11/5. The journalist and Guardian feature writer Emma Brockes celebrates her secret love of the musical (but not including anything by Lloyd Webber !) in her witty new book, abridged by Penny Leicester, and read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of What Would Barbra Do? for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to [address removed] or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester). Deuteronomy 30, vv15-20. Deep River (Spiritual, arr Tippett). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Neil Taylor.
Steve Richards of The Independent presents this look at the relationship between New Labour
- and Rupert Murdoch. The Murdoch press supported the Tories for 20 years and had campaigned fiercely against Labour leader Neil Kinnock in the 1992 election. Yet in 1997, The Sun declared it was backing Tony Blair. Contributors include Charles Clarke , David Blunkett , Geoff Mulgan , Neil Kinnock , Andrew Neil and Matthew Taylor. Producer Simon Hollis
2/3. Battersea Triangle. Spineless Dougie has become domestically embroiled with Angela, his boss at work. He's regretting it. So when he meets passive, unconditionally adoring India, his problems seem to be over. Or are they just beginning? Romantic comedy drama by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh
5/6. Liverpool. Join Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives as they uncover Liverpool's history and its connection to crops, codes and crustaceans. Producer David Parkinson Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
1854: the Criminal Wing of Bethlem Hospital for the Insane. The painter Richard Dadd and poet Emily Clayton find themselves in the middle of a bitter rivalry between two doctors over the most effective way to treat the insane: one favours art therapy while the other has ideas that foreshadow Freud. By Mark Wilson.
Producer/Director David Blount
Ward Sister Grey:
5/12. Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
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1/5. The House. An old man experiences a range of emotions as he waits for the ferry that will take him on the final leg of his journey back to the house of his birth. Alison Miller 's story, read by John Buick , begins a week of tales exploring the emotions and motivations of travellers forced to break their journeys. Producer Kirsteen Cameron
New series 1/30. Hot, Cold, Wet and Dry. An epic series, presented by medical historian Andrew Cunningham , exploring more than 2,000 years of Western medicine. It is possible to trace the origins of Western medicine back to Hippocrates and Galen, whose writings remained the basis for medical practice well into the 18th century. The readers are Tamsin Greig, David Rintoul , Peter Capaidi ,
Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. Producer Adrian Washbourne
6/10. Chris Addison , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton are the panellists in the veteran panel game which this week comes from the Mermaid Theatre, London. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/10. 1863: a young Irish prostitute escapes her former life when she's hired as a maid in a big house near Edinburgh. But her new employer has secrets of her own. By Jane Harris , dramatised by Chris Nolan.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from 10.45am
In August 1940 as Hitler prepared to invade Britain, a top-secret mission designed to turn the tide of the war was underway. A team of Britain's top scientists and engineers travelled to America with a briefcase full of valuable secrets to give away. Stephen Phelps tells the story of this most daring of missions. Producer Angela Hind
3/9. Snails. Snails are more than just garden pests, as Brett Westwood discovers when he takes a look at the history of the mollusc, including how the commonest variety was first introduced to Britain by the Romans. He also looks at the use of snails in medical research, and finds out why they are known as indicators of environmental change. Producer Mary Colwell
6/10. Don Dang 's career as a fake journalist and banquet bug has taken a strange turn. Read by Neil Dudgeon. Producer/Director Chris Wallis
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1/4. The Father. John is the proud father of his cello-playing son and spends hours marvelling at his child's dedication to his instrument. But is the cello hiding a deeper meaning for both father and son? Another chance to hear Lynne Truss 's monologues about 40-something men and women, each with their own very different stories. Producer Dawn Ellis
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