4/8. Human Rights - Five Years On. Five years on from the Human Rights Act's incorporation into English law,
Clive Anderson and a panel of legal experts debate whether or not it has advanced the rights of British Citizens. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm
4/5. Curare. Professor Stanley Feldman has spent 50 years studying curare, the plant poison used by Amazonian Indians on the tips of blow darts. Synthetic versions of curare are now a major componen of modern anaesthesia. Professor Feldman tells Jolyon Jenkins how curare has made the journey from feared poison to beneficial drug. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
1/4. Frustrated with his London lifestyle, travel writer Tahir Shah decides to set up home in Morocco. But when he buys the Caliph's House, he discovers he got more than he'd bargained for. Abridged by Laurence Wareing , read by Shiv Grewal. Producer Kirsty Williams Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Caliph's House -a Yearin Casablanca by Tahir Shah is available for E13.50 (rrp E15.00) including p&p. To order. send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than
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1/2. Our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, is so similar to us that its genetic make-up vanes by only one per cent. Andrew Luck-Baker looks at how getting to grips with that difference could lead to a true understanding of the nature Of human beings. Producer Alexandra Feacham
3/4. Love, Smut and a Bit of What You Fancy. Comedian and actor Roy Hudd indulges in a collection of comic songs relating to the less respectable of We activities. He shows how society's changing attitudes have caused the risque song to alternate between the mainstream and the covert, and how the entire course of a relationship can be traced by means of the comic song. Producer Karl Phillips
Trumpeter and singer Louis Prima was one of the most prolific and accomplished jazz musicians of the 20th century, yet he's now remembered mostly for his role as a cartoon monkey - King Louis in Walt Disney s
The Jungle Book. Humphrey Lyttelton guides us through
Prima's life, his career and his impact on swing, big band and rock 'n' roll music. Producer James Crawford Also catch The Louis Prima Story tonight at 9pm on R2
In a besieged city, a zoo faces a death sentence. As the enemy closes in, Nat, the bird keeper, has orders to destroy the animals, but then they begin to speak to him.
Can he brina himself to do it? By Richard Hurford.
Music by Andy Burton : Director Nadia Molinari
3/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles.
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2/5. The Copper's Tale. What the copper sees as he goes off shift tells a different story. Philip Glenister reads a story that casts a different, darker light on Mrs Rachel Adams. By Frances Fyfield. For details see yesterday
2/5. Lost to the World. Rick Gekoski follows the tragic trail of theft, murder and betrayal behind the rediscovery of the original manuscript of Mahler's song Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. For details see yesterday
5/8. The series that takes a close look at the words people use, where they come from and how they are played with. Presented by Michael Rosen.
Producers Sally Heaven and Toby Field Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
5/10. Ella Fitzgerald. The entrepreneur Ivan Massow nominates "the first lady of song", Ella Fitzgerald , for great-life status. He explores the contradictions in her life with presenter Matthew Parris and singer Cleo Laine. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm
New series 1/6. The fourth series of the comedy set during the American War of Independence.
Samuel's pompous son in law, Ezekiel, is kidnapped by a rebel militia. Can anyone be bothered to rescue him? Written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Also featuring Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope. Producer/Director Paul Mayhew-Archer
2/5. Madelaine is in arrears and rapidly finding out that true friends are few and far between. But at least she has Barry - Barry her bailiff. By Wendy Oberman.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
Fair Trade has become one of the most successful consumer brands of modern times. High-street stores and multinational companies want its brand on their products. Mark Ashurst travels to Mexico, where the campaign began in the late 80s, and the USA, its fastest-growing market, to find out who benefits from Fair Trade and how it has changed the lives of peasant farmers. Producer Ruth Evans Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
5/5. Dr Kwame McKenzie looks at the psychological stress caused by modern warfare and asks whether the Army has become so obsessed by post-traumatic stress disorder that it's ignoring the more prevalent mental-health problems suffered by veterans - depression and alcoholism. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
2/10. Not only is Arkady Renko faced with three unidentified bodies and no apparent motive, but his old adversary from the KGB, Major Pribluda, is showing a disquieting interest in the case. By Martin Cruz Smith. For details see yesterday
New series 1/6. An exciting new live phone-in show, hosted by talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy. It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, intelligent, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener. Producer Lucy Armitage
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