Sue Lawley's first castaway for this new series is comedian and actor Billy Connolly. His one-man shows continue to pack venues on both sides of the Atlantic and his performances in films such as Mrs Brown , The Debt Collector and The Impostors have won him critical acclaim. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Five programmes in which Patricia Hodge reads extracts from Ysenda Maxtone Graham 's biography of her grandmother Jan Struther, author of the Mrs Miniver stories. Part 5. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.
Virginia Ironside talks to Martha Kearney about Anna Kavan , one of the first female science-fiction writers. Drama: The Tale of Lady Murasaki. Part 5. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Ian McMillan takes the railwayjourney of a lifetime, visiting the first private railway in Russia and the last narrow-gauge line in Latvia and discovering the gruesome truth about the role of narrow-gauge railways in the deportation of Lithuanians during the Soviet and German occupations. His travelling companions are Frank Cooper and Stephen Wiggs of the New Europe Heritage Railway Trust, an organisation devoted to sharing British railway expertise with the growing band of emerging narrow-gauge railways throughout Russia and the Baltic States. Producer Darren Broome
A new four-part comedy by Mervyn Stutter.
1: Former lovers and now middle-aged business partners Pam and Mervtryto court fashion by opening a cyber section in their vodka and veggie cafe. Chantal tells all about her latest bit of plastic surgery and Merv tries to persuade Pam that love is more important than the money belonging to her new yet forever absent husband Dominic.
Producer Mario Stylianides
Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Sue Bonner. Repeated on Sunday
Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: email@example.com
By Othniel Smith. Kenny and Sally's relationship has reached the moment when they have to decide whether it has a future or if it is simply a student affair. Then an encounterwith an old friend causes Kenny to re-evaluate his relationship with his parents. With Rhodri Hugh , Simon Trinder , Joanna Griffiths and Adrienne O'Sullivan. Producer Gilly Adams
Fifth in a six-part series following the footsteps of people who have made walking a central part of their lives. Elizabeth Hutchings 's favourite walk along the Tennyson Way on the Isle of Wight reminds her of her late husband Richard. She shares her memories with Clare Balding as they explore the route from Freshwater Bayto the Needles.
Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet visit the Radio 4 website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]
Five weekday programmes in which Penelope Wilton reads ten of Jan Struther 's Times stories about the British housewife immortalised in the wartime movie starring GreerGarson. 5: Back from Abroad and Three Stockings. For details see Monday
Five weekday programmes about the chemical messengers in our brain which tell us how to feel, how to react and how to move. 5: Oxytocin. Claudia Hammond meets new mothers as they bond with their babies. It's the neurotransmitter oxytocin which makes this happen, so could it also be responsible for love? For details see Monday (R)
Simon Hoggart hosts an edition ofthe topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jon Snow and Sandi Toksvig.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of We News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Durham Debating Society with a panel which includes chairman of the Labour Party Charles Clarke MP. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
Barbara Windsor and Timothy West make up the odd couple in a new comedy-drama by Arnold Wesker, one of Britain's most distinguished playwrights. When Matty reads the memoirs of a celebrated artist from the East End of London, she finds mirror images of her own life, and needs to make contact.
Sports discussion. Jim White asks if the massive earnings now available in sport are causing parents to encourage their children to enter that field instead Of gettinga "properjob". Producer Richard Mcllroy
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