Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 5: Solresol and the Prophet of Sound. Long before anyone thought of Esperanto, an idealistic music teacher from France called Jean Francois Sudre invented a universal language which seemed to work. When rude commerce intervened all seemed lost, but not quite. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.
From the capes and coves behind his Cornish home, playwright Nick Darke collects huge gaudy fishermen's floats, boxes, plywood, plastic sheeting- the usual flotsam of the foreshore. But this harvest of the tides bears other wonders too: "seabeans" - huge ebony seeds shed by the trees of the Amazon rainforest- and lobsterpot nametags - plastic messages-in-a-bottle from the fishermen of the Grand Banks. Through an e-mail network of collectors and ocean-watchers, and the help of his fellow Cornish "wreckers", Nick Darke ponders the mysterious ways of the ocean. Producer Simon Elmes.
A four-part comedy by Mervyn Stutter.
2: The return of Pam's absent husband, Dominic, means that Merv faces the double dilemma of finding a new job and a new place to live. The regulars in the vodka and veggie bar offer their advice but as ever Merv has his own ideas on how to woo his ex and attract some new customers.
Producer Mario Stylianides
A A new six-part series of international radio highlights.
Emily Buchanan looks at how the world's radio stations went into overdrive overthe terrorist attacks of 11 September, reporting, analysing and questioningthe unfolding facts for their listeners. Producer Leonida Kruscheinycky. Repeated on Sunday
By Neville Smith. Fitting Goebbels with his surgical boots and sharing nuts with the Fuhrer don't seem to be auspicious beginnings to a young Jew's career. However, Philip Morgenstern is a resourceful lad.
Producer Jane Morgan
Last in a six-part series following the footsteps of people who've made walking a part of their lives. 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]
Simon Hoggart hosts the last in the present series of the topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Unfinished business for Brian.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Julie Beckett.
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5: Resistance. When Nehru is released from prison, his correspondence with Indira continues as he embarks on a tour of India with the Congress Party. Meanwhile, Indira's own political views are developing and father and daughter disagree when he proposes to visit a fascist supporter in England.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Neston in Cheshire, with a panel including the MPs Tony Banks and David Cameron , and The Times sketchwriter Matthew Parris.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm
In 1906 the crowds thronged to the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo in New York to look at the latest exhibit: Ota Benga , a Bambuti hunter from Central Africa. Cheryl Martin 's drama tells his life story.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
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