Classic crime author baroness PD James joins
Martha Kearney to talk about her latest book - a diary/memoir. Drama: /V/cDo/as N/cMebyby Charles Dickens. Part 6 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardrner. E-MAiL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
3: 7'neMe/<<gencer--t:t September ;[665. This programme includes the story of London's emergency measures against the piague,and the disaster in the sea war against the Dutch which set Samuel Pepys on the road to fame as the creator of the modern navy. producer Andrew Green
Last instalment of the comedy series based on Ronnie Knox Mawer's book Tales of a Man Called father, adapted by Carolyn Saity Jones.
Christmas. A time of good cheer is not how the Knox family describe their Christmas. Young Ronnie gets a board game called Gibb's G/anf
Decay, masonic brother Bowman receives a pair of Swedish ear plugs, and his wife gets a pair of surgical stockings.
Producer Catherine Pinner
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowfedge contest, including Beat tne Bra/ns. in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First semi-finai.
Devised byJohnPWynn. Questions by!an Gillies. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
Written and directed by Sally Pomme Clayton. Myth and archaeology meet in the living landscape of Uffington White Horse. A grandfather tells a story to his granddaughter which is echoed by the voices of the hill.
Music composed and performed by Rick Wilson
C!audia Hammond presents the beginner'sguide to hormones. 1: /Mrena</n. its reputation isthat of a "bad" hormone because it is associated with stress. But some scientists say that it can actually be good for you - especially before an Operation. Producer Jane O'Rourke (R)
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell and Patience Thomlinson. 46: 1953 â€• the New Elizabethan Age. Producer Pete Atkin
in the last of the current series, Nigel Rees is joined by Dorothy-Grace Elder, Joyce McMillan and Magnus Magnusson in an exchange of quotations and anecdotes. Reader William Frankiyn. Producer Caret Smith
E-MAiL: [email address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon
By Charles Dickens, dramatised by Mike Walker.
Kate begins work at the Mantailni establishment and encounters Sir Mulberry Hawk and Lord Verisopht. Nicholas and Smike return to London to discover that vicious ties from Dotheboys Hall have already reached Ralph Nickleby. Part 6 of 30. with Sophie Thompson, David Bamber,. Hetty Baynes, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wiles, Fiona Clarke, Stephen Critchiow, Ioan Meredith and Ben Crowe. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Marilyn Imrie
Repeated from 10.45am
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Lucy Ash visits Orlando Tobon, a soft-spoken middle-aged man who has spent the last 30 years helping fellow Colombians in Jackson Heights, New York. When police find the bodies of unlucky cocaine couriers, killed by the cargo they were hired to bring to the United States, they contact Don Orlando who identifies the anonymous corpses and raises the money to give them proper funerals. Producer Polly Hope
in the second of two programmes novelist James Maw travels across Cambodia to deliver a library of 2,000 books to a school where the VSO is training English teachers. He watches landmines being cleared from the grounds of a school and visits a former Khmer Rouge stronghold on the Thai border.
As the nights draw in, nature has started to close down her life-giving bounty. The earth is going to sleep - insects, worms and plant life turn over and rest. Mark Cawardine examines what is going on during this cyclical phenomenon.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11 am
By MaeveBinchy. read in eight parts by Pauline McLynn. Ria and Danny are ayoungcoupie from poor backgrounds who have managed to buy a huge house in Dublin. But Ria's dreams are shattered when Danny finds a very different woman. Part 6. Abridged and produced byPam Brighton
in five programmes chef Rick Stein reads Mark Kuhansky 's compelling history of the humb!e cod. Wars have been fought over it and whole economies have depended on it. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Paul Kent (R)
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