In the first of a series of six programmes the prematurely retired
John Walters fills his idle hours by thinking out loud about a new career as a semi-professional cougher. Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo
A highly personal guide to national character conducted by Phil Smith. In the first of four programmes he considers English attitudes to children. Do they like them or don't they?
Producer Gillian Hush
A series of three plays by Catherine Czerkawska.
2: The Water's Wide.
It is now 1906. Sarah has married Johnnie and has left her Dunure home.
Installed in her own house in Maybole, she is happier than she believed possible. There are rumours of the failure of the Maybole boot industry, but Johnnie is a skilled man and the future seems secure.
Incidental music by John McCusker
Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo
Father Reginald Foster is a Carmelite priest from Milwaukee who is the Pope's official Latin translator. He is also one of the world's great Latin teachers. Jeremy Nicholas went to meet him in Rome on the Ides of March.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo
Nigel Andrews talks to the director Jim Jarmusch about his film Night on Earth, and visits an exhibition about the pop video. Studio guest is the choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh.
Producer Jerome Weatherald
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Footprints of the Eland by Georgina Andrewes.
A young man searches for his grandfather in South West Africa. But, like the elusive eland, Grandfather Kummer has vanished into nothingness.
Read by Jonathan Tafler. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff
News is part of our lives; we read it, watch it and listen to it every day, but are we getting the news we want; and how much do we take in? In the first of a four-part examination of the news business,
Sheena McDonald asks consumers around the country what they think of the news and puts the answers to the news professionals.
Producer Andrew Denwood
Ray Gosling takes a personal look at famous High Street traders. 3: Presenting the Prescription of Jesse Boot He began making up lobelia pills in his mother's kitchen, then gold plated them for the aristocracy.
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