5/8. Joan Bakewell takes a look atthe Seven Deadly Sins and asks whether sins are that sinful anymore. Greed. There is enough in the world for everyone s need, but not enough for everyone'sgreed." Frank Buchman , Lord Joffe, Julian Baggini and Alexandra Shulman discuss the most selfish of sins. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeated at 9.30pm
5/5. Time's Winged Chariot. A series about the joys and trials of middle age. This is it! Your last chance to change career, have a baby and become famous.
Now's the time to take up horse riding, hang-gliding and parachuting. Stephanie Caiman and others discuss the effect of the sands of time running out. Producer Sara Conkey
Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Holy Spirit Hear Us (Glenfmlas) Reading - Jude, vv 20-23. Be Strong and of Good Courage (Leddington Wright). Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (Maisemore). With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.
2/3 The Archbishop's Army. Martin Wainwright looks at three moments in history when the Islamic and Christian worlds have taken an eager interest in one another's affairs. Today he searches for the legacy of the 12th-century scholars who travelled from all over Europe to
Toledo in Spain, then the frontier between Christendom and Islam, in search of Arabic learning, producer sue waidram
5/6 By Paul Mendelson. Doug is dating Kaz'sPE teacher, but iust when the relationship gets a bit more intimate he begins to feel uncomfortable. Grannie Annie and Ernie are hunky-dory, so thatjust leaves Kaz on her own. If Kaz is cool with that, why isn't anyone else happy?
Director David Ian Neville
2/6 What did the Russian army eat to keep itself going during the Second World War and how did
Snowdon Puddingget its name? Jay Rayner and his guests Marguerite Patten , Clement Freud ,
Loyd Grossman and Valentina Harris solve these and other culinary mysteries. Producer Rebecca Wells
By John Banville. An exploration of the clash between two of the 17th century's leading astronomers -the assured prickly and self-mocking Johannes Kepler and the aristocratic, overbearing and secretly insecure Danish nobleman Tycho Brahe.
Director Gemma McMullan
3/5. A series of stories by writers to whom being East Anglian is important in their lives or their work.
Measuring Geraniums. A crossword compiler, his head full of verbal conundrums, goes for a bike ride.... with unfortunate consequences. Written and read by humorist and musician Neil Innes. For details see Monday
2/4. Regulated Tolerance. Laurie Taylor examines two prime examples of Amsterdam's famed tolerance -the city's policies on drugs and prostitution. He asks how they came about and how they are managed and finds out what the consequences are of this approach. Producer Natasha Maw
5/6. Art. A sketch show in which anything is possible. This week, someone goes too far at a murder mystery party. With Robert Webb , Beth Chalmers ,
Catherine Shepherd , Steven Kynman , Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley
New series 1/8. From passive smokingto whether mobile phones can reduce fertility- health scares frequently make the headlines. But how is the public to judge the seriousness of each claim?
Nick Ross asks if we are too easily frightened. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
1/2. A Person Cut in Two. The spinal cord provides the vital link between brain and body. If damaged, the result can be devastating paralysis. Georgina Ferry hears the stories of people living with spinal-cord injury and finds out why the nerve cells of the spinal cord are so precious. Producer Monise Durrani
6/6. Black Teeth Lane. Warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. By Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage
A View from the Stanza. As a curtain-raiser to The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza , which begins on Radio 4 at the same time next week, another chance to hear one of the highlights of the last series, when Stanza was poet in residence at Salford. This episode sees the awful poet based at a local football club. Starring James Quinn and veteran radio star Tony Melody. Producer Graham Frost
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