Graham Coster's new book charts the remarkable crash and recovery of a flying boat. Read by Nick Mercer, abridged in five parts by Andrew Simpson.
1939. Somewhere up the Dunga River.... Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull
Martha Kearneywith interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Drama repeated at 7.45pm
In six programmes John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read, from the earliest manuscripts to the latest websites. 4: The Tree of Knowledge. Is there conflict or compromise between the world of science and the Bible? McCarthy looks at Genesis to see whetherthe Bible's view of God has survived the age of reason. He then exami nes the future of faith in an age of technology.
Producers Norman Winter and Abigail Saxon
Barbara Pym 's 1950s novel dramatised in four parts by Elizabeth Proud. 3: Neville Forbes at Last A missing vicar and a visit to the seaside provide more clues about the mysterious Forbes brothers.
Director Sue Wilson
Sue Teddern's four-part drama, set in 1954, follows the lives of four young actors fresh from charm school.
1: Happy Days and Lonely Nights. As Irene struggles with a career at home, Alex seems to be turning into the bad boy of Hollywood. Director Marion Nancarrow
Five specially commissioned short stories, each beginning with one of English literature's most celebrated - or notorious - opening lines.
1: The Chimes by Ronald Frame , read by Edith Macarthur. An elderly novelist makes a ! pilgrimage backto her childhood home, butthe journeytakes herfartherthen she everexpected. Producer David Jackson Young
In two programmes Rick Gekoski looks forthe j unsung heroes behind the great books of the 20th century. 1: Poems, 1919 by TS Eliot. Hand set, hand printed, hand sewn, hand bound by Virginia Woolf, and published by the fledgling publishing company she set up on the drawing room table. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes are Edward Woodward ,
Michael Grade , LibbyPurves and Dr Peter McDonald. I ReaderWilliam Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated Sunday 12 noon
A meditation on love, loss and time by Michael Cunningham. Abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Echoing Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway , it gives a moving account of one day in the lives of three women. 6: In 1923 Virginia is having her sister to tea. In 1949 Laura escapes from home.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated from 10.45am
John Waite investigates murders abroad and the rising number of cases in which relatives feel let down by the authorities. Members of Justice for Britons Murdered Abroad tell oftheirfrustration at what they say is complacency by the British government.
Producer Susan Mitchell. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Christina Dodwell concludes a three-part look at the landscape and lore of Ethiopia, a country that celebrates both Islamic and Christian traditions. Festivals and Frescoes. She travels with a local chief to his homeland ofSekota, takes a sacred shower, and celebrates in the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.
Producer Simon Elmes
Rlm-maker Huw Cordey witnesses one of the Amazon's great wildlife spectacles -the arribada or mass nesting of the rare giant river turtle. In a period of two weeks, thousands of female turtles haul themselves up on to the sand bars in the middle of the River Xingu, but whether ; the eggs hatch is a lottery.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. At 74 Daphne is confronted with an awkward episode , from hertime in the War Office by her favourite son's girlfriend. He, meanwhile, explores a very different conflict in a southern Soviet republic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 1. Producer Mary Peate
By Carol Shields. Five stories from the celebrated Canadian author's new collection. 1: Dressing Up forthe Carnival read by Buffy Davis. Spring has , arrived in town. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters
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