3/6. In San Francisco's opera house exactly 60 years ago the United Nations was founded. Led by the victorious Second World War Allies, 50 countries met to set up an organisation which it was hoped would prevent the great wars of the past century. Do failures in Rwanda, Srebrenica and Iraq suggest the institution is no longer able to cope with the conflicts of the world? Gavin Esler explores the past ana futureof the UN. Producer Elaine Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Presented by Nigel Lee. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful
Songs (Nativity). Psalm 148. 0 Praise God in His Holiness
(Rose). The Wise May Bring Their Learning (Tyrolese).
With the BBC2 Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year, Kose Setten and Thomas Jesty. Director of music Barry Rose.
f 1/5. Dolls in the Attic - Farmers in the Cow Shed Datricia runs a marriage bureau for farmers and :ountry people. One of her earliest memories is matching up her dolls as lifelong partners; if she ran short she would make up a gentleman out of a clothes peg. Everyone ended up with someone. By Patricia Warren. Reader Annette Badland. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E13.99 (£14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)
2/2. Kevin Bocquet uncovers the detective breakthroughs that have changed police work for ever. Today he discovers how offender profiling moved from being a derided distraction to becoming recognised as a valuable tool in finding serious criminals. Producers Ian Bent and Steve Taylor
By Marianne Carey. Marlene encourages her best tneno Kay to spend a weekend at a spiritual health centre in the country. They're doing it to help Bianca, who needs a full course to make her career-change a success. But what do Marlene and Kay need? Will self-exploration and soul-searching help them ring changes in their lives. Producer/Director David Ian Neville
1/5. Dusky Ruth. At the close of a cold, wet April day a traveller seeks refuge at a Cotswold inn. He sees a beautiful dark-haired girl sitting by the fire and both are struck with a passion neither can deny. Read by Anton Lesser abridged by Roy Apps. Producer/Director Joanna Green
1/5 it's a teeming ecosystem of natives and exotic aliens, full of grazers and scavengers, predators and parasites. Welcome to London. Matthew Parris explores the capital's fauna and flora at street level. Producer Jeremy Grange
9/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty
8/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh for the devious panel game this week are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Owen O'Neill and Bill Bailey.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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6/15. The 1960s bestseller by Jacqueline Susann. Three beautiful young women become best friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry.
New York, January 1946. Anne, Jennifer and Neely move in together. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am
2/4. A Right Royal Affair. The investigative history series continues. This week, the trail of a royal will that bears the hallmarks of unspeakable scandal. It belonged to Prince
Francis of Teck who died in 1911. Soon after, his sister, Queen Mary, won the right to seal his will. No reason was ever given and this mysterious privilege is still granted to royals today. Mike Thomson uncovers evidence of adulterous royal affairs and battles over precious gems. Producer Tom Alban
At the outbreak of the Second World War at RAF Uxbridge, a London Irish former boxer realised that the best service the country's classical musicians could offer the war effort was to keep on playing in the uniform of the RAF.
Sarah Walker traces the story of Squadron Leader RP O'Donnell and the symphony orchestra he formed with many of the finest instrumentalists of the day. Producer Alan Hall
Birds do it, bees do it.... even apes and elephants do it. If you thought liking the odd tipple was purely a human trait, think again. Dr Gillian Rice meets the boozers and bingers of the animal world and investigates the evolution of their taste for alcohol, which might shed light on our own cravings. Producer Brett Westwood
6/10. By Paul Bowles , read by John Sharian. in the aftermath of the Second World War, three Americans set out to travel in North Africa. The Moresbys leave Bou Noura for El Ga'a, but Port's health steadily worsens. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Abridged by Alison Joseph RT DIRECT: This book is available for EB.99 including pSp. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)
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