Sheila McClennon makes her pick of the best of BBC Radio this week.
We get off to a memorable start this week with a singing dog and not to be outdone a seal having a stab at the Star Wars theme. There’s drama marking the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, an old fashioned spook mystery, and we hear poignant stories of lost children and the mothers longing to see them again. According to our listeners – the first guest in the new series of The Life Scientific is “one of Jim’s finest” - pollen expert Professor Patricia Wiltshire. There are reflections on the state of our nation, and its not all gloom and doom. we've Joe Lycett, who can brighten up anyone’s week, plus music from South Africa - both traditional, and modern, with a joyous version of a cheesy 80s pop song.