Fay Weldon reads her own letters to a young student relative, making a strong and witty case for the enduring value of the classics of English literature.
The first of four parts. Abridged by Shelley Bovey Producer Alec Reid
Last of three programmes recalling the curious life of the officer classes in the decade after the war, with Christopher Matthew.
TheEver-DecreasingCircle The death of the king in 1952 was a watershed.
Producer Alastair Wilson
A six-part adaptation of Barbara Pym 's novel.
3: If You WillNot When You May Christmas arrives, and with it intrigue and romance. Adapted by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam. Stereo
Derek's younger sister
Mathie has a pet lamb called Sam. Derek works in the local abattoir and one day, to his horror, he realises that he has just stunned Sam. Written by Anna Clemence-Mews .
DirectorShaun MacLoughlin. Stereo
Paul Allen 's guest is the Irish folksinger Mary Black ; and the Royal
Shakespeare Company put on their first play by Oscar Wilde , A Woman of No Importance.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
4: Other People's Bathrobes ' In the afterglow of his mother's kiss that afternoon, he had realised that he could assault and rob and lie; arts which he had polished over the years, after his mother's death when he was 10, during his six years in care and throughout his sojourns in squats all over London.' Read by Trevor Nichols.
Ten epic stories.
7: Dr Teng has cloned the Man of Steel - with bizarre results....
With Jon Pertwee, Dick Vosburgh and Burt Kwouk. Based on stones by John Byrne and Dave Gibbons, published by and used under licence from DC Comics Inc.
Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Adapted, written and produced by Dirk Maggs. Stereo
'The greatest miracle of the 19th century!'That was William 'Bendigo'
Thompson. He was also the 'wickedest man in Nottingham', an inspired evangelist, and one of boxing's first great personalities.
Barry McGuigan investigates the colourful Bendigo, and discovers how the life of this fighting forerunner still captures people's imagination today.
Producer Chris Wines. Stereo
The Bear Unchained
Will post-Communist Russia successfully assimilate western liberal values, or could it revert to the autocracy and chauvinism of the past? Kevin Ruane considers the historical roots and volatile future of Russian nationalism.
Two true investigations.
1: TheHauntingofRF398 The old wartime Lincoln bomber stands silent now at Cosford Aerospace
Museum in Shropshire.
But if mysterious recordings by ghost-hunter
Ivan Spenceley can be believed, the big black plane may be far from dead and its crew still on duty.
Producer Gwyn Richards Stereo
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