3/5. The New Polytechnics. Martha Kearney looks back at the brief history of the polytechnics. Thirty new institutions were created in the early 1970s, designed as different but equal to the universities. But did anyone really believe in that equality? Featuring the stories of those who taught and studied at the polys, and who championed their existence or derided their
Shortcomings. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at9.30pm
4/5. Ainsley Harriott is invited into the kitchen of Raju and Seema, who came to Britain from Bhutan. They show him how to cook pork curry with radishes and red rice, and talk about their new life in Yorkshire.
Producer Clare Csonka
4/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. The Kid discovers that adults are not to be trusted, especially the ones with missiles, and that his Mom is a great looker. Imagine! For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by the Rev Steven Benson. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends
Rejoice (Vulpius). 1 Corinthians 12, W12-18 and 26-27. Christ Has No Body Now but Yours (Ogden).
Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director ot music Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
Samantha Bond, who played James Bond's put-upon secretary, Miss Moneypenny, in four films, turns her critical eye to one of the cornerstones of her day-job as a classical actress: the right way to deliver Shakespeare's dramatic verse. As well as taking advice from Peter Hall, Cicely Berry and Derek Jacobi, she also consults Q, that's to say, her fellow "Bond girl", Judi Dench.
Repeated Sunday 12.15am
Peter is an award-winning writer with an obsessive-compulsive disorder - if he travels in a car he is terrified that he will run over a child and has to keep stopping constantly to check that there is nothing caught under the wheels. Can he accept the offer of a lift home from his Spanish psychiatrist Llaya? By Gul Y Davis ; adapted by David Calcutt.
Producer/Director Kate Chapman
6/6. Depression. Barbara Myers is joined by consultant psychiatrist Dr Tim Kendall. Phone in if you have any questions on the subject of depression. Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
4/5. Yellow Coal, Part 1. This Russian short story, written in 1939 is uncannily relevant today. Wars and the elements have left oil wells running dry and water running out. The Commission of the Access of New and Original Energies have launched a competition to discover a new energy source. Forfurther details see Monday
Subjects such as telepathy, intuition and life after death have traditionally been off limits for the British
Association's annual Festival of Science. Not any more. Before an audience at this year's Festival in Norwich,
Ouentin Cooper confronts a panel of scientific heretics and sceptics to assess just how much evidence there is for mind extending beyond the physical brain. Producer Martin Redfern
New series 1/6. Johnny Vegas is the first guest in the comedy series in which Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls
2/2. Sarfraz Manzoor follows British Pakistani fans as they travel across the country to watch Pakistan's cricket tour of England this summer. He finds out why an overwhelming majority of second and third generation British Pakistanis still support Pakistan. He looks at the huge diversity of British Pakistani life, and investigates the link between cricket and the radicalisation of young British Muslims. Producer Aasiya Lodhi
New series 1/9. Age Rage. From 1 October, 65 will be the new nationwide retirement age in Britain, the age when employers can legally force workers to retire whether they want to or not. Peter Day finds out what it means for employees, for companies, and for people like him on the verge of being retired at 60.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
6/6. They are people who believe they can turn the rain on and off like a tap. Miriam O'Reilly travels from the South Downs to Nanjing in search of their secrets. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
4/10. Cicero has won the right to prosecute Gaius Verres for corruption. Now he must journey to Sicily in the depths of a cold winter to find his evidence. By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday
3/6. The Substance Adventure. Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as the Scotsmen who first appeared in I'm
Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Here, they advertise their services as "builders to the gentry" and are soon put to work by the Laird. With Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie and Jeremy Hardy as the Laird. Producer Jon Naismith
3/6. Dominic Holland shares his thoughts on TV chefs, cereal manufacturers and teachers. With support from Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Martin Hyder and Ed Weeks , and music by Jim Howard. Producer Victoria Lloyd
3/3. Nick Barraclough goes behind the scenes in corporate Nashville and talks to Garth Brooks , the Dixie Chicks, and the record label executives who control one of America's most powerful musical forms. Producer SarahCuddon
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