Sue Lawley's guest is biographer Michael Holroyd. As a boy, he sought refuge from an unhappy home in Maidenhead Public Library, where he discovered the attraction of "stepping from my own life into'other people's". He has since devoted seven years to writing the life of Augustus John and 17 to the biography of George Bernard Shaw. Repeated from Sunday 11. 15am
5: Living on Capital by Jonathan Raban , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written when the authorwas in his mid-thirties this essay is a moving tribute to the rewards and tensions of the relationship between father and son. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters. For details see Monday
From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
To many people, Timbuktu is a mythical place - a once fabulous ancient city, its streets paved with gold, now sunk beneath the sands of the desert. Most people do not know where it is, if indeed they believe it exists. Writer Graeme Fife travels by boat and bicycle to uncoverthe truth about Timbuktu and explores the timeless lure of the place as it struggles against the desert to survive. Producers John Partington and Richard Bannerman
A six-part comedy by Sue Teddern. Just this side of nosey, western movie-mad Heather is the Sherlock Holmes of the rundown Sutter Estate. 4: Unforgiven. Recently widowed Denis hires Heatherto trace his first love Yvonne.
Director David Hunter
Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Cathy Packe. WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: email@example.com. Repeated Sunday 8pm
James Fox narrates a tribute to the late Sir Dirk Bogarde with repeats of two of the readings and dramas he recorded for Radio 4: A Short Walk from Harrods and The Round Dozen by Somerset Maugham. With Michael Williams and Joanna David. Including Bogarde's poem Steel Cathedrals, written in 1943. Director Janet Whitaker
Chronic Ear Problems. Should children have an operation to insertgrommets? Is there any hope fortinnitus sufferers? Call Barbara Myers with your questions and experiences. Producer Helen Sharp
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Kerry Lawrence and Tina Little have very different body shapes: one is anorexic, the other overeats. Through the Eating Disorders Club they have become pen friends. Kim Normanton joins them for a rare weekend together. Repeated from Sunday 4pm
Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Dean Close
School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, by Ann Atkins , Tony Benn , Michael Howard and Baroness Shirley Williams.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
By Louise Page.
The world seems to have it in for Helen Jennings. Her job is getting her down, she has just been mugged on the streets of London, her teenage daughter is unhappy at school, and television is an endless stream of grim news. When husband Jack's firm relocates to Derbyshire, Helen sees an opportunity to live an idyllic rural life. But all is not what it seems in the heart of the country.
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