Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Daniel 10, vv 4-9; 19b-21. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (Nativity). Bless the Lord All His Angels (Frith). Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwell's 148th). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
The Parsis are fighting to keep alive their death ritual
- the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers offence in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Mumbai-born novelist ArdashirVakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual, and tells the wider story of the Parsi struggle for survival in today's world, Producer Aasiya Lodhi
By John Mortimer. When Rumpole defends a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for Shakespeare's Othello and his old acquaintances in the south London criminal fraternity prove very useful.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
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3: The Gang by Sebastian Beaumont , read by Tom George. As disease strikes atthe heart of the gay community, the kindness of strangers eases the way for a young man struggling to come out of the closet. For details see Monday
3- Ballet Nganzo is a Rwandan group of youngsters forwhom dance has brought an astonishingjourney out of Africa and back again. With British aid worker Boris Hunka and music producer Chris Redmond. For details see Monday
There are now around a thousand gated communities in the UK - harbingers of an urban revolution well underway elsewhere. Laurie Taylor discusses their impact on the communities concerned and on wider civil society. producer Jacqueline Smith
Serious food-poisoning bugs affect 100,000 people in England and Wales each year and account for 100 to 200 deaths. This week Dr Mark Porter discusses how animal-borne infections, such as salmonella,
Ecoli and campylobacter, find theirway into humans. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Comedy drama by David Spicer. 5: News that their best friends are expecting a second baby produces an unexpected reaction in Lucy. In desperation, Daniel turns to his mother-in-law for help. Producer Liz Anstee (R)
Arts news with Francine Stock , who reports on the Dublin premiere of Brian Friel 's new play
Performances, inspired by the music and love letters of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Producer Thomas Morris
This autumn the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will publish the findings of a wide-ranging review regarding whether future parents should be allowed to dictate the sex of their children. Among this week's commissioners are former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington and Faith Boardman, head of Lambeth Council. Nick Ross is in the chair.
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)
In the second of a series on famous by-elections,
Steve Richards looks back at the first electoral test for the newlyformed SDP in 1981. Roy Jenkins took on the challenge at Warrington and came within a whisker of winning.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm
New series A look at how modern research can combine Western science with indigenous traditions. 1: Sue Armstrong travels to India to visit a state-of-the-art hospital where traditional Ayurvedic doctors work with modern medical specialists towards a holistic health care. Producer Louise Dalziel
A re-run of the comedy drama by Gerard Foster about a typically middle-class family.
For individual and separate reasons, George and Beverly feign their deaths in order to test their children's reactions. (R)
Earlierthis year musician ArnieSomogyi and his friend Zsolt Bende went to explore two rather individual holiday destinations: Transylvania, home of the Dracula industry, and the Lithuanian theme park devoted to relics of the Soviet era. Their aim: to reach Stalinworld on the 50th anniversary of the dictator's death. Producer Simon Elmes (R)
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