By C L R James. 1: Trevor McDonald reads from the memoirs of the Trinidadian writer who was a zealous admirer of cricket and saw within the game's boundaries the possibility for perfect order in his own life. Abridged in five parts by Margaret Busby. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Who would you choose as "An Ideal Husband"? In another opportunity to hear the Woman's Hour Leapday debate, Colin Tudge , Brian Mathew , Tariq Ali and Raj Persaud argue the case for their chosen man. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html
Colin Firth stars as Rupert Brooke in Katherine Parker 's play about the English poet who died during the First World War. It explores one of his most enduring but complex relationships with women. Director Cherry Cookson Repeat
Lynne Walker sees the first full-scale opera by Scottish composer James MacMillan , takes the pulse of Scottish ballet, and celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mendelssohn's Elijah. Producer Robyn Read. Revised repeat 9.30pm
A verse drama featuring the poetry of James Berry , adapted for performance by Sue Pomeroy and James Berry , starring Berry's odyssey through black culture from Jamaica to Florida and England is a cornucopia of Afro-Caribbean cultural delights and painful recollections. with Eddie Nestor and Angela Wynter. Director Alby James. Original music composed and directed by Keith Waithe
The first of five episodes concluding Carter Brandon 's epic journey in the blood-red Beetle through Wales. With Stephen Thorne as Uncle Mort, Sam Kelly as Carter Brandon and Stuart Organ as the gentleman at the station. 1: A Shufti at the Valleys
Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood Producer Pete Atkin
Gentleman at the station:
Samuel West begins reading
Robert Harris 's acclaimed thriller, abridged in 12 parts by Neville Teller. Against the backdrop of the secret work of Government codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, a long-untold story begins to emerge. Producer Angela Dalton
Francine Stock presents five late-night discussion programmes probing current controversial subjects.
4: Science, Technology and Democracy Is government becoming too dependent on scientific advice on policy-making? Producers Marina Salandy-Brown and Jane Beresford
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