the wide world of learning returns with Libby Purves. To contact the programme email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Action Line on [number removed]. Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at llpm
Continuing the sketch show from Manchester.
This week the worst therapist in the world prescribes a treatment for a patient with anxiety - a spot of streaking. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost
By EM Forster. 7: A Night at the Opera. Philip, Caroline and Harriet seek diversion before they attempt to rescue poor Lilia's baby- and Caroline is enchanted by a new side of Italy and a new view of life. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
The war in Iraq has created a boom time for the defence industry - but the major manufacturers still face criticism for a lack of transparency in the way they win theircontracts. Allan Urry investigates and reveals new evidence of the extent of the links between government and the industry. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated Sunday at 5pm
Does Work Make You Sick? Dr Graham Easton explores occupational medicine - with tips on avoiding repetitive strain injury and what to do when ill-health prevents you from doing yourjob. EMAIL: email@example.com
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
The final part of a comedy series starring Simon Greenall , KayStonham, Debbie Stephenson and Phil Cornwell. 4: Robin's dream comes true when not one but two real criminal offences are committed on their doorstep and the police come to visit. The only problem is he wasn't there when it happened - but Wendy was. Derek finds a companion in an iguana and Jackie, his ex, feels compelled to return to the scene of the crime. A new series of this programme begins on Friday at 11.30am. Producer Mario Stylianides
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