2/8. In the series in which he talks to people who have made difficult life decisions,
Michael Buerk interviews Melanie Allen , who handed back the five-year-old boy she had adopted when his bad behaviour became too much for her.
Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5 The Peanut's like That. In Caracas and Bogota, Grevel massacres dances by imposing his style on the locals. A Latina Marilyn Monroe sets him right. By Grevel Lindop. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
Can doctors be taught a good bedside manner? Medical schools hire actors to simulate patients so that trainee doctors can practise breaking bad news. Frances Byrnes finds out whether seasoned medics are more sceptical and if all that's being learnt is the equivalent of "Have a Nice Day". Producer Matt Thompson
1/2. Bestselling author Val McDermid investigates the development of lesbian content in literature, to see how the genre has moved from Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness being tried for obscenity and banned in 1928 to Sarah Waters and All Smith 's Booker Prize nominations in recent years. Producer Nicola Swords
Anthony Barnes explores the glorious highs and some perturbing lows, of the B-side, from the Beatles to Burt Bacharach and beyond. Contributors include Tim Rice , Paul Gambaccini and Gloria Gaynor. Producer Simon Hollis Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm
2/2. The Trusty Valet and the Crusty Butler By Michael Chaplin. Former actors Sandy and William venture outside their retirement home in the company of intrepid care assistant Karen. They head to a movie set, and prepare to take on the world of celluloid.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
7/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Toby Murcott
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2/5. A Priest in the Family. Unexpected and disturbing news tests the bond that lies between Molly and her son, Frank. The next story from Colm Toibin 's recent collection is read by Kate Binchy. For details see yesterday
2/5. Peru. Mike Wooldridge reports on a new programme in Peru that attempts to help the poor by giving women the equivalent of a dollar a day in cash in return for sending their children to school and getting them vaccinated. For details see yesterday
2/7. Peggy Reynolds investigates vocal pitch to see if it is true that to get on radio a woman has to sound like a man and finds out why Japanese women squeak but German ones drone. The programme also looks at why scientists believe attractive women have the most appealing voices.
Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Monday at 11pm
2/9. Minister for Skills David Lammy tries to convince Matthew Parris that comedian Richard Pryor led a great life, despite seven marriages, drug addiction and domestic abuse.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm
3/9. Dr Mark Porter talks to a patient and her surgeon about the gastric bypass that has led to her losing almost ten stone. He also speaks to psychologists about the benefits and risk of this controversial operation.
Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
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