Gwyneth Lewis and Joe Tanner are cousins - she is a poet and he is a Nasa astronaut. In 1997
Joe's second shuttle mission gave Gwyneth the inspiration for her acclaimed poem Zero Gravity. Now as Joe returns to space as part of the team building the international space station, Gwyneth travels to Florida to witness the launch and to explore the themes of the poem -the physical and spiritual journeys we all make. Producer Jeremy Grange
A Asix-part comedy series by Richard Monks.
1: Jeanette's 's Story. When Jeanette and ratcatcher husband Stephen win a two-berth musketeer and join the Southern Counties Caravanner's Club, they find friendship, eccentricity and unexpected success in the manoeuvring contest. Producer David Hunter
"Flowers in the Rain by the Move was the first record to be played on Radio 1 in 1967 -by whom?" David Hatch presents the quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguingjumble of radio fragments. Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 8pm
By Louise Oliver. At 41, Madeline suspects that she is pregnant - her daughter Ruby is expecting too. Madeline has been seeing Lenny, an old flame, for six months. Booking herself into a hotel fora one-night think, she wonders what his reaction will be, and if she can cope with being a single mother again. Then Gran turns up unexpectedly.
Original songs composed by Clive Bell. Singer Amanda Hadingue Director Susan Roberts
Sue Cook returns with the programme that gets to the bottom of historical mysteries, local legends,
- family curiosities and architectural oddities.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
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Simon Hoggart administers the perfect antidote to all your good intentions for the New Year, with the satirical aid of Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and guests.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm
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By Christine de Pizan. Exhausted after all her labours, Christine finally comes to the Chapel of Women where a huge company of women sing jubilantly, celebrating the completion of The Book of the City of Ladies. Final part.
For details see New Year's Day. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Wessex Water operations centre in Bath by panellists including, environmentalist George Monbiot and academic and broadcaster Dr David Starkey.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm
By Ariel Dorfman , dramatised by Ariel and Rodrigo Dorfman. Paris 1939. War is about to be declared on Germany. Barbara, a young German photographer, arrives in France to meet her German boyfriend, Martin. But when she answers the phone in her hotel room, the person on the other end ofthe line is Leon, a man she has never met. He tells her that Martin is workingforthe Resistance against the Nazis and that he is in grave danger. Leon is also in love with Barbara. Truth and illusion are hard to separate in this enigmatic drama.
Music composed and performed by Simon Morecroft Director Rosalynd Ward
[Eleanor Oldroyd and guests discuss the latest sporting stories and issues, including the FA Cup Third Round in football, bringingtogetherthe Premiership clubs with the lower league clubs bidding for Cup glory. Producer Ian Morris
5: Livingon Capital (1977) by Jonathan Raban , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written when the author was in his mid-30s, this essay is a moving tribute to the rewards and tensions of the relationship between father and son. Fordetails see New Year's Day (R)
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