Presented by Becky Harris. We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Matthew 4, vv23-end;
5, vvl-10. Go, Tell It on the Mountain (trad American, arr Rutter). Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Rustington). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
3/5. After the death of her mother, the seven-year-old Lily find herself with two new flat mates in her apartment in the Bronx, as her two uncles move in to take care of her. By Laura Shaine Cunningham , read by Miriam Margoiyes. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
" Thetford Forest is England's largest lowland forest.
Entirely man-made, it was planted in the 1920s ana
19305 by the Forestry Commission. Richard Daniels tells the story of how, 70 years ago, unemployed men from the North worked in labour camps planting the forest. But did the camps make a useful contribution or were they no more than slave camps? producer Ivan Howlett
5/6. Christmas Crises. It's Edinburgh. It's Christmas. It's a relaxed, partner-free zone. Throw in a goose, a ghost ana a garrulous whippet and you're all set. Unless, of course, FOhrer Fiona is in charge. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie
It is 2120 and Matthew Cain is having a bad day at the office. His job is an unusual one - to select the people who will be revived from the cryogenic-freezing programme. By Steve Sunderland.
Director Gary Brown
Matthew Biggs , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Trinity Festival, Cookham, near
Maidenhead. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm
2/4. British contemporary composer Robin Holloway started his musical life as a chorister in St Paul Cathedral school. His music draws its inspiration from the past but he's far from being an old fogey. With critic Paul Driver. For details see yesterday
Policy makers suggest that skills are vital ingredients for economic prosperity. But precisely what is skill? In the past, skills were equated with technical know-how but now they seem to include personal characteristics, behaviours and attitudes. Laurie Taylor looks at the concept of skill and asks if it has become so broad as to become almost meaningless. producer Natasha Maw
1/4. Heart Disease. Since the 1950s, doctors have continuously researched people's health and lifestyle.
Richard Hannaford examines the results of these studies. He begins with a project in Finland that reduced cholesterol, but the results are proving difficult to replicate here. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show, and meets the writer Nick Hornby , whose new novel A Long Way Down is set on New Year's Eve on the roof of a building renowned as a suicide spot. Producer Stephen Hughes
3/5. Fur. Eleanor and Suzanne are best friends, but not for much longer. Suzanne knows she can get her rich cousin Bertram to buy her a fur in the sales, but she has to entrust the job to Eleanor, who has her own plans. By Saki.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Woman in Park/Woman in Shop:
5/5. Risk and Responsibility. What are the responsibilities of the technologist? Is it acceptable to develop weapons of mass destruction or genetically modified foods? And should government or the market control the production of such technologies? Lord Alec Broers addresses the ethics of technology and speculates on what Britain should do to stay in the technological race. From Windsor Castle. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
3/3. Now it's Dung Man. More from Phil Smith on the real world of gardening. The vegetable patch needs to be cleared but when one man goes to mow it seems a hover can be a bother. Producer Harry Parker
5/6. Human Evolution. Some scientists now believe that we are as advanced as we're ever going to get. Over millennia, humans have even adapted to disease and genetic resistance has appeared in some populations. The programme asks if this process is still ongoing and presents new findings that have wide-reaching implications for evolutionary theory. Producer Julian Siddle
4/6. The Tea of Yevgeny Shivpotnik. Laurence and Gus tell another story about one of life's unsung heroes. The court of Peter the Great is rocked when a young genius tries to steal the tea-making crown of Yevgeny Shivpotnik.
Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , With Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer Helen Williams
4/6. Stop the Dodgems, I Want to Throw Up. Not-entirely-true autobiography as Jack "Sunglasses" Ramsey reads from his personal account of life in the 1960s criminal underworld. With Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front. Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage
2/2. Two writers have their wicked way with the short story. Writer's Block. By Julian Simpson , read by Mark Heap and William Hootkins. A writer stares at the empty page and and wishes for words. Perhaps a walk will give him inspiration ... and where is Aristotle when you need him? Producer Lisa Osborne
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