Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Claire Tomalin. A publisher and literary critic, she is probably best known for a series of acclaimed biographies on women including Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austin. She began working in the literary world late in life, having spent 20 years looking after her family. This, and a series of personal tragedies, including the death of her husband and two of her children, has no doubt made her particularly sympathetic to the lives of literary women in the 19th century.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am
In a new three-part series explorer John Harrison canoes the length of the Duero river through Spain and Portugal.
1:Numantino. He paddles to the small Castilian town of Penafiel and learns the meaning of numantino - an impossible task against Overwhelming Odds. Producer Mary Price
A six-part comedy series by Tony Bagley.
Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot wakes up to find himself married in a parallel universe in which the Lib Dems are in power, the Richard Whiteley Experience has just opened in Greenwich and alcohol is a class-A drug. Now his life is about to change again. He is about to be divorced from the woman he was never married to in the first place.
By Arnold Bennett , dramatised by Ted Moore.
Piano teacher Miss Osyth fears she has missed the opportunity for love. The arrival of young
Alexis Beaumont into the solitary village kindles her passion.
For details see Monday
With Quentin Cooper. Converts claim it has changed their lives but for many, going on-line is a tedious and frustrating business: eitherthere's too much information orthe requested URL cannot be received. Being lost on-line is no fun, so today's programme aims to help listeners to make the most of the internet. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producers Anna Buckley and Jez Nelson
Every year at dead of night a group of children with an extremely rare medical condition gather in the woods on the eastern coast of America. They suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic defect which has left around 1,000 children across the world allergic to light. A small group of them make the yearlytripto Camp Sundown where they can run freely outdoor. Matthew Chapman visits one of these camps and records the tales of children for whom even a few minutes in the sun might kill them. Producer Matthew Chapman (R)
A house is not a home.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director Sean O'Connor
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5: first Days. The first days in a new posting offered a few lucky women the excitement of a luxurious new home, while others resigned themselves to an isolated life.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
By David Pownall. And on the eighth day God created language. Little did he expect the confusion that would ensue....
Director Peter Kavanagh
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