Charles Wheeler presents a new six-part series about national service.
1: It Was Always on a Thursday. Between 1945-63, two and a half million young men shared the experience of national service. For some it was a period of comradeship and adventure,for others it was a time of hardship, depression and separation which left deep scars. Repeated at 9.30pm
Carrying a notebook and pen, together with the works of some of America' s greatest writers,
Ferga! Keane travels across America to discover another side to the country - a world away from
: the headhnes and the po)!t!cat spin - !n the run-up ! tothepres!dent!a!e!ect!on. Producer Mark Savage. DirectorGwynethWi!!!ams
To ce!ebrate the start of the Proms this week, performers appearing in the concerts read from writings connected with featured composers. 1: English tenor ian Bostridge reads from the ' !etters and diary of Fet!x Mendetssohn from
1837. Producer Andrew Green
With the Rev Roger Hutchings. B)est Are the Pure !n Heart (Franconia); Exodus 19. wl-8a: Sanctus (Faure): Ye that Know the Lord !s Gracious
(Abbot's Leigh). With the Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.
ArchaeoiogistJuiian Richards returns with afourpart series that shows you how to discover your town's past through the streets and buildings of today. 1: /psw/e/i. He walks the original eighth-century street ptan. discovers how an invasion of Christian friars changed the medieval map. and uncovers links between the site of the modern town and the ancient royai burials at Sutton Hoc. Producer John Byrne
The award-winning comedy series by Atex Ferguson about a boy and his unc)e. set on ; Tyneside in 1939.2: Do Butter/hes Have Scuts?
Anxieties reign in the Fergie famity, who are living in difficult times in Jarrow. Lecky is worried that his father is drinking to excess and calls in a ! temperance evangelist, complete with brass
' band and Ange!s of Mercy. Our Dad is not amused.
' Director Melanie Harris
Mr Mac Atominey:
Four plays set in houses which sing their secrets.
1: D-I-Y by Hattie Naylor.
Daniel is willing to tear his house apart to create the right decor for Frances. The harder he works, the more the past emerges. The story the house teiis is not a happy one.
Music David Chilton. Director Jeremy Mortimer
Af!ve-part took atthew!!d!!fe encounters of people fortunate enough to work and live c!ose to nature. The programmes include an exptoration of the teeming turquoise seas offCocos island and the courtship displays of the Japanese crane. Part 1. Producer Sheens Duncan
Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio theatre in London, by Clement Freud , Linda Smith ,
Paul Merton and Stephen Fryforthe paneigamethat chaiienges even the most loquacious of guests. Producer C!a! re Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
ByMaryRusseti Mitford , dramatised in five parts by Penny Leicester. Vivid sketches of life in rural Berkshire, featuring humorous and affectionate observations. 1: "September, 1824. Atourofmy village and some delightful rural scenes."
Ofrector Hazel Castell. Repeated from 10.45am
Today, some 6,000 people in Africa will die of Aids. The epidemic is being called the worst catastrophe on the African continent since slavery - and it's killing more people than all the wars, famines and flood disasters put together. This programme asks why Aids continues to cause so much devastation on this continent.
Presented by Robin Lustig from South Africa.
A four-part series !ooking at the world's most intriguing, frightening and evocative animals. 1: Land. Howard Stabieford examines the big cats of the Serenget! and compares them to ath!etes inthe0!ymp!cs. Producer Mary Colwell
Stones from five top writers, At Sch/nd/er's by David Maiouf , read byStefan Dennis. Jack's father is missing in action. After a string of escorts, his mother's new friend is the intriguing and iikeabieMiit.Abhdged and produced by Sally Marmion (R)
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