V5. In the past decade a media revolution in Africa has changed the way Africans view the world, their thinking and their expectations. Journalist Adam Lusekelo meets the continent's key communication figures. Today it's the turn of Reginald Mengi , a businessman who privately owns or controls almost 70 per cent of Tanzania's media, Previously in government hands. What are the implications of this dramatic shift in media control and is this healthy for the country's emerging democracy? producer Ruth Evans
2/9. The New Forest. Paul Evans explores the ancient landscape of the New Forest. Britain's newest National
Park. He discovers how the relationship between people and wildlife has created this unique place, and discusses the issues they both face. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Nicholas Parsons presents a potted history of the "straight man" in comedy double-acts. In the 1950s and 60s, he played the stooge to Arthur Haynes 's funny man, and tells his memories of those years. He also explores the role of the straight man with the help of Syd Little , Peter Reeves and Ian "Krankie" Tough, among others. Producer Libby Cross
The recent discovery of the remains of a lyre in the grave of a Saxon prince at Prittlewell, Essex, prompts musician and instrument maker Zachary Taylor to reconstruct the instrument. In the process, he enters the heroic world of the Anglo-Saxon mead hall, a place of feasting and poetry and music. Producer Susan Marling Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
When a young boy is kidnapped for a colossal ransom, the desperate attempts of the Frankfurt police to persuade their suspect, Magnus Gaefgen , to reveal the whereabouts of his young victim culminate in a shocking decision. Jonathan Myerson 's play is based on real events. Policeman Daschner John Castle
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello
11/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
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2/5. Two Good Feet. On his first day at his sixth school, ten-year-old Marcus is facing a familiar prejudice. But he has more than one surprise up his sleeve - he has two outstandingly good feet. By Richard Hollins , read by Paul Simpson. Director Janet Hampson For details see yesterday
2/90. Ireland - the First Colony. In 1155, King Henry II received the pope's permission to invade Ireland, an action that was to have hundreds of years of unforeseen circumstances. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. For details see yesterday
9/13. Online role-playing computer games are attracting ever-expanding numbers of players of all ages. With some development budgets larger than those for Hollywood movies, and the latest generation of games consoles about to hit the shelves, Heather Payton and her guests investigate where this form of entertainment is heading. Producer Barney Rowntree
2/4. in Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in hell, Satan embarks on his quest to improve mankind and tries to enlist the helD of the great religions of the world. Big mistake.
With Philip Pope , Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with pianist Artur Pizarro , who is performing the complete solo piano works of Debussy and Ravel in a series Of concerts. Producer Philippa Ritchie
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2/10. Freedom. Eschewing his aristocratic background
Crimsworth has rejected aid from his mother's family and is now working as clerk to his brother. But all is not well. By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Michael Crick examines the impact of the Freedom of information Act. which came into force in January 2005, and asks whether a new Government openness has really displaced the old habit of official secrecy.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
4/8. Anaesthesia. Many people mistakenly believe that an anaesthetist is not a doctor, but these specialists keep patients alive during surgery. Dr Mark Porter follows an anaesthetist for a day to discover exactly what the job involves. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/5. The Rebel Angels debate their course of action and decide to take their revenge on God by seducing the "new race called Man" to their side. A cunning Satan volunteers for the task. Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book Two of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see yesterday
Alexis Soyer was Britain's first celebrity chef. He opened England's first public restaurant, wrote cookery books and created relishes. Michel Roux tries out one of his most famous recipes while Ruth Brandon , Martin Jarvis and AN Wilson tell his remarkable story. Producer Bill Lloyd
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