4/6. Why are we vulnerable to memory lapses such as forgetting to walk the dog or collecting the children from school? Mariella Frostrup hears about this new area of memory research and the science that is trying to investigate memory lapses in the workplace.
Can we ever predict what is likely to be forgotten? Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated at 9.30pm
4/6. Charles suffered severe head injuries and memory loss after being hit by a getaway car. The damage to his memory system caused him to "confabulate", adopting memories that he felt were real but that his family knew couldn't be true. Now significantly recovered Charles and his wife talk about the way his memory has played tricks On them both. Producer Pamela Rutherford
Led by John Forrest. At Cana's Wedding, Long Ago (Stella).
John 2, vvl-10. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith arr Leddington Wright). Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
(St Edmund). With the Coventry Singers. Director of music
Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Daniel Moult.
2/6. Wi'Ma Hands Full o' Nothin: Poets from the Dundee
Schemes. Gary works nights in a factory, Kev used to box and Mark was a building labourer. Each of their lives has been transformed and, in one case, saved by writing poetry. They tell stories about the town of "jute, am and journalism" in its own language and perform to its people in the pubs and clubs. Now a world beyond their own is beginning to prick up its ears. Producer Julian May (K)
5/6. Give a Dog a Good Name. George helps the newly promoted DI Crawford trap a particularly vicious criminal, a man with an achilles heel in the shape of a small dog called Shirlev. Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon:
PC Andy Crawford:
3/10 Theseus and his friend Pirithoos go in search of golden fleeces and find more adventure than they were expecting. Mary Renault's classic reworking of the legend Of Theseus. For further details see Monday
3/5 Jeremy Paxman on George IV. Modern royal dysfunctional marriage has nothing on the farcical story of King George IV and his relationships with his wife and mistress. Paxman teases out the story and its modern equivalents from portraits in the Regency room at the National Portrait Gallery. For further details see Monday
1/4 In the first of four programmes on Scandinavia, Laurie Taylor visits Norway, a country that has only existed independently since 1905 yet has built a strong national identity. He meets a young, ethnically diverse hip-hop group that have created a new language, and asks how their hybrid form of culture fits into ideas of "Nnrweaianness" and belonging. Producer Natasha Maw
In an exploration of the uses of silence in comedy, fast-talking comedian Adam Bloom talks to fellow performers and writers, including Ray Galton , Ricky Gervais and Matt Lucas , to discover the role pauses play in sitcoms, sketch ShOWS and stand-up routines. Producer Chris Neill
3/5. Lieutenant Bruno von Falk brings something new into the shuttered and forbidding Angellier home.
Continuing Irene Nemirovsky 's story of friendship and war. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
New series 1/3. Provocative ideas that challenge jopular opinion are the focus of this new debates ;eries. Each week a single advocate of a counter-cultural thesis faces a lion's den of opposition and a panel of critics. Brendan O'Leary , a professor of politics and a former constitutional adviser to the Kurdistan Regional
Government, argues that Iraq is still on course for a future as a federal pluralist democracy. He takes on a panel of journalists and analysts at the International Affairs think-tank, Chatham House. BBC world affairs editor John Simpson is in the chair.
Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
2/3. This Land Is Your Land. The story of this stirring patriotic ballad, written by the radical protest singer
Woodie Guthrie in the Depression years is told by Robin Denselow. Recorded by everyone from Springsteen to Bing Crosby , the song has been appropriated by the Left as well as the Right.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm
2/3. A series looking at the role of amateurs in collecting scientific data. Sue Nelson logs on to discover how home computers could be predicting global warming, ridding the world of malaria, or even searching for extraterrestrials. Producer Alexandra Feachem
3/6. Trade. The three-man think-tank grapple with another of Britain's major problems. With Keith on strike over a 15th-century miscarriage of justice, Team 32 try to concoct ways to make global trade a bit fairer. Written anc performed by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , featuring Chris Addison , Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Richard Grocock
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