Charles Wheeler presents a six-part series about national service. 5: Demob Suits at Dawn. This week, when demob day finally arrived, the national service men found it difficult fitting in with civilian life. Producer David Prest. Repeated at 9.30pm
With the Most Rev David Hope. Stay, Master, Stay upon This Heavenly Hill (Song 1); Matthew 17, wl-9; Lord Be with Us (Catherwood); Irish Blessing (Chilcott). With the Canon Slade
ChamberChoir. Director of music Rob Wilding.
A secret, glass-topped workshop opens up the magical history of the piano to an American journalist in Paris. TE Carhart's atmospheric book is read by William Hope. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. Producer Sarah Johnson
Martha Kearney talks to Richard Francis about his biography of Ann Lee , founder of the Shaker movement. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part6 ofl5. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
(or until close of play)England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Third Cornhill Test at Old Trafford. Your Letters Answered at 1.18 and News at 1.15 and 3.45. "Approximate times
Julian Richards presents the series showingyou how to discoverthe hidden history of yourtown through the streets and buildings of today. 5: Dublin. How invasion and immigration have shaped the development Of this City. Producer John Byrne
Last in the current series of the comedy by Alex Ferguson about a boy and his uncle, set on Tyneside in 1939. Blue Birds Over. Lecky and Charlotte run away to Gretna Green where they meet Gracie Fields who gives them some useful advice. To Lecky's heartbreak, Charlotte is evacuated when war breaks out. He agrees to be sent away to the country believing he will never see her again. Director Melanie Harris
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round - Home Counties. Including Beat the Brains. Devised by John P Wynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm
By Jacqueline Wilson , dramatised by Amanda Swift from the award-winning children's novel. Loveable, loud-mouthed, joke-cracking ten-year-old Elsa is the heroine of the hourwhen she triumphs over parental misunderstandings, hard times and danger to win through to a happy ending. Producer Catherine Bailey. Director Marilyn Imrie
Nicholas Parsons isjoined by Clement Freud ,
Linda Smith , Paul Merton and Stephen Fryforthe panel game that gives short shrift to repetition, hesitation and deviation.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
Mark Lawson meets playwright Alan Ayckbourn who is aboutto revive his House/Garden at the National Theatre: two plays performed simultaneously in two theatres, by the same cast. Producer Rob Ketteridge
The journals and letters of Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth in 15 parts. 6: The King Is III Fanny witnesses the onset of the King's madness. Produced and directed by Sara Davies Repeated from 10 45am
Prince of Wales:
Is it possible to resurrect habitats destroyed by human activity? In the first of three programmes, Jolyon Jenkins charts the rise of an ecological movement which hopes to restore the Earth. Its potential is demonstrated in efforts to reconstruct the prairies of mid-west America. Producer Alison Ayres. E-MAIL: email@example.com
By Ivan Turgenev , translated by Richard Freeborn and abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Samuel West begins a classic tale of thwarted love. 1: When Lavretsky returns from a failed marriage to his
Russian homeland, he must reconcile himself to a different future. Producer Di Speirs
Patricia Hodge reads five extracts from the autobiography of Beryl Markham (1902-1986), a record-breaking aviator and successful racehorse trainer in Kenya. 1: Why Do We Fly? Produced and abridged by Sarah Kilgarriff (R)
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