New series 1/4. in the programme that explores the lives of successful people who have weathered storms in their careers, John Humphrys meets journalist
Colin Freeman , who talks about being kidnapped and held hostage in Somalia.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. Eight-year-old William makes a playground of the castle's attic spaces and is intrigued by a secret door. William Fiennes 's memoir, read by Dan Stevens. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am
To mark the 25th anniversary of Tommy Cooper 's death, admirer Rob Brydon explores two different sides to this unique British performer: his humour and his love of magic. Cooper epitomised bumbling ineptitude in both magic and comedy, but behind the crazy manic onstage persona was a man with a genuine talent for magic. Producer John Sugar
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New series1/6. Phil Hammond 's musical show-and-tell series returns. The guests comparing their musical choices are musician and composer Nitin Sawhney , actress and presenter Liza Tarbuck and children's author Terry Deary of Horrible Histories fame.
Producer Tamsin Hughes Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm
Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke 5/5. Beqinninqs. While the disciples are paralysed by Jesus's death, Mary ponders the mystery of his birth. By Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting
Joseph of Arimathea:
2/13. Listener Bridget Long sets out to discover the truth behind a family story that claims her late father played the oboe in a Benjamin Britten premiere - in a German PoW camp. Presented by Vanessa Collingridge. ADDRESS: Making History, [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]
1/3. The Tipping Point. A car journey and a CD of Schubert lieder offers an English academic the opportunity to reflect on the painful conclusion to a love affair with a German environmentalist. By Helen Simpson. Producer Jill Waters
7/15. The Tartan Titan - and the Highland Fashion Cult. By the 19th century,
Romanticism and nationalism were in full flow in Scotland and, with the royal endorsement of King George IV , tartan and the kilt came into vogue. Producer Emily Palmer For details see yesterday
2/6. We all know how important it is for parents to read to their children but, thanks partly to school literacy targets, children these days spend more time reading to their parents. This is leading some parents to suffer from "performance anxiety". Michael Rosen gives tips on keeping storytelling alive. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Monday at 11pm
2/8. Roy Jenkins. Was Roy Jenkins one of the three greatest postwar politicians, as is argued here, or a man who failed repeatedly? Polly Toynbee , David Steel and Dick Taverne join forces against presenter Matthew Parris to argue in favour of Jenkins.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm
2/7. What's the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance? And what happens when we go to a clinic to be investigated for one of these conditions? Dr Mark Porter reports.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
6/8. Michael Pearce turns his attention to financier Thomas Winshaw. Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, adapted by David Nobbs.
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