Helena Bonham Carter reads five extracts from Artemis Cooper 's acclaimed biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David , who brought the tastes of the Mediterranean to postwar Britain. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
With Nigel Swinford. Fight the Good Fight(Duke
Street); Job 2, wl-10; 0 Lord, in Thy Wrath (Gibbons); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.
Duringthe Second World War Austrian Jew
Edith Hahn evaded persecution by becoming a hausfrau - a Nazi sympathiser's wife. Martha Kearney hears the story of her survival. Drama: Sister Carrieby Theodore Dreiser. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
In six programmes John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read.
5: All About Eve. Religion and sex were never great bedfellows, but the Bible is particulary ambivalent about matters of the flesh. From Eve to Mary, from new-age feminism to old-fashioned manliness, he discovers a confusing array of ideas, images and influences. Producers Roger Childs and Abigail Saxon
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The final episode of Barbara Pym 's 1950s novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud. 4: Quite Romantic Really. There are some surprise guests at Eagle House Hotel and some unwelcome revelations.
Director Sue Wilson
Sue Teddern's four-part drama, set in 1954, follows the lives offouryoung actors fresh from charm school. 2: Secret Love. As Hugh struggles with a reputation for being a confirmed bachelor, Bettv struggles with her acting career.
Director Mary Peate
Alan Bennett 's recently published story is written and read by him in five parts. 1: "The timing was good," Midgley acknowledged that. Only his father would have managed to make his rarewen in the middle of a meet-the-parents week.
Abridged and directed by Ned Chaillet. RT SHOP: order Alan Bennett 's latest work, plus his Talking Heads, on page 118.
A new lease of life: Alan Bennett writes about his latest story on page 29
Hugh Dennis presents an affectionate four-part journey through the worlds of marketing and advertising by assuming the role of a fictional biscuit manufacturer. 1: A visit to a leading brand consultancy- Interbrand. Producer Phil Clarke
Francine Stock gives the verdict on The Insider, the new film starring Al Pacino , in which a whistleblower, a television network and a tobacco firm battle Over profits and principles. Producer Erin Riley
By Theodore Dreiser , dramatised in 15 parts by Steve Chambers. The gripping tale of a young woman's rise to fame and fortune at the turn of the 20th century. 1: Eighteen-year-old Sister
Carrie travels to Chicago to try her luck in the big city. Destiny takes overwhen her fresh prettiness attracts the attention of smooth-talking salesman Charlie Drouet.
All other parts played by members of the company Director Polly Thomas. Repeated from 10.45am
Tim Whelwell investigates the growing debate over an ancient rite in Mali. Female circumcision has been practised for centuries here by many of the country's ethnic groups. Mali is now the only west African country which has not introduced legislation against it. The programme accompanies a dynamic theatre troupe into a village where this delicate subject is tackled head on. Repeated from Thursday
Ancient trees have a unique place in cultures around the world, but is their survival guaranteed? Mark Carwardine visits a British tree that has been carbon-dated at up to 6,000 years old in his quest to assess the importance of conserving the oldest living things on the planet. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. At 74 Daphne is confronted with an awkward episode from her time in the war office by herfavourite son's girlfriend. He, meanwhile, explores a very different conflict in a southern Soviet republic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 6. Producer Mary Peate
Robert Harris's bestselling thriller is read in ten parts by Alan Howard. 1: Midnight in a Moscow hotel room and Professor Fluke Kelso listens to a story that could make or break his reputation. If true Josef Stalin is about to return from the grave. Producer Usa Osborne (R)
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