Presented by Nigel Lee. Make Way (Kendrick, arr Howard).
1 Peter 1. vvB-21. Nunc Dimittis (Stanford). Ye Holy Angels
Bright (Darwall's 148th). With Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.
With new proposals that could offer co-habiting couples the same rights as married couples, are the odds now stacked against marriage as an institution? Email your views via the Woman's Hour website or phone today on [number removed]0444. Presented by Jenni Murray.
In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the third century AD. Since then, 1,186 pieces have been found, an unrivalled archaeological treasure, revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome. Vanessa Collingridge travels to the Eternal City to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.
New series 1/6. Doug and Molly Brownndge are attempting to rekindle their relationship after 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce. But with two teenage kids also embarking on their first romances and Doug s mother continuing to date men like there's no tomorrow, Doug and Molly find their attention is somewhat distracted by other events. Sitcom by Paul Mendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville
The first manned space flight was on 12 April, 1961. Back on Earth, children all over England were sitting their
11-plus exams. This is the story of one of those children and how his own life and that of Yuri Gagarin became briefly linked. Written by Rob John.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roland Jaquarello
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithmbank are guests of the Floral Committee of the Llangollen
International Musical Eisteddfod. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
3/5. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. Officers recall their youth on board: the ship's cat and elephants, begonia gardens and horse races, intiation rites, and molls. For details see Monday
Maurice Bloch , professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, talks to Laurie Taylor about his latest research, which explores the highly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. Producer Natasha Maw
6/6. John O'Farrell and David Walliams are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched received opinions, such as "we are destroying the planet". David Baddiel is in the chair. Producer Brian King
3/5. There's not much to occupy the expats as they enjoy the sun and wine of south-west France, but gossip and rumour can prove dangerous pastimes. By Nick McCarty. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves discuss the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
1/2. Britain is unique among Western democracies in reserving seats in Parliament on the basis of religion.
Twenty-six Church of England bishops sit in the House of Lords, but how do they see their role at the heart of the legislature? Presented by Andrew Brown.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
New series 1/5. Jonathan Miller returns to his roots in medicine and explores our scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. He talks to scientists and historians about our efforts to understand the mechanisms that control reproduction and heredity. In the first programme, Miller argues that, unlike spiders or termites whose artefacts are also self-made, humanity's ability to create things with foresight and intelligence makes us unique in the living world. Producer John Watkins
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3/4. Smoking Wet. Pickerskill receives four boys in his detention after they've been caught selling cigarettes to minors. As a practical lesson in supply and demand he sets up a market place to teach them that cigarettes must be smoked if they're to make them any money. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon
3/4. How to Kiss. "Half close your eyes, make your mouth look like an excitable monkey, and deliberately invade their body space." Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching on the big small challenges of life. Producer Jonquil Panting
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