1/5. An appreciation of the human brain by Katrina Firlik , who knows it from the point of view of the neurosurgeon. Today, she treats a carpenter with a nail in his skull. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Vicki Simon. Producer Kate Howells
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Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Childless The Woman's Hour drama.
A series of plays focusing on the reasons and motivations for missing out on motherhood. 1/5. Blowing Out Candles by Cathy Feeny.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
2/2. With Territorial Army members being compulsorily drafted to fight in combat zones, these weekend soldiers are being asked to provide more and more of the army s fighting strength. Michael Nicholson considers how their commitment to the TA affects the lives of the soldiers themselves and of their families, and asks how the One Army" notion of territorials and regulars fighting together is born out in training and support, when injury and even death have to be faced, producer Adam Fowler
4/6. High and Low Life. Having nothing left to pawn,
Pierce Egan is reduced to pawning himself. He talks his way out of this bind by relating the adventures of Tom, Bob and Jerry as they drink with the lower orders in the East End, dance with high society in the West End and attend a masquerade, where Jerry is smitten by the serial seductress Lady
Wanton. A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel by Pierce Egan.
Other parts played by members of the cast; Producer Tilusha oneiani
In 1965 an East End couple received a telegram telling them that their soldier son, Eddie, had been killed in a swimming accident in Aden. This was the start o a chain of events that led to changes in the law that would affect all families of the British armed forces. By John Peacock , based on a true story.
Director Celia de Wolff
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Sonia Rothwell
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1/5. Feathers Is for Diamonds. A frightening tale of the Brighton underworld of the 1920s. By John Peacock , read by Joanna David. A series of stories, recorded live in front of a Brighton audience, that mix history with fiction, fact with imagination, and humour with nostalgia. Presented by Lynne Truss. Producer Celia de Wolff
71/90. The End of the Second Boer War. Britain's first khaki war brought concentration camps - British ones.
Christopher Lee 's story of the British Empire. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jemma Redgrave , Ben Onwukwe , Joss Ackland , Rupert Degas and Anna Massey. Producer Pete Atkin
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New series 1/6. The famous antidote to panel games comes to the Bristol Hippodrome, where Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke -Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer JonNaismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm FM
3/4. China and Japan. No country is watching China's phenomenal economic growth more closely than Japan. Over the centuries both countries have manipulated their historical narratives to fulfil their different destinies.
China can no longer rely on communism alone to connect its vast population, so it's turning to nationalism. And within that story Japan has assumed centre stage once more. Allan Little analyses the situation. Producer Jane Beresford
2/8. Arabian Leopard. Wild-cat conservationist Tessa McGregor visits Oman in search of one of the world's rarest felines - the Arabian leopard. Probably only two hundred of these still survive, mostly in the arid mountains of south Yemen and Oman where they come into conflict with local people eager to protect their domestic goats. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/10. January Man. Jason Taylor is a 13-year-old facing the usual adolescent problems: family tensions, school bullies, the mysteries of girls -and he's also a stammerer and secret poet. A story by David Mitchell, abridged by Roger Pine. Read by Stuart McLoughlin. Producer Sara Davies
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