Anthony Minghella returns to the Isle of Wight to meet fellow emigrants and residents who are all drawn to the island's gentle beauty, surrounding sea and remarkable characters. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery . Rptd Sunday 5pm * Anthony Minghella 's Kind of Day: page 122
Peter Hobday derives entertainment from the dictionary with Jonathan James-Moore , Susan Jeffreys , Jim Tavare and Richard Vranch in another edition of the expressive panel game. Producer Mark Tonderai
The Third Policeman. Geneticist Steve Jones shows how his favourite literature has been influenced by scientific thinking. Flann O'Brien 's darkly comic novel The Third
Policeman, published 30 years ago, imagines people turning into bicycles and the universe as a sausage. Steve Jones gets on his bike to talk to writers and physicists about how O'Brien used the physics of his day in his bizarre plot and asks how much our understanding of his science has changed. Producer Erika Wright
As books like Orlando Figes 's On the History of the Russian Revolution win the WH Smith Award and Martin Gilbert 's The History of the World published, Tim Marlow examines the new popularity of writing about history. Producer Matthew Dodd
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Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy which lifts the lid on the life assurance business.
3: The Icing on the Cake. Maxine steps out on the rocky road of love. with Simon Tait , Gregor Powrie Director Patrick Rayner Repeat
In the last of three programmes,
Brendan O'Friel , former governor of Strangeways and Risely, concludes his analysis of the prison service. Should the prison service make a further fresh start to deal with the record number of prisoners and the rising expectations of how society manages its errant population? Producer Kathleen Carragher Repeated Saturday 5pm
The fifth of six programmes in which Trevor Phillips presents news, views and lively conversation from black and Asian perspectives around the UK. Producer Fran Acheson
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By Banana Yoshimoto , read by Emily Woof.
2: Mikage's story continues as she finds herself living with the Tanabes. This mother and son are certainly unconventional, but there is comfort to be found in their beautiful kitchen.
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