Forty Days and Forty
Nights (Heinlein, BBC HB 341); Luke 4, vv 1-13; For He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over Thee
Teach Us How to Pray
Aright (S Hugh, BBC HB 344).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose
Presented by Peter France. 4: Spiritual Strife and Painful Erections The most successful type of drama today - if you are measuring success in terms of the number of people who watch it - is TV soap opera, with its stories of the people next door, portraying characters and emotions with which we can identify. Theatre in Ancient Greece is quite another matter, with larger-than-life characters, people who murder their fathers and marry their mothers. So is there still something to be said for staging the classics? Producer Kate McAII
with Jenni Murray.
Fathers now routinely attend the birth of their babies - and for many it is an unmissable experience. But what about the others?
Karen Deco meets some reluctant birthing companions.
Serial: The Women in Black (3)
by Martin Davies.
4: Tactics. It's the semi-final of the Frewitt Cup, but Fr Benedict 's tactics manual falls into enemy hands. Robert Patterson knows that victory will come only with the help of the Angel of the Lord.
Producer Richard Wilson
Seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr. Watson
Holmes has met his fate at the Reichenbach Falls, and Mary Watson is on her death-bed. Alone and grief-stricken, Dr Watson tries his hand at solving a society murder.
Dramatised by Bert Coules.
A new set of 13 Sherlock Holmes postcards featuring original Strand Magazine illustrations, Â£3.50 (cheques only, payable to British Broadcasting Corporation) from [address removed], enclosing an A5 sae (with 36p stamp).
Sir Arthur Conan
The third of six programmes in which
Christopher Cook delves into the BBC Sound
Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past, through the memoirs of those who were fortunate enough to meet them. Producer John Knight
Music from Peter Maxwell
Davies in The Turn of the Tide; an exhibition of wood engravings by Howard Phipps and Reynolds Stone , who designed the old £ 5 note; and Brian Sibley on the week's new films. Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
The Trouble with Pork by RW Jones.
"The trouble with pork is pigs. Our Ephraim's a large white. Stands four feet at the shoulder, weighs six hundred pounds. Wouldn't think a slob like that could stalk you. Ephraim does...." Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Joanna Green
Christopher Cook reflects on American/Soviet relations, John Miller examines the history of Macedonia, and Nicola Barranger looks back to 1956 when refugees from the Hungarian uprising came to Britain.
An eight-part series about life in Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry.
7: Transplant co-ordinator Nick West has a busy night but the hospital loses its fight to become a heart transplant centre.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King
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