Presented by Noel Vincent from Emmanuel Church. Come Ye Thankful People (St George's Windsor);
Psalm 142: For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter); For the Fruits of All Creation (East Acklam). Director of music Richard Tanner.
Tony Robinson reads five weekday extracts from Neil Hanson 's new account of the Great Fire of London. 1: The capital is in the grip of plague. Citizens are being flogged forfailing to light fires to keep the pestilence at bay. Abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Jane Ray. Repeated at 12.30am
Bestselling author Penny Vincenzi discusses her latest novel, Something Dangerous, which is set against the social and political uncertainties of the thirties. Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: A
Monkey with a Box of Paints by Jane Beeson. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
The Portland Vase now on display in the British Museum has been buried, sold, hidden and cherished, and even dropped and smashed, but it remains an astonishing work of art. Robin Brooks 's documentary feature, using the letters of Josiah Wedgwood , Horace Walpole and others, charts the history of the vase and its owners.
Director Clive Brill
Concluding Lyndon Mallet 's comedy in which two flatmates' struggles for tolerance are expressed via their wildly differing diaries. 6: Smarting from the humiliation of losing his job, Rex establishes a charade of going to work then sneaking home wheneverthe house is empty. Convinced the house is haunted, Jessica decides to hold a seance.
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 north of England.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday 11pm
William Davidson is opposed to an oppressive government that is contemptuous of civil liberty. He is passionately committed to political reform and has to decide whether to be a traitor to his principles or to his country. Tanika Gupta's drama is based on the Cato Street conspiracy of 1820.
A series in which Emilia Fox reads four of Katherine Mansfield 's stories, written while suffering from tuberculosis in Montana, Switzerland. 1: Marriage a la Mode. Isobel has a tender, happy marriage until she falls in with a racy set and begins to neglect her adoring husband. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Five weekday programmes in which comedian and novelist ArdalO'Hanlon talks to the Irishmen who helped build Britain's roads and motorways and now live in Arlington House, a hostel in London's Camden Town. 1: How difficult was emigration?
Producer Rachel Hooper. Executive producer Kathleen Carragher
Immediately after his election victory in June,
Tony Blair disbanded the Ministry of Agriculture, Rsheries and Food and replaced it with the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Derek Cooper charts the history of MAFF from its beginnings in the 19th centuryto its eventual demise, and considers the changing relationship between our government and the food we eat. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm
A special edition of the panel show recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Nigel Rees 's guests are Dillie Keane , Owen Dudley Edwards , Ben Moor and Joyce McMillan. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. EMAIL email@example.com. Rptd Sunday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote.... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].
A five-part series by Jane Beeson looking at the female impressionist painter Berthe Morisot through her correspondence with her mother and sister.
1: As the first impressionist exhibition opens to the ridicule of the critics, the first stirrings of Berthe's talent are recalled with an early encounterwith Manet.
Director Peter Leslie Wild. Repeated from 10.45am
Two years after the Paddington train crash, Sheena McDonald charts the progress of two survivors whose common experience of trauma has led to a firm friendship - despite leading different lives on Opposite Sides of the Atlantic. Producer Jane MacSorley.
Arts Factory. The training and community enterprise of Ferndale in the Rhondda Valley has been hugely
, successful in placing people injobs as well as providing free leisure facilities. Sandra Sykes meets the visionaries involved. Repeated from Friday
Turtles in Trouble. Mark Carwardine investigates the responsibilities that the United Kingdom bears in protecting marine turtles from exploitation on theirtropical breeding beaches, and finds that, closerto home, the rare leatherback turtle presents us with a conservation challenge off our own shores. Producer Brett Westwoood. Repeated tomorrow 11am
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