A week of readings from a new anthology which celebrates the literature of pedestrianism, including extracts from works by Wordsworth, Gaskell, Poe, John Hillaby and Julian Barnes. 1: Why Walk? Producer Duncan Minshull Programme of the Week: page 119 MUSIC LIVE
Martha Kearney is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. This week Inner Voices sees five of Britain's most exciting female writer/performers delivertheirown comic monologues. 1: Baby Loveby Emily Woof. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
John Humphrys concludes his exploration of the history and politics of received pronunciation, or "BBC English", which assesses who was responsible for bringing it to the microphone and to the world. Producer Mark Burman (R)
Afictional memoir by Patrick Dennis , dramatised in six parts by Rene Basilico.
3: Auntie Mame gatecrashes the world of letters and is swept along on a tide of creative activity. With Dame Hilda Bracket as Auntie Mame and Michael J Reynolds narrating as Patrick Dennis.
Theme music Jim Parker. Producer John Fawcett Wilson
A murder mystery by Eve Brook, dramatised by David Edgar. When she fi nds the body of one of her colleagues lying in a council house corridor, councillor Helena Kerr has immediate suspicions about the identity of the murderer. She suspects her main political opponent and sets outto prove it.
Director Jonquil Panting
Five perspectives on solitude.
I 1: When Tori Murden attempted to row solo across the Atlantic it nearly cost her her life. But the three months spent entirely alone were more than just a gruelling physical journey-they became an emotional and spiritual one too.
Producer Jeremy Grange (R)
The antidote to panel games comes this week ! from the New Victoria theatre in Woking. Neil Mullarkeyjoins
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
In a special edition of the programme, Mark Lawson talks to dramatists who made their reputations in the sixties but have since found themselves at odds with the theatrical or broadcasting establishments. With Edward Bond , Arnold Wesker , Peter Nicholls and Ian Curteis. Producer Katie Hunter
Five comic pieces by different women writer/performers.
1: Baby Love written and read by Emily Woof. A commentary on an expectant mother and the conflicting information she gets from family, friends, partner and pregnancy books that leaves her in a state of confusion and anxiety. Producer Mary Peate. Repeated from 10.45am
A series in which people on the receivingend of hatred meet their demons.
2: Boris Johnson, editor of the Spectator and a failed Tory candidate in 1997 for Clwyd South, finds out why voters saw red when he tried to woo them. From Loony Lefties to disaffected former Conservatives, from anti-sleaze campaigners to Essex Man, he grapples with the tarnished Tory reputation as the party of fogey-ish self-interest, of divide and rule, and, in the process, puts his own true blue convictions to the test. He asks Billy Bragg, Mohammed Al Fayed, Martin Bell, Emma Nicholson and others why some people hate Tories. Producer Roger Childs
A series in which the former Beirut hostage journeys in the Middle East to explore the Bible, which he read during his captivity.
3: It Ain't Necessarily So. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down.... McCarthy searches forthe truth and meaning behind the Bible stories of ancient
Israel, visiting the sites and sifting the evidence. Producer Roger Childs (R)
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How Animals Dive. Standing on an ice flow above 3,000 feet of water, Julian Hector discovers how a hooded seal can dive to the bottom without holding its breath.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Michael Ondaatje , abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury , read by Paul Battacharjee.
6: The powerful and poignant story of a search for truth against the odds, by the author of The English Patient. Producer Di Spiers
An autobiographical account by Gervase Phinn of his early days as a school inspector, read in five parts by the author. 1: A new school inspector comes to the Yorkshire Dales.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall (R)
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