Norma Major takes Helen Fraser for a tour of the Prime Minister's country residence. En route, we discover the difficulties of finding a bed big enough for Boris Yeltsin; why Baroness Thatcher loved Chequers for its custard, and why President Clinton visited with a helicopter full of armoured cars. This is the first time programme-makers have ever been allowed behind the scenes at Chequers, and the result is a unique insight into the history and working routine of a house that has been home to 14 prime ministers to date. Producer John Byrne Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm
Jenni Murray talks to soap superstar and blockbuster author Joan Collins about fighting the book deal that nearly toppled her.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Read by Juliet Stevenson and abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (12). For details see yesterday
Professor Anthony Clare talks to Tim Lott , author of a moving account of his mother's suicide, and explores the psychological state of Britain's farming community in the light of BSE. Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm
Russell Davies with the programme about words and the way we speak. 5: The Most Super Fab Programme in the World - Ever! Super superlatives and the rise of the absolutely fabulous adjective. And how do the political parties manifest their promises? Producer Emma Kingsley
Daire Brehan with guests, topical discussions and the story of a group of Asian women who cross divides of language and religion. Editor Sharon Banoff.
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Paul Vaughan reads Peter Ackroyd 's novel Milton in America, about a fictitious journey made by Cromwell's secretary. Also,
Humphrey Carpenter 's history of Radio 3. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat 9.30pm
A comedy in six parts by Janey Preger.
2: Morgan Jeffries wants to clear the skeletons out of the local church to make way for a themed hotel. There are also a few in his cupboard which could do with airing.
Producer Richard Wilson Repeat
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