The real-life everyday story of the folk of Bentley in Hampshire, presented in eight programmes by Nigel Farrell.
4: Plans for the bypass are on display in the village - and it looks as if it's going right through the middle of Tony Holmes 's farm. Producer Chris Paling
Four programmes exploring the way it was for women. 3: As It Is with Rabbits.... This week Harry Thompson enters a world consisting of Parisian bathroom floors, a policeman's helmet and the nose douche, to consider motherhood - from as far away as he can reasonably get. Reader Clare Beck. Producer Jacqueline Smith Stereo
Ever since Eve tried to improve her appearance with a fig leaf, people have searched for the secrets of eternal youth and beauty. Are their dreams now coming true with liposuction, cosmaceuticals and Retin-A? Gail Foley investigates in a special programme from Cardiff.
Serial: Mansfield Park(15)
Nigel Forde gives the lowdown on footnotes - brilliant, bitchy or boring; and behind the wall and across the desert, Colin Thubron on the books he takes travelling.
Also Frankfurt on the eve of the book fair. Producer Abigail Appleton
Tim Marlow 's guest is the individual poet and broadcaster Ivor Cutler ; the pick of the Queen's pictures goes on show at the National Gallery; and a new play, Arthur's Plough, captures the life and times of a Shropshire farmer. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo
5: The Most Beautiful Dress in the World
'She gathered the dress to her, as she would have liked to embrace her daughter, and the tip of her cigarette caught a fold and a tongue of flame leapt up the gauze, and died, leaving a hideous black valley up the centre of the skirt.'
A humorous and moving exploration of middle age, written in seven parts by KenBlakeson.
The end of a beautiful friendship? Billy's hopes collapse.
Additional material by Tom Mennard.
Director Susan Hogg. Stereo
Out of the blue, Mark gets a proposition.
Written by Sam Jacobs
This week's panel:
Margaret Beckett , MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Sir John Harvey Jones ; the Rt
Hon Michael Heseltine , MP, and Des Wilson. From Henfield, Sussex. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher
Sir John Harvey
Two programmes in which Professor Theo Barker delves among the BBC Sound Archives.
1: Yearning for Yesterday A century ago most people in Britain were already living in towns. But it's the rural memories that often loomed rosiest.
Producer Daniel Snowman
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