Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: A Child in the Forestby Winifred Foley. Part 5.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Edward Enfield takes his trusty bicycle to follow Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece. On his way he learns about the history of the region.
Preveza to Salaghora. Enfield learns about the rule of Ali Pasha and discovers the glory of the Suliot people. Producer Mary Price (R)
In Gerard Foster 's drama Roddy realises that he is in love with Sam, but he also realises that he has a problem. You see Sam is a girl and Roddy is gay. Not only is he gay, but all his friends are gay and he works for a gay online magazine. Will he be able to accomodate this controversial change in his lifestyle with the rest of his life? And what will happen when he has to tell his family? With Robert Webb , Jo Enright and Rip Webster. Producer Jane Berthoud
A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week the focus is on religious stations as Radio Vatican defends its new 24-hour service and potentially lethal transmitters.
There is a look at how conflict between Christians and Muslims is covered by radio in Nigeria and a feature on pagan broadcasts by a white witch in Canada. Producer Lucy Ash. Repeated Sunday 8pm
This fourth segment of the drama featuring the amateur sleuth Franciscan monk is written by Simon Brett. When told there is a question mark over the facts of a young girl's suicide, Paolo follows the trail into the contrasting worlds of romantic poetry and internet scams.
Director Lawrence Jackson
A series exploring the countryside in ourtowns.
Cole Valley, Birmingham. Clare Balding and Peter Bennett walk along a river valley in south
Birmingham that inspired Tolkien and that is one of the best breeding grounds for bats and birds. Producer Lucy Lunt. The route can be found on OS Explorer 220
For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website
5: Palgrave's Golden Treasury, In 1861 Professor of Poetry at Oxford, Francis Turner Palgrave , brought together what he considered the best lyrical poems in the English language. It was a personal, some wou Id say eccentric selection, but it has become the best-loved book of poems ever published. For details see Monday (R)
Winifred Foley 's tale of growing up in the twenties. 5: Father Christmas brings Poll a very ugly doll.
Mrs Phillips AnnaCarus-Wilson Further cast details across the week
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Borough Hall in Hartlepool by panellists including Alan Beith ,
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats; Stephen Byers , Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; and Helen Mary Jones , assembly memberfor
Plaid Cymru. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm
Annie McCartney 's drama about a woman who throws her family into turmoil when she accuses her brother of abusing her as a child. The family recoils in anger and disbelief until a shattering incident gives them all pause for thought.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan (R)
The sports-journalism programme, highlighting the human-interest stories behind the main events.
This week a look at the secrets of the US Masters golf tournament, and new research into the safety of horses in the Grand National. With Jim White. Producer Ian Bent
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