John McCarthy sets out to discoverthe meaning of home. 3: No Place like Home. McCarthy talks to a range of people forwhom "home" has become a state of mind ratherthan a physical place. Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at9.30pm
By Patrick Leigh Fermor. Samuel West reads the sequel to A Time of Gifts which continues Leigh Fermor 's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. It is now 1934 and he is 19. Between the woods of Transylvania and the waters of the Danube he encounters the fairy-tale scenery of Romania and Hungary. Abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph. Producer Viv Beeby
The last in a comedy series by Anthony Crouch, dramatised by Christopher Scott.
Gussy Withers recalls the events of 1939, when 11 Jack Tars came out of the deep, played the most diabolical cricket ever seen and then slipped silently away.
Captain Nipper Gladworth:
Chief Petty Officer Groath:
Dudley Hewitson/Chilean President:
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - the Midlands.
(Repeated Saturday 11pm)
By Jonathan Holloway. Adapted from an original story by Heinrich Boll, and translated by Leila Vennewitz. Murke is a radio producer obsessed with silences who constantly seeks the spiritual - even in the clanking of the paternoster lift.
Adapted from a story by:
By Sara George , dramatised in five parts by Kate Blackadder , with Tony Slattery as Samuel Pepys and Suzanna Hamilton as Elizabeth. The secret musings of a young ardent wife about life, love and marriage to the most famous English diarist and bonviveur- Samuel Pepys.
Produced and directed by Pam Warden. Repeated from 10.45am
Aliens. While loss of habitat is a significant threat to many plant species, there is a more insidious threat lurking in the undergrowth - an invasion from alien plants. Presented by Mark Cawardine. Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow 11am
In ten programmes, Seamus Heaney reads from his translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem.
In the years after the funeral of King Shield Sheafson, the warrior of the Danes, the evil fiend Grendel rises to prowl the land. At the court of Hygelac in Geatland, a great warrior prepares to help King Hrothgar.
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