3/5. Simon Singh looks into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths.
6: the number six is a rare "perfect" number, once revered by ancient civilisations. It's now emerging as the key to understanding the nature of social networks and is offering new insights about all sorts of other connections, from electric power grids to the nerve-cell grouping in the human brain. Producer Adrian Washbourne
2/5. Mercury and Jupiter. Dava Sobel explores how Mercury gained its mythological status as a messenger and how human perception of Jupiter's great red spot has evolved through the centuries. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
3/3. Unravelling the psychology, science and myth behind creativity Ian Peacock tries to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out what techniques he can borrow from business and beyond to maximise his Own creativity. Producer Pamela Rutherford
4/6. Sandra. The character of Sandra Hutchinson (played by Nerys Hughes) from The Liver Birds is the focus of this week's programme as Barry Cryer explores the pretensions of a Liverpudlian lass out for fun, frolic and finding a husband.
1/2. The great conductors are among the most powerful and glamorous figures in the classical music world. Yet on the concert platform, they alone make no music. Michael Brearley , psychoanalyst and former cricketer, talks to conductors, managers and players to uncover the secrets of the art of conducting. Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
2/4. The Confession. Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has to find two women wronged in the past by her client, Mr Molefelo. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
8/13. 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. On Top of the World. "This was the world as it should be - without mankind." A woman's feelings of alienation and isolation are embodied in the frozen landscape of the Arctic. Written by Bernadine Evaristo and read by Adjoa
^Andoh. For details see yesterday
6/13. "Blogging" is one of the buzzwords of the moment, as consumers, CEOs and sole traders use their online diaries to tell the world what's on their mind. Heather Payton and her guests discuss whether this glut of information is good for business. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith
5/6. The sketch show where everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina , Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol smith
12/15.1959: Now the sex siren of French films, Jennifer returns to America. Continuing the 1960s bestseller by Jacqueline Susann in which three women become friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
2/2. Since its creation in 1948, the World Health
Organisation has been striving to achieve the highest possible level of health for everyone in the world. Allan Urry asks how well it's measuring up to the new challenges of a new century.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series 1/8. Back to School. It's back to school this week for most children in England and Wales. As this is a stressful time for parents and kids alike,
Dr Mark Porter gives advice on the latest treatments for conditions likely to affect schoolchildren - everything from headlice to bedwetting.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/5. The young farm apprentice gets himself properly shod at the village shop and takes a farm horse to the blacksmith. Written by Adrian Bell , abridged by Roy Apps and read by Robert Glenister. For details see yesterday
New series 1/4. Jackie Clune explains what it's like to be expecting triplets, in the series in which parents who are also comedians explore their comic take on the highs and lows of having children. Written and performed by Jackie Clune , Maria McErlane and Al Collingwood. Producer Claire Bartlett
Wall! 0 Wall! 0 Sweet, 0 Lovely Wall! Why do people sometimes attempt conversation with inanimate objects and non-humans? Drawing evidence from a tree-talker, Keats, an owl whisperer and a witch, Ray Brown investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson
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