A seven-part series giving foreigners a chance to air their views about Britain. 6: The Jamaican academic, cricket commentator and poet John Figueroa wonders why the British are so obsessive about privacy.
Producer Geoff Spink
Jules Verne 's classic story dramatised in four parts. 1: An Over-Hurried Departure A bet is made, the Bank of England is robbed, and Passepartout leaves the gas on. Music Wilfredo Acosta. Dramatised by Terry James Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo
Confronted within an hour by two murderers, narrowly escaping death by scissors, Albert Samson , Michael Z Lewin 's off-beat private eye, wonders if it isn't time to hang up his gumshoes....
Music by Thomas Johnson , performed by David Mowat and Pete Rosser.
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo
with Simon Rae. Two young winners in the Radio Poetry Competition look at children's poetry books for Christmas. Poetry requests read byJuneBarrieand Michael Tudor Barnes. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!. BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Paul Allen discovers how the lavish sets for many a grand opera begin life in Cardiff; and he pursues
Radio 4 Around the World in 80 Days with a radio adaptation of Jules Verne 's classic story. Scottish writer William Mcllvanney offers his thoughts on Surviving the Shipwreck - the title of a new collection about Glasgow life. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
The New Testament seems to be as solid and enduring as a rock. But long-hidden manuscripts and modern scholarship have revealed the acrimonious debates that went on during its formation. Many versions of Christ's message, once suppressed as heretical, can now be read. The Gospels will never be the same.
Presented by Ronald Eyre. Producer Martin Buckley
In 1940, Richard Wright wrote a novel that gave a rare glimpse into the forces that drive a complex society. It turned the poor Southerner into an international celebrity. Clive Davis tells the story of this influential writer.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo
Kathleen Turner stars as V.I. Warshawski in the last of a six-part dramatisation of Sara Paretsky's novel.
V.I. has unmasked Archbishop O'Faolin as the voice on the phone, but can she stop the Corpus Christi takeover of Ajax and prove who murdered Agnes?
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