3/8. Election Directors. Olivia O'Leary hears about Denis Thatcher 's punch, falling out with Margaret Thatcher , and airbrushed testicles in an easy guide to running a general election campaign. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. Simon Singh investigates the history of numbers and looks at some special numbers in maths.
2. Two is the basis of all even numbers, but it's the idea or doubling that has established 2 as one of the most important tools in maths. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. God Is Working
His Purpose Out (Benson). Psalm 34, vvl-3, vvil-18. Praise to God in the Highest! (arr Campbell). Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart (Gatescarth). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Graham Ecceles.
2/5. Compatible Aspects in Relation to Country Life Patricia reveals the paraphernalia of a modern-day cupid. But there's an awkward moment when Andy's "introduction", Beth, discovers why his first wife left him after only three months. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
2/3. Ian Peacock unravels the psychology, science and mytn behind creativity to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out why a magnetic thinking cap could make creative geniuses of us all, and talks to the man who had a stroke and now can't stop sculpting, painting and writing poetry. Producer Pamela Rutherford
3/6. Rita. A series looking at the genesis and appeal of six comic characters from radio and TV, each encapsulating the mood of a decade. This week Barry Cryer looks at the character of Rita Rawlins nee Garnett , daughter to the vociferous, over-opinionated Alf, and married to the layabout Mike. Written by Mike Barfield. Producer Angela Sherwm
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Ever since it was created by Alvin Ailey in 1960, the ballet Revelations has brought audiences to their feet. Thomas DeFrantz traces the story of the Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theater's signature work, inspired by the spirituals to which it is danced and by the black Baptist congregations of Ailey's Texas childhood. Forty-five years on the company is bringing Revelations to the UK. Artistic director Judith Jamison , dancers, and author
Clive Barnes , evoke its power and blistering climax in the final section - "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham . Producer Richard Bannerman Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
1/4. Adapted from Alexander McCall Smith 's popular series of novels set in Botswana.
The Chief Justice of Beauty
Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1
Ladies' Detective Agency, is worried about her fiance, Mr JLB Matekoni. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi takes on a case for the Chief Justice of Beauty. Dramatised by the author.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
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7/13. Richard Daniel is joined by a panel of specialists to discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. The Ballet Girl. Late one afternoon Simpkins is despatched from his father's cobbler's shop on a special errand. But when he arrives at St Saviour's College he gets more than he bargained for. For details see yesterday
2/5. London is built on a huge wetland, as Matthew Parris discovers when he continues his exploration of the capital's wildlife. He gets an angler's view of the recovery of London's fish stocks and is introduced to the unusual pleasures Of eel-stroking. For details see yesterday
5/13. Recent terrorist attacks in London, floods in Carlisle and a tornado in Birmingham - Heather Payton and guests discuss how businesses prepare themselves for an interruption of normal business practice and what can they do they do to resume "normal service"? Producer Julie Ball
4/6. The sketch show that laughs out loud at the life we live. Written and performed by Susie Donkin ,
Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol Smith
Mark Lawson with the arts news and an interview with writer Caryl Phillips , whose new book is inspired by the life of Bert Williams , a highly successful black American entertainer, who blacked up when he appeared on stage. Producer Nicki Paxman
1/2. The World Health Organisation has an ambitious goal - the highest possible level of health for everyone on the planet. But nearly 60 years after it was formed, how close is it to achieving its aim? Allan Urry reports from Africa on the WHO'S battle against malaria.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
6/6. Dr Raj Persaud presents the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains. This week he interviews Health Minister Rosie Winterton about the provision of mental health care, treatment and rehabilitation. Producer Rebecca Asher Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm
A panel show in which guests hammer out what's hot and what's not by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories ranging from science to cinema, and playwrights to Playstation. Producer Richard Grocock
Nachum Shifren , known to LA longboarders as "the surfing rabbi" argues that the discipline and self-abnegation of surfing are analogous to the requirements of orthodox Judaism. His story is paralleled by those of followers of the mystic Sri Chinmoy who believe that a path to enlightenment is achieved by running huge distances in "self-transcendence" races.
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