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. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
A series of hedonistic journeys in search of the finer things in life. Islands. Simon Parkes meets the residents of Eigg and an Essex millionaire to find out what it's like to own your own island. 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. Avowal. Irene and Moira are not speaking. Alberto and Ena have fallen out over the minestrone and Agnes has declared Third World War on the minister's trousers. Just how are the villagers going to solve their dispute if no one is talking to each other? Producer Lucy Bacon
A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world. This week, radio bloopers -those moments that were never meant to happen. Emily Buchanan looks at the uncontrollable laugh during a serious news bulletin, the tricky words thatjust will not come out right, and talking when you think the microphone's off, but it isn't. Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Sunday 8pm
A series exploring the countryside in our towns.
Liverpool. This week Clare Baldingjoins a group of local writers and artists who explore the city on foot in pursuit of inspiration. The walk takes in the architecture, history and green spaces of Liverpool starting at the ancient chapel ofToxteth and ending at Mossley Hill. Producer Lucy Lunt
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The last of the week's short stories written by local writers as part of this year's Brighton Festival. The Magic Flute by Simon Nolan , read by Dora Bryan on location at the Theatre Royal. As the production of the opera plays out on stage it has a profound affect on a restless young couple. For details see Tuesday
Pets. Cats, dogs and even hares have inspired great poetry, often written by their owners when the animals died. In this concluding programme,
Joanna Pinnock explores the roles of pets in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and finds out why they make such good subjects for epitaphs. For details see Monday
Roy goes in to bat.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Julie Beckett
EditorVanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]
The concluding episode of Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. Irene is in hospital. Vera's family fight on, until the two old friends are reunited once again. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Dulwich College in London by Simon Hughes , Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman; Alex Salmond , former leader of the SNP; Clare Short , Secretary of State for
International Development; and David Willetts , shadow Secretary of State for Social Security. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Comment, context and colour from the United States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am
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Kara Miller 's movingdrama. Camilo is only ten when his father decides to risk all by leaving Cuba, taking the family on a raft across the Florida straits. But Camilo, only just coming to terms with his grandmother's death, is not at all happy about leaving his homeland, and the journey proves to be fraught with danger.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Music Sylvia Hallett
This week on the topical sports programme, Jim White previews the first classics of the racing season by finding out about the small group of businessmen who run large sections of the sport, and he looks at howthe Asian stock-market crash has been good for golfers in Japan. Producer ian Bent
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