In a new four-part series, John McCarthy sets out to discoverthe meaning of home, tracing the development of the first basic shelters to the latest internet "houses". 1: Plus pa Change Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at 9.30pm John Peel: page 15
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By Richard Francis , read byNoreen Kershawin five parts. The extraordinary story of Ann Lee , born in poverty in Manchester in 1736, who went on to found the Shaker community in America. Part 1. Producer Chris Wallis
Alan Taylor investigates the key figures behind our passion for consuming.
2: Dr George Gallup. He was known for his work in the field of political opinion polling, but Gallup's greatest achievement- he was the founder of modern market research - made it easier for admen to target consumers, Producer Mike Lloyd
A comedy series by Anthony Crouch, dramatised by Christopher Scott.
When the date of Nigel's wedding clashes with the cricket match between the Spoonfield 'Duck and Flag' and the Thrugham 'Bounding Plough', bowling a maiden over takes on another meaning.
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners puttheirown questions to contestants. First round - London and the South Of England. Devised by John P Wynn. Questions by Ian Gillies Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm
By Juliet Ace. Patricia Hodge stars as Mattie in the first of two plays written specially for her. Seduced by the theatre, Mattie joins a repertory company in Wales where she finds that the quick-change artistry of bit parts is a kind of preparation for life. Director Ned Chaillet. The Captain's W/fefollows tomorrow 2.15pm
Nicholas Parsons isjoined at the Wycombe Swan, Buckinghamshire, by Clement Freud , Annabel Giles , Tim Rice and Paul Merton forthe panel game that challenges even the most loquacious
OfguestS. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
A ten-part police drama by Sarah Woods , charting the career of real-life detective Carol Bristow.
1: Carol gets a grip ona pickpocket-and on a suspected murderer Director Jonquil Panting . Repeated from 10.45am
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Overthe past 50 years, rich nations have given billions to the developing world, but in many countries, conditions forthe poorest have got worse ratherthan better, In the first of two programmes, Jenny Cuffe reports from Sudan and asks why there have been so few successes and SO many mistakes. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
Mozambique used to hold two records - it was the poorest country in the world and the top cashew nut producer. Now it is sti very poor, but the cashew nut industry has all but collapsed, many say as a direct result of World Bank policies. Tim Whewell investigates this Collapse. Repeated from Thursday
Ruddyducks, grey squirrels and hedgehogs are all threateningthe UK's biodiversity, but do plans to remove them amountto a brand of ecological racism? Concludinghis series, Jolyon Jenkins asks if we can turn back the clock and return to habitats containing only native plants and animals. j Producer Alison Ayres. E-MAIL: email@example.com I
By Sue Townsend , abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Proud and starring Nigel Planer as Adrian Mole.
1: It is 1997 and Adrian is 30 and three quarters, a failed writer, and a single parent working as a chef at the Hoi Polloi in Soho. 1: Cooking fora a Living Producer Kate McAII. Director John Tydeman (R)
Jonathan Tulloch 's novel, set in Gateshead, is read by Tim Healy in ten parts. 1: Gerry and Sewell are devotees of Newcastle United and have set their hearts on season tickets- but they're Skint. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis
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