Say Something Happened by Alan Bennett.
With Thora Hird as Mam, Brian Wilde as Dad, and Imelda Staunton as June.
"Old People's Wardens will be appointed to keep track of those who are at risk."
"Oh, it's 'at risk', is it? There never used to be that. It's all 'at risk' now. Battered babies, battered wives. Are you sure you won't have a scone?" Director Matthew Walters Stereo
Presented by Paul Vaughan.
Peter Matthiessen 's latest book tells the story of Lake Baikal, the deepest fresh-water lake in the world and an object of reverence inside Siberia, now under threat.
Plus two novellas from
A S Byatt.
Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Long Lost and Love Excelling by Glen Jayson.
Eighteen-year-old Sarah is dragged to a cousin's wedding in Wales where all is revealed: Gran's thermal vest, Uncle Reon's beer-gut and cousin
Graham's twinkling eyes. Read by Katherine Kinsey. Producer Caroline Sarli
Margaret Forster 's 60s novel adapted in six parts. 1: There Once Was an Ugly Duckling
Georgy is a freak. She was bom ugly and stuffed with food until she became fat. Little wonder in the era of Twiggy that she feels like the Ugly Duckling.
Adapted by Joe Dunlop
Music: David Chilton , Dave Swift and Mike Bradley
Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo
A series of six programmes in which
Miles Kington discovers what makes different nations laugh. 4: Egypt
In the Arab world
Egyptians are recognised as the top jokers. They say they have "Dam Khafif" which means "light blood". Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Nick Baker looks between the pages of six papers and magazines serving different professions. 5: The Dentist
A mysterious case of rotting teeth; the danger of bogus dentists; and how dentists are learning to become nicer people.
Producer Matt Thompson. Stereo
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