Jim Al-Khalili chooses his highlights of the past seven days of BBC Radio, from the sombre realities of man's inhumanity to man to uplifting, life-affirming stories and reports.
On Pick of the Week this week prepare yourselves for a bumpy emotional ride. We go from the sombre realities of man's inhumanity to man to uplifting, life-affirming accounts, even in death, and experience the pure joy of the beauty of sport. Along the way we learn about the first environmentalist, we look at how feminism has been treated in science fiction writing and delight in the comedic genius of David Jason. Oh, and we find out if choirmaster Gareth Malone can work a Christmas miracle.