Introduced by Jenni Murray. Caroline Adams meets Romania's street children. Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the first episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: email@example.com
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round - London and the Home
Counties. With Gavin Fuller , a library assistant from London; Ian Joy , a university technician from llford; Barry Nicholas , a chauffeur from Stoke
Poges in Buckinghamshire; and Brian Sheridan , a retired civil servant from Croydon, Surrey. Chairman
Robert Robinson. Including "Beat the Brains". Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm
Ever since Mumsy took Arnold to see The Big Sleep 50 years ago, he has shared his mind with an invented character called Johnny Rocco. In Nick Pullen 's new comedy, Arnold and Rocco tell the tragic story of Arnold's love for the beautiful and heartless Deirdre.
Lynne Walker looks behind the scenes at the London Coliseum as the ENO considers moving, and the critic Michael Billington reports on how it feels to be a director of a Pinter play.
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
By Wally K Daly. Was Pope John Paul murdered and, if so, who would it have benefited? with Clifford Rose , Robert Harper , David
March. Pauline Letts and Christopher Scott Director Martin Jenkins
LP Hartley's classic story of deception and the destruction of innocence, seen through the eyes of a schoolboy who is forced to become a go-between. Abridged in ten parts by Michelene Wandor , read by John Rowe. 1: The Diary
Producer Cherry Cookson Repeat
In the fifth of six classic Living Worlds, Lionel Kelleway and friends brave the icy winds of winter to join the oystercatchers and avocets as they dine out on the mud soup and mussel beds in the transport cafes of the Exe estuary.
The Penitent. The second of Christopher Lee 's six-part story of two intelligence officers' investigation into the death of an elderly priest. Starring Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , with Dudley Sutton as Cl Arthur Guscott , and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil.
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat
Fr Dominic Byrne:
By James Baldwin , read in two parts by Paul Winfield. 1: When civil rights protestors refuse to stop singing, the organiser is arrested and Jessie, a deputy sheriff, interrogates him. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat
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