Comedian Richard Herring 's childhood ambitions were to have a Scalextric set, make the blonde one from Abba appear in his bedroom and have a bar of chocolate all to himself. Today the unreformed chocoholic makes up for all three by indulging himself in a visit to the Cadbury's chocolate factory in Boumville. Prod ucer Miriam Akhtar
Quentin Cooper presents a programme where young writers feature strongly: American William Vollmann travels to the Arctic to write The Rifles, and Britain's Neil Gaiman travels to America to write comic books.
Producer Paul Qutnn (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
A five-part dramatisation of Peter Lovesey 's novel, with Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia, and Oona Beeson as Alma.
3: Walter and Alma are poised to murder Walter's wife on board the Mauretania en route to America.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters
The remarkable story of a unique friendship between two men from different social and political backgrounds, told to Chrissie Gittins and Sheila Hancock in interviews with Sir Anthony Nutting and Bill Wheeler. Their words are spoken by Peter Jeffrey and Bernard Cribbins.
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White.
Producer Dave Harvey
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