The first of a six-part series. Novelist and critic Howard Jacobson entertains an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with pieces of prose and poetry which have moved him to laughter and occasionally tears. With readers Andrew Sachs , Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby
Jenni Murray meets Pieke Biermann , Germany's best-selling crime writer and a former prostitute.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the sixth 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round - London and the Home
Counties. Chairman Robert Robinson.
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm
By Geoffrey Parkinson.
Jack Tupper has promised not to get drunk, beat up his girlfriend or steal fags from the corner shop when he gets out of prison. But Jack is a creature of impulse - especially when it comes to listening to a compelling and beautiful sermon. with Cornelius Garrett and Paul Webster Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat
With David Jessel. Frank Wilson meets Bill Dunne , who has spent a lifetime fixing electronic keyboards for the likes of John Lennon , the Rolling Stones and Oasis.
Editor Sharon Banoff
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Lynne Walker 's studio guest is English actress, singer and populariser of French cabaret, Jane Birkin. And Michael Billington reads reviews of his own production of Harold Pinter 's play The Lover. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
Adapted by David Edgar from his stage play. After struggling for years with her own madness, a woman meets the psychiatrist RD Laing. with Elizabeth Rider , Nicholas Le Prevost , Claire Skinner , Laurel Lefkow ,
Andrew Branch , Stephen Critchlow , Tessa Worsley , Jonathan Keeble , David Collings , Ross Livingstone and Jane Whittenshaw
Director Hilary Norrish (Based on Mary Bames : Two Accounts of a Journey through Madness by Mary Barnes and Joseph Berke. ) Repeat
The Wages of Sin. The third part of Christopher Lee 's 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.
The late Father Dominic's mother was a Flynn, and so was Mrs Wedlock , but is that anything more than coincidence?
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat
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