The Rev Stephen Shipley leads the 100 pilgrims in a service from the Church of San Gregorio Magno on the Coelian Hill, in Rome. From here, Pope Gregory the Great sent Augustine to evangelise the English. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius); Matthew 28 wl6-20; Their Sound Is Gone Out
(Handel); Go Forth and Tell! (Woodlands); Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.
The first of four annual half-hour travel documentaries, each one made by that year's winner of the Journey of a Lifetime award, which is organised by Radio 4 and the Royal Geographical Society to inspire an interest in people and places. The first winner, environmentalist Tessa McGregor, sets off to see how the people of the Bangladesh Sundarbans co-exist with the Royal Bengal tigers, but first she has to deal with poisonous snakes, mouse-sized cockroaches and convoluted Bengali bureaucracy.
Environmentalist Tessa McGregor explores the Sundarbans, the forest that fringes the cyclone-torn Bay of Bengal
Journey of a Lifetime 11.00am R4
Television has lately turned "the great outdoors" into a place where exhibitionists gather for the benefit of so-called reality-show cameras. But, glory be, there are still real people travelling to real remote places for reasons other than self-publicity. Environmentalist Tessa McGregor is one and she is the first winner of the Royal Geographical Society/Radio 4 travel award. Today, in Pugmarks in the Sundarbans, she reports on her trip to the largest mangrove forest in the world, fringing the Bay of Bengal. There, people live in close proximity with the notorious Bengal tiger, which has a reputation for regarding people as food. McGregor gives a vivid account of the trip and she emerges as a brave, resourceful and endlessly inquiring individual.
Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Penny Vine. Repeated on Sunday
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A darkly comic drama by Judy Upton , told from the viewpoint of a teenage computer whiz charting the effects on his family when his elder sister suddenly returns homefouryears after her disappearance.
Director Mark Brickman. Producer Marilyn Imrie
The Adventure Valley. Sandra Sykes visits the villages of Bedlinog and Trelewis in South Wales. There, in a drive to create local employment, wall-climbing, caving and canoes are replacing coal as the main source of revenue, resulting in a total transformation of the landscape.
Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. WRITE TO: Changing Places, BBC Natural History Unit, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS82LR Repeated Monday 8.30pm
Five weekday stories by Muriel Spark , all previously unpublished in book form, are abridged by Duncan Minshull and read by Sian Phillips. 5: A Hundred and Eleven Years without a Chauffeur. How pictures tell Stories. Producer Duncan Minshull
Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. 12: It's a Wrap. The series concludes with a final celebration of all that's new and changing in the way we speak, including a last instalment of the Craftspeak series with a visit to the bookbinder. Producer Marya Burgess. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
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The political discussion programme with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Northrepps Cottage, Overstrand in Norfolk. The panel includes the chair of the transport select committee Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, the head of the Council for Rural Heritage Brigadier Alex Birtwhistle and editor of The EcologistZac Goldsmith. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
David Pownall's comedy about the evolution of the English language.
Director Peter Kavanagh (R)
A biography series in which famous people nominate historical figures for studio discussion. Politician Barbara Castle discusses Sylvia Pankhurst , the most radical of the Pankhurst suffragettes. Producer Miles Warde
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