Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 1: Banvard's Folly. John Banvard 's Three-Mile Paintingmade him the first millionaire artist in history and a household name on both sides of the Atlantic until a spell of bad luck plummeted him into renowned obscurity. Producer Jane Ray. Rptd at 12.30am.
Led by the Very Rev Ken Riley. With the Blackburn Cathedral Choiristers. Rejoice, The Lord Is King
(Gopsal); John 19, wl7-22; Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (J Bertalot); The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). The director of music is Richard Tanner.
A A new 12-part series of the programme revealing howto uncoverthe hidden history of a town through the streets and buildings of today. 1: Brighton.Archaeologist Julian Richards discovers how a Sussex sea view was scorned until people started bathing for their health, why cocktails of salt water mixed with rum or milk went down well with Londoners and how the town's two piers stretching out beyond the confines of land, society and morality, became the vast sexual battleships of the seafront. Producer John Byrne
A four-part dramatisation of Mavis Cheek's novel aboutthe plight of a divorced, middle-aged mother after her son leaves home. Dramatised bythe author. 2: Which Casket? Which Prince? Much to Pamela's surprise and cautious delight, her three ex-lovers make contact now that she is single again. But should she allow any of them back into her life?
Director Tanya Nash. Producer Marilyn Imrie
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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. Final: business analyst Andrew Diamond , National Blood Service manager David Gratwick , retired lecturer Tom Corfe and freelance researcher Roger Pritchard. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday 11pm
in May 1980, 22-year-old Jessie Earl suddenly disappeared. Nine years later her body was found hidden in dense undergrowth on Beachy Head.
Mixing extracts from Jessie's diary, interviews with her parents, John and Valerie, and original poetry,
Pat Davis 's drama tells the story of those nine long years. Jessie Earl is played by Laura Rogers. Director/Producer Toby Swift
Dermot Bolger 's story is read by Margaret D'Arcy. On a memorable summer holiday in Donegal, teenagers Eva and Beatrice discovered both friendship and rivalry. Eighty years later, Eva has the chance to e-mail Beatrice at her home in South Africa. What will she sayto herfriend? Producer Tanya Nash
Phill Jupitus examines the effect Walt Disney had when he turned five classic pieces of children's fiction into movies. 1: Snow White. How would you preferthe Wicked Queen to die? Falling off a cliff or dancing to death in hot Shoes? Producer Kirsten Lass Disney: the lost empire? page 48
From the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Phill Jupitus joins regularteam members Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and BarryCryer, chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and pianist Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated on Sunday
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The touching correspondence between the young
Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru as edited by Sonia Gandhi and abridged in parts by Rukhsana Ahmad.
1: Hold Fast to the Truth. Nehru has been imprisoned for his political activities in the Congress Party, but he neverforgets that he is a fatherfirst and foremost. Indira NlnaWadla Nehru Paul Bhattacharjee
Director Nandita Ghose. Repeated from 10.45am
A crisis is starting to hit the pension funds of some of Britain's top companies. It means that millions of people can no longer feel secure about their promised income in retirement. Paul Lewis investigates the tough decisions now being taken and asks how many pension promises might turn outto be hollow ones? Producer Chris A'Court
International current affairs series. The temples of Angkor, deep in the jungle of Cambodia, are the spiritual symbol of Khmer culture and one of the world's greatest archaeological heritage sites. But during the Pol Pot era the temples were out of bounds, damaged by landmines and looting. Clare Arthurs visits Angkor where, over the last decade, conservationists have begun to reclaim the sites.
Also, the country's leading mental health specialist talks about how to reclaim sanity in a country decimated by war. Repeated from Thursday
A three-part nature series. 2:The Dog.With new genetic evidence that our relationship with dogs might reach back to the dawn of our species, Brian Leith explores dogs' impact on health, hunting, and happiness, and asks whether it is the dog that makes US human. ProducerGrantSonnex
Jane Austen 's romantic classic about 19-year-old Anne Elliot , stopped from marrying the man she loves by the claims of birth, beauty and mind, is abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall and read by Juliet Stevenson. Part 1. Producer Di Spears
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