Programme Index

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Surface Noise. Tom Robinson considers the atmospherics that accompany our lives: the places on the brink of silence where meditation, recollection and prayer are more readily possible. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Robinson
Producer:
Alan Hall

4/4. The Highland Midge. Lionel Kelleway ventures into the Scottish Highlands to meet midge expert
Dr Alison Blackwell for a close encounter with one of our less popular insects. How have these tiny insects become so spectacularly successful, and what has the latest research revealed about the lives of these tiny pests? Producer Stuart Reading

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Unknown:
Dr Alison Blackwell

Helen Young appeals on behalf of Guillain-Barre
Syndrome Support. Donations: [address removed], marked GBS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Producer:
Sally Flatman

From Many Grains. A harvest celebration from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, exploring global development in the context of gathering at the Communion table. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Director of music Nicholas Danks.
Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Holtam.
Music:
Nicholas Danks.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

3/3. John Tusa concludes his chronicle of the making of modern Iran with the fall of the last Shah of Iran in 1979 and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini. How has the nation changed now that it is ruled by clerics? Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated on Friday at llam

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Unknown:
Ayatollah Khomeini.
Producer:
Neil McCarthy

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Droitwich Spa.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Matthew Biggs gives advice on keeping plants in the greenhouse over winter, Chris Beardshaw copes with squirrels, and Bob Flowerdew advises on the best time to cut back lavender. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for £13.44 (rrp £15.99) on two CDs or 28.99 (rrp £10.99) on two audio cassettes. Prices include p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] visit www.bbcshop.com. or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Anne Swithinbank answers gardeners' questions in the November issue of Good Homes Magazine

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Chris Beardshaw
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank

For 40 years Kodachrome Super 8 has defined the look of home movie-making, with vibrant colours and a poetic quality that won it an international following. But the film stock is coming to an end, and the last remaining lab in Switzerland is closing. Terry and Roy from Bury Cine Society have one last roll of "gold-dust" to shoot. The programme joins them on their filming trip around Bury town centre in Lancashire and follows the film to the lab in Switzerland, and back to Bury, where they thread it onto the projector to enjoy a special screening. Producer Rashad Omar

Contributors

Producer:
Rashad Omar

1/2. By Joseph Conrad. When a terrorist bomb explodes in London, killing the bomber, all levels of the establishment and all anarchist circles feel threatened. Conrad's prescient black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole Repeated on Saturday at 9pm See also The Inextinguishable Fire tomorrow at 2.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Joseph Conrad.
Unknown:
David Napthine.
Director:
Jessica Dromgoole
Chief Insp Heat:
Ron Cook
Assistant Commissioner:
Robert Glenister
Adolf Verloc:
David Calder
Winnie Verloc:
Wendy Nottingham
Tom Ossipon:
Paul Bazeley
The Professor:
Robin Soans
Vladimir:
Hugh Ross
Sir Ethelred:
Geoffrey Beever
Toodles:
Joseph Kloska
George:
Paul Michael Biggin
Waiter:
Saikat Ahamed

New series 1/7. Roger McGough returns with listeners' requests for favourite nature poems, read by Andrew Sachs , Jenny Coverack and Philip Franks. Plus the winners of BBC Wildlife Magazine's annual poetry competition. Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Read By:
Andrew Sachs
Read By:
Jenny Coverack
Read By:
Philip Franks.

On 13 March, at Northwick Park Hospital in London, six healthy men were given a drug that was being tested on humans for the first time. Within hours they were suffering a drop in blood pressure, swellings and excruciating pain, and were soon admitted to intensive care. Graham Easton looks at the future of drug trials following the catastrophe of TGN1412. Will research into such sophisticated drugs be halted because of these adverse effects, or can we learn and adapt future drugs so that events like this never happen again? Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham Easton

Rosie Goldsmith presents a selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

1/5. Pangbourne. Judi Dench reads a touching and witty tale of a woman's obsession with a gorilla in her local zoo, written by novelist Jane Gardam. producer Martin Jarvis

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Gardam.
Producer:
Martin Jarvis

4/9. Town And Country. Britain's rural communities are trying to cope with the advances of the 21st century while retaining their ancient characters. Peter Day hears about some strategies that work and some that don't. Rptd from Thu

Probing analysis of the week's political events.
10.45 Live Free or Die 1/2. "Live free or die" is the official motto of the American state of New Hampshire. Justin Webb asks how free Americans really are in the 21st century. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Live Free or Die is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Justin Webb
Unknown:
Terry Dignan

2/5. Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience with his favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley , extracts from Alan Sillitoe ,
George Orwell and Oscar Wilde , and a song from Paul Simon. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Scriptwriter:
Henry Normal
Unknown:
Lemn Sissay
Unknown:
John Hegley
Unknown:
Alan Sillitoe
Unknown:
George Orwell
Unknown:
Oscar Wilde
Unknown:
Paul Simon.

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