6/6. A special edition from Portugal in which
Jonathan Freedland and his guests consider the international response to the Asian tsunami of 2004 and the Lisbon earthquake Of 1755. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm
1/2. Sweet spots are everywhere. It's that unique place on a bat where you can hit the ball without jarring yourself, but it's also the perfect tuning point of a musical instrument, and the point of balance in a circus act.
Sport. Physicist Len Fisher is joined by tennis coach
Peter Blendell , England rugby coach Dave Aldred and scientist Jeff Odell to find the sweet spots in sports.
Producer Amanda Hargreaves
2/5. With his family scattered across France, the horror and uncertainty of the First World War find expression in Matisse's paintings, including the pivotal Bathers by River. Hilary Spurling 's biography is read by Eleanor bron. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
3/3. Judith Hann reports on how much information we reveal about ourselves through the subtle ways in which we express our personality. Whether through the shape of our faces or through the CDs on our shelves, we provide clues for other people to make up their minds about us rightly, or wrongly. Producer Amanda Hargreaves
From Round the Home to The Comedians, from Joel
3rey to Bob Monkhouse and from Barry Cryer to
Robin Williams , by way of Ross Noble and Arthur Smith , Simon Fanshawe examines the fine art of compenng.
He asks what it is that sets a really great compere apart. With archive interviews and excerpts from the snows.
Producer Frank Stirling
When 18-year-old Londoner Billy encounters feisty Isla, their shared summer turns out to be more of a rollercoaster than either of them had expected in this intriguing romance set amid the hillsides, caves and beaches of a remote Scottish community. An atmospheric first play for radio by Simon Farquhar.
11/13. Listeners' questions about the environment, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: email@example.com Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick
2/5. Storyteller Eddie Lenihan has been gathering tales and folklore from across Ireland for more than 30 years.
Many of his stories demonstrate the way in which the natural world has been incorporated into the patterns of daily life and the magical narratives of the land and its people. For details see yesterday
2/5. Music of the Northern Lights. The poet
Kenneth Steven continues his Arctic journey, meeting the Sami, the nomadic people whose ancient lifestyle has changed dramatically in the past hundred years. Today, Lene Sn the youthful founder of a northern music festival, describes the transformation her life has undergone. For details see yesterday
5/6. How long before we all work in a wire-less environment, f ree of telephones and fixed workstations - free, in fact, to work anywhere? Philippa Lamb reports on the Wi-Fi Office. Producer Caroline Bayley
2/6. What is the perfect love song? Mitch Benn intends to find out by a process of trial and error. Ably assisted by his sidekicks and the Distractions, Mitch explores smoochy music through the ages. Written by and starring Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Alf ie Joey, Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley
2120 Cupid's Bow. Dorothea Brooke has met
Mr rasaubon Dr Lydgate has arrived in Middlemarch to nrartise and to work in the new fever hospital, which is financed by local banker, Mr Bulstrode. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
9/9. An investigation into whether patients are being nut at risk by family doctors no longer having to be
"on call" after hours. Reporter Matthew Hill uncovers evidence of long delays in responding to patients in urgent need of medical care.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/10 The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
6/8 Biographer Michael Pearce turns his attention to Thomas Winshaw , financier and lifelong voyeur.
Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, set in Britain, uncovering a trail of greed, corruption and immorality throughout the 1980s. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage
Fifty years on from the most famous victory of his motor-racing career, Stirling Moss joins Jonathan Legard on a nostalgic journey to relive the drama and the romance of winning the Mille Miglia - a 100-miles-per-hour dash acros: 1,000 miles Of open road in Italy. Producer Jonathan Murphy (R
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