John Mortimer reads from his latest volume of autobiography - a book which deals honestly and openly with the perils, challenges and sometime bonuses of getting old.
"The time will come in your life when the voice of God will thunder 'From this day forth you will not be able to put on your socks'".
With the Rev Tony Burnham. Here Is Love (Dim Ond lesu); Hosea 11, vvl-4; 0, the Love of My Lord Is the Essence; God Is Love: His the Care
(Personent Hodie). With Harrogate Ladies' College
; Chapel Choir. Director of music David Andrews.
Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Telling Liddy by Anne Fine. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
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Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the hidden histories of towns.
Silchester. How did a thrivingtown in Roman Britain fall into ruins, and why did it remain abandoned to the present day? Producer John Byrne
n Monica Dickens 's witty and humorous novel is dramatised in a new five-part series by Sam Boardman-Jacobs .
1: Time on My Hands. It is 1938 and Monica Dickens , bored by the countless rounds of debutante parties, decides to prove that she can earn her living as a cook. But will she get far with only a spiffing mushroom souffle?
: Producer Marion Nancarrow
Robert Silverberg 's novel about a man with a gift for mind-reading is adapted by Robin Brooks. David Selig can look into the most secret recesses of people's minds, but is this a gift or a curse? Living with this freakish talent poses problems, not least of which is how he can cope with its slow disappearance.
I Director Clive Brill
Dr H ittner:
A week of specially commissioned stories, giving voice to figures from the historic or mythical past. 1: 1, Boadicea by Fay Weldon , read by Vanessa Redgrave. On the eve of battle, Boadicea keeps vigil in herencampment, planning hervengeance on the Romans and contemplating the omens for the following day's encounter. Producer Sara Davies
Andrew Jefford begins a five-part seasonal portrait of Breaky Bottom, one of England's leading vineyards. 1: The '99 Harvest
Peter Hall and his volunteers pick the last harvest of the millennium and examine what the coming year might bring. Producer Paul Kobrak
Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Jenny Eclair , Tony Hawks, Graham Norton and Tim Rice at the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
A ten-part dramatisation by Anne Fine of her novel - a satire of sibling secrets and intrigue in which Bridie, social worker par excellence, discovers that even in her own close family of loving sisters, relationships are duplicitous. Part6.
Producer Pam Wardell. Repeated from 10.45am
Mark Tully follows the physical and spiritual journeys of Hindu pilgrims to the spectacular Maha Kumbh Mela , the largest religious festival in the world, which attracts tens of millions of people to the confluence of the three holiest Indian rivers once every 12 years, Producer Kulwant Sidhu
With 300 escaped wild boar reportedly on the loose in south-east England, MarkCarwardine investigates whetherwe should kill them for our own safety or celebrate them as a successful reintroduction that will help restore the countryside. See Sue Gaisford's choice on page 120. Producer Grant Sonnex. Repeated tomorrow 11am
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r Nobel Prize winner Andre Gide died 50 years ago.
The Pastoral symphonyis regarded as his most accomplished work. It tells the story of a Swiss pastor who is taken to an isolated farmhouse to give the last rites to an old woman. He discovers a blind idiot girl cowering in a corner of the hovel and decides to take her back to his own family.
The seeds are thus sown for a domestic tragedy. Read in five parts by Robert Glenister. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis
Roger Osborne 's gripping account of a scientific scandal in the early years of the 20th century, when a young star geologist was accused of fraud. Read by Jamie Glover and abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson
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