Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade, professional and business magazines.
5: Truck and Driver. The magazine for truck drivers pursues a story about a driverless truck. A Testbed production
Introduced by Jenni Murray. Tessa Williams reveals why, after years in the culinary wilderness, mussels are finally coming out of their shells.
Serial: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure. The start of a ten-part series of extracts from Joyce Grenfell's funny and touching autobiography, read by the author in a recording which is being reissued as part of the Radio Collection.
Six ofW Somerset Maugham's short stories, dramatised by Neville Teller and narrated by Dirk Bogarde. 3: The Round Dozen with Jane Whittenshaw , Paul Jenkins and Stephen Critchlow. Director Janet Whitaker
A three-part serial by Mark Davies Markham. 1: Passing Out.
Paula Young , a newly qualified police constable, is posted to her home town. with Tim Dantay , Jo-Anne Knowles , Roger May , Richard Tate and Tessa Worsley Director Michelle Matherson Frederick
Paul Gambaccini sees into the future with Disney's new computer-generated film Toy Sto/yand talks to the British producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral about their new project.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
John Tusa continues his personal perspective on the last 100 years in a second season of five programmes.
4: Talking. No century has evertalked as much as this one. John Tusa discovers how fragile the word is up against the might of modem communications. Producer Philip Sellars
Six real-life dramas from the casebook of psychiatrist Irvin Yalom. Dramatised by John Taylor. 4: A Darker Sister.
Starring Henry Goodman as Dr Yalom and Harriet Walter as Marge White. "To die! That's all I want." A Fiction Factory production
11.00 Fab TV A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies. 2: The Return of the Preventers.Could Mordick have escaped by laser beam? Written by and starring Morwenna Banks , Chris England and Robert Harley. With Ed Devereaux , Desmond Llewelyn , Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin. Music by Peter Baikie. Producer Phil Clarke
A six-part comedy by Colin Swash.
3: The Oblivions have a game of tennis. with Louise Lombard , Michael Troughton , Tom Hollander , Carla Mendonca and Geoff McGivem. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt
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