5/5. Out of the Ashes. in the aftermath of the A-bomb, would it be possible for idealism to return? Today s programme looks at science, culture, religion and sport, and asks whether they provided new hope and progress after long years of war. Charles Wheeler concludes his series about the end of the Second World War and the first years of peace and how they affected the lives of people in Britain and overseas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
5/5. Mortification and Edinburgh Festival. Two short essays by Margaret Atwood. The first deals with mishaps that befall the author and the second chronicles Scotland's fair city through the decades. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
With its prayer, procession and delicate internal politics, the service of the Holy Fire ceremony takes place during the Eastern Orthodox Church's Holy Week in Jerusalem s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Stewart Henderson goes to the city to explore an ancient religious ceremony that, remarkably, claims an annual miracle. But is it a holy hoax? Producer Jo Coombs
New series 1/6. The Father. A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss , aegins with the story of John (Douglas Hodge ).
The proud father of his cello-playing son, he spends hours marvelling at his child's dedication to his instrument. But is the cello hiding a deeper meaning for both father and son? Producer Dawn Ellis
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' Listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them towards BBC Radio programme and policy makers.
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A warm, funny and unsettling story about exile, loneliness and friendship, by Francesca Beard developed in association with Hampstead Theatre and a London group for African women who are HIV-positive. Clem and Nora must attend meetings with Dr Charlotte Martin , who thinks these women would lead healthier, stress-free lives back home in Africa. Stages of Sound is a collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England, linking theatres and community groups. Other roles played by Richard Katz
Colleen Predegast, community actors and the cast.
Director Shabina Aslam
New series 1/9. Alan Coren and Jeremy Hardy are on the panel for the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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5/5. it's the wedding day at last and despite a few mishaps Mariena makes it to the church almost on time. However, just as they're settling into married life, Fernando drops a bombshell. By Marlena de Blasi.
For cast and futher details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
You're live on air on a radio phone-in, enthusing about cars when the lines go down and you're left speaking to the nation. How long before you stop talking about cars and say something you'll sorely regret? By Ezra Hjalmarsson.
5/10. Concerned that his mother is missing her job, Sylvia's son arranges for her to be occupied, doing good work for the community. But far from being grateful, Sylvia is indignant at his high-handed attitude. By Angus Wilson. For further details see Monday
7/10. Marcus Garvey. Black pride and a self-help philosophy are the twin legacies of pan-African
Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey , chosen by prominent lawyer Yvonne Brown as her great life. Garvey's biographer Professor Tony Martin joins Francine Stock , along with reader Burt Caesar. Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Sometimes expressive, sometimes plaintive, the violin crosses all musical genres. Sara Parker discovers the allure of an instrument that can be cradled like a baby or embraced like a lover. Producer Sara Parker
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