Sue Lawley's guest this week is artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble , who says that a stage play, whether Shakespeare or Chekhov, should not simply be good entertainment but should make people ponder on life itself. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am
From authors and athletes to scientists and actors, Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions with the most interesting women around. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
In the first of two programmes, Felicity Finch , who plays Ruth Archer in The Archers, visits a studio in Pakistan where a soap opera depicting life in Afghanistan is made. It's action-packed, with rocket attacks, epidemics, earthquakes and murderous blood feuds - not all that unlike
Ambridge! Producer Lucy Armitage.
Crime and convents, police and perdition come together in Robert Smith 's four-part comedy. 3: Sister Brother. When a convicted forger decides on a new career as a nun, the sex change isjust the beginning of his problems. Dl Cromwell is not amused when Mother Helen is put in danger.
Director Ned Chaillet
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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
Using poetry and prose, Amanda Dalton 's poignant story tells of how a jilted woman, aged 70, is found dead in a room of leaves, with supermarket eggs clustered in the grass of her garden and pink ribbon everywhere.
Music composed and performed by Gary Yershon Director Susan Roberts (R)
Bottoms. Painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing- but everyone suffers at one time or another. Be it piles, anal tears, cancer of the colon, orjust incredible itchiness, call Barbara Myers to get the answers.
Producer Helen Sharp. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Taxi Driver" minus Robert De Niro by Fernando Ampuero , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Ataxi driver desperate to make some extra money is introduced to the bizarre trade of selling drunks to the highest bidder. Final part. Fordetails see Monday
5: The Dormouse. While the British dormouse slept, an invader took over. The true story of how the foreign edible dormouse was released by a well-meaning zoologist and is now taking over people's attics and ousting the real thing. For details see Monday
Phil puts his foot in it.
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Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from StSwithin's Church Hall, Yateley, by panellists including Sir
Edward Heath MP and Inderjit Singh , editor of The Sikh Messenger.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
By Jackie Kay. When the celebrated jazz trumpeter Joss Moody dies, his wife Millie, besieged by the press, goes to ground in a secluded Scottish fishing village. Their adopted son Coleman, alone in London, tries to confront the truth - the man whom he believed to be his father was in fact a woman.
Director Pam Wardell
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