Four programmes tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of expeditions to far-flung places.
1: Juliet Vickery crosses thousands of miles of ocean to study bird life on the tiny, remote and uninhabited Pacific island of Henderson. A Revolution Recordings production
London's Soho is the setting for Gillian Slovo 's acclaimed detective mystery, dramatised in five episodes.
1: Private eye Kate Baeir is hired to protect Alicia, a gifted young violinist. Who is the man haunting her concerts? Why is Alicia so frightened?
Music by Anthea Gomez ; played by Anthea Gomez and Tim New
Dramatised by Jill Brooke. Director Sue Wilson
Eight further exploits of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson, and featuring Patrick Allen as Dr Leon Sterndale.
7: The Devil's Foot. After pushing his health to the limit, Holmes is resting in Cornwall, where Watson insists on total rest. But then death strikes a local family.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Bert Coules Director Patrick Rayner
Martin Wainwright celebrates
NEW achievements of those who have been overlooked by history but who deserve to be more than just a footnote. 1: Harry Beck. This modest draughtsman designed the London Underground map and dedicated his life to perfecting his one great idea. Producer Alison Perks
A middle-aged Birmingham widow began a transatlantic correspondence with a young convict living on death row, and became involved in the fight for his life.The story of their friendship is told through her recollections and his letters. Producer Morag Massey
Quentin Cooper takes a look at Steven Spielberg 's film, Schindler's List, which charts the history of Auschwitz, and Robert De Niro 's directorial debut, A
Producer Trevor Showier (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
Presented by Jim Perrin.
2: The Bag of Rice Man. After a career in exploration and mountaineering in the wildest places on earth, Eric Shipton was the obvious choice to lead the 1953 Everest expedition. But he wasn't there when the flag was raised on the summit. Producer Dave Sheasby
Marina Warner gives the fourth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain. Beautiful Beasts: The Call of the Wild.
From King Kong to the teddy bear: the changing value of the animal.
Readers: Robert Stephens. Nigel Carrington and Rachel Atkins
Producer Elizabeth Burke
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