With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest
With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With DrLavinia Byrne.
Professor Declan Kiberd and historian Michael Wood join Jeremy Paxman to discuss Irish literature and the legacy of the conquistadors. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm
] Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde in five programmes marking the centenary of his death. 1: When fame and fortune seem unlikely in England forthe young Wilde, he heads to America. But what reception will he receive there? Presented by Merlin Holland. Producers Katherine Beacon and Polly Thomas
From Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. With the choir of St
Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, directed by Fridrik Walker. Organist John Gormley.
Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Peter Snow presents a series in which each programme's stories come from the pages of an archive newspaper.
3: The Daily Express- 11 October 1982
The Mary Rose is about to emerge from the deep off Portsmouth; members of Solidarity risk being gunned down on the streets in Poland; Prince
Andrew and Koo Stark take an autumn break on Mustique; and the new craze in town in curry yoghurt. Producer Andrew Green
Agatha Christie's famous novel is dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
2: It transpires that the bullet discovered by Poirot was not the first attempt on Nick's life. with Suzanna Hamilton, Stephen Critchlow and Sean Arnold Director Enyd Williams
Rawlinson and John Waite.
With Nick Clarke.
Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. The final. From the original
48 contestants who started out at the beginning of August only four remain to do battle forthe honour of the title and the engraved silver salver. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2001. write now requesting an audition to: Brain of Britain, BBC, Broadcasting House, London, WIA 1AA
Repeated from yesterday 7pm
By Vivienne Allen. By claiming sole responsibility for murdering David Blakely, Ruth Ellis took her own life. Later her son Andy would die by his own hand.
Director Peter Kavanagh
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Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
Producer Jennifer Clarke. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm
Five stories from the recent collection by Susie Maguire. 1: Tangerines forChristmas, read by Emma Currie. December in North Africa is less exotic than it sounds, especially for two sisters recovering from food poisoning and much in need Of a decent cup Of tea. Producer David Jackson Young
In five programmes, Charlotte Smith explores the love affairs which bloom between individual gardeners and particular plants. 1: Today she travels to the Cotswolds to meet the woman whose garden contains over 130 varieties of snowdrop. Producer Dixi Stewart
Documentary maker Eka Morgan explores the world of vegetarianism.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm
Jenni Murray and guests take a global view of news, traditions and human stories from across the world, Producer Phil Pegum
Tony Hawksjoins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at Coventry's Belgrade
Theatre forthe antidote to panel games.With Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
Jennifer offers an invitation. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Mark Lawson gives the verdict on Woody Allen 's latest film, Small Time Crooks, in which cookery proves more profitable than robbery for a gang of bumbling thieves. Producer Claire Holland
By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. An inquiry into love set around fin-de-siècle Parisian music hall. Part 6.
Music written and performed by John Harle
Director Mary Peate. Repeated from 10.45am
Jenny Cuffe reports from Southampton General Hospital in a series investigating the Government's plans to reform the NHS.
This week she examines what those plans promise for the care of the elderly and she reports on the patients who are stranded in acute hospital beds because of a severe shortage of nursing home places. Producer Sheila Cook
Six months afterthe coup in Fiji, the country's two largest ethnic communities -the indigenous
Fijians and their Indo- Fijian neighbours - are still locked in a bitter struggle, the focus of their anger being land. Julian Pettifertalks to Indian families being thrown off the farms they tilled for generations, and to ethnic Fijians who are now, forthefirsttime, learning how to farm. Repeated from Thursday 11am
I A newfour-part series about the animals who have changed the face of the planet and influenced human affairs through their close relationship with people.
1: The Horse. Brian Leith hears about
Genghis Khan , the Wild West and the Industrial Revolution as he explores the impact of the horse on both human history and the landscape.
Producer Jan Castle. E-MAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Shortened repeat from 9am
With Robin Lustig.
From a new anthology of fictional monologues, edited by Nick Hornby.
1: Lucky Bitch by Helen Fielding. Read by Dulcie Gray. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am
A selection of non-fiction writing first published in US magazines. 1: Influenza 1918 by Jane Brox. How one town in America was devastated by the 1918 flu epidemic. Producer Bruce Young (R)