New series. 1/3. The BBC world affairs editor John Simpson tells the story of 20 years of post-Communist life.
Through personal accounts, he traces the different roads East Germany, the Czech
Republic and Romania have taken in the last two decades, beginning in Leipzig and Berlin. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated at 9.30pm Radio features: pages 116-117
4/5. Gordon's Story. Dominic Arkwnght meets people who have lent a helping hand, including the man who stopped by the roadside to assist some swans in distress, only to have his luxury car stolen. Producer John Byrne
8/9. Insect Soundings. Tunnel-boring larvae, cymbal-clicking cicadas, feet stomping termites, head-banging beetles and a whole choir of tuneful songsters sing out for Paul Evans in this unusual sound safari around an "orchestra" of insects. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at ypm
Yin Harburg wrote the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz and that anthem of the Great Depression,
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, but he fell victim to the Hollywood blacklist because of his socialist views. Stephen Evans explores the life of the lyricist. Producer Martin Kurzik
2/6. The Man Who Robbed the Bank of England. Charles Dickens and his investigative team are determined to find the connection between financier Iron Billy and a plot to strike at the heart of the country's financial system. By Mike Walker.
Producer/Director David Hunter (K)
1/3. The Quest for Christa T inne McElvoy introduces an extract from The Quest for Christa T by Christa Wolf, the first of three pieces written by leading East German writers. Translated by Christopher Middleton. Read by Sian Thomas. Producer Elizabeth Allard Radio features: pages 116-117
New series. 1/4. Waft Tourist Information attempt to justify a huge donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund with a hastily erected papier-mache historical model - unfortunately, it looks decidedly phallic! Comedy by Neil Warhurst about a tourist information centre.
Producer Liz Webb
3/10. With a Parliamentary report expected this month to add to criticism of Whitehall's defence-purchasing systems, Gerry Northam asks why it seems so hard to buy the right equipment for our forces.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
New series. 1/3. Why do patients volunteer for clinical trials? Vivienne Parry asks whether people take part simply to get better themselves or for the common good. Producer Paula McGrath Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm
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