When the Second World War broke out, Penhros College, a girls' boarding school in Wales, was taken over by a government ministry. The girls and staff were moved to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. For seven years they lived amid the splendour of this stately home, doing lessons in odd corners and sleeping among ancestral portraits. Pupils and staff of that time tell the story of those extraordinary war years. Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo
Daphne du Maurier's story of life on Bodmin Moor, dramatised in four parts.
3: It is Christmas Eve and a terrified Mary has been abandoned at Launceston Fair. Now she must make her way back along the lonely road to Jamaica Inn. Stereo
From triple-decker family sagas to slim-volume tales of divorce - the history of the novel is intertwined with the family. In a special edition, Nigel Forde explores how novelists past and present have reflected social change in the family.
Producers Sally Marmion and Abigail Appleton
Natalie Wheen reviews paintings by the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington , and visits an exhibition in Manchester that asks viewers to distinguish between unlabelled works by men and by women; and Tonyjaques reports on arts news.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo
The Iron Hand by Lawrence Durrell.
As if to be called "Percy" were not stupid enough, the Embassy Second
Footman rather fancied himself in the suit of armour known as "The White Knight".
Read by Frank Windsor . Producer John Theocharis Stereo
This week's panel:
Menzies Campbell, QC, MP. Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Defence and Disarmament;
Edwina Currie , MP; Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , MP, Labour Party Foreign Affairs Spokesman; and Rt Hon Enoch Powell.
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher
From Pearl Harbor to Psycho
Fifty years after Pearl
Harbor's "Day of Infamy" brought America into the Second World War, Nigel Andrews looks at how the war and its impact transformed Hollywood. In the first of two programmes, directors and stars talk about the fall of the studios, the rise of the independents and the growing-up of American cinema.
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