Higher channels

January 22, 1999

John Davies scans the schedules. (All times pm unless stated.) Pick of the week

The three-part Animal Minds (Saturday 5.55 BBC2). Second part looks at animal emotions and considers whether what animals feel is of moral significance.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

The Art of Translating (9.05am World Service, short-wave only). Ten short programmes on interpretation start here.

SATURDAY JANUARY 23

Animal Minds (6.00 BBC2). See above Correspondent: Murder in Purdah (7.10 BBC2). The implications of Islamic fundamentalism for women in Pakistan.

SUNDAY JANUARY 24

How to be Home Secretary (8.00 BBC2). Jack Straw and eight of his predecessors talk to Michael Cockerell.

TUESDAY JANUARY 26

New Healers (9.00 R4). Can genetic engineering secure new ways of fighting disease? The latest on gene therapy.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY

Frontiers (9.00 R4) focuses on epigenetics, challenging Darwinian theory by suggesting genes can change during a lifetime.

THURSDAY JANUARY 28

Horizon: From Here to Infinity (9.30 BBC2). Will the universe end in a bang or a whimper? How dying stars provide a few clues.

e-mail: Davieses@aol.com

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