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Presented by Gillian Oliver. Be Still, forthe Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes). Matthew 6, w5-8. Thou Knowest, Lord (Purcell). Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (St Hugh). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
Known as the "Indian Dickens" and as the founding father of Indian literature in English, Mulk Raj Anand is celebrated here by Mukti Jain Campion. His novel Untouchable was inspired by Gandhi but, more curiously, owed much to his friendships with the Bloomsbury group in 1920s London. Readings by ROShan Seth. Producer Mukti Jain Campion
One night, five years ago, Karen ran away from her husband and found herself ajob in a burger van at the seaside Five years later, Steve turns up at the van and asks for a hotdog. it's the moment Karen's been dreading - and rehearsing- ever since she made her escape from their relationship. Written by Carolyn Bonnyman.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young
2/6. Hair. Baldness can make both sexes feel self-conscious, while too much hair may be equally as embarrassing. Barbara Myers puts listeners' questions to her guest, DrAnn Robinson. Producer Anna Buckley
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4/5. The Twins by Bulgarian writer Zdravka Evtimova , abridged by Emma Harding and read by Madiena Nedeva. Nora stands up to a stranger, who arrives on her doorstep with an unexpected load. For details see Monday
When did milk become part of human diet and how did its arrival influence the emergence of cities and civilisation? Archaeologists and chemists are examining ceramics and pottery shards from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and finding milk residues that are thousands of years old. Quentin Cooperfinds out how analysing these remains can tell us when humans first became dairy farmers and what it mighttell us about the evolution of lactose tolerance and modern Civilisation. Producer Pamela Rutherford
4/4. Stephen Fry and John Bird star as those Machiavellian masters of spin, Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. The firm is offered the chance to cross the pond and help with the Presidential campaign, and whilst Charles can't resist the challenge of spinning in the land of the dirty trick, Martin decides to stay at home. Could this be the end of a beautiful friendship?
Music by Matthew Scott
Producer Dawn Ellis
Ironically, Professor Julia Polak found herself suffering from the very disease she was researching. In 1995 she developed primary pulmonary hypertension and it rapidly became apparent that a heart and lung transplant was her only chance of survival. She was told that she had just two years to live. Now, nine years later, Julia is still very much alive. This is her story. Producer Liz Leonard
Tiny Profits. Nanotechnology has been described both as the next big thing in science and as the invention of grey goo that will destroy us all. Peter Day investigates the potential of the science of small things for inventors and investors. Editor Stephen Chilcott Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday
2/4. Death. Death comesto us all, butforthe rock star it can be the start of a whole new career.
Mitch Benn continues his journey through the showbiz glitz and backstage litter of pop music hand-in-hand with Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tash Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley
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