With Clair Jaquiss. All Things Bright and Beautiful
(Rutter); Proverbs 8, w22-31; 0 Lord, the Refuge of Each Generation (Bridge/Norton); Here I Am, Lord (Schutte). With the Chamber Choir of St Aidan's CE High School. Director of music Cathy Roberts.
Five extracts about the extraordinary life and art of Harry Houdini taken from Adam Phillips 's study of our fascination with notions of escape- both literal and metaphorical. Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. Part 1. Producer Nicola Barranger. Repeated at 12.30am
Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 1 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
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A six-part history of flawed genius.
Savage's Bottom. This week Adam Hart-Davies relates the story of the ingenious Victorian fairground engineer Frederick Savage. Along the way he meets 22 mayors, survives a ride on the last remaining gondola roundabout and explains the mysteries of Savage's Bottom. Reader Cornelius Garrett. Producer Hilary Reid
EF Benson's comedy of English manners set in the twenties is dramatised in four parts by Ned Sherrin. 3: Luciaphils. Lucia takes her social climbing to the extreme.
Producer Celia de Wolff
The three remaining contestants battle it out for the coveted title of Counterpoint Champion 2001. Host Ned Sherrin isjoined by Helen Boaden , controller of Radio 4, who will present the prizes.
Producer Dawn Ellis. To apply to be a contestant in the next series send your name, address and daytime telephone number to: Counterpoint, BBC, Broadcasting House. London, W1A 1AA
Five legal revelations, presented by Deborah Bull. 1: What Can IWear?Can you still wear a pair of pointy shoes or velvet britches on a London Street? What are the implications of not wearing the correct dress in court, especially if there is a royal death? Producer Neil George
John Cole , Polly Devlin , Christopher Gray and Vivienne Parry are the guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: email@example.com
Arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film
Captain Corelli's Mandolin based on the bestselling novel by Louis de Bernières , and directed by John Madden , best known for Shakespeare in Love. Producer Ekene Akalawu
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama in which Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales dip their pens in the pot of vitriol once again as merry widows Vera Small and Irene Spencer try to "outsurf" each other on the World Wide Web. Part 1 of 10. Further cast details across the week
Director Claire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am
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The moving story of the Rwandan who saved thousands of lives by turning his five-star hotel into a sanctuary against genocide, presented by Steve Bradshaw. In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina was the acting manager of the Mille Collines Hotel in Kigali. First he sheltered western journalists, aid workers and UN soldiers. Then he risked his life by allowing hundreds of ordinary Tutsis and moderate Hutusto take refuge in its rooms, keeping the killers at bay. Producer Tom Hagler. Executive editor Anne Koch
Belarus gained its independence from the former Soviet empire ten years ago. But democratic freedom was short-lived - since 1994 the country has been run by President Alexander Lukashenko , a Soviet-style leader who rules by decree, and has filled the parliament with his supporters.
Tim Whewell investigates what has happened to his political opponents. Repeated from Thursday
This week a look at diseases that occur naturally in British wild animals and the risks these pose for our wildlife. Presented by Mark Carwardine.
Producer Grant Sonnex. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Repeated tomorrow 11am
Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller about Dan Starkey , a journalist who is hired to write a biography of film star Sean O'Toole which leads him into the murkier end of the film business. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. 6: Gangster Michael O'Ryan pays Dan a visit. Producer Tanya Nash
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