Comedian Rhona Cameron spent her twenties in Edinburgh, working in theatres and getting drunk. It was only when she left for London and stopped drinking that her career took off. In this programme, she travels back to Edinburgh to meet fellow survivors of those early years, including a top female DJ, a successful restaurateur and a white witch. Producer Mary Ward Lowery. Repeated Sunday
Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz involving the exchange of quotations and anecdotes. With Kit
Hesketh-Harvey, Denis Norden ,
Sandi Toksvig and Polly Toynbee. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill Repeat
By Mark Pottle , based on the diaries and letters written by Violet Bonham
Carter - daughter of Herbert Asquith - between 1904 and 1918. This dramatisation deals with a period in her life in which an intense relationship brought her great joy - until its tragic conclusion.
Helena Bonham Carter plays Violet, her real-life grandmother.
Director Cherry Cookson
* "Playing my own grandmother was eerie": page 26
Richard Baker presents eight conversations with leading directors about working with music.
7: Phyllida Lloyd is a theatre director who has ventured into opera with productions for Opera North. Producer Tony Cheevers
Written and read by David Almond. A childhood memory from Felling-on-Tyne, when the writer as a young boy tried to make sense of his father's death by counting the stars. Producer Pam Wardell
Repeated Saturday 12.30am
Colin Swash 's six-part comedy series. It is 22nd-century Britain, and the collapse of the pensions system means compulsory euthanasia for 70-yearolds. Tough luck for George Smith when the authorities get their sums wrong and come looking for him. Part 1. with Lorelei King , Melanie Hudson , Chris Douglas and Lewis MacLeod Producer Richard Wilson
Leslie Forbes returns to investigate six crime writers and explore the landscapes of their novels.
1: David Craig. A young prostitute is murdered in the industrial wasteland of Cardiff docks, her death linked to shady property developers. As gleaming new buildings rise from the ruins, what place is left for the "minor, decent villainies" of Tiger Bay? Producer Nigel Acheson
Sheena McDonald talks to six public figures about a single childhood event which has affected their adult lives.
2: Director Beeban Kidron endured months of enforced silence after surgery on her vocal chords at the age of 12. She felt miserable and isolated - until someone gave her a camera. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeat
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