Penelope Wilton reads the first of five parts of Genevieve Jurgensen 's account of the death of her two young daughters, her grief and her survival. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. Translated by Adriana Hunter. Producer Di Speirs
Adam Hart-Davis reassesses the lives of four great inventors. 2: The Ironmonger of Dartmouth. The man who invented the first useful steam engine, Thomas Newcomen , should be a household name. Why is he not more famous? Producer Mary Ward Lowery
By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Lesley Bruce. 5: Dotty Harmer. Dotty Harmer faces a trial. with Maggie McCarthy , Ian Masters , John Rowe , Adam Godley , Marlene Sidaway , Paul Ritter , Colleen Prendergast. Ben Crowe , Giles Fagan and Harry Myers. Director Marilyn Imrie
Three plays about the lives and writing of three pioneering women journalists. 3: Miss Thingummybob by Janys
Chambers. Emilie Peacocke , daughter of a respected northern newspaper family, made her mark as the first female journalist on The Daily Express. with Geoffrey Banks , Sarah Parks.
Melissa Sinden , Russell Dixon. James Nickerson and Morgan George . Director Polly Thomas
Five different indexes, as seen by Chris Bigsby. 1: The Builder.
Ruth Richardson and Richard Thorne reveal the secrets contained in the pages of a Victorian architectural journal. Producer Virginia Crompton
Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey. Additional readings by Kim Wall and Jonathan Adams. 121: Watt and Arkwright and the Industrial Revolution
Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat
Humphrey Lyttelton hosts the comedy panel game from Nottingham's Theatre Royal. With Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon
The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. July 1902. The playwright Chekhov is already famous for his short stories. When his wife, Olga Knipper , needs diversion during a convalescence, he decides to read some to her. Part 1 of 10. with Andrew Wincott , Siriol Jenkins and lestyn Jones . Director Alison Hindell. Rptd from 10.45am
In March 1995, during the siege of Sarajevo, Faruk Sabanovic was wounded by sniper fire. He set up the Centre for Self-reliance to change the way Bosnians think about disability. Presented by Claudia Hammond. Producer John Watkins
Four plays by Rob Gittens , set in Cardiff's city centre. 1: The Police Officer's Tale Faulty satellite dishes, domestic violence and frozen chickens in casualty are all part of the night's work forToni and Conor on the graveyard shift. with Eiry Thomas , Bill Bellamy ,
Brendan Charleson , Helen Griffin and lestyn Jones Director Alison Hindell
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