David Rintoul reads from
Tom Standage 's social and scientific history of the 19th-century precursor to the World Wide Web - the electric telegraph. Abridged by James Robertson. Producer David Jackson Young
Three programmes following midwives at work around the country.
2: Birthrights and Bleepers. If your idea of a midwife is a tall, blonde
Australian on a motorbike, then
Alice Coyle fits the bill. Her clients are women who want to give birth at home. In the Western Isles, home visiting can mean braving rough seas and, on one occasion, delivering a baby in a horsebox.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeat
In Kelvin Segger 's version of three tales by Emile Zola , a dead man watches in horror as everyone around him prepares for his funeral, another man is killed by advertising, and a third postpones his dream for too long. with Struan Rodger. Jenny Funnell , Sunny
Ormonde. Terry Molloy and Robin Bowerman Director Peter Leslie Wild
The series of programmes in which
Tony Robinson visits a wildlife rescue centre near Evesham.
5: A member of the public fears for the safety of a fox and her cubs. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat
Next programme tomorrow 3.30pm
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington.
Additional readings by Roger May , Paul Jenkins , David Timson and John Turner. 16: The Law, the Church and the Coming Tragedy
Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin Repeat
Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks,
Peter Jones and Paul Merton for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Radio Theatre, London.
Devised by Ian Messiter. Producer Chris Neill Repeated Sunday 12.30pm
John Mortimer 's novel is set in Blair's
Britain, with Terry Flitton standing as New Labour's candidate for a safe
Conservative seat. Read by Rik Mayall. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Producer Pete Atkin
By lain Banks, dramatised in four parts by Joe Dunlop.
3: Paul Gambaccini presents the third part of the story of a seventies band. with Douglas Russell and Martin Docherty Director Dave Batchelor Repeat
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