Doris Lessing joins Martha Kearney to talk about her latest novel. Drama:
Diary of a Provincial Lady, by EM Delafield. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
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PG Wodehouse's comedy is adapted in four parts by Douglas Young.
1: Tipton Plimsoll Takes the Pledge
The moon waxes over Blandings Castle, two pairs of lovers find their paths strewn with thorns, the Earl of Emsworth's pig must have its portrait painted and Tipton Plimsoll is seeing apparitions. with Alexander Morton , Lucy Paterson , Matthew Whittle , Gerda Stevenson and Simon Tait Producer Dave Batchelor
Lord Clarence Emsworth/Lady Hemione Wedge:
Peter Snow interrogates four more competitors who are aiming to become 1999's champion. Special subjects include: George Orwell , Britain in the First World War and the history of food. Producer Paul Bajoria
By E. Nesbit, dramatised by Malcolm McKee.
On a hot, Edwardian summer's day, five children are granted a series of wishes by a strange creature they find in a gravel pit. But, inevitably, things do not go to plan in their enchanted world.
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Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Stephen Critchlow. 66: The Republic of England Producer Pete Atkin Repeat
By EM Delafield , dramatised in fifteen parts by Jane Rogers. 1: The everyday 1930s journal of how to run a house and family, and still manage to keep your sanity and your green fingers. with Susan Brown , Alwyne Taylor and Julie Cox Director Clive Brill
The Macpherson Report on the Lawrence Enquiry defined institutional racism. In the first of two programmes, Ferdinand Dennis examines how organisations can be racist and looks at anti-racist legislation in Britain. Producer Marina Salandy Brown
Nick Baker is back on the trail of the swallow, as he follows the advance of spring from south to north, guided by calls, questions and springtime sightings from the audience. This week he starts in East Anglia.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood
Robert Harris's bestselling thriller is read in ten parts by Alan Howard. A spectre is haunting the new Russia - Joseph Stalin. At midnight in a Moscow hotel room, Professor Fluke Kelso is listening to a story that could make or break his reputation. If it is true, Stalin is about to return from the grave. Part 1.
Producer Lisa Osborne
By Johnny Meres. Thirty-nine-year-old office worker Mike Wainwright is making his first parachute jump.
Unfortunately, it also looks like his last. with Monica Gibb. Suzie Lundy and Sandy Neilson. Producer David Jackson Young
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