5/5. 1,729 is the the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubed numbers in two different ways. Mathematicians are in competition to find similar numbers (with higher powers) as their properties hold the key to securing financial transactions over the internet. Simon Singh concludes his investigation of key numbers in maths. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Continuing a week of pilgrimage. Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. From the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Thessalonica. Who Would True Valour See (Monkgate). We Rest on Thee (Highwood).
For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am
2/5. Accusations of witchcraft have begun in Salem village. The panic spreads rapidly as the afflicted girls start to name respected members of the community. By Richard Francis For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
1/9. Great Ape Conservation. As politicians and conservationists meet in the Congo to thrash out policies aimed at protecting the dwindling populations of great apes around the world, Paul Evans finds out what really matters to the people who live alongside these apes. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
6/6. Hyacinth Bucket. "The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking." It takes a brave man to explore Hyacinth but Barry Cryer does just that. Written by Mike Barfield. Producer Angela Sherwin
As the curtain rises on Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup's offers of bagels, knishes and latkes seem strangely out of place with this parody of Englishness. This may well be Gilbert and Sullivan, but in a parallel universe. Ian Bradley travels to New York to meet those in the Gilbert and Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera
Company whose efforts to cross a most unlikely cultural bridge have led to surprising results.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
4/4. The Admirer. Mma Ramotswe makes an unhappy discovery and Mma Makutsi finds an admirer at the Kalahari Typing School for Men. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
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10/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Goblin Market. By Christina Rossetti. Two young sisters are tempted by goblins to purchase their fruit. Despite the warning example of a local girl who wasted away after eating the goblins' wares, Laura cannot resist. Read by Daniela Denby-Ashe . For details see yesterday
2/5. The Pyramid. Egyptian mausoleums, the entrance to the Louvre and tetrahedral tea bags are well-known. But this rather hierarchical shape is remarkably rare in the manufactured world. Look under the microscope, though, and they are everywhere. For details see yesterday
8/13. Once, social anthropologists were to be found observing tribal behaviour. Today they're more likely to be studying working patterns in the office or watching consumers interact with products in their homes. Heather Payton and her guests discuss the increasing role of anthropology in business. Producer Caroline Bayley
10/10. Comedian, broadcaster and RT columnist
Phill Jupitus and the writer Candace Allen join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm
New series 1/4. Andy Hamilton's hellish comedy has Satan under unprecedented pressure in the first episode. Mankind is now so sinful that they're all coming to hell and the place is full to bursting. The only way to stop the flow is to persuade humanity to be good - but that's quite a tall order for the Prince of Darkness.
With Philip Pope, Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
Old Harry's Game
6.30pm R4 If satire has evolved beyond jokes about Scotsmen and Margaret Thatcher, you wouldn't know it from Old Harry's Game. A shame, since it has an engaging premise: sin has soared and Hell is overflowing. Writer Andy Hamilton [Not the Nine o'Clock News, Drop the Dead Donkey] gives himself the best lines as Satan, such as when his mobile rings: "Hello? Speaking. Yes I am happy with my power supply." This first of four episodes also includes amusing verdicts on agnostics ("atheists with an element of cowardice") and God ("Good at thinking out of the box"). Though suspiciously reminiscent of Blackadder, the double act of Satan and his henchman Scumspawn is amusing, and augurs mildly promisingly for this new series. (Bruno MacDonald)
A look back at the history of the British nuclear industry as it promises - some would say threatens - a return to favour. Denys Blakeway talks to the scientists who had the dream, the engineers who built the first nuclear reactors and the politicians who were seduced by the idea of limitless energy. Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/8. Coronary Heart Disease. This is a common condition that leads to angina and heart attacks when the wall of the arteries become narrowed. Dr Mark Porter explores the current options of treatment, from bypass surgery to angioplasty, and asks how to prevent the condition. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
What would happen if a child's trip to the dentist was reported in numerous different versions: as news, as comedy, as biography, as tragedy? With the help of interviews and the words of playwright Nick Fisher , one simple, short visit is retold again and again. Producer Matthew Dodd
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