Could water be the answer to the country's need for electricity? Matt Baker visits
Grassington in North Yorkshire to find out about plans to revive a hydroelectric plant that generated electricity at the turn of the last century using the Archimedean screw, invented 2,000 years ago.
Producer Helen Lennard Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm
Lionel Bart was at one timethe wunderkind ot British musical theatre and reached dazzling heights of fame in the early 1960s with Britain's s most successful postwar musical - Oliver!
But his tumultuous life went from triumph to disaster as he lost control of his fortune and his health seriously declined. Eddie Mair tells the story of a sensitive, talented and troubled artist through interviews with those who knew him intimately, including Tim Rice ,
Cameron Mackintosh , Miriam Karlin and Barbara Windsor. Producers Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson
A lively collection of dispatches from BBC foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant .,
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Scott is devoted to his job as a firefighter and has always enjoyed the culture of the station - the nicknames, jokes and wind-ups between men who routinely trust each other with their lives. But eight months ago his mate Jacko died in a fire in mysterious circumstances. Now, haunted by dreams of his dead friend, Scott must confront his biggest fear. Written by Lynne Truss.
Producer/Director Kate McAII
Trevor Nelson presents a documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of Soul II Soul, the iconic 1980s urban collective that grew from its music band roots to become the voice for young, excluded Black Britain. instead of exclusion, its lyrics talked of love and the collective of individuals. But Soul II Soul wasn't just about the music. Jazzie B, the driving force and founder, was a product of the Thatcher era and saw the merchandising potential of their logo - the Funki Dred. Repeated from Tuesday
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
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Sean Stowell uncovers the strange tale of Dr Alexander Cannon , a yogic doctor from Yorkshire who was said to have hypnotised Edward VIII in the months leading up to the abdication crisis. Cannon's MI5 file, the Lambeth Palace archive and previously unheard tapes help piece together the story. With contributions by constitutional experts Stephen Dorrell and Philip Ziegler. Producer Lindsay Leonard
1/2. Alex Bulmer 's dramatisation of Victor Hugo 's novel, in which a Gypsy girl captures the heart of Quasimodo, who lives hidden away in the bell towers of Notre Dame. The tale of love, betrayal and bravery is produced in a collaboration between BBC Radio Drama and Graeae, a disabled-led theatre company.
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3/5. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik ,
Michael Portillo and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
2/4. Ithaka. Peggy Reynolds explores the appeal of CP Cavafy's Ithaka, a poem about the journey of life that makes it a popular choice at weddings and funerals. She talks to people who have gained encouragement and inspiration in the poem. Repeated from Sunday
3/5. The Wall. Julie Myerson 's story, read by Niamh Cusack , describes how a girl's relationship with her father determined the frailities of her spine as an adolescent, and later on, the effect on her spine of her husband and daughter. Producer Duncan Minshull
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