A week of readings by leading musicians to celebrate the start of the 2001 season of the Proms. In Verdi centenary year, Halle Orchestra music director Mark Elder reads from the composer's "autobiographical sketch" of his early years. Producer Andrew Green. Repeated at 12.30am
We are losing the differences between our homes, villages, towns and cities. Everywhere in the country is starting to look the same. Why is it happening and what can be done to stop it?
Towns. Lucinda Lambton visits Braintree in Essex, where the planners enforce traditional design, to the annoyance of architects who want to try something new. At Frome in Somerset there is a battle to save the high street, while at Dorchester the Prince of Wales is building Poundbury-a beacon of hope forthe future of domestic architecture. Producer Peter Everett
In Nick Warburton 's drama Bill has two unfortunate hobbies: philately and philandering. His wife Penny needs help. But how can French poet Guillaume Apollinaire , buried in a cemetery in Paris, help?
Director Peter Kavanagh
The concluding episode of Michael Butt's four-part drama series, adapted from Michael Gilbert 's stories. Original Sins.
When low-life Soapy is found chained to a post in the Thames, drowned by the tide, the finger points to the elusive and uncatchable Captain Crabtree.
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By Madeleine Wickham. It's the summer holidays and the pressure is on to relax. Mutual friend Gerard loans two couples, along with their respective children and an au pair, his villa in Spain - unfortunately during the same week. The apparently accidental double booking leads to some interesting discoveries.
Read by Harriet Walter and abridged in ten parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Part 1. Producer jiii waters
A five-part quest to find the most elusive and charismatic creatures in the British Isles.
Mark Carwardine begins his journey on the island of Coll in Scotland's Inner Hebrides where he searches for the rare and mysterious corncrake.
Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Nicholas Parsons is joined at the City Varieties
Music Hall by Tony Hawks, Ross Noble , Sue Perkins and Tim Rice forthe panel game that challenges even the most loquacious of guests. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
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George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded, dramatised in 15 episodes by Robert Forrest. 11: In the darkness of the prison cell, Dinah struggles for Hetty's soul.
Director Patrick Rayner. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am
Sally and Saul are recently qualified teachers trying to make the grade in two very different secondary schools - -one on a sprawling estate, the other in a leafy suburb. In the first of two programmes following the school year, will their enthusiasm overcome exhaustion as they struggle with disruptive pupils and an ever-expanding workload? Producer Sally Chesworth. Editor David Ross
Ireland is dealing with a new and startling phenomenon - immigration. The country now has proportionately more asylum seekers than Britain. Many come in the last stages of pregnancy, hoping to have their babies in Ireland so that the children will be Irish citizens. George Arney asks whether Ireland is readyto become a multicultural society and hears from the refugees who have faced racial violence in the Emerald Isle. Repeated from Thursday
From handshakes to hugging and making love, touch is central to our relationships. But with new taboos growing out of fears of sexual harassment and abuse, are we in danger of not touching enough? Dr Gillian Rice concludes a two-part investigation. Producer Grant Sonnex. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature
Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties Clapham about a young woman growing up in the shadow of her popular friend. When she meets Ned Skelton , 14 years her senior, she falls hopelessly in love and nothing else matters. Abridged in ten parts by Yvonne Antrobus and read by Stella Gonet. Part 1. Producer Claire Grove
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