Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, with Martha Kearney.
Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield - Part 5.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A series of hedonisticjourneys in search of the finer things in life. Servants. Simon Parkes talks to those who live above and below stairs about their special relationship. Producers Paul Kobrak and Lauretta Reynolds
Lynn Ferguson 's bittersweet comedy set on an island on the west coast of Scotland focuses on the life of Irene Bruce , a frustrated thirtysomething barmaid. Dark Secrets. There are strange things afoot in the town of Millport - missing postmen, hypnotised pets and anonymous threatening letters. Irene enlists the help of Bob to find out who - or what - has sent the island into disarray. Producer Lucy Bacon
A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world. This week
Emily Buchanan investigates radio's role as a patron of music. She talks to a New Jersey station which broadcasts everything from Micronesian doo-wop to Japanese garage, discovers how a new service forthe Roma people in Hungary is promoting forgotten Gypsy music and listens to a nose-flute contest in Canada. Producer Lucy Ash
Martyn Wade 's drama in which Harry's long and tedious marriage to selfish Joyce reaches an all-time low when she begins to experience reincarnation. Her claimsthat the simplest domestic item contains the soul of a long-lost loved one has Harry reaching for desperate measures. with loan Meredith and Tessa Worsley. Director Cherry Cookson (R)
A series exploring the countryside in ourtowns.
Rugby. One of the few towns in the world to give its name to an internationally known game, Rubgyhas become a mecca for rugbyfans. But the town with its important railwayjunction and access to major routes across Britain has always attracted visitors. Clare Balding explores the town centre and surrounding streets and green spaces with Margaret Healeywhose father ran the barber's shop -the centre of town gossip.
Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website
5: Talking Treason. Treason is one of our oldest laws. Many, including royalty, have been executed under its name. Can one still be convicted of treason?
Deborah Bull investigates. Fordetails see Monday
Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, by John Redwood MP, Ian McCartney MP, Baroness Williams and the historian, Professor Peter Hennessy. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes ofalistair Cooke's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com
Sir Richard Eyre's drama details an hour in the life and a life in an hour of Stephen, a jaded jingle composer who has fallen out of love with his music and his wife. Lorraine, and Angie, a homeless young Scottish woman who turns up on his doorstep. Played in real time, the meeting has a profound impact on Stephen - those first 60 seconds turn into 60 minutes, which become his zero hour - as he practically begins his life again. As Stephen says when Angie asks him to teach her to play the piano, "You start from here and you just.... go on."
The topical sports programme, presented by Jim White. This week a preview of the 100th rugby league challenge cup final which is being held at rugby union's Twickenham home. Also, as Hampshire's cricket team play their first game at their new home, the programme reveals how the club's ambition took them to within a vote of extinction. Producer Ian Bent
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