To mark the 20th anniversary of his series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. This week he follows up his encounter with Les Dawson , recorded a week before the comedian's sudden death, and talks to Dawson's widow about the interview's influence on her life. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am
5: Exiled to France following his release from jail, Wilde's letters express his concern for the treatment of children in England's prisons and his desire to repeal the act which had seen him imprisoned for his sexuality. A brief reunion with Lord Alfred Douglas leaves Wilde poor and alone yet his famed wit and humour still shines through his letters. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.
In 1941 British crews braved U-boat-infested waters to supply Russia via the beleaguered ports of Murmansk and Archangel. Yet this August, while Russia feted the men who had played such a crucial role in its history, in Britain their unique contribution to the war effort was still without the validation of a campaign medal. BBC Northern
Ireland correspondent and military historian Kevin Connolly asks Tony Benn MP and others whose service we will decide to remember in the 21st century and who will make that decision. Producers Simon Binns and Sally Brewer
Jim Eldridge 's comedy returns for a new six-part series. 1:Good Sports. Inter-gender rivalry leads to a surprisingly tough match between the boys' basketball squad and the ladies' netball team.
Sandra has her mother, who disapproves of Terry King , to stay, making things tricky for Sandra and Terry at this stage in their precarious romance.
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Director Marilyn Imrie. Music Jacqueline Dankworth , Harvey Brough
Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Penny Vine. Repeated on Sunday
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Award-winning writer and performer Michael Mears plays all of the parts, some of them in Italian, in his play about maths teacher Bob Jones , who visits Italy in search of an uncle who disappeared mysteriously many years ago. Producer Enydwuiiams
7: A RiverAlive. Jessica Holm hears how the West Country Rivers Trust has helped landowners, farmers, and anglers team up to improve the quality of the River Tamar, which borders Devon and Cornwall. The result has been a return of life to the river and a newly flourishing leisure industry. Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
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Simon Hoggart hosts the topical panel game with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and special guests. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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5: A huge cake box sits on the table as Mrs Drexl tells a tale which surprisingly concerns them all and explains how she came to be invited to join the club. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
The political debate with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Old Felixstowe in Suffolk with a panel including Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell MP and former communications director at Conservative Central Office Amanda Platell. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
By Michael Butt. It is the time of year when marmalade makers' minds turn to thoughts of Seville oranges. But this is no ordinary marmalade-making session. As Agnes reviews the recipes her children have given her, they seem to represent something more than filial duty - but what is it?
Director Claire Grove
A biography series in which famous people nominate historical figures for studio discussion. Fay Weldon assesses visionary author HG Wells in the company of Wells's biographer Vincent Brome , who met Wells and many Of his mistresses. Producer Miles Warde
The second of two programmes in which the celebrated American comedian entertains an audience at the Linbury theatre in London's Royal
Opera House. This week, he tackles diets, dangerous food, coffee Chains and lies. Producer Bruce Hyman
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