Travel writer Stanley Stewart 's compelling account of his 1,000-mile journey across Mongolia on horseback, following in the wake of an obscure 13th-century monk's pilgrimage. Stewart crosses the desert and mountains of central Asia to the windswept grasslands of the steppes and the birthplace of Genhis Khan. Read by Bill Nighy and abridged in five parts by M ichelene Wandor. Producer Chris Wallis
Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Archaeologist Julian Richards uncoversthe hidden histories of towns. Exeter. He discovers the truth about how this Roman town was re-used by the early church, why the port was never used to transport slaves, and how one powerful family managed to put a stranglehold on trade coming up the River Exe. Producer John Byrne
Monica Dickens 's witty and humorous novel is dramatised in five parts by Sam Boardman-Jacobs . 3: I'll Do My Best to Keep You Happy
Monica's quest for a reference as a cook brings her to the house of a temperamental couturier with an aggressive Pekingese, and she learns the secret of suede shoes.
Producer Marion Nancarrow
Emma Clarke 's dark comedy is a study in need and social inadequacy. Shelley is a overseas wedding organiserwho easily arranges lavish nuptials in Goa for others, but cannot find a boyfriend, or even a friend for herself. Adrian is a loss assessor who likes to go wall climbing in his spare time, but who has problems relating to other people. When the pair are stranded in the office lift overnight, they are forced to share long-held secrets.
Director Melanie Harris
Five new stories offering a fresh perspective on some existing literary characters.
1: Oliver's Story by Matthew Kneale , recent winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Oliver Twist and Jack Dawkins - alias the Artful Dodger- are reunited in middle age. Read by Michael Mackenzie. Producer David Jackson Young
Lars Tharp explores the importance of clay in our development, from its earliest use as storage pots to its function as claddingforthe space shuttle. 1: The Greeks and Their Pots. DyfryWilliams, head of the Greek section at the British Museum, explains how Greek pots tell us much about the Greek way Of life. Producer Anne Bristow
In an increasingly secular society we still need to get to grips with life's big questions about identity and purpose, love and money, work and growing old. Muriel Gray and guests investigate those who think they have the answers. Producer Lindsay Leonard
James Hanley 's powerful saga follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fury family in Liverpool. Dramatised in 15 parts by Kevin Fegan. 1: The dramatic return of the disgraced youngest son Peter.
Director Melanie Harris. Music performed by Matthew Compton and Julian Gregory. Repeated from 10.45am
As patients we would like to be in partnership with the medical profession -the paternalism of the 20th century is disappearing. The medical school at Leicester University has risen to the challenge of providing a new approach to training doctors. In three programmes DrTrisha Macnair follows the next generation of doctors being taught to succeed in this new world. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: email@example.com
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Alexander Frater concludes his questto return to the remote South Sea island where he was born, to find out how life has changed in the place his grandparents settled as missionaries 100 years ago. He completes his endeavour to bring a new bell to the restored cathedral bearing his name and he explores the mysteries of the island's Cannibalistic past. Producer Sara Jane Hall (R)
Lionel Kellewayjourneys through six European countries to meet the wildlife and the people working to conserve European diversity.
The Beavers Are Back. With plans to reintroduce beavers to Scotland next year, Kelleway visits
Denmark to examine the impact of reintroducing these famous dam builders there.
Producer Grant Sonnex. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/bbc/wi ld_europe
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