All this week, Jonathan Raban reads his story of the homesteaders who settled in America's Midwest in the early part of the century. Abridged in five parts by Sally Hedges. 1: Montana - deserted homesteads and vanished dreams Producer Tim Dee
All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Romans 15, w7-13; Love One Another with a Pure Heart (SS Wesley); 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum). With the Chapel Choir of Malsis School. Director of music Robert Marsh.
With Martha Kearney and guests.
Postcards: The Funny Bones by Helen Kluger. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
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Simon Winchester reveals a story of murder, madness and lexicography in which a millionaire surgeon confined in Broadmoor becomes a major contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Readings by John Rowe and Brian Parr.
Producer Jill Waters
A five-part series of the comedy set in Perhaps the country's least spectacular •aw chambers. 1: Only the Lonely. John Fuller-Carp finds himself in competition with rival Vernon Ames. Starring John Bird , James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire . With Jonathan Kydd , Jeremy Clyde , Joanna Monro and Tracy Ann Oberman. Written by Clive coleman. Producer Paul Schlesinger
When Lydia Avilov died in 1942, her account of her love affair with Chekhov was published. But was it just a romantic whim of her own imagining?
With Colin Sarrell , Alan Leith , Pamela Grace and Ann Penfold. Translated by David Magarshack Adapted for radio by Carolyn Sally Jones Director Keith Slade
Radio's antidote to panel games comes from the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. With Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Paul Merton ,
Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday
By Helen Kluger. Husband-and-wife act Hazel and Barry Bone play their last booking of the season and face up to some difficult decisions. Part 1 of 5. with Russell Boulter , Becky Hindley ,
Alison Pettitt , Tristan Sturrock and Christopher Wright Pianist Colin Guthrie. Producer Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am
Three programmes following midwives at work in different parts of the UK.
2: Birthrights and Bleepers. If your idea of a midwife is a tall Australian on a motorbike, then Alice Coyle fits the bill. Producer Alison Vemon-Smith
Louise Lombard stars in the second of a series of darkly satirical dramas. Chicken. Gavin scoffs an endless diet of genetically engineered chicken. with Russell Dixon , Terence Mann , Melissa Sinden , Kirk Smith and Jimmy Hibbert Music composed by Paul Cargill
Written by Martin Jameson and Peter Kerry Director Martin Jameson
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