In the 1930s there were an estimated 30,000 Dartmoor ponies roaming wild in Devon, but now there are fewer than 2,000. With just a few hundred breeding animals, the species is rarer than the giant panda. Matt Baker finds out why the creatures have become endangered and what's being done to rescue them.
Producer Chris Impey Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
From She Loves You in German to Space Oddity in Italian, it wasn't unusual in the 1960s to find pop artists attempting to boost their sales with foreign-language versions of their hits.
Presented by Mark Radcliffe with contributions from many of those who took part, this programme looks at one of pop's more quirky episodes. Producer Robert Noakes
Lively dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Comedy about an extended Neapolitan family who get together every Sunday for
Donna Rosa 's legendary ragout. Taking place over the course of three days, the play depicts the explosive potential of a family gathering. By Eduardo de Filippo.
Producer/Director Gaynor MacFarlane
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge
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Inspired by a wax cylinder recording of a woman writing to her husband stationed in England, two women, who ran a community radio programme in America, began a project called Lost and Found Sound. They asked for listeners to send in their family tapes. Judith Kampfner presents a selection of the sounds found in the attics of ordinary people, which contained eyewitness accounts of historical events and famous people, as well as enchanting, obsolete sounds. Producer Judith Kampfner
5/6. 1921. Yuri is forced to serve as a doctor for Red partisan troops, with no news of Tonya or Lara. After two years there is at last a chance of escape back to Yuryatin. By Boris Pasternak , dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Repeated from Sunday
In a special edition linked to last Wednesday's Afternoon Play, the legal discussion programme, hosted by Clive Anderson , debates the issues of extradition highlighted by the Gary McKinnon case. Repeated from Wednesday
3/4. Annus Mirabilis - the Year of Wonders Jonathan Bate examines Dryden's unquenchable enthusiasm for the events of 1666, which saw an inconclusive naval war with the Dutch, plague and finally the Great Fire Of London. Repeated from Sunday
2/5. Cold Coffee Connoisseurs. A man reminisces about his teenage haunts, including the local cafe's perfect cold coffee. Jonathan Firth reads Henry Shukman's story in the series about obsessions and addictions. Producer Emma Harding
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