Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rievaulx). Matthew 5 vv21_26. Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant). All Heaven
Declares (Richards). Director of music Richard Tanner.
2/8. Bangladesh. Lucy Ash investigates Bangladesh Prawn-farming industry, which is beset by allegations of environmental destruction and human-rights abuse. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm
5/5. Political journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant who, as a young man, wanted to become a comedian, reveals his private world of literature that includes
PG Wodehouse, Alan Bennett. James Thurber and Joseph Heller. He is joined by actors William Hope and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Baldi, the murder-mystery solving Franciscan priest.
Paolo solves crosword-related murders in Dublin literary circles, with Father Troy proving a surprisingly adept ally. By Simon Brett.
Director Lawrence Jackson
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4/5. This Reporter. A reporter and his sound recordist are travelling through a war zone seeking a story for their next bulletin without fully understanding the unfolding situation. By Nick Walker , and read by Michael Feast. For details see Monday
Inside a lab in Edinburgh University, chemist Dave Allen is attempting to place a speck of dust in between two diamonds. After tightening a couple o screws he sample is squeezed between the diamond surfaces until its internal bonds break, producing an entirely new form of matter. Ouentin Cooper finds out why these new high-pressure molecules could have wide-ranging applications - from improved engine fuels to more effective medicines. The latest project involves squashing proteins to find out why they always fold in particular ways When this internal origami goes wrong inside our body, the result can be conditions like CJD - the human form of mad cow disease. This molecular research could provide a vital step towards finding a future cure. Producer Michelle Martin
2/6 More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including what to do if other people's children fill you with horror, and how forensic detectives operated in the Stone Age. With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards
Mark Lawson meets the novelist Kazuo Ishiguro , who won the Booker Prize with The Remains of the Day. His latest novel Never Let Me Go, is the story of an apparently idyllic boarding school, whose secluded pupils are raised for a Single mysterious purpose. Producer Nicola Holloway
4/5. In another linked monologue in a series by Helen Brandom about people in a Yorkshire village entering a garden competition, Julie (Lesley Manville) is an organic gardener who is fiercely opposed both to competing and to the pesticides that are freely used by her neighbours. It turns out she has good reason to be apprehensive. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
It is estimated that more than a million people die every year because of infection caused by unsafe medical injections. Marc Koska , a British inventor, has dedicated his life to preventing deaths through dirty needles. Twenty years ago, he came up with a solution - a syringe that can be used only once. Emily Buchanan tells the story of his uphill battle to persuade governments and health workers around the world of the importance of injecting safely. Producer Sue Ellis
7/8. My Old China. The extraordinary Chinese boom has not yet reached every part of the country. Manchuria, in the north, is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge, state-owned companies that made it the industrial heartland of the old China. It's still got massive coalmines and mighty shipyards. But Peter Day also discovers vigorous new software companies doing outsourcing for Japan, and a fee-paying boarding school run on Western lines. Producers Paul 0' Keeffe and Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
3/9. We know all too well the frustrations of trying to locate those lost keys or that elusive tin of baked beans in the supermarket. According to researchers at Bristol
University these are just a few of the many ways we like to forage. Geoff Watts crawls around on all fours, putting his foraging skills to the test. and finds out what this can reveal about our spatial awareness and memory. Plus other cutting-edge stories from the world of science and technology. Producers Beth Eastwood and Anna Buckley
4/5. Ulysse has been recognised as an intelligent human from another planet and is living happily among the monkeys. But there are shocks in store that will change all that for ever. By Pierre Boulle , read by Michael Maloney. For details see Monday
rNew series 1/4. The series devoted to the latest in hip-hop poetry and spoken word returns, presented by Mister Gee and Doctor Stew. Highlights include the remarkable character performer Sophie Woolley with a piece about a young woman who fantasises about relationships with male celebrities. There's also a set by Manchester punk duo Thick Richard and a chance to get your own back on traffic wardens. Producer Graham Frost
One day, we hope it will come: a message from an alien civilisation. But what would we say in return? The programme drafts a reply to whoever, or whatever, is listening out for us across the vastness of space. Producer Jeremy Grange
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