Melvyn Bragg and his guests, including Dr Susan Jones and Professor Robert Hampson, discuss Joseph Conrad 's novel Heart of Darkness, the inspiration for the film Apocalypse Now. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
4/5. Bashir is on trial for bombing a supermarket. Dalla inherits the house but questions her future in it. The lemon tree in the garden dies. Sandy Tolan 's novel in the form of an unusual dialogue between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman who lives in his childhood home. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
5/5. Crusading environmental scientist
James Lovelock , propounder of the Gaia hypothesis theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston. The readers are Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across
Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban.
- Surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers, he returned to write a book about his adventures. This dramatisation by Benjamin Yeoh tells the story of that epic journey.
Producer/Director Steven Canny
5/6. Fi Glover delves into listeners' holiday experiences to provide a series of tips on the highs and lows of holidaying, focusing on a different aspect of travel each week. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling
4/5. Margaret is persuaded by her mother to marry a much older man whom she does not love, but the guilty secret of her summer in Egypt starts to emerge. Read by Jasmine Hyde. By Alice Thomas Ellis For further details see Monday
9/30. The Coming of the GP. The individual practices of physicians, surgeons and apothecaries were under threat in the 18th century with the coming of the general practitioner - a change that also brought a violent outbreak of class war within medicine. The readers are David Rintoul , Peter Capaldi , Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. For further details see Monday
Author Justin Cartwright joins Marietta Frostrup to talk about his new novel, The Song Before It Is Sung, set during the Second World War, which focuses on the 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
Is it possible to recreate the exact sounds of a building that no longer exists? Ouentin Cooper talks to Damian Murphy from York University, who is using the latest acoustic-mapping techniques to recreate the exact sound of ancient and new buildings. He explains why it's possible to hear the voices of a choir in the old Coventry cathedral as well as how opera singers can train for singing in the Sydney Opera House from the comfort of their homes. Ouentin also talks to psychoacoustics expert Peter Rutherford about how we hear and about the interplay between music and the environment. Producer Pamela Rutherford
5/6. Ralph decides that a new face is the way to revive his career, and a snooker player suffers from an unusual phobia in Andy Hamilton 's comedy about the sports agent with a roster of nightmarish clients.
Producer Andy Hamilton
1/2. After a showdown with the Government in 2003 the Fire Service is being modernised - and Merseyside is at the forefront of that change. But the Fire Brigades union fears that front-line services will eventually be cut. Allan Urry goes out with the firefighters who are breaking new ground - until a budget crisis leads to threats of job cuts and a strike is called. Producer Rob Cave
7/8. Private Grief. The new breed of private equity funds control huge resources, earn big money and are very secretive. Now there are worries that they may destabilise the world economy and bring previously sound companies to their knees. Peter Day reports. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
Climate change, medicine, the food we eat. the way we give birth, the way we die - science governs every aspect of our lives. But should we trust politicians to make the right decisions about those vital issues? The former government chief scientist and president of the Royal Society, Lord May, examines the crucial but uneasy relationship between politics and science. Producer Susan Hulme
5/8. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Featuring deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and email scams. Starring Ben Willbond , Ingrid Oliver , Dominic Coleman , Rachel Atkins , Lewis MacLeod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley
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