Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: email@example.com. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
4 series of hedonistic journeys in search of the finer things in life, presented by Simon Parkes. Portraits Why do people have them painted? Is it vanity, a sense of their own immortality or a genuine love for the arts? Producers Paul Kobrak and Lauretta Reynolds
Lynn Ferguson 's new bittersweet comedy series set on a tiny island on the west coast of Scotland focuses on the life of Irene Bruce , a barmaid frustrated with her "going nowhere fast" existence. Happy Returns. It is Irene's 33rd birthday and she plans to make it a good one. But the trouble with birthdays is that they tend to bring along a few surprises. The inhabitants of Millport decide this one is not going to bean exception. Producer Lucy Bacon
A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week the focus is on travel programmes, including the world's only underwater hotel, a visit to St Petersburg that takes in the murder scene of Rasputin, and a musical journey from Vancouverto China.
Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Sunday 8pm
Char March's light-hearted tale marking the new census celebrates over 900 years of data collection in Britain. Garthwin and Lord Norman de Filbert are transported from the time of the Doomsday Book to 2001 where they meet
Lakeesha and Halyna walking the streets of Leeds in search of information from the citizens.
All other parts played by members of the cast. Director Susan Roberts
The voice of history:
A series exploring the countryside in our towns.
Shrewsbury River Walk, Shrewsbury. Surrounded on three sides by the River Severn, Shrewsbury River Walk has dominated the life of the town through the centuries. Clare Balding takes the footpath along its course with Pam Powis who remembers when there was a cattle market in the centre and when the toll bridge was ruled by "Gestapo Gertie"! Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website
5: The Cave-ln-Area by Mimi Thebo , read by Bonnie Hurren. lt was frosty the night the horses came; no one could explain whythey appeared on that particular night, or even if they came at all.
Memory, like the mist on the mulberry bush, is an insubstantial thing. For details see Monday
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the community centre at Corsham School in Wiltshire by panellists including the Chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Ancram , Liberal Democrat peer Lord
Jenkins and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Dr John Reid.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
A young woman learns about malice and manipulation in Mike Walker's drama, set against the backdrop of Cosi Fan Tutte. The editor of a "lad's" magazine proposes a bet to prevent a talented and attractive woman journalist leaving for a better job. He then throws her into situations to ensure he wins. (R)
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