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Book of the Week: Matisse the Master

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Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley from the Parish
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island, Northumberland. Christians to the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali).
Revelation 19, vv1-9. Alleluia, I Heard a Voice (Weelkes).
Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (Orientis Partibus). With the Pilgrim Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Shipley
Music:
Marcus Farnsworth.

8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest nations in the world. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents.
Annie Caulfield explores the regional aspirations of Burkina Faso's President Compaore as well as joining African directors and producers. Producer John Murphy Repeated Monday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Annie Caulfield
Producer:
John Murphy

Nadia Boulanger , who died in 1979, was a composer, conductor and performer of note, yet it is in her work as mentor to the century's greatest musicians - from Aaron Copland to Quincy Jones , Phillip Glass to Michel Legrand - that her true legacy lies. A quarter of a century after her death, her former pupil and friend David Wilde looks back at her life.

Contributors

Presenter:
David Wilde
Producer:
Johannah Smith

A powerful and disturbing drama based on the real-life scandal of Jenisch Gypsy children who were forcibly removed from their parents by the Swiss government, a policy that continued in Switzerland until
1974. Anna is Jenisch. She has lived in an orphanage since she was taken from her parents as a baby, but now her foster mother is waiting to collect her to take her to work on a farm in a small Alpine village. By Hattie Naylor.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery

Contributors

Unknown:
Hattie Naylor.
Producer:
Mary Ward-Lowery
Anna:
Juliet Aubrey
J:
Lisa Hammond
Uta:
Gerda Stevenson
Doctor:
Stephen Perry
Anna's sister:
Jenny Coverack
Sister Margaret:
Marlene Sidaway

Urinary tract infections can affect the kidneys, the bladder and the ureters or urethra. Symptoms are wide ranging and include an intense urge to urinate all the time and Pain or burning when passing urine. Offering advice about diagnosis, treatment, home remedies and prevention of UTI is consultant urological surgeon Mr Gerald Rix , who joins Barbara Myers in the studio. Producer Helena Selby PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: checkup@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Gerald Rix
Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Helena Selby

4/5. The Next President? The flooding of Sami lands, in order to build the Alta dam, led to a flowering of political consciousness among the Sami. Now they have a parliament and an elected president. Kenneth Stevens meets the hopeful candidate for the next elections. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Stevens

A cactus with human hair and a glow-in-the-dark rabbit are two examples of transgenic art - manipulating the genes of living organisms to create entirely new forms of life Quentin Cooper talks to Martin Kemp , professor of the history of art. about genetic art. From dogs to flowers, for centuries we have been engineering living hybrids for our aesthetic pleasure. But is this artistic manipulation a step too far? Producer Pam Rutherford

Contributors

Talks:
Quentin Cooper
Unknown:
Martin Kemp

2/6 Pulp Non-Fiction. He may only have one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about freeloading than Ed. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Douglas
Unknown:
Andrew Nickolds.
Producer:
Simon Nicholls
Ed:
Chris Douglas
Olive:
Stephanie Cole
Felix:
John Fortune
Jasmine:
Sally Grace
Ping:
Sally Hawkins
Datemaster:
Mel Hudson
Prison warder:
Martin Hyder
Magistrate:
Emma Kennedy
Speed-dateri:
Alice Lowe
Pearl:
Rita May
Speed-dater2:
Vicki Pepperdine
Don/Tramp:
Geoffrey McGivern
Librarian:
Dan Tetsell
Stan:
Geoffrey Whitehead

New series 1/3. A Countdown to Killing. Thousands of children in northern Uganda have been abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, turned into rebel soldiers and forced to commit atrocities against their own people. Jenny Cuffe visits Gulu where an international team of peace-negotiators are racing against time as they try to resolve the bloody revolt after nearly two decades. Editor David Ross

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Editor:
David Ross

5/9. Going to the Blogs? In last year's US election the internet was a key political battlefield, with thousands of people debating the issues on their own web pages, or "blogs". Bloggers are active in Britain, too. Former
Conservative leader lain Duncan Smith has predicted that they could "ignite new forces of Conservatism". With a general election imminent, Kenan Malik explores the world of blogs and asks whether they might change journalism, political debate and even democracy itself. Producer Richard Vardon Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Reporter:
Kenan Malik
Producer:
Richard Vardon

9/9 Researchers are developing a new test to detect breast cancer at an early stage. Using radar technology, commonly found at the front end of a missile to seek out its target, researchers hope to detect cancerous lumps with greater accuracy than x-ray mammography. If successful, this method could enable women to be tested more regularly and at younger ages, without the fear of overexposure to X-rays. Producer Alexandra Feacham

Contributors

Producer:
Alexandra Feacham

2/6 The Dig. This week, discover the results of a live archaeology dig and visit a very liberal safari park. Comedy sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Danny Robins
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell.
Unknown:
Lucy Montgomery.
Music By:
Dominic Haslam
Music By:
Ben Walker
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor

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