Five BBC correspondents look back at the history of their adopted cities through the writings of earlier visitors. 3: Cape Town. George Bernard Shaw on the race war, Kipling on the Boer War and David Livingstone on the fruit - George Alagiah finds the letters from both visitors and inhabitants of Cape Town compelling reading, particularly from one enforced resident, Nelson Mandela on Robben island. Producer Kate Whitehead Rpt
Derek Cooper examines the growing popularity in America of farmer's markets selling local food, and asks what efforts are being made in this country to provide locally grown produce. Producer Rebecca Moore
Repeated Monday at 7.20pm
Sion Probert reads Leslie Norris 's story, an evocative reminiscence of a typical St David's Day celebration in a Welsh school. Schoolboy
Dennis Williams makes a lifelong impression on his fellow pupils.
Producer Caroline Sarll Rpt
A crisis at Lower Loxley .
Written by Simon Frith. Director Peter Leslie Wild. Editor Vanessa Whitburn Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
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Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Alston, Cumbria, with guests Jimmy Knapp , General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers; Peter Mandelson MP; Baroness Perry of Southwark, President of Lucy Cavendish
College, Cambridge: and the Rt Hon Roger Freeman MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
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