With the Rev Norman Winter. Take UpThy Cross (Breslau); Matthew 16, w21-28; Thou Knowest, Lord (Purcell); Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). With the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Director of music David Saint.
Terence Davies , director of films such as Distant Voices and The Long Day Closes, reads a five-part account of his working-class Liverpool childhood in the fifties. 1: "The Town Is Full of GhOStS. "Producer David Jackson Young
Sheila McClennon reassesses the work of well known Scottish writer Jessie Kesson. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: email@example.com Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Suzanne Stark digs deep into the Royal Navy and National Maritime Museum archives to unearth the lives of the many women who served in the Royal Navy in the 18th and 19th centuries. Producer Neil Trevithick (R).
A comedy by Michelle Read. Lovelorn romance writer Anna is up against a deadline for her latest potboiler - a tale of love, suffering and jealousy. But her creative juices just do not seem to be flowing since she met a real live man after years of only having a fictional love life. She is constantly thwarted bythe fact that her characters keep leaping off the page to challenge her about their plotlines.
Written by Michelle Read. Producer Dawn Ellis
Five dramas about extraordinary children from around the world.
4: Child of the City: Wou Suk 's Story by Stephen Butchard. At the age of nine, Wou Suk is a child genius in maths and computer studies and a violin virtuoso, but he still finds time for Pokemon and Harry Potter. However, he believes he has a bigger responsibility- to develop biotechnology to make a difference. It's not if, but when.
Starring Jae-woo James Rhee as Lee Wou Suk. Director Kate Rowland
Film director Bryan Forbes explores the history of cinema-going through five British cinemas.
1: The Kinema in the Woods. An old converted cricket pavilion in Lincolnshire with a romantic and amusing story and a significant role to play in Cinema history. Producer SaraJane Hall (R)
Stephen Fry joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton for the antidote to panel games, once again from the Royal National
Theatre in London. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
A new ten-part series by Sarah Phelps of the hospital drama featuring Carol Weaver, chief executive of the Nightingale Hospital Trust.
1: Monday. After a difficult winter, Carol and the chairman are under pressure to ensure the hospital cuts its waiting lists.
Producer Toby Swift. Repeated from 10.45am
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Jenny Cuffe follows the work of three of Britain's frontline investigators.
2: Crisis at Midnight. The work of Manchester's out-of-hours emergency social work team as they struggle with the nightly demands of the city's vulnerable and needy. "Have we become over-reliant on the state and do people expect too much from social services?" asks team manager Sheila Hill. Cuffe follows the proceedings of a typically varied caseload, including the quest for beds forthe elderly, the detention of mentally-ill offenders and the accomodation costs for vulnerable teens. Editor David Ross
On 16 April, the HMS Affray, one of Britain's latest A-class submarines, sailed from its base in Portsmouth. On board were 75 submariners bound for a top-secret training exercise. They were never seen again, In the first of two : programmes, Edward Marriott investigates what i really happened in the Royal Navy's worst disaster since the Second World War.
Producer John Dryden (R)
Every summerthe Irish Sea is home to a remnant population of 30-foot gentle giants that have always been shrouded in mystery. Bracing the elements, Mark Carwardine goes in search of Britain's very own "industrial-size mouth with fins". Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow llam
New Zealand, 1936. Passions are running as high as the temperature in Barbara Anderson 's acutely observed and humorous novel. Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson
Nicci French's gripping new thrillertells the story of three women whose lives are changed forever by a series of terrifying letters. Read by Abigail Davies and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
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