3/4. The Typhoon of Talk Radio. Lucy Ash eavesdrops on controversial radio stations and programmes across four continents. Today we hear about Albert Cheng King-Hon in Hong Kong, whose programme Teacup in a Storm was famous for stinging attacks on everyone, including tycoons, government officials, Triads and the Chinese mafia. Producer Lucy Ash
2/5. French Fries. William can't resist popping in for a portion of French fries at one of the plentiful fast food restaurants in Manhattan. Who can he blame for being so fat? And why haven't all the diets he has tried worked? He is introduced to Dr Robert Atkins - can this man be his salvation when others have failed? Memoirs of William Leith, read by John Sessions. For details see yesterday Repeatedl2.30am
Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). Psalm 74, vv1-3; 9-11; 22-23. Hear My Prayer, Oh Lord (Purcell). Do Not Be Afraid (Markland).
With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth and organist Christopher Stokes.
Meet a serious twitcher who thinks nothing of driving
80,000 miles each year in pursuit of rarities. Presenter Howard Stableford discovers why it's now easier than ever to see 400 species of bird in the British Isles. His journey takes him into the realms of cheguebook birders, blockers, stringers and dippers, producer Brett westwood
Over 20 years after his death, the urbane impression he left on the British entertainment scene remains indelible. This radio tribute to his unique talent naturally includes extracts from Dad's Army, for which he is perhaps best known in his role as Sergeant Wilson, but also discusses his Bafta-winning dramatic performance in Dennis Potter's Traitor, and his wistful vocal tones are heard in extracts from his 1976 album What's Going to Become of Us All? Interviewees include his widow Joan, Frank Williams, Jimmy Perry, Jonathan Cecil and Bill Pertwee, with an archive contribution from John himself. Presented by Ian Lavender.
The prayer Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy) is used in almost every Christian church. From its biblical roots and its promotion by a travelling nun called Egeria. through to the great masses by Mozart, Bach and Haydn, we hear its long history. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Ten-year-old Jess masks the unhappiness of her broken home through a fantasy world. But her childish daydreams are punctured when she starts learning the truth about the adults surrounding her. By poet Julia Copus.
Director Jim Poyser
2/5. Lines and Business. By PG Wodehouse. Reggie 's attempt to rescue a pal's broken engagement hinges entirely on whether a bulging baby can actually be trained to learn a crucial line of dialogue. For details see yesterday
2/5. Scale of Charges. From the detailed accounts of 18th-century harpsichord tuner Thomas Green we detect the instrument's eclipse by the new-fangled piano as it percolates down from the aristocracy to his regular customers. For details see yesterday
New series 1/6. The return of the sketch show that laughs out loud at our lives. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer carol smith
2/5. Valerie finds the original manifest of the SS Transylvannia, the ship on which her mother emigrated to America at the age of 19. By Valerie Miner. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
11/11. An investigation into the performance of Britain's bus companies in which Alan Whitehouse uncovers poor reliability, safety failings and a regulatory system that is struggling to cope. So what are we getting for the millions of pounds of public money funnelled into the bus industry each year? Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/6. In the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of the brain, Dr Raj Persaud examines the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy for people with bulimia. Producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
5/6. Health. This week the secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your daily life tackles the state of the nation's health, and Victor is determined not to be photographed for his security pass. Comedy written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producers Richard Grocock and JonNaismith
1/2. Madness, Murder and Monsters in the Lab
Novelist Louise Welsh has been fascinated by all things gothic ever since teenage angst made her turn her fingernails, hair, clothes, eyes and lips a kaleidoscope of black. She now considers what "gothic" really means, and why gothic literature still captures our imagination. Producer Jane Greenwood Part 2 tomorrow
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