How does a teenage girl in California come to terms with the fact that her father is one of the most famous men in America? In the first of three programmes,
Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father, Groucho, and introduces letters from the correspondence that kept them together. Theirs was an extraordinary father-daughter relationship, which had to weather the ups and downs of Groucho's film, radio and television careers, two divorces, two remarriages - and Miriam's often tumultuous young adulthood.
Frank Ferrante provides the voice of Groucho. Producer Susan Roberts
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The Gospel of Mark Juliet Stevenson reads the first of seven episodes from the Revised English Bible. Introduced by Professor Moma Hooker. 1: The Beginning
Abridged by Michael Carroll
Producer Christine Morgan
A four-part dramatisation of P D James's first novel, in which she created her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh.
Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh.
A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions beneath the calm surface.
With Sian Phillips as Mrs Maxie , Hugh Grant as Felix and Beatie Edney as Deborah.
Director Matthew Walters
Dramatised by Neville Teller
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Seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
A music teacher is being followed whenever she leaves the house. A shy admirer - or someone who means her ill?
Nigel Andrews reviews the week's film releases including Candyman and Hoffa, and talks to composer Jonathan Lloyd about his music to accompany Hitchcock's film Blackmail.
Producer Robin Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
The BBC is being shaken up, as market forces are applied to public services which have never had to face them before. The
BBC's market-place revolution is called
Producer Choice. From
April 1, programme makers will choose whether they want to pay for BBC resources, or go outside to buy from independent suppliers.
How big a change is this for a public organisation? Peter Day investigates. Producer Caroline Bayley
Different Voices Same Tune
Waiting Between the Trees by Amy Tan.
Ying-Ying has lived as a second-class citizen in her American daughter's house. Finally she decides to reveal her true status.
Read by Lang Yun.
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