Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and LOU Wakefield. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A true story of rescue, betrayal and reunion. Peter White 's early experience of institutionalised care in a boarding school for the blind made him determined that when he started a family of his own he and his wife Jo would offer a "real" home to a child from a children's home. That is how Fiona came to live with them - but five years later Peter White sent her back. What went wrong and what happened next is the subject of this moving programme. Producer Jane Ray
Peter White 's poignant family revelation: page 15
Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in Neal Anthony 's comedy drama.
5: Prince Ludovico does battle with his enemies in the local tavern and his wife Princess Plethora attempts to reconcile her quarrelsome sons.
Producer Helen Williams
A drama in three parts by Robin Brooks.
2: The Order of Release. Ruskin and his wife Effie go on holiday on a sketching tourto Scotland with the painter Millais. Passions are aroused and their lives will never be the same again.
Director Clive Brill (R)
3: Law and the Church. Can you still be sentenced under church law? Is blasphemy and heresy still a crime? And what are the legal implications of buying property which includes a church on your land? Deborah Bull investigates.
Councils loathe it, parents despair, grown men snigger but skateboarding is here to stay.
Laurie Taylortalks to cultural historian Ian Borden about his new book on skateboarding. Despite its reputation he argues that skateboarding deserves the credit for providing young people with a healthy, anti-drugs and sociable environment.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marianne Carey 's five-part comedy drama is set in the offices of an Edinburgh insurance company.
1: Lothian Rock is celebrating its centenary, but the employees of the marketing department face an uncertain future. with Monica Gibb , Jenny Ryan. John Shedden and Tom Smith
Producer David Jackson Young (R)
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. 3: Irene joins her old friend Vera as co-presenter of Dales Diaries, the television chat show.
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Professor Tom Kirkwood , this year's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing. Professor of Medicine and head of the department of gerontology at the University of Newcastle, he examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces this concluding lecture from the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. New Directions
"We are at a turning point. The decisions we take in the next few years will have far-reaching consequences forthe state of future society." Producer Sheila Cook. Editor Gwyneth Williams WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The human body has amazing powers of recovery, yet wound healing is little more than a quick patch-up job. Processes in the skin seem to go into overdrive and leave behind disfiguring scars, while some wounds, such as leg ulcers, refuse to close up at all. But new research is pointing the wayto faster, smoother healing. Peter Evans meets the scientists who are working towards a future where surgeons can repair wounds perfectly, with no unsightly scars, and no need to go back for repeat skin grafts on burns. Producer Sarah Griffiths. E-MAIL: email@example.com
The semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield.
Katrina Leskanich drops in this week and it seems that she always buys new socks as she does not know howto darn. John decides to teach her the important skill of darning so she need not be so wasteful. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis (R)
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