I June 1992. Mary Stewart stands alone by the frozen Arctic Ocean at Barrow in North Alaska and wonders what she is doing there. Aged 62, a retired health administrator, Mary has set herself the challenge of travelling down the whole of the Americas to Tierra del Fuego. On the way she will visit Angel, her foster child in Ecuador. In this four-part series she records her journey. It begins here. Producer Gwyn Richards
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
What do you do when your hair falls out? Cheryl Armitage meets women who are facing the growing problem of alopecia. Serial: Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald. First of ten parts read by Penelope Wilton .
London, 1940: Britain is at war, and in BBC Broadcasting House, patriotism means business as usual. But change is in the air.
Abridged by David Dortand Editor Sally Feldman
In Collin Johnson 's comedy, a retired gent, Julius Hutch , is beset with bills and final demands. Then a sum of 14,601,740.72 is mistakenly placed in his account by an offshore bank. So, should he return it? Or not? And whose money is it, anyway? Director Andy Jordan
Mrs Pauline Tone:
- In the first of the series, identical twins Claire and Antoinette Cann talk to Richard Baker about their emerging careers as duo pianists, and introduce some of their recorded repertoire.
Producer Ray Abbott
In an all-American edition, Gill Pyrah gets the verdict on new novels by John Updike and Paul Auster , and Fraser Harrison visits the world's largest sculpture - Crazy Horse Mountain, South Dakota. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
2: Things Fall Apart. From Catch 22 to Dispatches, cult books have confronted the absurdity and ugliness of warfare. From Last Exit to Brooklyn to American Psycho they have ventured into the darkness at the heart of the collapsing social and urban order. Featuring Joseph Heller , Hubert Selby Junior , Michael Herr and Bret Easton Ellis.
Producer Martin Buckley
News and information for listeners with a visual disability.With Tony Barringer.
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2: Party Politics. As the West pushes democracy onto client states, some travellers see the testing time of elections as the right time to travel, work and get to know a place. Simon Calder presents features from Cambodia and Tanzania. Producer Noah Richler
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