5/5. The 40-year-old playwright meditates on retirement and old age. Concluding Stephen Greenblatt 's vivid reconstruction of Shakespeare s life, work and the age he lived in. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Raising racing pigeons in Taiwan is almost a national obsession. Nowhere else in the world comes close in terms of devotion, racing techniques and financial reward - a top racing pigeon can win millions of dollars. Financial expert Alvin Hall explores the Taiwanese enthusiasm for pigeon racing and finds out why the hobby has become such a passionate sport. Producer Angela Hind
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2/4. Conference Delicate. Though five months dead,
Joyce is still Stan's guiding light. So when it's learned that their married son, Dennis, is having an affair, Stan's b orders come loud and clear-get the prodigal back on the straight and narrow. By David Holt. rhalmers
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
3/11. Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions anu comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10J
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3/5. The Cornwall Heathland Project. Yvonne Ellis visits the 30 square miles of china-clay extraction to the north of St Austell, where a partnership is being forged between the mining industry, the county council and English Nature, in the largest heathland restoration initiative in Europe. After oil, china clay is the UK's s biggest mineral export with a wide range of uses, from fine porcelain to the gloss on this copy of Radio Times.
Yet, in spite of its great economic value, its waste products have a huge environmental impact on local Communities. Producer Sandra Sykes
5/5 BentheHoose. "I should like to welcome you to
Ardentinny. We like to treat visitors as we would our own friends (Dependent, of course, on safe receipt of your deposit!)" Read by Eileen McCallum. For details see Monday
5/5 The Old Study, Down House, Down, Kent.
Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species in his study in virtual secrecy. Allan Beswick talks to author Randall Keynes about Darwin's domestic life while he carried out his World-Changing research. For details see Monday
2/6. Comedy panel game, with Alan Coren and special guests, and Simon Hoggart in the chair.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at
St Bernard's Convent School, Slough. On the panel are Peter Hain , Leader of the House of Commons;
Boris Johnson , Tory arts spokesman; the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate, Simon Hughes ; and Amanda Platell , columnist and former press adviser to William Hague. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
Last year Tom Hurndall set out for Baghdad with a group of human shields to take a photographic record of their story. He kept a journal of his experiences. This is a dramatic interpretation of Tom's journal, written with the help of his family and friends. By Louise Gooding.
Director Pauline Harris.
10/10. By Graham Greene. The police bait their last trap for Harry Lime as Rollo waits at a cafe beside the hidden entrance to Vienna's great sewer. But surely Harry is too smarttO come.... For details see Monday
2/10. Gilbert and Sullivan. Few musicians divide people quite as much as Gilbert and Sullivan. However, Dillie Keane is certain in her choice of them as examples of lives well led. Helped along by the expertise of film director Mike Leigh , Dillie explains to Humphrey Carpenter why she's a life-long fan of their COmiC Operettas. Producer Mark Smalley
"Her voice climbs like a celestial staircase and makes you aware of doors high up in the silence. An evocative musical portrait of the Irish singer Noirin ni Riain, with a look at her exploration of "theosony" -the sound of God. Producer Norman Winter
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