Presented by the Right Rev Nigel McCulloch. Oh
Thou Who at Thy Eucharist Did Pray (Song 1). John 6, w53-63. Come Holy Spirit (Taize). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
3: The Madness of Crowds. Francis Wheen looks at manias, delusions and panics overthe centuries. The masses may be gullible but, he finds, there is usually someone intelligent but misguided behind each scare - whether it be the astrophysicist who predicted the imminent destruction of Los Angeles or the top economist who said the stock market would carry on booming forever. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 4: WideAwake. Unworldly Harold Symperson boasts of his fortune until he falls victim to his relatives' clever piotto engage him to his spinster cousin.
Producer/director Sue Wilson
The local legend of a fearsome dragon gets woven into the history of the ancient royal city of Northumberland as the landscape detectives puzzle over the land lines around Bamburgh castle. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex
By Carina Rodney. Dreams are encouraged in the Shelby household; showbiz stardom, ballroom dancing and the biggest marrow in all England. But when prize-winning vegetables are sabotaged, fat dancers rejected and ventriloquists beaten up, the only person that can hold it together is mum. But mum's got a deadly secret and nobody's listening.
Director Pauline Harris
Maureen O'Brien reads this quirky tale by FayWeldon. 2: Climbing the Pine. As Robert reluctantly prepares for his new life as a student he is disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs as they are unwittingly tricked into leaving the family home. For details see yesterday
With Zina Saro-Wiwa . 3: Kenya. A Masai herdsman and his wife walk across the Rift Valley to water their cattle. Having already lost two children to malaria, they need these cattle to pay forthe extra fees for treatment for the fever that comes every rainy
Season. For details see Monday
Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Mary Mellor about alternative views of money - how it is created, how it is circulated - and how, at present, it is largely
OUtside democratic control. Producer Jacqueline Smith
Needles. An exploration of the use of needles in medicine, from the earliest medical needles made from bone to the latest in pain-free injections and how to deal with needle phobia. Presenter Graham Easton also finds out why the needle has always been so important in Chinese acupuncture, and why, increasingly, it's being seen as a symbol of the power of western medicine. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
By Jim Eldridge. Another chance to hear the comedy series about the fictional school. 6: Jour de Fête
A dilemma for the head, the search for a truant - and a surprise at the school fete.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Michael Buerk returns with a new series of live debates in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Melanie Philips cross- examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes
Christopher Silvester investigates the secret world of political speech writing and reveals the real stories behind some key speeches of recent times. Producer Zillah Watson Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
Comedy series starring James Quinn , in which Sir Ralph, poet-in-residence for Salford, continues his placements at various local establishments.
5: This week Sir Ralph bases his poetry workshop at a Salford social club. With Judy Flynn , Neil Bell , Mark Chatterton and Tony Melody. Producer Graham Frost
By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break. 5: Premature Procrastination. Cynthia wonders if maybe she needs someone with a bit more get up and go. With Mandy Knight , Jo Martin , Brian Bovell and Roger Griffiths.
Music by Clement Ishmael Producer Gareth Edwards
Kit Hesketh-Harvey continues to examine the workings of the comic song. Tonight he investigates the ways in which a comic performance can make or break a comedy lyric. With Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin. Performers include Hermione Gingold ,
Dora Bryan and Zero Mostel. Producer Frank Stirling
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