Six programmes in which Martyn Wiley and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell , whose accounts of their 1773 tour of the Western Isles became classics of travel writing. Using Johnson and Boswell's journals as a guide, Wiley and McMillan create their own writer's journey. Episode one: in which the heroes travel north, appear on local radio, and meet a lot of English people. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
The Royal Banners
Forward Go (Gonfalon Royal, BBC HB 91);
Matthew 26, w 17-19 and 26.29; Let Us Break Bread
Together (Trad arr How); An Upper Room (0 Waly Waly arr Wilson). Director of Music
The return of the quotation quiz hosted by Nigel Rees.
Exchanging the quotes and anecdotes this week are: Victoria Glendinning , Tony Hawks, Helena Kennedy and David Attenborough.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. producer Jon Naismith
Lover Come Back
Martyn Wade 's spirited comedy about love across the Great Divide.
Tom is a henpecked husband still pining after his old girlfriend, Jane. He is determined to make their 10-year reunion, but can he make it past
Debbie? And will Jane turn up?
With Sandra James-Young and David Holt
Director Cherry Cookson
A series of four programmes in which Jenni Mills reveals the personal stories behind some of the headlines of the last few years.
2: In July 1990, Eric and Marilyn Smith had a knock on their front door from two policemen. Their teenage daughter Karyn had been arrested at Bangkok airport and charged with attempting to smuggle £ 4 million worth of heroin.
Producer Sarah Rowlands
Listeners report on issues which have affected their lives - and could affect yours. With Susan Marling. Editor Jenny Walmsley
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Paul Vaughan reads a new biography of Mary
Renault and talks to its author David Sweetman.
And there's a review of All the Pretty Horses, the new novel by the acclaimed and reclusive American writer Cormac McCarthy. Producer Julian May
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Mystery at Ivy Manor by Wendy Barr.
"This afternoon I fancied I saw a figure of a woman behind the battlements of the north tower."
"Why, Sarah, you must be mistaken...."
Read by Fiona Bell. Producer Bruce Young
with Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
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Is it cruel to make a five-year-old boy miss half a year of school because his home is a touring fairground? Or is
John Scarrott actually better off than his more conventional friends?
Dylan Winter discovers the pros and cons of life among the dodgems. Producer Ian Bell
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