This week's castaway is observer and chronicler of rural life, Ronald Blythe , perhaps best known for his "oral histories" Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village and The View in Winter. Presented by Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am
Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 5.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Edward Enfield cycles along Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece, learning about the history of the region on the way.
Through True Greece to Freedom
He unravels the complex relationship between Byron and the Greek War of Independence. Producer Mary Price (R)
A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week she eavesdrops on radio in the workplace, in hospitals, student radio from
Adelaide to Limerick and discovers what motivates the sales staff in South African supermarkets. Producer Lucy Ash. Repeated Sunday 8pm
This concluding segment of the drama featuring the amateur sleuth Franciscan monk is written by Mark Holloway. Early Retirement. The murder of a senior officer in the Dublin police force causes Tina to reassess her relationship with a beloved father figure.
Director Lawrence Jackson
A series exploring the countryside in ourtowns. Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Holyrood Park is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, but unlike most city parks it is dominated by an extinct volcano. Local writer and keen walker Roger Smith takes Clare Balding on a route through the park that offers a taste of Scottish landscapes as they climb to the top of Arthur's Seat and walk around the Lochs of Dunsapie and Duddingston.
Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website
In Daphne Glazer 's short story, when a clairvoyant tells widowed Irene Watkins that she is goingto meet a dark stranger, she decides to become a blonde bombshell and make the most of what life has left to offer. Reader Jean Alexander. Producer Rosemary Watts
Hippo Number One. The first great star of London Zoo saw his mother killed and found himself harpooned amid the Nile. When Obaysch the hippopotamus finally arrived in London he captured the public's imagination. Final part. For details see Monday
The hit impressionist programme stars Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens.
Producer Mario Stytianides. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Brian has to make a confession.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo. Director Julie Beckett
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Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at the Free Church in London by panellists including sketch writer for The Times Matthew Parris and Liberal Democrat Peer
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm
A psychological thriller by Peter Whalley , set in the suburbs of Manchester. When Mark's wife goes missing he thinks she will return. Just why has Denise Telfer disappeared from her own house one summer's evening? Can she really have walked out on her married life, leaving Mark devastated and forlorn, or might there be some other, more sinister explanation?
Director Pauline Harris (R)
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