1/5. Tim Guest takes a week-long journey through the electronic looking-glass to investigate the obsession with virtual worlds. Today, nine cerebral palsy sufferers inhabit one virtual body to experience a life they could only dream of in the real world. Abridged by Jane Marshall and read by Paul Panting. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the paperback of Second Lives for £11.50 (RRP E12.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (land-line callscost no moretnan 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirectsparkledirettcom
4/6. Whoo-hoo Do You Think You Are? Georgia is enthralled when she investigates Clement s family tree and discovers some surprising information in the process. Comedy by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath.
Producer Chris Neill
New series 1/7. BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores Six Day War of 1967, beginning with a look at how Egypt's President Nasser's propaganda broadcasts affected Arab civilians and led Israeli citizens to believe they faced annihilation. Producer Tony Phillips
A comedy by John Fletcher. It's 1937 and Neville Chamberlain is determined to reinstate Britain as the top world power by dealing with Hitler and Mussolini But Anthony Eden is bound to object. The first spin doctor, Joseph Ball , gets to work.
Producer Julian May
1/5. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite To mark the 40th anniversary of Sgt
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, five writers with Liverpool connections choose a song title from the album as inspiration for a short story, beginning with Heidi Thomas 's tale, read by Judith Barker. Producer Janet Graves
Spoken word choices: p121 Peppermania: p8
New series 1/30. Origins. James Naughtie explores the relationship between a thousand years of history and classical music. He begins by looking back to where classical tradition began, in the churches and monasteries of the Christian world.
Producers Rosie Boulton. Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt The Making of Music at 4pm on Radio 3 features performances of music mentioned in this programme
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Pick of the week: p120
1/5. The Night the People Came Over for
Something That Was No Trouble. By Maeve Binchy. The perfect dinner party is never as easy at it looks, as Clare discovers to her cost. Dramatised by Jessica Dromgoole.
Producer Sam Hoyle Repeated from 10.45am
1/10. At his mother's funeral, Henry Pulling meets his 70-year-old Aunt Augusta and is introduced to her unconventional menage. Graham Greene 's witty novel about a retired bank manager who finds himself hauled half way across the world with his aunt. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Read by Robert Glenister and Anna Massey. Producer/Director Clive Brill
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