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 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A series celebrating the art of the poets who write the words that singers sing- lyricists.
Seen Better Days but I'm Putting Up with These
Angry, funny, sad and sexy-the words of the blues. Presented by Elaine Delmar.
Producer Enyd Williams. Musical director and piano Michael Haslam
In Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice, it is the two older Bennet daughters who are centre stage. In Martin Sorrell 's drama, the third daughter, Mary, emerges from their shadow with a very different version of events in herjournal. Lucy Briers reprises her recent television role as Mary to reveal the dark secret at the heart of the Bennet family.
Produced and directed by Sara Davies
Joanna Lumley speaks on behalf of a charity whose objective is the development of education among young Burmese.
DONATIONS: Prospect Burma. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd from Sunday 7.55am
3: As We Forgive Those by Nick Burbridge , read by Denys Hawthorne beneath Brighton's West Pier. Two people with damaged lives tryto find redemption by the decaying pierthat knows only too well how they feel. For details see Tuesday
4: Low Life. From John Donne 's flea to
William Blake 's fly, the lowerforms of life have always fascinated poets. But were they interested in the creatures themselves orwhat they represented? For details see Monday
When a British Army surgeon discovered thaumatin in the rain forests of west Africa, he immediately recognised its importance as a sweetener. Quentin Cooper hears more about this unique substance when he talks to food scientists Mike Lindley and Steven Pearce . Also, Chris O'Toole , head of the Bee Systematics Unit at Oxford University, explains how, afterthe devastating effects of the varroa mite which almost halved bee populations in Europe, his team hasfounda way of enticing bees back to our gardens. Producer John Watkins
Four programmes revealing why some of the most controversial policies, fashions and fads became the orthodoxies of their time. The Closed Shop
This week Chris Bowlby looks at how the law on trade unions left individual rights far behind. Producer Smita Patel
Septic Isle. Rail chaos, flood menace, foot-and-mouth misery-to outsiders, Britain has become a dirty little island to be avoided at all costs. Peter Day asks howto change those perceptions. Producer Sandra Kanthal
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
Homesickness. Scientists now believe that we are at greater risk from pollution inside our homes than outside. Where do the dangers lie and what can we do to avoid them? Alex Kirby takes a forensic tour of an average deadly home. Producer Brian King
Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show as Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine battle to keep the programme going despite constant interruptions from the Teenage Girls, the Goatee Beard Men's
Group and various door-to-door salesmen. This week special guest stars are Madonna and Roy Walker. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Dave Lamb and Jim North. Producer Claire Jones and Helen Williams
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