2/6. Why do we have such a clear picture of what we were doing when John F Kennedy was shot, or when we heard
Princess Diana had died? Mariella Frostrup looks at flashbulb memory - when personal and public memories connect and are shared. She also asks writer Marina
Warner about collective memory and how groups become defined by a shared history. And the actor Kwame Kwei -
Armah looks at how generations of collective histories were wiped out by slavery, and why he revisited the land of his forebears looking for his real name and a sense of identity. Producer KatyHickman Repeated at 9.30pm
2/6. John has developmental amnesia. He was born prematurely and the area of his brain that mediates his memory for day-to-day events was damaged. However, his ability to acquire long-term memories was spared, and with help from his diary and a mobile phone, John, now 29, gets round many of his memory failings. Cognitive neuroscientist Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem explains why John's memory works this way.
Led by Canon Chris Chivers. 0 God of Earth and Altar (Kings
Lynn). Numbers 16, w36-40; 46-48. We Wait for Thy Loving
Kindness, 0 God (McKie). Restore, 0 Lord, the Honour of Your Name! (Kendrick). With the John Powell Singers.
Director of music John Powell. Organist Graham Eccies.
3/5. Following the famous "hippie trail" of the 1960s, Rory Maclean reaches Afghanistan. But the days of Westerners in Afghan coats is a distant memory. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
During the summer of 1946 over forty thousand Bntisn people took the law into their own hands and squatted property that they didn't own - initially, disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats. It was an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience, ana it presented Atlee's Labour government with its first great crisis. Mark Whitaker tells the story - with testimony from several of the squatters themselves, producer Mark Whitaker
3/6. The Captain. A series of burglaries on empty houses bears all the trademarks of one of Dock Green s most colourful characters - but is Andy too keen to make an arrest that could aid his progress into CID? By Ted WilliS. Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon:
PC Andy Crawford:
By Rebecca Trick-Walker . Gwen sits on a cliff-top in Pembrokeshire trying to do a watercolour painting of the flower thrift. Instead she finds herself thinking about her 40-year marriage and its recent end, and how her story mirrors that of Morwen, the Maiden of the Sea.
Producer/Director Kate McAII
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Port Sunlight Residents and Conservation Society, Wirral. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened
3/5. Rainbow Warrior. Novelist Adam Thorpe 's short story takes an ironic look at an earnest conservationist dad whose family, on holiday, would rather just have fun. Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres For further details see Monday
3/5. Chariots of Leather. At the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky last summer, a two-wheeled wooden chariot, with a suspension system made from woven leather, was put through its paces. One of the passengers was Mike Pitts , who reports on this vehicle modelled from an image on a coin. For further details see Mon
4/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host presents a quiz all about themselves, their whims, fancies, loves and hates and past glories. Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond is the guest host, with regular panellists Sue Perkins and Robin Ince , and guests. Producer Aled Evans
8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm
2/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s. The Times columnist Tim Hames investigates how an insatiable desire to shock and irritate senior figures in the party led to the radicals' downfall. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/2. As man prepares for space explorations to the Moon and beyond, Frank Close considers whether it's better to send robots to do the dirty work while we stay at home and watch, or whether astronauts are crucial to the success Of future missions. Producer Louise Dalziel
New series 1/6. Tax and Public Spending. The
Department is a secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your life. At its heart, an eccentric three-man think-tank with the brief to brainstorm new ideas on solving society's problems. Under pressure from Keith to meet the Department's strict productivity targets, Team 32 conduct one of their researched brainstorms on Tax and Public Spending.
Written and performed by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , and featuring Chris Addison , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Richard Grocock
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