Last of the series in which
Simon Fanshawe surfs the world's airwaves to find out what other people are listening to.
Topical Tips. Advice as given out by Auntie: gardening phone-ins worldwide, tips on dry-cleaning from
Hong Kong, American Forces Network with their tips to servicemen and women on how to blend in with the natives, and suggestions on etiquette from Radio Stockholm. Producer Miriam Akhtar
Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm
A six-part series which chronicles the lives of British people in the Middle East between 1920 and 1970, people drawn to the region by war, oil, pilgrimage and adventure. The stories evoke a world in rapid flux - from camel caravans and slavery to diplomatic capers during anti-British riots. In The Spell of Far Arabia, the first of the series, presenter Gerald Butt asks why the British associate the region with romance. Producer Bella Bannerman Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm
Adventures in the Spice Trade. Derek Cooper finds out from the experts how to buy the best-tasting spices and hears the arguments for and against irradiating them, while
Paul Gillingham goes to La Mancha - still the source of the world's best saffron. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Monday 7.20pm
"It suddenly occurs to me that while
I'm in here, William will be at home on his own. On his own. And him only 52. Only 52!" A woman plots her escape from an old people's home in Michael Carson 's topical Friday the 13th story. Read by Patricia Hayes.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Clarrie gets the cream....
Written by Caroline Harrington
Director Ken Davies. Repeated Monday 1.40pm
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Alistair Campbell , press officer to
Tony Blair ; Janet Daley , journalist and broadcaster; Rana Kabbani , writer; and John Maples , Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, are in Poole. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm
Daring to be Different
British director Mike Figgis (Stormy
Monday, Internal Affairs, The Browning Version) talks about his career and his vision of a commercial cinema that respects people's intelligence. Repeated from Saturday at 7.20pm
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