Frank McCourt reads his poignant and often hilarious memoirs, begun in the bestseller Angela's Ashes and continuing with his arrival as a young man in America. Abridged in five parts by Pat McLoughlin. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh. With the Balligan Consort. 2 Corinthians 4, wl-7; Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies; The God of Abraham Praise; Laetentur Coeli (Byrd).
Beautiful Soul. In the second of two programmes, Robert Service assesses the life and death of Nadezhda Sergeevna Allilueva , Stalin's second wife, based on documents he has unearthed in the Soviet Central Party Archive. Producer Sheila Dillon Repeat
By Graham Greene , dramatised in four parts by Rene Basilico. 2: A question of faith, shopping in Madrid, and a brush with the law. with Edna Dore , Roy Spencer and Simon Greenall. Music written and played by Paco Pena. Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants.
First round - the north-west of England. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Saturday llpm
Carol McGuigan 's poignant tale of hope, imagination and spirituality from a child's viewpoint. What do you do when you are eight years old, your Mam has not got tuppence to her name, a man in the flat above has jumped out of the window in despair and you are being bullied at school? Become a nun, of course. with Janine Birkett , Niamh Daly and Christopher Connel. Director Polly Thomas
It is 2am and while most children are in bed, seven-year-old Katie [text removed] is running around a forest in upstate New York. Every summer, 25 children suffering from a rare allergy to light gather at summer camp. Even a slight glimpse of the sun eventually proves fatal for them. Matthew Chapman joins Camp Sundown where the day begins when darkness falls. Producer Matthew Chapman
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell. 16: 1919 - the Origins of World War II Written by Christopher Lee Producer Pete Atkin
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Sandi Toksvig , Brenda Maddox , Anthony Howard and David Bamber. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
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By Peter Straughan. Monday: Carol learns that one of her consultants has been lobbying the chairman of the board regarding a bid for a new cathlab. She is furious. Part 6 of 20. with Keith Drinkel , Vincent Ebrahaim , Derek Walmsley , Duncan Preston. Sandra James Young, Lloyd Hutchinson , Garry Cooper ,
Becky Hindley , Roy North and loan Meredith Director Kate Rowland. Rptd from 10.45am
A series in which Philip Short travels across China reporting on the Long
March of the thirties as history and as metaphor. 4: Marching for Land. In
Sichuan province, Short explores the impact of land reform on China's rural millions, reforms which have spurred the birth of a green movement in China. Producer Mary Price
By lain Banks, read by Valerie Edmond. Kate, back in Thulahn, is summoned to meet the strange and formidable Queen Mother. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 6.
Producers Susan Roberts and Babirye Gregory
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