In Michela Wrong's vivid account of the history of Zaire, Congo president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz, the enigmatic subject of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness (read in Book at Bedtime tonight at 10.45pm). Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 2. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am
A six-part series of Tony Bagley 's comedy drama.
2: Dirk sees an ideal opportunityto make money and opens Cafe Apocalypse. This gives Robin ample opportunityto express his usual scathing criticism, especially as Lesley has decided to display her new artwork there too.
Producer Claire Jones
Compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. A look at science, from the wonders of nature, including sex and the single dragonfly, to the miracles of the man-made world and how to clone a radio presenter. Producer Jo Glanville. Repeated on Sunday
The Past and Future Farm. Sandra Sykes visits Lark
Rise Farm in Cambridgeshire which has been transformed by farmer and conservationist Robin Page in less than fouryears. Now barn owls and otters breed there and many species of farmland birds, including the skylark, have returned. The profitable future of the farm has been secured by looking to past farming techniques but would these methods work elsewhere?
Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
E-MAIL: changing. email@example.com. WRITE TO: Changing Places, BBC Natural History Unit, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Last of five stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers. Burning End. A woman caring for her difficult mother-in-law watches as strong sunlight hits a glass vase in the old woman's home and scorches the papers underneath. Read by Sue Johnston. For details see Monday
In the last programme about modern-day sermons, the Rev David Flag of Mildmay Mission Hospital discusses the challenge of finding appropriate ways to deliver sermons to those with HIV. Fordetails see Monday
Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. 10: Love, Death and a Large Fish. How jokes work and what makes funny lines funny. Comedian Steve Punt tries to unpick the linguistic mysteries. Producer Paul Kobrak. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
Impressionists' comedy sketch show starring
Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Producer Bill Dare. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Written by Adrian Flynn. Director Sue Wilson
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By Stewart Conn. Final part. Ellen has been teaching Joseph, her son's African friend, to read, and Joseph has been beaten up as a result. Now Ellen is tryingto arrange his escape with the help of an Afrikaaner. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
The final debate chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience comes from the Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. 6: "The Archers is a true representation of country life."
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
A poignant drama about the expectations and desires of a married couple growing apart after ten years of marriage. Set in the Irish midlands in the present, this is the first play by Eugene O'Brien, and was commissioned and premiered by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin this year. This adaptation features the original stage cast.
A biography series in which famous people nominate great lives for studio discussion. Food and design entrepreneur Terence Conran proposes the Michelin brothers, inventors of the detachable pneumatic tyre and the red travel guide, Producer Miles Warde
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