6/6. Clare Balding joins polar explorers
Caroline Hamilton and Zoe Hudson to walk in Scotland's picturesque Wester Ross. Walking from the tiny harbour through the rocky headland towards views of the Isle of Skye, Caroline and Zoe share their memories of polar adventures at minus 50 degrees
Celsius, self-sufficient living and wearing hats that look like mountains!
Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated on Thursday at 3pm
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Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the debate, which comes from Birmingham. Panellists include Secretary of State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn , journalist Max Hastings , and Mary Beard , professor of classics at Cambridge. Repeated from yesterday
Jet Morgan and his crew get a distress call from an abandoned freighter. They must find a way to defeat the superior "Host" and save mankind from becoming a stepping-stone to a new chapter in evolution.
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Music writer Michael White looks back on the life and career of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Once a feted star who partied with the Kennedys and Maria Callas , his music is now largely forgotton. Why? Repeated from Tuesday
Trevor McDonald and adventurer Ben Fogle join Clive Anderson for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and humour. With comedy from Janey Godley and music by the Kenyan Boys Choir. ProducerCathie Mahoney
A decade after Iris Murdoch's death, the novelist Bidisha listens to archive conversations between Murdoch and writers AN Wilson, AS Byatt and Susan Hill, and discovers a renaissance of interest in her favourite author. Is it her emphasis on morality and goodness in a godless world that seems to chime with our times?
Producer Robyn Read Shortened rptd on Monday at 3pm
3/3. Wilkie Collins 's dark tale of passion, deception and murder concludes as Lydia decides on a new and more violent way to secure Allan's fortune - by impersonating his widow. Her plans include murder, but her passion for Allan's companion Midwinter threatens to complicate matters.
Repeated from Sunday
10.15 The Reith Lectures
3/4. Genetics and Morals. Professor
Michael Sandel considers how we should use our increasing scientific knowledge. New genetic technologies offer promise for treating and curing disease. But how far should we use them to manipulate muscles, moods and gender? Sue Lawley introduces the lecture from Newcastle's Centre for Life. Repeated from Tuesday
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