Five programmes in which Patricia Hodge reads extracts from Ysenda Maxtone Graham 's biography of her grandmother Jan Struther , author ofthe Mrs Miniver stories. These stories first appeared during the thirties in The Times and were later made into a wartime film starring GreerGarson. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.
Fifth in a ten-part series ofthe international current affairs programme. The temples of Angkor, deep in the Cambodian jungle, are the spiritual symbol of Khmer culture and one of the world's greatest archaeological heritage sites. But during the Pol Pot era, when millions of Cambodians were killed and the country's infrastructure destroyed, the temples were out of bounds, damaged by landmines and looting. Clare Arthurs visits Angkor where, overthe last decade, conservationists have begun to reclaim the sites, and where tourism now offers a much needed source of income in a desperately poor country. Also, the country's leading mental health specialist talks about how to reclaim sanity in a country devastated by war. Producer Jennie Walmsley. Repeated on Monday
An audio portrait of two musical underdogs, the viola and the double bass. Both these instruments and their players are the butt of more than their fair share of jokes, yet the viola has a rich tone and versatility not enjoyed by other stringed instruments, while there is more to the double bass than simply underpinning orchestral texture. Some players achieved fame and notoriety with these instruments, such as the 18th-century bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti. Here, viola players and bassists defend their musical corner and extol the undervalued virtues of their instruments - with the occasional joke along the way. Producer Stuart Robinson
By Diane Samuels. Russ and Nicky have been together for seven years. Russ at times seems to think more of his three hens than of Nicky. Then, Nicky's best friend Nell drops a bombshell.
Director Tracey Neale
George Alagiah appeals on behalf of a charity dedicated to improving the lives and defending the rights of street children around the world.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: ChildHope UK, Lector Court.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55
Science series. Like a large elastic ball, the Earth has an element of flexibility. Quentin Coopertalks to Dr Peter Clarke and Dr Paul Cruddace who are about to start surveying the level of "bounce" in the UK. Using more than 30 global-positioning satellite receivers with millimetre accuracy, they hope to record a daily rise and fall of about 10 centimetres. Will theirfindings have a profound effect on large construction projects like the Channel tunnel? Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: email@example.com
A six-part comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie about a middle-aged couple undergoing life changes. 2: Different for Girls. Coming to terms with a transvestite for a husband is hard for Carol. She wants to save her marriage and so George agrees to throw away his entire wardrobe of female attire - but discarding his favourite tiara isjusttoo hard.
Producer Maria Esposito
r Julian Putkowski traces the origins of the Special Air
Service, which started life as a fictitious parachute army invented by Brigadier Dudley Clarke. Captain
David Stirling suggested making it a reality, planning its hallmarks of deception, brilliant ideas and outstanding training on a scrap of paper that is unearthed here forthe first time. The programme also features new interviews with soldiers who were present at the SAS's inception. Producer Matt Thompson
It's Completely Voluntary. People are increasingly giving unpaid time to help others. This year is the Year ofthe Volunteer and the government is spending millions to encourage people to create "social glue". But are there dangers in pressurising people to do good works? Melanie Phillips asks whether state promotion threatens to take the voluntary out of volunteering. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated on Sunday
Topical science magazine. Geoff Watts talks to Professor Roland Stull at the University of British Columbia about short-term weather forecasting.
Using a new supercomputer, Stull and his colleagues are hoping to bring the region's forecasting down to a scale of a few kilometres. So instead of weather predictions which encompass large areas like the south-east, British Colombians will know exactly what the weather is going to be doing almost from street to street, Or block to block. Producer Alexandra Feacham
Poet John Hegley travels to Nice in France to recreate a painting made by his father some 70 years ago. Listeners with internet access can view the progressofthepaintingonwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Producer Nigel Piper
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