With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Thine Be the Glory (Maccabeus); Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (Lledrod); Light's Glittering
Morning (Lasst Uns Erfreuen); Luke 24, wl-8. With CorCaerdydd. Conductor Gwawr Owen.
Martin Jarvis chooses and performs five Richmal Crompton stories featuring the heroic though often misunderstood William Brown , as well as his long-suffering family, a rich assortment of relatives and eccentrics and the unforgettable Violet Elizabeth Bott. 1: William and St Valentine Director Pete Atkin
Martha Kearney discovers more about Madame Butterflyand the women in Pucccini's life. And this week historian Amanda Vickery visits the forgotten centres of Georgian social life. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 11 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Adam Hart-Davis uncovers the lives and inventions of four unacknowledged pioneers of science. 1: The Flying Man of Chard. The first powered ftight took place not in America in 1903 with the Wright Brothers, but in the Somerset town of Chard some 50 years earlier. Hart-Davisgoes in search of the obscure life of the Victorian pioneer John Stringfellow. Producer Hilary Field
By Terence Rattigan. Hester Collyer , wife of Sir
William, is discovered slumped, apparently dead, in front of agas fire in herdingy West London flat. What has brought an attractive, well-liked woman to such a low ebb? A play exploring the damaging effects of repressed emotions and unrequited love.
Director Mary Peate
By Louis Sachar , read by William Hootkins. Abridged in five parts by Richard Hamilton. 1: StanleyYelnats is off to Camp Green Lake- but there is no lake, and it isn't green. A juvenile detention centre in Texas is the unlikely location forthe magical novel awarded the Newbery Medal in the USA, entertaining children and parents alike. Producer Sarah Johnson
Five specialists offer their views about how manners and modes of speech have changed within different professions. 1: Medicine. Would
Mistura Tussis Nigricans have been as effective if it were labelled Black Cough Mixture? And how has the management-speak which has infiltrated the NHS affected the doctor-patient relationship? Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates. Producer Joanna Rahim
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Richard Griffiths , Royce Mills, Christopher Matthew and Michael Wood. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
The story of four centuries of diplomatic life, as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters. 11: At Home Abroad. The women try to maintain good diplomatic relations at home with their domestic staff. In Peking. Susan Townley finds more than a fly in her soup.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden. Rptd from 10.45am
Black and Asian voters form about 25 percent of the electorate in this month's polling for a London mayor and assembly. In the first of two programmes, Gary Younge examines the challenge that Ken Livingstone presents to the traditional Labourvote and asks whether these elections provide a unique opportunity for a new form of identity politics. Producer Sue Davies
Julian Pettifer visits the Philippines, where the Roman Catholic Church and women's rights activists are clashing over birth control. The country has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world and experts say family planning is essential to lifting it out of poverty. Pettifer meets the health workers who are risking the wrath of the church by encouragingbirth control. Rptd from Thursday
The last of the series in which Jolyon Jenkins examines the skills that animals have developed and asks how humans can learn from their examples. Australian ants produce a powerful antibiotic which they use to paint the walls of their homes to prevent the spread of infection. As we run out of drugs to combat the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance in human bacterial infections, scientists are turning to animals for the next generation of anti-microbial drugs. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Martin Jarvis reads five extracts from his autobiography in which he reveals some of the more bizarre things that have happened to him in his varied life as an actor. 1: Look, Move, Speak Director Pete Atkin (R)
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