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2: Church and State. Should the Prime Minister be involved in appointing the Archbishop of Canterbury? Jonathan Freedland and his guest
Ann Widdecombe explore the relationship between Church and State, through the story of Henry II and his Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Beckett. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated at9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Freedland
Unknown:
Ann Widdecombe

The second of a five-part series in which
Jeremy Clarke records a week in the life of five telly addicts to find out what happens when their set is removed. Producer Paul Dodgson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Clarke
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

of the Family
Artur Rubinstein 's career spanned the first 80 years of the last century, when he was renowned as a great humanitarian and bon viveur as well as one of the world's finest pianists. But, as his daughter Anila reveals, he could also be a tyrannical and insecure parent. Producer Bill Lloyd

Contributors

Unknown:
Artur Rubinstein
Producer:
Bill Lloyd

Sue Cook and the team return to examine more of your historical queries. If there is a local legend, quirk of history, family curiosity or architectural oddity that has you puzzled, or if you can help with another listener's query, please write to:
[address removed], or email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick

Contributors

Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

2: Benny Gets the Blame by Clare Boylan , read by Patrick Baladi. You know when you get an idea and it's the best idea in the whole history of the world? It makes you feel kind of calm. "Dekko, my man," says "We're goingto have a chariot race." For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Clare Boylan
Read By:
Patrick Baladi.

2: Saluting the Moose. Agroup of retired engineers meet annually in Connecticut to relive the history of the first American business computer, which was built for Remington Rand in a converted barn that smelled of horses. Producer Mike Hally

Contributors

Producer:
Mike Hally

A new series of reminiscences by well-loved broadcasters. This week, Ludovic Kennedy talks about his 25-year career in television, including a memorable interview with Harold Macmillan , having a poem composed about him during a taxi ride in India and the moment his fame was confirmed - when Alf Garnett called him
"that bloody Russian mick." Producer Claire Jones

Contributors

Talks:
Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown:
Harold MacMillan
Unknown:
Alf Garnett
Producer:
Claire Jones

Are innocent people being sent to prison because of bungled autopsies? Fran Abrams investigates a crisis in the forensic pathology service. Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Fran Abrams
Editor:
David Ross

The final part of the series looking at the science and nature of pain. From back pain to cancer, much of the process of coping with pain is a mental one. Geoff Watts discovers how pain management clinics are using a huge variety of different techniques, including medication, art therapy and acupuncture, to help chronic sufferers live as normally as possible.
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Alexandra Feachem

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Alexandra Feachem

By Karl Minns.
Chester Beatty is in mortal danger - the only way he can be saved is if the "actors" of his REM sleep perform a public service warning dream broadcast. There's no room for metaphor or simile, and they must perform like never before. But there's one little problem - Chester just won't go to sleep.
Music composed by the Neutrinos

Contributors

Writer:
Karl Minns
Producer:
Dawn Ellis
Chester:
Martin Freeman
Narrator:
Chris Langham
Butterworth:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Meryl/Suzie:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Tiberius:
Kim Wall
Miss Maury:
Beth Chalmers
Hives/Popkin:
Martin Hyder
Marlowe:
Owen Evans
Floyd:
Karl Minns

Little Scotland. When thousands of Scottish workers moved to Corby to work at British Steel, they changed the face (and the accent) of this small Northamptonshire town. The men and their sons describe the way things have changed, by taking a trip around some of their old haunts. Producer Allyson Macdonald

Contributors

Producer:
Allyson MacDonald

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