Alan reaches crisis point with the village shop. His last hope lies in a visit to the bank manager. Meanwhile, Tony's received a surprise invitation but he's playing it very close to his chest.
Presented by Nigel Farrell. Producer Chris Paling
Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes into the first live broadcast from Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924; Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy Philip Larkin in 1977: and in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the spectacular coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - one from John Evelyn in prime Position, the other from Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats. Producer Kate McAll
Author Frances Fyfield investigates the crime novel, with the help of Trevor Barnes , Michael Dibdin and PD James , who reveal that there doesn't have to be a body in a country house with a red herring and a shrewd amateur lady detective.... Meanwhile, Simon Brett. Liza Cody and Reginald Hill assemble in the library to explore the importance of How and Why, rather than Who dunnit. Producer Sally Marmion
Louisa Buck reports from Barcelona on the city's celebration of the work of Joan Miro to mark the centenary of his birth. And what is the reality of Barcelona, post-Olympics? Producer Jerome Weatherald
The Curtain With the Knot In It by Shena Mackay.
Very strange goings-on at the Croxted Memorial Home. Especially with Kevin and Pauline running things.... Read by Jane Whittenshaw.
Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull
John shows his true colours.
Written by Sally Wainwright Director Keri Davies
Joining Nick Clarke to tackle issues raised in Morpeth, Northumberland are Jeremy Beecham , Chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities; Chris Mullen , MP;
David Willetts , MP and Ruth Deech , Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford. Producer Nadine Grieve
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