2/5. Farming Waterwise. Caroline Holmes discovers how Australian farmers are facing up to the worst drought on record and meets a man who thinks he knows how to drought-proof Australian farmland in the future. Producer Mukti Jain Campion
A A centenary tribute to Mel Blanc, the man who provided countless voices for cartoon characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat. Tweety Bird,
Foghorn Leghorn and many, many more. Presenter Jimmy Hibbert tells the story of the 20th-century's greatest cartoon voice. Producer Bob Dickinson
4/4. The Marriage of Figaro. Frances Fyfield travels to Berlin with conductor Jane Glover and Welsh soprano Rebecca Evans for a rare look at one of the most important manuscripts in Western classical music, Mozart's autograph score of The Marriage of Figaro is kept at the Staatsbibliothek where Frances gets the unigue opportunity to explore most, but curiously not all Of it, at first hand. Producer Tom Alban
O Four American businesswomen are forced to share a taxi from New York to
Boston when their flight is cancelled.
As they make their journey home, each shares her story. By Margaret Heffernan.
Producer/Director Pam Marshall
6/13. Vanessa Collingridge presents the programme driven by listeners' questions about our rich and intriguing past.
ADDRESS Making History, [address removed] email: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Vanessa Collingridge writes about Making History in the May issue of BBC History Magazine on sale 29 April, Â£3.60
2/5. The Furnace. Rachida el-Charni's story deals with the degradations suffered by a young girl who finds work in a foreign-owned textile factory. Read by Alia Alzoughbi. Producer Mike Hally For details see yesterday
2/5. When Scotland-based band Lau won the 2008 Radio 2 Folk Music Best Group Award, they were deemed "the most innovative exponents of modern traditional music on today's scene". Lau comprises two Scottish musicians and the English accordionist. Martin Green. Here Green describes how Scotland's astonishingly vibrant folk music scene lured him north.
For details see yesterday
6/9. Ian Curtis. Championing the lead singer with Joy Division for great-life status is the poet Simon Armitage. He is joined by Curtis's fellow band member Peter Hook who remembers his friend. With Matthew Parris.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at llpm
Journalist Jon Ronson accompanies the singer Robbie Williams on an adventure to a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada. Williams has a genuine interest in the paranormal and has been researching UFO sightings and abductee stories. Recorded on location, we hear Robbie and Jon meeting Ann Andrews , who believes her son is an "indigo child", placed on Earth by aliens to save the world, and Dr Roger Leir , who claims to have metallic objects that are not from this planet. Producer Laura Parfitt See radio features: page 118
2/5. It is 1923 and Baldwin faces an election. In Wakef ield, miner and trade-union activist Horace Holmes is grappling with the campaign for better wages.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am
Four years ago, American forces in Iraq waged a bloody and protracted campaign for control of the city of Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. Now, as Hollywood plans to turn it into a blockbuster, BBC Middle East correspondent Paul Wood examines what really happened in one of the most controversial battles of the Iraq conflict.
Producer Mark Rickards Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Dr Mark Porter explores treatments for knee injuries among sports enthusiasts and others, discovering the latest suggestions for dealing with torn ligaments and damaged soft tissue. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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