Actress Fiona Shaw agreed to spend several weeks living the life of a novice nun in an enclosed silent convent. She recorded her surprising experiences in a frank audio diary. Producer Michael Roberts. * Sister actress: page 23
Kathryn Harrison , whose latest book deals with her incestuous affair with her father, talks to Jenni Murray about the ethics of making money out of the past.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (8). For details see Monday
Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling. 2: There is the threat of a takeover at the hotel. with Janet Maw. Joanna Monro. John Hartley. Stephen Thorne. Mark Bonnar and Sean Baker. Director Enyd Williams
Sir Henry Savott:
PaulGambaccini looks at the new film
The Saint, with Val Kilmer in the role of Simon Templar , and also reviews
Woody Allen 's latest, Everyone Says I Love You.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft
Revised repeat at 9.30pm
Four programmes in which Michael. Oliver investigates the impact on music of 20th-century political regimes. 2: Russia. The effects of Stalin and the other Communist dictators were perhaps stronger and lasted longer in Russia than in other countries.
Producers Tracy Ross and Fiona Shelmerdine
A woman who loves animals, a sex-mad computer whizz, a piano-tuner and an imaginative child are all blind. Never having encountered an elephant, they talk about what kind of a beast it might be. When they are given the opportunity to touch one at London
Zoo, each person has a very different reaction. Presented by Kim Normanton. Producer Matt Thompson
An eight-part environmental series.
4: Patenting. With urgent and growing concern over the patenting of genetic forms, Mark Whittaker looks at the minefield of patenting laws and the struggle to create an equitable protective framework. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
11.00 The Skivers
Last instalment of the comedy sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh, with Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips. Patrick Allen once more takes on the role of announcer, and the special guest is Phillip Schofield.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeat
11.30 Doon Your Way
The last radio showcase for comedy actress Doon Mackichan. With Pam
Ferris, Lesley Sharp , Phil Cornwell , Anne Rabbit and Alistair McGowan.
Producer Jon Magnusson Repeat
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