Martha Kearney broadcasts live from the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. She looks at the life of Margaret Bondfield , the first woman cabinet minister and member ofthe 1929 Labour
Government. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Jeremy Cherfas discovers why people will pay US $150 for 18 inches of barbed wire and explains why the story of barbed wire is the story of the American West. From its invention in 1873 to its use for enclosed cultivated land, he unravels a mystery about who really came up with the idea that changed the face of cowboy country.
John O'Farrell 's humorous, personal account of life as a Labour supporter, "surviving 18
- miserable years of Conservative government" from 1979-97. Adapted in four parts from his bestselling novel. Starring John O'Farrell , Jack Dee , Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks.
1:1979-82. Featuring CND, the Falklands War and a battery Chicken. Producer Lucy Armitage
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Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - North of England. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
By Louise Gooding. The earliest love poems of 17th-century poet John Donne were originally inspired by his own longings for the young niece of his employer. Their secret romance suffered many separations and setbacks.
Director Cherry Cookson
1: A Knife for Cutting Mangoes by Fay Weldon , read by Louise Jameson. A man's mistress moves into the family home and his wife hurriedly moves out. For Jane it is a sweet victory-one she is determined to enjoy. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
In four programmes James Dyson talks to designers whose ideas could radically influence the way we live. 1: From House to Garden. The need for well-designed, affordable and efficient housing is urgent. Dyson meets the team who thinkthey have the answers. They can even help us grow lettuces - inside, on the wall. Producer Mary Price
By Miles Franklin , adapted in ten parts by Annie Caulfield. 6: Sybylla's first society dinner is not the success she thought it would be. She recovers and is introduced to the ultimate romantic figure - poet, playwright, publisher and playboy Goring Hardy.
Music Simon Cryer. Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from 10.45am
The controversial life's work of Keiko Holmes
OBE. a Japanese woman resident in the UK, is to build bridges between modern Japan and the elderly British Far East prisoners of war who were held captive by the Japanese during the Second World War. Mark Smalley learns that while some survivors ofthe notorious Burma-Thai railway are able to lay ghosts of the past to rest, others are incensed by Keiko's work. Producer Mark Smalley
John McCarthy 's series focuses on the different ways the Bible has been read.
2: BlessedAre the Poor. He travels to El Salvador, where the Bible's message of liberation forthe oppressed inspired the martydom in 1980 of Archbishop Romero. In a world of rich and poor, he asks, "Whose side is God on?" Producers Abigail Saxon and Norman Winter Series producer Roger Childs (R)
Harbour Seals. Julian Hector looks atthe common seal, discovering that it gives birth to I pups in an adult coat, mates in the water and makes a sound similarto gravel being poured from a truck.
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated tomorrow 11am
A thriller by Toby Litt , abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph and read by Stephen Tompkinson. Conrad's beautiful ex-girlfriend Lily is shot in front of him in a fashionable London restaurant. Who is behind the killing and can Conrad find out in time for his own safety? Part 6. Producer Sarah Johnson
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