By Simon Carr, read by Pip Torrens and abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams.
A witty account of a single father rearing his two sons in a domestic situation he describes as "free range", but many mothers may refer to as "semi-feral".
The author compares his own male view of bringing up boys to the more traditional methods used by women.
With Nigel Lee. Jesus, Good Above All Other (Quern Pastores); Matthew 3, wl3-17; Quid
Retribuam Domino (De Lioncourt); Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch). With Chester Cathedral Girls' Choir. Director of music Benjamin Saunders.
Why has Britain produced so many black sports stars, musicians and even the odd newsreader, but not one black box-office star? Paul Barber, who starred in The Full Monty, concludes his investigation by talking to the film-makers and actors of today, asking: "Where are our Denzel Washingtons and our Spike Lees?" Gordon Parks, Hollywood's first black director, explains how he broke the American colour bar, while actor Adrian Lester reveals why he had to leave Britain before his career could begin.
Producer Miles Warde
A five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 2: The WidowerWhen Miss Prior is engaged as governess to
Horace Milliken 's children, she seems the model of propriety - but breeding will out.
Director Sally Avens
Miss Prior Tracy:
Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. This week the semi-final comes from
! the headquarters of the Field Studies Council at
Preston Montford in Shropshire.
Producer Brett Westwood. EMAIL: email@example.com
In our imagination Hadrian's Wall divides England and Scotland, but what does itdoforfive poets, two from south of it, three from north? 1:
Ken Smith was in Berlin in 1989 as the German wall came down. In his poem, he connects this falling wall with the ruins of Hadrian's. Producer Tim Dee
Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where ; celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on a given topic. This week he is joined by Julian Clary , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Paul Merton and Linda Smith in King's Lynn.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
Jo Morris joins Dr Jacqui Malkin , a forensic medical examiner for London's Metropolitan Police, in this concluding programme in which
Malkin has to deal with drug users and cope with a violent detainee. But there is light relief when she is asked to treat the finest harmonica player in the world. Producer Sarah Taylor
A series exploring the history and tradition contained in the fore-topsail of HMS Victory, a sail which last saw active service during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Workingthe Sail
The fore-topsail, one of the largest and most important sails on board, must always be kept working. At the end of the battle there were only two sails left aloft. Narrated by Sharon Manitta ,
Peter Goodwin and NAM Roger. Producer Mary Price (R)
Mark Carwardine goes on an atmospheric sound journey around Britain, exploring the nature of wind and its interaction with the natural world - from the dispersal of pollen grains and seeds on a gentle breeze to the uprooting of trees by howlinggales. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org-.uk Producer Sarah Blunt. Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Fergus Fleming , read in five parts by Samuel West. In 1816 John Barrow wanted to find out what lay at the heart of Africa and in the icy reaches of the Pole. 1: Ajourneyupthe unexplored Congo. Abridged and produced by DiSpeirs(R)
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