Among the 40 per cent of men over the age of 35 who lose their hair, there are very few who think it s a joke. One of them, Martin Plimmer , examines the Psychology of baldness and learns how reactions can range from grudging acceptance to thoughts of suicide. One man lost his hair and then his wife; others mortgage the house to finance hugely expensive, but ineffective treatments. On top of that. the one drug that might offer some reprieve from the tyranny of male-pattern baldness turns out to reduce sex drive. producer Brian King
3/3. Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew use their
Freedom Passes (which allow the over-60s to travel free on local public transport) to get to London Zoo and the boating pond in Regent's Park, where, they track down long-lost adopted offspring and also engage in a bit of bird-watching. Director Paul Kobrak
Roger Bolton selects listener's comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
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A comedy drama, with a cheeky nod to JB Priestley's s
An Inspector Calls, from comedian Justin Moorhouse. It involves a seaside guesthouse, a dysfunctional family, a Judy Garland tribute act, a mysterious bleach incident, and an insurance inspector who is not all that he seems.
Producer/Director Katherine Beacon
5/6. Clare Balding joins Jane and Mike Tomlinson for a walk down Ribblesdale in Yorkshire, a ramble Jane and Mike would often take before their lives were turned upside down when Jane was diagnosed with terminal Cancer nearly five years ago. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
5/5. Tango. By Caroline Sutton. Serial hobbyist Gerry takes up tango lessons in his retirement, setting his sights on Buenos Aires and leaving his wife Sheila wondering what he actually does with his evenings. What she finds out surprises her. Read by Susan Jameson. For details see Monday Producer Joanne Reardon
5/90. Elizabeth, Trade and Francis Drake. Elizabethan traders in the East had to compete with the Portuguese and the Dutch, so that sometimes the fastest way to a profit was still piracy. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Mark Heap , Anna Massey , Robert Powell and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday
New series 1/9. Return of the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system. Presenter
Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines.
Producer Jim Frank
3/6. Series 11 of the peerless impression show in which politicians, celebrities, sports stars and Radio 4 favourites are all subject to merciless topical lampooning. Starring
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly , and Mark Perry. From the New Theatre, Cardiff.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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5/10. Deceit. William now finds himself attracted to the fascinating Zoraide Reuter , head of the girls' school. But not everything is as it seems. By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
4/16 Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Cardiff puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes cabinet minister Peter Hain ,
Shadow Secretary of State for family and culture, media and sport Theresa May , deputy leader of the Liberal
Democrats Menzies Campbell, and writer John Harris. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
A budding playwright is fatally drawn to the low-life world of boxing in this larger-than-life story of greed and corruption, ripped from a 1950s tabloid. A cast of Broadway actors star in Kerry Shale's dramatisation of Budd Schulberg 's classic novel, recorded in New York.
Other parts played by Dominic Hawksley and members of the cast
Producer Helen Cattwell ; Director Andy Jordan
5/5. Satan's temptation of Eve and her first taste of the forbidden fruit - perhaps the greatest literary seduction scene? Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book Nine.
By John Milton , with an introduction from Philip Pullman. For details see Monday
11/11. Living on the Edge. Matthew Parris considers a life lived on the margins: with Marjorie Wallace - at the edge of sanity; Bernie Hare - on the edge of society; and Dermot Healy - on a cliff at the edge of Europe. Producer Frances Byrnes
Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is being re-born as a powerful tool for researchers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians as they tackle problems as diverse as protein folding, lifting unwieldy instruments into the Earth's orbit, and working out the best way to fold an airbag into a car's steering column. With mathematician Ian Stewart. Producer Brian King
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