of the Week: Down Under Bill Bryson 's latest bestseller considers all things antipodean, as he immerses himself in Australian culture. Abridged and read in five parts by Kerry Shale. Part 1 Producer Paul Kent
With Judy Merry. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (St Botolph); John 11, w7-16; 0 God, My Heart Is
Ready (Lindley); Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel). With the Chapel Choir of Harrogate Ladies' College. Director of music David Andrews.
(or until close of play) England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Second Cornhill Test at Lord's. Including at 1.18* Your Letters Answered and News at 1.15 and 3.45.
* Approximate times
Seventy years after his death, ArthurConan Doyle remains shackled by Sherlock Holmes , but there are many areas of his own life shrouded in mystery. Humphrey Carpenter investigates the case of the alcoholic father and the two wives and asks why Conan Doyle was prepared to ruin his reputation forthe sake of spiritualism. Producer Nick utechin Programme of the Week: page 111
Six new episodes of the award-winning comedy series by Alex Ferguson about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in 1939. 1: Two Heads Are Better than One. Lecky's new friendship with love of his life Charlotte MacAtominey is thwarted by an infestation of head lice at Jarrow Grammar School. Director Melanie Harris
Children of the Rain by Lee Hall , starring Ben Tibber and Sita Patel. The last of five dramas about extraordinary children presents the thoughts and opinions of British children about their counterparts in other areasof the world. Using interviews with classes of children from the north of England, it explores the contradictions, difficulties and joys of being a child in ourtime. Director Kate Rowland
Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Graham Norton and Tony Hawks forthe panel game that challenges even the most loquacious guest. Recorded at Nottingham
Theatre Royal. Producer Claire Jones. Rptd Sunday 12 noon
A ten-part series by Sarah Phelps of the hospital drama featuring Carol Weaver , chief executive of the Nightingale NHSTrust. 6: Monday. Carol's diplomatic skills are put to the test by her ambitious senior cardiologist and the new director of finance.
Producer Toby Swift. Repeated from 10.45am
The last of the series in which Jenny Cuffe follows the work of Britain's frontline investigators. Final Demand. This week she joins court recovery officers in Leeds on the trail of people who have defaulted on fines. EditorDavid Ross
In the second of two programmes,
Edward Marriott pieces togetherwhat really happened to the submarine HMS Affray, lost with her crew of 75 in the Royal Navy's worst disaster since the Second World War. Producer John Dryden (R)
The golden eagle is one of the most elusive and spectacular British birds. With dedicated experts and eagle watchers as his guides,
Mark Carwardine braves the sea cliffs of the Isle of Skye for an unforgettable encounter at a remote eyrie. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Sir ArthurConan Doyle , read by Simon Russell Beale and abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. The adventures of Conan Doyle 's lesser-known hero, cavalryman Etienne Gerard. 1: The Medal of Brigadier Gerard. The Brigadier embarks on an important and mysterious mission on behalf of the Emperor Napoleon himself. Producer Sally Marmion
Programme of the Week: page 111
Nicci French's thriller tells the story of three women whose lives are changed for ever by a series of terrifying letters. Read by Sylvestra le Touzel and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. Part6. Producer Sarah Johnson
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