Sue Lawley's castawaythis week is Tim Smit , co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall -the largest greenhouse in the world. See Sue Gaisford's radio choice on page 142. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am
Since medieval times the Black Madonna has been a symbol of power and majesty in Europe. For many Catholics she is considered more powerful than the renaissance-inspired blue-eyed, blonde Madonna. Writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer concludes her personal and spiritual pilgrimage by travelling to Poland to visit the icon, Our Lady of Czestochowa. Producer Tony Phillips
A comedy by Jan Ethrington and Gavin Petrie about life changes, silk underwear, surprises and Laura Ashley. George and Carol's daughter marries and they now have time forthemselves again. Carol looks forward to life with just the two of them, but George believes it is time to be honest with his wife and introduce herto Georgina.
Director Maria Esposito
"What is the connection between a bird famous for square dancing and BBC Radio 1's first female DJ?" David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. ProducerViv Black
Frederick Pohl's perceptive science fiction story is dramatised by Mike Walker.
Guy Buckhardt wakes each morning after the same terrifying dream, but each day the terror is soothed away with special offers and an abundance of consumer goods. Then one day he begins to remember a bit more....
Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks are joined by Glenfiddich Cookery Writer of The Year Ruth Watson to take calls and cast a sharp eye over seasonal citrus fruits.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30 pm
Five classic European stories exploring the weird and wonderful. 5: The Nightby Guy de
Maupassant. A young man takes great pleasure in his nightly walks through Paris-buttonight something is terribly wrong. Read by Tom Hollander. For details see Monday
"Comment is free but facts are sacred. Oh really?" Philosophers and journalists discuss the foundation stone of modern journalism. Have science and spin killed ourfaith in facts? With Alex Brodie. Producer Dave Harvey
Simon Hoggart invites listeners to gorge on the first of two selection boxes, crammed with the stickiest, chewiest, crunchiest moments from the show during 2000. With Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and special guests.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Jolene suggests a Christmas truce.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]
Mark Lawson and Francine Stock talkto the people who made the headlines in 2000, including Booker Prizewinner Margaret Atwood and Paul McCartney , who exhibited his paintings in Britain for the very first time. Producer John Goudie
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the New Art
Gallery in Walsall, West Midlands, by panellists including the Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon , Secretary of State for Defence.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
A play with music by Neil Brand and Michael Eaton. Christmas 1863. Thackeray receives a strange visitor who takes him on a longjourney back in time - to the raucous song and supper evenings at the Cave of Harmony, presided over by the inimitable and irrepressible Charles Dickens.
Piano Neil Brand Director Jeremy Mortimer
Win a Dickens of a night out: page 32
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