With Captain Charles King from the Victorian Street at the Castle Museum, York, as part of Radio 4's Victoria Season. With the Chanticleer
Singers and York Salvation. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Battle Hymn); Matthew 25, w31-40; I Would Be True (Pilgrims); I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord. Director of music Jane Sturmheit. Bandmaster Neil Smith.
In the famous 1935 film of the Mutinyon the Bounty, Charles Laughton portrayed William Bligh as a tyrannical, duty-obsessed sadist. The image has stuck ever since. This dramatised reading of Bligh's diary picks up the story immediately after the mutiny, when Bligh and 18 of his crew were forced into an open launch, given five days' worth of food and water, and abandoned to their fate on the South Seas. Producer Kate McAII
Lionel Kelleway is in the chairforthe final of the wildlife quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist.
Producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Singleheartby Nicholas Mclnerny , with commentary by Professor John Tosh. The second of three drama documentaries about sexuality, featured in Radio 4's Victorian Season, traces the circumstances surrounding the engagement and marriage of the future Archbishop of Canterbury, Edward Benson , and his wife Mary. It explores the codes of sexual conduct between an older man and a younger woman more than 100 years ago.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild
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- The five winning stories from Radio 4's first online short story competition. 1: This Wild Life by Elizabeth Bennett , read by Josie Lawrence.
Passion in the shape of a white bull unexpectedly enters the life of Pasiphae when she is returning home from the supermarket. Producer Sue Broom
Robert Lacey presents four programmes looking at the lives and preoccupations of Britain's
Edwardian ancestors. 1: Arms and the Empire One hundred years ago, the golden age of the British Empire was under threat and the arms race began. Producer Felicity Goodall
Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Linda Smith , Tony Hawks, Clement Freud and Ross Noble at the Buxton Opera House.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
By Juliet Ace. A ten-part drama based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria.
The honeymoon is over all too soon for Albert and Victoria, as pressing matters of state require her attention.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
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The second of two programmes exploring Victorian societythrough its literature.
Light. Having emerged from the grime of Dickensian London and the horrors of White Chapel, light-gas, electric, philanthropic and artistic - begins to stream through the window of the Victorian soul. Simon Callow , Geraldine James , Pamela Miles and Tim Pigott-Smith read from Florence Nightingale, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria. ProducerPhiiipSeiiars
Girl gangs, mugged pensioners, drunken youths - it seems there is no escape these days from headlines about horrific crimes in "yob Britain". At the same time, popular culture revels in ever more graphic portrayals of violence, yet grows increasingly indifferent to its consequences. In the first of two programmes, Wendy Robbins examines whether we are losing the fight against Violence and against its causes. Producer Simon Crow (R)
Mark Carwardine travels to the wilds of South Africa to learn how to be a game warden. He handles venomous snakes, gets bitten by an irate termite, skins an impala, spends a sleepless night in a dung hut, tracks animals by their footprints and learns how to identify savanna birds by their calls.
Margaret Drabble 's engrossing new novel, based on the life of her own mother, is about a gifted, frustrated woman growing up in south Yorkshire. Read by Tessa Peake-Jones and abridged in ten parts by Malcolm and Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
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