A series of features in which Harry Thompson meets people still living in the house where they were born.
While her husband pens westerns upstairs, Joan Spence gently continues her family's 182-year tradition as she runs Ampleforth College Post Office, where she was born, and where all her children were born - by candlelight, lamplight and finally by electricity.
Novelist and folklorist Alison Lurie tells
Jenni Murray why fairy tales are so embedded in our psyche. Story: The Wild Blue Yonder by Audrey Thomas. Read by Margaret Robertson. 1 Blue Spanish Eyes Abridged by Monica Grey
Music: Carpenter's Tango Amencam
Peter Lovesey s comedy thriller, dramatised in five parts. With Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia, and Oona Beeson as Alma.
Dentist Walter Baranov is reluctant to accompany
Lydia, his actress wife, to
Hollywood, especially now that Alma has come into his life .
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews
Director Matthew Walters
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A four-part series by Sally Worboyes.
In 1959, in the hop fields of Kent, the Jacksons join other East End families for what they discover will be the last season hops are picked by hand. Will this be the end of Laura Jackson 's affair with the owner of the farm?
Producer Philip Martin
Brian Sibley looks at the new film releases. Nigel Andrews reports on this year's Cannes Film
Festival, and there is news of a new project at Madame Tussauds. Producer Will Saunders
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
In the last programme of the series, Simon Brett presents diaries for May 21: In 1937 Sir Henry
"Chips" Channon traces his roots to a Devonshire village and finds he shares his ancestral home with a famous poet; Confederate girl Sarah Morgan has an unsuccessful shopping trip during the American Civil War; and in 1982 Tony Benn describes his reaction to the news of the British landings on the Falkland Islands.
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