Sue Lawley's castaway this week is gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. He has tended his family garden at Great Dixter in Sussex for nearly 70 years. The garden has been a source of inspiration for many books and for his column in Country Life, which he has written since 1963. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am
Alexander Frater concludes his quest to return to the remote South Sea island where he was born, to find out how life has changed in the place his grandparents settled as missionaries 100 years ago. He completes his endeavourto bring a new bell to the restored cathedral bearing his name and he explores the mysteries of the island's cannibalistic past. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Sue Limb's six-part story of sheep, sin and scholarship in the shadow of the Long Mynd. 3: February. Pulling Out All the Stops
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
A comedy by Martyn Wade, written specially for actresses Joan Sims and Elizabeth Spriggs.
A relationship develops between two women brought together by a troublesome dog. All Veronica's experiences as a dog-trainer are needed to curb the vicious beast bequeathed to Maureen by her late husband.
Maureen is a woman of Dogged Persistence (2.15pm R4). The cur in question is called Herb (surname: Alpert) and belonged to her late husband. Though his bark is bad, his bite is worse - so she takes him to a formidable trainer. Sublime casting pits the little-girl innocence of Joan Sims against the Brunnhilde bullying of Elizabeth Spriggs in a play in which compassionate seriousness lurks beneath many a good joke. (SG)
The last in the current series that investigates listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries. With Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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An evocation of the strange summer's day when ants suddenly have wings and all fly together. They hover around you, whirring into your eyes and ears, they land all over you, oryour picnic. Why do they do it? And why is it so spookily memorable? Producer David Gallagher
The punishment fits the crime.
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Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 3: Scientists Should Be Told When to Stop From the Bloomsbury Theatre, University College, London.
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By Steve Chambers. We are all dwarfed bythe great events of our time. If we survive, we tell stories. This is the tale of two warring brothers who fell out during the miners' strike when one believed defeat was inevitable for an outmoded way of life, while the other saw the dawning of a new dark age for the poor. Now they are forced to re-examine their lives during the Gorbachev coup in August 1991: one is about to lose his flat and job, the other is buying roubles on the stock market.
Director Marion Nancarrow
By Sue Townsend , starring Nigel Planer.
Pensioners. Bert Baxter is Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a Communist who is addicted to beetroot, with an unstable Alsatian called Sabre. Final part. For details see Monday(R)
This week on the sports programme, Eleanor Oldroyd examines how horses are being transported to Sydney ahead of the Olympic Games. And Ian Wooldridge looks back at the 1972 games in Munich, in which events were suspended after hostages were taken and Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes.
Producer Simon Crosse
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