Jim picks a selection for the week ahead
Most of us regard maternity leave as a time when time and energy is more than fully occupied with a new arrival in the family. Not so immunologist Dr Rabinder Buttar, who used hers to set up her Glasgow-based clinical research company, Clintec International, now boasting a turnover of more than £14 million.
Some baby. In the last of Radio Scotland’s current series of TRIP TO THE TOP, Clare English asks Dr Buttar about the sacrifices she made in order to achieve such success, and whether she has any qualms about the ethics of the pharmaceutical industry.
Plenty of drive and energy over the next 16 days as the 2012 Olympic Games finally descend upon London. Today sees the first full day’s events, including rowing, swimming and high hopes for Mark Cavendish as the men’s cycling road race winds its hectic way through London and into Surrey. Tune into 5 LIVE OLYMPICS for radio coverage all day and every day of the Games, while Tony Livesey presents a nightly round-up of the action and previews forthcoming events in Late night olympics: lIVESEY’S 2012 MARATHON.
In a cultural spill-over from the Olympiad, the Scottish Poetry Library, in conjunction with the BBC, has selected some of the most memorable poems from each of the competing nations and, in POETRY 2012 – THE POWER OF THE POEM, the Jamaican poet and Glasgow University creative writing lecturer Kei Miller presents some of the poems, which can launch the reader on unexpectedly emotional journeys.
And for a journey into a creepy post-apocalyptic world, try THE CHRYSALIDS, a new, two-part radio adaptation of John Wyndham’s novel about mutated children with telepathic powers, while on Radio 4 Extra you can hear a 17-part re-run of another Wyndham classic, THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.
trip to the top
Thursday, Radio Scotland, 2:05pm
5 Live Olympics
Today-Fri, Radio 5 live, 10am
Late Night Olympics: Livesey’s 2012 Marathon
Today-Fri, Radio 5 Live, 10:30pm
Poetry 2012 – The Power of the Poem
Tomorrow, Radio 4, 4:30pm
classic serial: The Chrysalids
Tomorrow, Radio 4, 3pm
The Day of the Triffids
Tuesday, Radio 4 Extra, 6:30pm
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