New series A five-part series that examines items belonging to famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on them. 1: Historian
Hannah Greig meets Colin White to find out why the discovery of letters by Frances Nelson prove that she did try to save her marriage to Horatio Nelson. Producer Rachel White
Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. To the Name of Our Salvation (Oriel). Luke 2, w21-24. When New Year Is Dawning (Lourdes). Of the Father's Heart
Begotten (arrWillcocks). With BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl ofthe Year, Marie Macklin. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
Linda Pressly travels to India with Bilal Dawood to seek justice from the government for his younger brother, British-born Muslim Saeed Dawood , who, along with his cousin and his friend, died in last year's religious riots in Gujurat, India. What chance does the family have of seeing those responsible for the killings punished fortheircrimes? Producer Linda Pressly
We all know about bagpipes: deafeningly loud, and the quintessential symbol of Celtic aggression and _ pride. Or do we? Tom Morton wrestles with the truth about this most peculiar of instruments with contributions from Kate Adie , numerous pipers and pipe-makers, and one man who was prepared to go to court to protect the right to play his pipes. Producer Michael Surcombe
By Patrick Barlow.
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci. With Desmond Olivier Dingle starring as Leonardo da Vinci and his entire company, Raymond Box, as the Mona Lisa, it is believed that this is the very first time a historic work of art has actually been re-created on radio exactly as it would have been done at the time.
Patricia Routledge narrates a magical story about the antics of a young robin in an Oxfordshire garden. Combining an evocative and beautiful soundtrack recorded on location, with a wild drama set in the heart of England, the life and times of one of the most popular garden birds gently unfolds. Sound recordist Chris Watson Producer Sarah Blunt
The first of two stories about celebrated composers by Ron Butlin. Tafelmusic and Cat-Scarers: a Brief Biography of the Real Georg Telemann reveals that for 250 years the critics have been writing about the wrong man. Read by Crawford Logan. For details see Monday 29 December
The moving relationship that evolved over three years between Gloria and Richard Taylor , the parents of murdered ten-year-old Damilola, and theirfamilyliaison officer, PC Polly Mills. Their close bond has helped them to cope with the aftermath of the killing, as well as Mills's own crisis. Producer Sue Mitchell
Poet Andy Croft passionately bel ieves that poetry is for everyone, and to prove it, he spends a week at the Meadows school in Durham, teaching a group of difficult and challenging youngsters how to write poetry. Reporter Caroline Beck finds out if Croft still has his muse intact. Producer Andy Cartwright
In the second of two programmes,
Rajesh Mirchandani investigates how ancient India developed a cosmology that grew into a systematic and scientific discipline.
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