Anna Massey tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century. 96: The Kingdom of William and Mary
With Peter Jeffrey as Sir Winston Churchill.
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin
Jenni Murray meets perfomance artist Patience Agbabi. Serial: Clean Break. Clare Higgins reads the sixth part of Val McDermid 's novel, abridged in 13 parts by Meg Clarke.
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Chairman Martin Young is joined by panellists Francis Wheen of the Guardian and Fred Housego for a look into the lives of the rich and famous. Written by Nick Hildred and Hugh Rycroft Producer Aled Evans
By Christopher Fitz-Simon . A fresh look at Puccini's Gianni Schicci - relocated in West Cork at the turn of the century. When a wealthy farmer dies, he confounds his family by leaving all his wealth to a local monastery. with Gina Moxley , James Greene , Des Nealon , Gerard O'Hare , Marcelia Riordan and Joshua Towb Music by Neil Brand. Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Lynne Walker talks to David Cassidy as he takes over the lead in Willy Russell 's Blood Brothers and she reviews Twyla Tharp 's directing debut at the Royal Ballet.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Revised repeat at 9.30pm
Shelagh Delaney 's tale of a northern girl whose struggle with life and her mother made her a symbol of her time.
Music by Stephen Warbeck. played by Sid Gauld , Huw Warren. Alec Dankworth and Paul Clarvis. A Catherine Bailey production
Vera Frankl looks at how life has changed for women in Eastern Europe. 4: Pavia. As a member of the all-woman music group "Dybbuk", Pavia Slaba had to contend with censorship in Czechoslovakia. Now she has a new band - and a new life. Editor Anne Koch
By L P Hartley. To mark the centenary of the author's birth, his classic tale of the destruction of innocence is abridged by Micheline Wandor in ten parts and read by John Rowe. 1: The Diary
Producer Cherry Cookson
Presented by Robert Kee. Escape from Norman Cross. In 1811, a Frenchman made a dramatic escape from Britain's first prisoner-of-war camp. with Gavin Muir , Russell Floyd , Shaun Prendergast , Steve Hodson and Gateth Amstrorg Wrttten by Adrian Bean. A Testbed production Rpt
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