Rosie Cavaliero reads Annie Hawes 's account of leaving eighties London to work in a rose nursery on the Italian Riviera, and her discovery of a permanent home among the olive groves of Liguria. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Repeated at 12.30am
Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Ladies ofLetters LogOn by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 6 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A six-part history of flawed genius, presented by Adam Hart-Davies . The Best Philosopher in America Benjamin Franklin was one of America's founding fathers, yet he lived in London for 16 years. His insatiable curiosity led him to research such diverse subjects as electricity, bi-focal glasses, and the effect of pouring oil on troubled waters. He also invented a musical instrument and liked to walk around his house in the nude. Reader Michael J Reynolds.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery
The concluding episode of EFBenson's comedy of English manners, set inthe twenties, and dramatised by Ned Sherrin. Lucia Reclaims Her Crown
Following her deposition, Lucia endeavours to reclaim herthrone.
Producer Celia de Wolff
General knowledge and risk-taking are put to the test as teams from around the UK compete in Radio 4's very own quiz league. In this first programme London play Edinburgh. With chairman Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm
1.30pm R4 A couple of years ago Radio 4's lunchtime quiz format was going through such a bad time that Anne Robinson probably practised for her subsequent career by shouting "goodbye!" at the radio. Things have improved a lot since then and now comes another new one, this time with Peter Snow in the chair, though that is not the only reason that there is a hint of Mastermind meets Round Britain Quiz here. The format involves teams from different parts of the country playing in a league over 12 weeks. The quiz is given an edge by teams being encouraged to take chances for more points at the risk of losing heavily if they are wrong. That should be enough to get Snow excited.
Helen Cresswell 's classic children's novel examines what happens to time when the moon shines on a sundial. When young Minty Cane goes to stay at her aunt's rural cottage she soon discovers the secret power of the moondial in the garden of the big house overthe road. It is up to her to travel, make two new friends across the centuries and free them from cruelty and evil.
Director David Hunter. Music Neil Brand
Miss Raven/Miss Vole:
Our impressions of historical attitudes to wildlife are often gained by reading poetry, but how accurate a picture were the poets painting? In five programmes throughout the week, Joanna Pinnock explores the works of poets and asks whetherthey really knew their natural history. 1: Birds
Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: vmw.bbc.co.uk/nature Peter Barnard 's radio choice: page 130
Michele Brown , Emily Buchanan , Bill Oddie and Clive Swift are the guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week. Reader William Franklyn.
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In the last 12 months Paul McCartney has topped the charts in 34 countries with the Beatles compilation album, 1, exhibited his paintings and published a volume of poetry and lyrics. In conversation with John Wilson, he reveals the story behind the some of the world's most famous lyrics and talks about how he deliberately rediscovered the terror of touring. Tomorrow Paul McCartney is the first celebrity guest on Simon Mayo's new series, 1.00pm, Radio 5 Live.
Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's ten-part comedy drama. 6: Irene's son has whisked her off to Europe. Meanwhile Vera has delivered her son's surrogate baby with the help of the local vet.
Further cast details across the week
DirectorClaire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am
Every year young British women find themselves trapped abroad, forced by their parents into unwanted marriages. Liz Carney follows the stories of some of these women - victims of forced marriages in Bangladesh. Editor David Ross
Greece. The Greek Orthodox Church is on the offensive. Fired by an imminent visit by the Pope and an on-going debate about whether religious affiliation should appear on Greek identity cards, the Church is seeking to defend its position at the heart of society. Rosie Goldsmith explores the role of orthodoxy in modern Greece. Repeated from Thursday
The male capercaillie, Britain's largest grouse, is in full display as it struts around Scottish Caledonian forests attracting the attention of females. Deer fences and a wet climate are effecting its survival, but Mark Carwardine discovers that there is good news as powerful conservation measures are being put in place to protect this magnificent bird. Producer Laura Fudge. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Repeated tomorrow 11am
Jules Verne 's classic novel is read by Robert Powell , abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson and translated by William Butcher. Phileas Fogg takes on a L20,000 bet from his fellow members atthe
Reform Club -to travel around the world in 80 days. But can he do it? Part 1. Producer Tracey Neale
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