Should you leave 'em wanting more or never leave 'em at all?
Helen Chapell remembers those who bowed out gracefully; those who never quite came to terms with retirement; and those who still believe in comebacks from beyond the grave. Producer Clare McGinn
from Leeds Grammar
School, led by Rev Stephen Oliver. Hills of the North, Rejoice; 0 Thou Who Camest from Above;
Immortal, Invisible, God
Only Wise; Exodus 24, vv 12-18. Conductor Andrew Wheeler. Organist
Sarah Dunant introduces a special programme devoted to the life and work of Daphne du Maurier , with Margaret Forster , author of a new biography. What was the driving passion of her life? How did her love of Cornwall affect her work? And what is the mystery behind her most celebrated story (and the current serial), Rebecca? Serial: Rebecca.
Sixth of 15 parts read by Harriet Walter.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman
The last of three classic thrillers by John Penn, featuring Det Supt Thorne and Det Sgt Abbot. The mysterious disappearance of a number of young women leads the police into a series of extraordinary exposures.
Dramatised by Melville Jones from the novel "Outrageous Exposure"
Author (Outrageous Exposure):
Det Supt Thorne:
Det Sgt Abbot:
In the first of six programmes,
Sue MacGregor goes to Dean Clough , Halifax, to meet
Ernest Hall and hear about his life and dual career as property developer and concert pianist.
Producer Gillian Hush
Quentin Cooper talks to Peter Marlow about photographing Liverpool as an exhibition opens there. Traveller Nick
Danziger arrives in the studio, and there's a Radio 4 guide to grunge. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Not about Heroes
To mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen 's birth, another chance to hear
Stephen MacDonald 's play exploring his friendship with Siegfried Sassoon. With James Telfer as Owen, and Stephen MacDonald as Sassoon. "This war is not about heroes. It's really about boys of 19 being shot in the throat and dying before they've had time to live and to learn why. The people who throw away those lives for their own glory - or profit - or both. I think it's about the annihilation, the wanton destruction of everything we love."
Director Stewart Conn
Different Voices Same Tune
Continuing the collection of powerful stories by America's leading writers. Everyday Use by Alice Walker. Dee is stylish and cosmopolitan, while her sister Maggie is scarred, nervous and uneducated. One afternoon their mother looks hard at the real beauty and ugliness of her two daughters, and must choose between indulging Dee and protecting Maggie.
Read by Alfre Woodward.
Whose Line Is It
Another in the series of adlibbed comedy shows that television couldn't resist.
Regulars John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined on the highwire of improvisation by John Bird and Jimmy Mulville.
Clive Anderson reluctantly supplies the situations. Producer Dan Patterson
Whose Show Is It
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