John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. Neil Lyndon was a successful newspaper journalist until he decided to take on the feminist movement. He claims the subsequent backlash against his articles and book turned him into a pariah and cost him the custody of his young son. Producer Brian King. Editor Andrew Thorman. Repeated at 9.30pm
The great works of 20th-century literature did not just arrive in the shops. There was invariably a battle, sometimes years of struggle to get them published. In five programmes Rick Gekoski tells the story behind the great masterpieces.
1: Seven Pillars of Wisdom - TE Lawrence. There is a story that Lawrence lost the first copy of his book at Reading railway station. The first copy of the limited edition that was eventually published sold in New York thisyearfor more than$700,000. Producer Ivan Howlett
Sir Roger Norrington reads from Debussy's witty, colourful and often caustic concert reviews, as translated by Richard Langham-Smith . Why isn't Bach whistled on Paris streets? And why can't you hear any music from the new boxes at the Paris Opera? For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am
DNA - the Final Frontier?ln this concluding programme the power of DNA analysis combines with genealogical techniques to solve more family-tree mysteries. As Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford University reveals the results of his largest surname project to date, presenter
George Redmonds uses historic documents to trace the movements of the Marsden family over 600 years. Producer Sandra Sykes. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
Concluding two programmes about comedians who have crossed the gender barrier by impersonating the opposite sex, Ned Sherrin recalls some of the great drag artists and dames of the 20th century, including Norman Evans , Old Mother Riley , Danny La Rue and Mrs Shuf flewick. Producer Bob Dickinson
Three programmes examining the relationship between music and politics in the Soviet Union, presented by Bridget Kendall. This week she looks at the musical and cultural background to the reforms which followed the revolution of 1917 and the effects of Russian musical exiles such as Rachmaninovand Stravinsky. Producer Martin smith
Katie Hims 's comedy about grief, loss and love.
Forty-one-year old Lila has just been widowed. Her late husband's two brothers start to help her out after the funeral - and both fall in love with her. Lila Denise Black Billy Jeff Hordley
Martin John Branwell Natalie/narrator
Director Melanie Harris
A A four-part comedy series devised by Bill Dare about a struggling a cappella band. 3:East Coast Storyby Chris Reddy. Kenny gets the All Stars a booking on a cruise ship, really an old battleship, but Lorelei has been offered a part in West Side Storyon dry land. with Bill Dare , Dave Lamb and Giles New Producer Gareth Edwards
George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 12: Hetty at last confesses the full horror of her crime, and Dinah makes her own confession. Cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
With more and more foreign workers being used to plug gaps in Britain's labour market, Jenny Cuffe investigates growing concerns that even those here legally are not being properly protected against low pay and dangerous conditions.
Producer Ian MuirCochrane. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Headlines such as Girl Dies after Taking Ecstasy draw attention to the risks people take when they go clubbing. But with up to a million people in the UK at clubs every weekend, a more realistic approach to the health issues is needed. In a Case Notes Special, Graham Easton reports on the health of the clubbing nation, both at home and abroad, and finds out about the issues that matter, away from the headlines. Producer Ros Smith. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conclusion of Gerard Foster's sitcom. This week Beverly convinces Alex to lecture the inmates at Bedley prison about his passion for snails. He now has 2,000 of them in his shed and there are fears that they may take over the village.
Producer Jane Berthoud
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