In the first of a new series Olivia O'Leary meets two mercenaries who have made their living fighting brutal civil wars in Africa and survivingjungle warfare in the remotest parts of South America. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm
An affectionate look at the miracle materials and substances created by modern science that have become part of our everyday lives. 5: Kevlar
Wayne Hemingway talks to the BBC world affairs editor John Simpson about the miracle fibre that saved his life during the recent Iraq war. Producer Tamsin Hughes
2: William and the White Cat. Martin Jarvis reads the second of this week's Richmal Crompton stones, in which the ill-advised Mr Romford entrusts William with an important delivery. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Out of the Direst Depths (Southwell). 1 Samuel 13, w5-14. Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford). He Who Would Valiant Be
(Monks Gate). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music David Ogden.
Conservationist Dr Carl Jones goes in search of "intelligent" birds. On his travels he discovers that some birds are as intelligent as primates and finds the Einstein of birds "nesting" in an American university. Producer Martin Kurzik
Geoffrey Wheelertravelsto Eastbourne , where he meets staff and supporters of the Royal Hippodrome Theatre. Built in the 1880s and acclaimed at the time as one of the most luxurious variety theatres in the country, its stage has seen everything from light operetta to music hall and stand-up, producer Libby cross
Emily Buchanan continues the series in which foreign correspondents share musical memories associated with their assignments. 2: Mike
Wooldridge, BBC world affairs correspondent. Producer Merilyn Harris
Hattie Naylor 's drama is a contemporary reworking of a text written by Josephus in the 1st century AD, played by a mixture of actors and real news reporters. Eleazar and a band of rebel Jews have taken refuge in the hilltop fortress of Masada, but the Roman army's superior hardware proves more than a match fortheirdefences. Will the rebels surrender? Director Kate McAII
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2: Schroedinger's Cat. If you can't see a cat in a box, is it alive, dead or both? Ian Peacock talks to novelist Philip Pullman and playwright Michael Frayn , who have both used Schroedinger's conundrum in their writing. If an audience can't see a play, does it exist? For details see yesterday
Heather Payton and guests return with a new series about the world of business. In the first programme they look at the concept of Ideopolis - the city of ideas. But wouldn't the worker of the future prefer to live in the countyside?
Sue MacGregor and her guests Esther Rantzen and Oliver James entertain an audience in the Barn at
Dartington Hall, where they discuss three of their favourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
By Emily Bronte. 12: A Haunting Takes Many Forms Heathcliff reveals his plans to Nelly Dean , while
Cathy tries to make sense of the family relationships she encounters on a visit to Wuthering Heights.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
How does a black woman raise her son? Given the alarming statistics weighted against African and Afro-Caribbean boys growing up in the UK, black mothers need hope, inspiration and support. Connie St Louis meets black women who are meeting the challenge of raising their sons in a story which is also her own. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated Sunday at 5pm
Dr Raj Persaud asks whetherthere is a link between cannabis and psychosis. Using volunteers underthe influence, new research is under way to map the human brain to see how the drug affects the mind. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
By Annie McCartney. Another chance to hearthis four-part comedy drama about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 1: The Feminine Thrust
Director Tanya Nash
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