Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Rejoice, the Lord Is
King (Gopsal). Mark 14, vv55-64. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). Christ Triumphant. Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.
For more than 20 years, up to ten million listeners let their imaginations drift into the idyllic surroundings o
Eastbourne's Grand Hotel, when memories of Edwardian splendour were evoked in broadcasts led by the violinist Tom Jenkins. A household name in his day, Jenkins evaporated from public awareness with his premature death in 1957. Simon Townley goes in search of this lost icon of British light music.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
Mrs Mariner is getting bored. The old man comes home after a hard day pestering people with his lurid seafaring yarns, and all he wants is his tea and the paper. Meanwhile, in another place and time, Laura Sparrow is fed up with her husband's obsession with Coleridge's poem and his philandering with female students. As characters from these narratives start to invade each others' lives, the question is, who is writing the script?
2/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest
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4/5. Gladness. Driving along the M62 - the new Pennine
Way - a middle-aged man has a near-death or one could perhaps say near-life. experience. Regular M62 commuter
Stephen Kelly adds his experiences to the story. Written by Mark illis and read by Peter Lindford . For details see Monday
4/5. 7 Gower Street. London. In the 1850s John Millais painted the famous pre-Raphaelite portrait of Ophelia.
Lucinda Hawksley explains the effect this painting had on the art world and the public. With Allan Beswick. For details see Monday
Although lightning may seem rare in the UK, 100 lightning strikes hit the Earth every second, producing as much energy per year as 75,000 megaton bombs
Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Ian Cotton of the National Grid's High
Voltage Research Centre at UMIST. Together they test protection devices on equipment ranging from airplanes to electricity pylons. Producer Michelle Martin
5/6. The Winona Defence. Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to a life happy-ever-after. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas anri Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls
Arts magazine programme, presented by Mark Lawson, including a report on Deborah Warner's new staging of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Simon Russell Beale and a hundred extras.
19/20. A Test of Faith. Following Raffles's death, Bulstrode has been publicly denounced for his past behaviour and Lydgate's star has fallen with his patrons. Only Dorothea still believes he is innocent of wrongdoing. She visits the Lydgate house and witnesses something there that brings her to a life-changing realisation. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Last spring Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory for a second term as Russian president. Less than a year later his firm grip on power looks decidedly shaky. He promised to bring security to Chechnya but the conflict is spreading. Revolutions on Russia's borders in a string of former Soviet Republics are making Moscow feel ever more isolated. In this programme Lucy Ash investigates the erosion of the Russian President's power base. She meets grassroots political movements, and looks at the Kremlin's attempts to impose its will on the powerful regions. She asks the question that many Russians are asking: could an Orange Revolution unseat Putin? Producer Nick Sturdee
8/9. Europe is supposedly the cradle of Western Christianity, yet the EU's Constitution omits any reference to God. Turkey models its secular state on France, yet in its quest for EU membership finds the coolest reception in Paris. Quentin Peel asks if secularism is now Europe's defining characteristic and whether it is a growing cause of division with the United States and the developing world.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)
3/6. Aliens on the Forest Trail. Time is running out for our ancient woodlands. Alex Kirby asks what can be done to repair the damage done by commercial forestry in the middle of the 20th century. Producer Steve Peacock
5/6. By Royal Appointment. Discover the joys of musical theatre, learn all about the wonder of the sea, and visit the Museum's new royal theme park. Comedy written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker : Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
3/6. The Fitness Club. The laird challenges Dougal to a MacAthlon, the famous Highland endurance test that involves swimming Loch Crankie , cycling to the bottom of Ben Kingsley , then running the length of Glen Close. For details see Tuesday
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