A dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of Stan Barstow's classic novel.
In the summer of 1939, the harsh realities of adult life are brought painfully home to 11-year-old Joby. with Alison Pettitt. Gerard McDermott. Tracy Ann Oberman , Christopher Scott ,
Sean Baker , Danielle McCormack and James Muir Director Sally Avens
Lesser-known stories from history, presented by David Nokes.
2: The Rape of Elizabeth Cureton. In
1829, in the village of Coalbrookdale, an unmarried 24-year-old woman brought a suitor home to her parents' cottage. As her parents slept upstairs, she later testified, he attempted to rape her. Vic Gatrell tells the story of the trial which followed and the way it split the community. Producer Abigail Appleton
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm
Eight programmes about people and the songs that they have had written for or about them.
3: The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face. Peggy Seeger remembers 1956 and the first time folk singer Ewan McColl saw her face. Presented by Kate Saunders.
Producer Joanna Rahim
John Peel with more musings on the maze of family life. Today's topics include boltholes - places of escape from the rest of the family. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Thursday 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
The third anniversary of Nelson Mandela 's election as president of South Africa is approaching and the nation's journalists are enjoying the freedoms that were so long denied under apartheid. Amanda Hopkinson talks to the photojournalists whose work, from the fifties to the present day, has provided the classic images by which the world has known and judged South Africa.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Rptd Friday 9.30pm
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Five classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
3: The Mazarin Stone. To trap a jewel thief, Holmes sits in Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell Dramatised by Bert Coules
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat
Sir Arthur Conan
By Peter Tinniswood. With
Jane Lapotaire as Fay, and Lorelei King as Beth. Fay and Beth have been pen pals since they were 11. Fay describes her respectable life with her dentist husband and three children in Bristol, and Beth writes about lovers and her loneliness as she travels around
America. They have never met. Then, at last, Beth announces she is arriving at Gatwick. Fay is terrified. Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat
A five-part series exploring how certain people, places or things have assumed iconic status in Ireland.
2: The Harp. An examination of the enduring magic and symbolism of the Irish harp.
Producer Owen McFadden Repeat
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