She went topless on the Paris stage, seduced her stepson, and worked out in her own private gym. Hailed as the century's first modern woman, her colourful life gave her rich material for her fiction. The life of French novelist Colette is celebrated in extracts from the new biography by Judith Thurman , read by Rebecca Front. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
Peter Snow presents the last in a six-part history in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
Sunday Times - 23 November 1924. The court cases that made Marie Stopes a household name, to the disgust of the anti-contraception lobby; the inauguration of Imperial Airways; and the Caldecott community, which offered a public school education to working-class children. Producer Andrew Green
Michael Bakewell's five-part dramatisation ofthe novel by Agatha Christie. 2: A shadow has fallen across Hercule Poirot 's summer holiday - and murder is in the air. with Wendy Craig , Sabina Franklyn and Lindsey Fawcett Director Enyd Williams (R)
, Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Fourth semi-final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
In five programmes Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed cutting-edge artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery, and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in their chosen fields. 1: Sculptor Antony Gormley and his Quantum Cloud.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Radio 4's unique history of Britain tells the story of our present century. Narrated by Anna Massey , with additional readings by Robert Powell.
61: 968 - Revolution in Pan's and Spring in Prague Producer Pete Atkin
The antidote to panel games comes this week from the new Milton Keynes theatre. With panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor , PhillJupitus, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment comes from Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
By Charles Dickens , dramatised by Georgia Pritchett. Nicholas fails to reveal to the Cheerybles his true feelings for Madeline Bray , and there is a frightful plot to marry Miss Bray off to wizened old Arthur Gride. Part 21 of 30. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Jeremy Mortimer. Repeated from 10.45am
Jenny Cuffe presents a series comparing public services in Britain and Europe.
3:Training for Work.In Hanovertraditional apprenticeship schemes are suffering in the new flexible labour market. In Bristol employers know flexibility cannot be a substitute for proper skills. Producer Smita Patel
The series in which Clare Hampson explores the lives of British people who have chosen to live in Asia. 3: The Back of Beyond. Outer Mongolia is just about as remote as it gets, but for Wendy Morris , Ulan Bator has been home for the past three years. Producer Sarah Jane Hall
Three programmes looking at hunting around the world. 1: Killing for Culture. Gerry Northam traces the origins of hunting to an exchange of meat for sex and asks whether subsistence hunting cultures can survive in the face of commercial pressures and : animal rights. Producer Grant Sonnex. Rptd tomorrow llam
A love story by Jean Giono , read by Stephen Critchlow. A crumbling Provençal village is enlivened by the appearance of a mystery woman. Abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull
By Ivan Klima , read in ten parts by David Calder. I n Czechoslovakia at the time of the Velvet
Revolution, Pavel is a television cameraman who : works uneasily within the boundaries set by the government. Parti. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
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