Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs AphraBehn by Alison Joseph. Part 5. Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: email@example.com. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Peter Purvis investigates the strange allure of the cross-Channel challenge and learns how a bagpiper, a jellyfish and a flock of homing pigeons have all played their part in the history of one of the more eccentric great British adventures. He meets Kevin Murphy , the king of the Channel, who is attempting to add to the 32 crossings he has already made. Producer Richard Mcilroy
The conclusion of Jim Sweeney's comedy drama.
It's the end of the line for Patrick, but Joe and Maria might, just might, have some good news for everyone.
Compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week weather and natural phenomena: Zambia stops to party for its solar eclipse; the Ice Hotel in Sweden that's too cool for some: and the church project in Oklahoma that is helping tornado victims locate lost photographs. Producer Tanya Datta. Repeated Sunday 8pm
Dan Rebellato 's funny and touching look at the world from a different angle. Ten-year-old Emily wakes up one morning to find that her feet do not touch the ground. Despite the frantic efforts of her family and the authorities, she continues to rise and rise and rise. How does an ordinary south London family deal with a levitating daughter? And what does the average ten-year-old think about outer space? Director Polly Thomas
More answers to listeners' questions about food. Salt. You 'd die without it, but too much may kill you. Felicity Finch finds out more about this controversial but staple ingredient. Producer Karen Gregor. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Paragraphs. Slip the safety catch off the language and the terminology of guns. And decide whetheryou're going up or coming down with this guide to Oxbridgese. Producer Julia Adamson. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
The Sony Award-winning impressionist show returns for another series. Starring Jon Cuishaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Producer Bill Dare. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience at Roehampton College, London. 4: "Instant communication is the curse of the 21st century."
Producer Nick Utechin. Listeners can also vote on the motion. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN after the programme until 2.20pm Saturday Maximum call cost lOp. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Thembi Mtshali 's mother was a live-in maid for a white family in South Africa. She looked after other people's children while her own child waited for rare visits. Award-winning actress and singer
Thembi Mtshali 's powerful autobiographical play, co-written by Yael Farber , takes us from the days of apartheid to the truth and reconciliation hearings. Director Claire Grove
The first in a new biography series in which famous people nominate great lives for studio discussion.
This week Tim Waterstone, founder of the celebrated chain of book shops, chooses former Labour prime ministerClementAttlee. With biographer Ben Pimlott and presenter Joan Bakewell. Producer Miieswarde
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