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Cantus Firmus. Mark Tully explores the notion of a cantus firmus, a structural device for musical composition, used by the former dean of Westminster, Michael Mayne , as an analogy for the "enduring melody" of a life ... "that definable spiritual hinterland that does not change with passing fashion".
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
8/9. The judges visit the final contender for Farmer of the Year, lain Tolhurst, who is a vegan organic farmer. producer Steve Peacock
With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
Andrew Marr appeals on behalf of the International Development Enterprise. Producer Linsey Cornwall-Jones
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Most Vulnerable Victor. The Very Rev Nicholas Bury explores the kingship of Jesus in a service live from Gloucester Cathedral. With Canon Neil Heavisides. Producer Simon Vivian
With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
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Author Armistead Maupin talks to Kirsty Young about his life and about his choice of music to take to the island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.
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2/6 With Rob Brydon , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Rptd from Monday
Sheila Dillon and her guests review some of the best recipe books of the year, along with ideas for culinary Christmas presents.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock
Jolyon Jenkins discovers what s behind the boom in public art and why people prefer statues of dolphins. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
Matthew Biggs , Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood are at the University of Kent. The editor of Amateur Gardening,
Tim Rumball , and the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Juliet Roberts , continue their guide to the best gardening books for Christmas. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at
2 25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
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4/5 Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever , who has made a name for himself in the UK folk scene accompanying artists like Kate Rusby , talks to Sally Magnusson about the influence of Orkney's traditional music. Producer Claire White
3/6. 1917: Yuri struggles to adapt to post-revolutionary family life in Moscow. With the Bolsheviks on the rampage and the constant threat of typhus, his only safe option is to flee the city and go east. But that's where
Lara is. Boris Pasternak 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Producer Jonquil Panting; Director Alison Hindell
Mariella Frostrup talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo about his new novel Bridge of Sighs.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
New series 1/4. Jonathan Bate looks at poetry inspired by historic events. He begins on the Essex coast where the valiant Anglo-Saxon leader Byrhtnoth failed to stop a Viking invasion in 991, a struggle remembered in The Battle ofMaldon.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
10/10. How research into cancer treatments may be held back by failure to take basic precautions in the laboratory. Rptd from Tuesday
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Stewart Henderson select his highlights from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
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As part of Liverpool's recent Free Thinking festival, Kirsten O'Brien visits the city to ask local children whether they think they have enough freedom. Producer Philippa Law
2/5. Ice Cold in Alex, by Christopher Landon Passages from literature that inspired iconic movie moments, continuing with Ben Miles reading Christopher Landon 's Ice Cold in Alex. Producer Lisa Osborne
With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
5/8. The Blessing of Marriage. Camilla Cavendish asks what role, if any, the Government should take regarding our relationship choices. Repeated from Thursday
Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Power and the Web 1/2. Matthew d'Ancona explores the internet's potential to change society, exactly as the printing press did more than five centuries ago.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Power and the Web is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm
Broadcaster Anna Raeburn selects some of her favourites pieces of writing. She is joined at the Hay festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley. Producer Christine Hall
With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday