With the Most Rev Dr George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury. In recognition of Holy Week the Archbishop makes his theme for prayer that of the people around the Cross: the lesser known stories from the Crucifixion, such as those of Mary Magdalene and John, the beloved disciple.
Thora Hird joins Martha Kearneyto discuss her life as one of Britain's best-loved actresses.
Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 6 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Mark Tully meets BKS lyengar, one of the finest teachers of yoga. He explores lyengar's headquarters in Poona, India, and examines the power of yoga to transform, enlighten and sustain. A warm, humorous and surprising portrait. Producer Vanessa Harrison. Editor Gwyneth Williams
By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton. 3: Nelly Piggott. Nelly returns to her estranged husband Albert, but neither his mood nor his manners have improved in her absence.
Producer Mary Peate. Director Claire Grove
Bill Bryden 's five-part Royal National Theatre production of The Mysteries is based on The
Medieval Plays of York, Wakefield and Chesterin aversion by Tony Harrison. 1: The baptism of Christ, Christ's entry into Jerusalem and the Last Supper. Starring Peter Armitage. Stephen Bent. David Bradley ,
Cathryn Bradshaw , David Busby , Paul Copley , Joe Duttine , William Gaunt , Sue Johnston , Trevor Laird , William MacBain , John Normington , Robert Oates , Joanna Page , Trevor Ray , lain Robertson, Jack Shepherd. John Tams , Howard Ward and Don Warrington
Music John Tarns. Performed by Graeme Taylor , Jonathan Davie , Stephen Dawson , Alan Dunn , Michael Gregory , Kevin Morgan , John Tams , Keith Thomson , RogerWilson and Linda Thompson Producer Nicholas Newton. Director Bill Bryden
Philip Dodd presents four programmes examining how children have been depicted in the arts in the 20th century and earlier and why the symbol of the child has been so potent. 1: Crossing the ' Centuries. From Victorian idyll to The Turn of the Screwand fashion photography- how the 19th-century concern with the child became a distinctive modern preoccupation. Producer Emma Kingsley
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Henry Goodman ,
Jo Brand , Andrew Marr and John Sergeant. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: email@example.com Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
Katie Hickman presents an untold story of four centuries of diplomatic life as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters. 6: On Display. At their first grand public occasions such as presentations to royalty, newly arrived diplomatic wives find themselves thrown in at the deep end.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden. Rptd from 10.45am
Edi Stark concludes her series about life in Cornton Vale, Scotland's only female prison.
Less than one per cent of the inmates in Cornton Vale have committed a violent crime. Yet women known as "revolving door prisoners" are spendinga life sentence injail, in short bursts.
Stark talks to staff and offenders about the reasons behind persistent offending. Producer Edi Stark
Portugal has the highest death rates on the roads of Europe. After decades of denial road safety is now of paramount importance. John Egan meets Manuel Ramos , who is taking up the issue of road safety having lost his daughter when she was killed on Portugal's most notorious roa. Repeated from Thursday
Jolyon Jenkins examines the skills that animals have developed over millions of years of evolution and asks how humans can learn from their examples. 2: Scientists are studying the humble housefly in order to develop a flying robot to investigate collapsed buildings in the aftermath of an earthquake. Can biological systems legitimately guide the design of a man-made system? Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Isabel Allende 's epic story of love and adventure set in colonial Chile and the California of the gold rush. Read by Amanda Root and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. 6: "If you don't come with me, I WOn'tgetfar." Producer GaynorMacfarlane
of an Invented Man
Fiona Shaw reads five extracts from Ann Wroe 's book which unravels the identities and myths surrounding the villain of the Easter story. Who is Pontius Pilate ? A good man destined to do the wrong thing? Producer Jill Waters (R)
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