From the Glitter to the Gulch Part 1: Las Vegas. Comedian Pete McCarthy and poet Roger McGough travel to the ultimate man-made city in the desert: Las Vegas - a wresting match between the limits of the harsh, inhospitable climate of the Nevada desert and the air-conditioning systems of neon fantasy. From club owners to bed-and-breakfast ladies, from millionaires to the Mob, the architectural fantasies of Las Vegas provide perhaps one of the wonders of the modern world. Producer Sarah Jane Hall
She took a career break and came back to turn the company around. Jenni Murray meets Philippa Harrison , managing director of Little, Brown Publishing.
Serial: stories from The Blue Woman by Mary Flanagan.
2: Alice's Ear. Read by Lesley Sharp.
Today is a rest day in the Tour de France, as the best cyclists in the world prepare for the assault on Col d'lzoard.
Michael Duke 's comedy of international misunderstanding is set on a hillside campsite, where a motley band of cycling fans prepare for the arrival of their heroes.
Director Patrick Rayner
Paul Vaughan investigates a selection of new detective fictions and examines the life and work of painter Carel Weight. And studio guest soprano Catherine Bott sings live.
Producer Abigail Appleton (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
by David Almond.
"Often I fingered my own shoulder blades and tried to imagine the feathers, bones and muscles known only to angels. But my fingers encountered my skin, my flesh, my bone: a simple human shape, nothing more." Read by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush
by Barbara Pym , dramatised in six parts by Elizabeth Proud.
3: The Importance of the Full Hot Water Bottle. Jane avoids the Mothers' Union meeting and visits Prudence in London. Fabian and Prudence finally meet at the village whist drive.
Producer Sioned Wiliam
Mrs daze/Mrs Lyaff:
Miss TrapneUI Mrs Arkwright:
Dr Grampian/ Mortlake:
Magistrates in the south of England employed private bailiffs to collect fines. But the company went bust, and the court is now owed a quarter of a million pounds in fines collected but never received. Gerry Northam investigates what happens when public debt collection is privatised.
Producer Liz Camey
The main similarity between the weather and cyberspace is that neither recognise national boundaries. And it is precisely this irritating facet which led to the setting up of some early international networks. Alun Lewis looks at the channels of communication in the Channel, and how they got the information to move faster than a cold front.
Producer Peter Croasdale
Presented by Peter White. Producer Dave Harvey
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