Amanda Vickery investigates the role shopping plays in our lives and how we are shaped by it.
3: Do Real Men Shop? John O'Farrell , author of Things Can Only Get Better and The Best a Man Can Get, joins Vickery to investigate the history of the hidden Shopper. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated 9.30pm
Rick Stein's four-part portrait of the declining fishing industry of Great Britain, and its community. In episode three, Stein visits Galway, where he weighs up the pros and cons of salmon farming and visits a world-famous oyster pub.
Rachel Cusk 's account of the true nature of motherhood is abridged in five parts by Julia Butt and read by Abigail Cruttenden. 1. Birth. "Having been brought up to think it remarkable that after centuries of agony and death in childbirth women had finally been offered anaesthetics, it takes me some time to come around to the notion of natural Childbirth." Producer Julia Butt. Repeated at 12.30am.
Naomi Wolf joins Jenni Murray to discuss her latest book, Misconceptions, which addresses the myths and half truths of "the pregnancy business".
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part lof 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The last of two programmes in which Simon Calder investigates how ships' log books from the past fourcenturies are provingto be a rich source of information fortoday's scientists. 2. Calder meets the scientists and historians who are plundering the archives to see what clues our maritime history can give about changes in global climate. Producer Pamela Rutherford
Lyndon Mallet's six-part comedy in which two flatmates' struggles for tolerance are expressed via their wildly differing diaries. 3: When Jessica throws a dinner party, Rex's social skills are put to the test with both man and beast.
Director Kate Valentine
A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the Midlands and East Anglia. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm
Andy Rashleigh 's drama focuses on a group of workers who, every day on a street in Islington, London, meet in the only place in which they can enjoy their favourite indulgence - cigarette.
Five weekday stories by writers to whom being East Anglian has been an important element in their work. 1: Master of None. In Ronald Blythe 's story, a countryman applies for an unusual job, but to secure it he must find someone to speak for his character. Read by the author, who also wrote the classic account of rural change, Akenfield. Director Ivan Howlett
Weekday series following five young people making positive useof theiryear off between school and university. 1: Adventure. Along with 42 otheryoung volunteers, 18-year-old Vijay Shah prepares to spend six weeks in a tent in the arctic tundra with the British Schools Expeditionary Service. Producers Rachael Pink and Sara Parker
First in a new nine-part series of favourite quotes and anecdotes. Presented by Nigel Rees with Benedict Nightingale , Max Hastings , Loyd Grossman and Julia Langdon. Producer Carol Smith. Rptd Sunday 12 noon BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote, Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].
Imelda Staunton stars in a ten-part dramatisation of EM Delafield's comic novels, adapted by Mike Harris. 1: Elizabeth's modest literary achievements result in an invitation to America. How will herhusband react?
DirectorClive Brill. Repeated from 10.45am
A new three-part series in which Nick Clarke looks behind the scenes at the England and Wales Cricket Board during a summer of drama and controversy on and off the pitch. 1: Money, pornography and crowd invasions. Producer Brian King
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 four years. 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 lookingto past farming techniques but would these methods work elsewhere?
Producer Julian Hector. Repeated from Friday
Bats. There are 16 species of bat in the UK, yet the creatures remain shrouded in mystery. Why are they nocturnal, why do they hang upside-down and, most importantly, how are they coping with the changing landscape? Mark Carwardioe discovers the latest in bat research and investigates their puzzling swarming behaviour.
Producer Joanne Stevens. Repeated tomorrow 11am
Helen Dunmore's new novel about a family caught up in the struggle to survive the siege of Leningrad in 1942 is abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion and read by Sara Kestelman. Part 1. ProducerDi Speirs.
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