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6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
FM only Julian Pettifer goes to Laos to see how this secretive country is opening up to the world while retaining a tight grip on its people and politics. When the communists took over, Laos became a forgotten corner of Asia. Now, still governed by an authoritarian regime wary of Western interference, it is reaching out to its South-East Asian neighbours in the hope of cashing in on their economic growth. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday
John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos and its 1960 film version, The Village of the Damned, have spooked generations with the terrifying tale of alien invasion in middle England. Alan Dein returns to the fictional village of Midwich, in reality,
Letchmore Heath in Hertfordshire, to uncover the roots of the classic science-fiction novel and the making of a cult British film chiller. Producer Mark Burman
Hepatitis. This condition, which means infection of the liver, is commonly caused bythe presence of different viruses. In many cases, patients are unaware that they carry it until health complications lead to a diagnosis. Barbara Myers puts your calls and queries and to an expert. This week s Case Notes is also devoted to the topic.
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The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Reids London, with the traditional Radio 4
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2: The Big Issue Fox, by Gillian Tindall. There was a time when there weren't any foxes in London, even in the distant suburbs; and there weren't any street beggars either. But that was years ago. Now both must risk life on the city streets. Read by Anna Massey. For details see yesterday
Peter Ackroyd joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his spooky and tangled novel Hawksmoor. Recorded in St George 's in Bloomsbury, one of Hawksmoor's 18th-century churches. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
This week the Consultants seek the assistance of Buck Stark , known to millions as naked superhero
Captain Buff. With Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. ProducerWillSaunders
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The turbulent correspondence between writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband
John Middleton Murray , compiled by Derek Bowskill.
4: Matters come to a head when Katherine sends
Murray a poem, The New Husband, a desperate and vicious comment on his failings as a husband. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Britain's biggest unemployment blackspot is the London Borough of Hackney. But how can this be
- when there are jobs all over the capital? Simon Cox goes back to his old school in Hackney and to the streets where he grew up to investigate the paradox of mass unemployment in a city full of jobs. Producer Richard Vadon
Risky Business. Diane Coyle looks atwhetherthe fear of unproven risks to the environment and to human health - such as genetically modified crops, antibiotics in livestock food and the use of hormones in milk production - is hampering technological innovation.
Producer Innes Bowen Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday
Preserving the Past. Acid rain, car fumes and climate change-they're gradually eating away at the world's greatest monuments. Alex Kirby finds out if science can help preserve our heritage.
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4: Takuya is forced to go on the run, as Allied authorities now know of his involvement in the execution of an American airman. He heads towards Osaka to beg refuge from his uncle. For details see Monday
3: Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place - whatever it takes. This weekthe team set out to expose the failings of the NHS, and make it worse. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North , Richie Webb and Claire Kirkby. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)
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