4/5. Coursework. John O'Farrell explores the unexpected history of the different kinds of exam, and our relationship with them. He finds out how exam work spread beyond school sports halls and into pupils' homes, with the introduction Of coursework. Producer Phil Tiniine
2/5. A Russian Diary. Martin Sixsmith introduces an extract from the diaries of the murdered campaigning Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Read by Sian Thomas. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: A Russian Diary by Anna Politkovskaya is available from RT Direct for E16.50 (RRP £17.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to:[address removed], call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.
Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing! (Vulpius). John 20, vv10-18. When Mary Thro ' the Garden Went (Stanford). Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Richard Tanner.
Brownsea Island Nature Reserve has an atmosphere all of its own. When its last private owner, Mrs Mary Florence Bonham Christie , bought it in 1927, it became a forbidden place when she banned people and allowed the animals on the island to roam free. Featuring reminiscences from those who knew her and naturalists who have inherited her unique legacy, Alan Leith tells the story of Brownsea's eccentric recluse, with dramatised scenes written by Roy Apps. Producer Angela Hind ; Director Celia de Wolff
Les Dennis tells the story of a much-loved Liverpool club comedian - Jackie Hamilton - who never made the big time, but whose observational comedy provides a graphic commentary on the social history of Merseyside over the last 40 years. Dennis digs out rare tapes of this heroic scouse comic in interview and performance, also reminiscences from family, friends and fellow professionals including Ricky Tomlinson , Mickey Finn , and Lennie Chesworth. Producer Tony Staveacre
Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am
4/4. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Beethoven produced two manuscript copies of his great last symphony.
Frances Fyfield and bassist Rodney Slatford , conductor Jonathan Del Mar pore over this cornerstone of the western classical repertoire. Producer Tom Alban
Three men are curious to discover why they all separately visit the same Indian takeaway on the third Thursday of every month. By David Nobbs. Starring Tim Mclnnerny and James Fleet. Producer Liz Webb Bernard James Fleet Ali Kulvinder Ghir
West Indies v South Africa
Commentary on another Super Eights match from Tony Cozier , Neil Manthorp and Kevin Howells. With summaries from Barry Richards. From Queen's Park, Grenada, where the stadium has been reconstructed after the 2004 hurricane.
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Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal more insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] Email: firstname.lastname@example.org: Telephone [number removed]
2/5. William -the Dear Little Boysie. Things are looking grim for William and the Outlaws as there seems to be no way for them to avoid Mrs Bott 's planned party and - much, much worse - Violet Elizabeth. Read by Martin Jarvis. For further details see yesterday
2/4. The Pike. The "tyrant of the watery plain" has traditionally been the subject of much controversy amongst coarse anglers. On the banks of a river in Dorset, Chris Yates and bespoke rod maker Edward Barder consider its merits. For further details see yesterday
2/9. Tintin breaks all this programme's rules - he didn't exist and he hasn't died. But photojournalist Nick Danziger makes a powerful case for the inclusion of the little Belgian reporter and his small dog among the pantheon of greats. Presenter Matthew Parris seems more concerned about Tintin's sexuality, while Tintinologist Michael Farr attempts to keep the conversation on a higher plane. The programme includes archive of Tintin's creator, Herge. Producer Miles Warde
2/5. When Rupert Met Tony. Alan Plater reflects on events that may have happened in the run-up to 1997 general election in his series on projects that never quite saw the light of day. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
2/2. Edward Stourton uncovers what really went on during the Israeli-Lebanon conflict last year, with first-hand accounts from Hezbollah, the Israeli government and the United Nations. Repeated on Sunday at 5pm.
2/5. Raj Persaud discusses what impact the new Mental Capacity Act will have on Alzheimer's patients who are planning for the moment when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Producer Louise Corley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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