8/8. Should the Transmission of a Disease be a Criminal Offence? Must there be intent or even recklessness to make the transmission of a life-threatening disease a criminal offence? And should HIV be considered a special case? Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the legal implications and repercussions.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
3/8. Springs Past. Richard Mabey joins Brett Westwood for a dawn chorus in the Selborne garden of the famous 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White , where they explore the history of springs past through archive sound recordings, literature and archaeology. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
2/4. Oscar Peterson. Jazz devotee Ken Clarke MP is joined by Peterson's biographer and editor of his autobiography, Richard Palmer , to share their mutual admiration for the Canadian pianist.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
A journey across London in real time, in which one young man, desperate to win back his girlfriend, grapples with the language of flowers. Recorded using real interviews with Londoners. By Abigail Docherty.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi Alan Titchmarsh : page 41
7/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: email@example.com Phone: [number removed]
2/5. Through the Looking Glass. By Lewis Carroll. Jenny Uglow , author of A Little History of British Gardening, discusses the role of gardens in children's literature. The extract from the chapter The Garden of Live Flowers is read by Patience Tomlinson. For details see yesterday
1/4. Pickle It. Brett Westwood takes a trip into the mysterious world of museum zoological collections. He begins with a look at the art of pickling animal specimens and asks how museums do it and why they keep thousands Of specimens. Producer Simon Roberts
8/11. By 2017 there will be more people aged 65 and over in the UK than under-16s - and the trend is worldwide. Heather Payton and guests discuss the economic and social effects of an ageing population.
5/8. Quintessential Phase I: Fit the Twenty-Third In which Arthur gets a bite, Ford gets bruises and Zaphod gets his man. Written by Douglas Adams.
Guest stars Rula Lenksa and Jonathan Pryce.
Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs ; Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
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2/5. In the Dark. Recently dumped Diane discovers herself at a "blind party", where singles mingle in the dark with nothing to go on but the sound of each other's voices. By Van Badham.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/11. After the collapse of Rover, Allan Urry investigates other companies that have gone bust and asks whether Britain does enough to prevent insolvency, debt and job losses caused by business failures. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series 1/8. Pregnancy. Most pregnant women enjoy a healthy nine months, but Dr Mark Porter hears about treatment for conditions that can harm mother or baby. Plus news of how vitamins might hold the key to understanding pre-eclampsia.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/10. Vicki Simon tells the story of Alma Singer , 15, determined to survive the loss of her father and her mother's consuming grief. The second strand of Nicole Krauss 's compelling and tender novel. For details see yesterday
1/4. Another chance to hear David Baddiel and the programme that dares to commit heresy. Fi Glover , Simon Hoggart. Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater challenge some Of our most entrenched opinions. Producer Brian King
Growing up on the mean streets of New York,
Donald Semenza seemed destined for the kind of life depicted in gangster movies. But his life takes a different turn. This is the true story of Semenzal - poet, pianist, family man and "wise guy". Producers Pejk Malinovsky and Sabine Hviid
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