On the global reach this week, we speak to Dr Jacques Beres, just back from the horror of Homs where he performed 89 operations in 12 days under constant bombardment. He doesn't worry about his own safety, though he is frustrated he can't sit on the floor to eat with his Arab colleagues. He's 71 and has a dodgy hip.
Apostolos Polyzonis was so outraged by the behaviour of his Greek bank last autumn that he set himself on fire in protest. He tells us his story.
Also we have a letter to Kandahar - a very personal reaction to the tragic civilian shootings there. .
And we meet Red Band ... a raucous and irreverent Israeli muppet rock band.
Producer: Will Yates
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.