3/3. There's an 11-year-age gap between Jack and Rhoma Aizenberg , but when they met in the mid-1960s, each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems. They talk to Melanie McFadyean. Producer Bob Dickinson
Nicholas Parsons undertakes a journey to find out why he and millions like him start to endure the unsettling process of short-term memory loss. In the UK and US he meets those at the forefront of research to find out why our memories diminish, and speaks to those trying desperately to stop theirs from fading away. Producer Jo Meek
Nicholas Parsons says Thanks for the Memory: page 119
1/2. The Battleaxe. The battleaxe has been a mainstay of comedy for generations. From Greek literature to Last of the Summer Wine, she has been portrayed by large and small women, all with the tone of voice that could freeze water at 50 paces. Brian Murphy explores the history of the battleaxe with some choice clips of her at her best.
Producer Angela Sherwin
Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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2/4. Louis Armstrong. Remembered by some as a middle-of-the-road singer of chart blockbusters such as Hello,
Dolly! and Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong was actually one of the first and greatest pioneers in the history of jazz. He was one of the best trumpeters there has ever been. Ken Clarke explores his life and music with Chris Barber. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Abrasive academic Edward Rose is rushed to hospital with pains in his chest. He is shocked to discover his heart has moved and is in the wrong place. Comedy by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Martin O'Neill. Starring Antony Sher.
Producer/Director Gary Brown
Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with listeners'environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet 8>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. Mr Brunei's Sounding Arch. Agnes and Bernard have been married for 40 years. in celebration, Bernard has arranged a boat trip under Brunei's Bridge at Maidenhead. It should be romantic, but Agnes has her doubts. Written and read by Mavis Cheek. For details see yesterday
New series 1/8. Michael Rosen returns with the series that investigates the world of words and the way they are spoken. He launches a new competition, "Like a Hole in the Head", inviting listeners to mint new and arresting Similes. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
New series 1/10. Morecambeand Wise
On Christmas Day in 1977. almost 29 million people sat down to watch Morecambe and Wise. One of their guests was Penelope Keith , who here nominates the masters of classless entertainment. She is ably backed up by Eric Morecambe's son, Gary, though presenter Matthew Parris prefers a more waspish approach. Producer Miles Warde
Repeated on Friday at 11pm
1/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions, the radical management consultants, return to inflict their unique brand of help on more unsuspecting companies. This week, they turn their special talents to the credit-card business. Starring Marcus Brigstocke ,
Catherine Shepherd , David Mitchell and Beth Chalmers. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley
2/5. Famous Guy. Written by Adam Buxton. Adam and Joe star in the tale of Manthea Shringleton , a journalist sent to interview a reclusive Hollywood star.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
It's now a year since Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope. Known as the "Vatican's enforcer", he had a reputation for disciplining those who didn't toe the line. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent, Jane Little , looks back over his first year to see if many people's fears for a more conservative, stricter church have been realised or whether he has surprised his critics.
Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series 1/5. It's more than 30 years since LSD was banned for clinical use, yet there has been a resurgence in interest in studying psychedelics. In the 1950s, LSD was believed to be a wonder drug and used widely to treat psychosis, depression and addiction. Claudia Hammond finds out about LSD and MDMA (ecstasy) and looks at the controversy surrounding their potential use. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
New series 1/4. Hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , this show brings together comedians from all parts of the comedy spectrum to perform exclusively political material in front of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock
2/5. The Magic Circle. How much power is invested in the monarchy, and what part does it play in the constitution? With contributions from the late Sir Edward Heath and Lord Callaghan, and from Tony Benn.
Continues tomorrow For details see yesterday
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