Bon viveur Sue Nelson has been overdoing it and now she's on a quest to attain the perfect figure. In her audio diary she listens to the latest scientific advice on diets and exercise and find out if fatness is in the genes. Producer Anne McNaught
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm
Agatha Christie 's famous novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
1: Hercule Poirot decieds to take a little holiday to Egypt. with Timothy Bateson. Joanna Monro. Sean Baker , Nicholas Boulton , Ed Bishop , Emma Woodvine and Chris Pavlo. Director Enyd Williams
Jacqueline de Bellefort:
Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard. Maria Aitken reads the first of 12 episodes, abridged by PatMcLoughlin.
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A gentle and moving play about the secret lives of the unregarded, by Stephen James. Samuel works as a clerk in a government office and lives with his brother William, who is dying. Samuel tries to "borrow" a favourite painting from the office over
Christmas, but it all goes wrong. with Rosalind Philips , Mary Cunningham and Martin Reeve. Director Melanie Harris
The return of the ground-breaking sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips. The first edition features guest stars Patrick Allen and Michael Winner. Producer Jon Naismith
Out of Africa. In the first of three programmes, Julian Pettifer explores the natural history of our origins with anthropologist Rob Foley. He discovers we were just another very insignificant animal in the African landscape. Producer Julian Hector
Chaired by The World at One presenter, Nick Clarke , this is the first in a series of three radio trials challenging the assumptions that Britain has held from the sixties through to the final years of this century. On trial today: Sex and Morality. Prosecution: Mary Kenny. Defence: Polly Toynbee. Repeated Sunday at 4.15pm
Sharon Giess stars as private eye VI Warshawski in Michelene Wandor 's six-part dramatisation of the novel by Sara Paretsky. 3: The Monkfish Files An anti-abortion riot breaks out at
Lottie Herschel 's clinic.
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