Robin's dream comes true as not one but two real criminal offences are committed on his doorstep and the police come to visit. The only problem is he wasn't there when it happened but Wendy was. Derek finds a companion in an iguana, and Jackie (his ex) feels compelled to return to the scene of the crime. reels uompeneu
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By Louise Ironside. In the early sixties the space race was truly under way. Hearing rumours that the Soviets were planning to send a female astronaut into space, Nasa began runningtests on female pilots Louise Ironside's fictional play is based on the experiences of the Mercury 13 - Nasa's secret female astronauts. The play uses archive recordings and extracts from the recollections ot
Jerrie Cobb. one of the real Mercury 13 astronauts.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director David Ian Neville
Chef Heston Blumenthal joins greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to chat to listeners about tempting vegetables for kids. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm
The last of five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie. 5: The Eyelash. "When you find a strange hair anywhere, do you at once connect it with some imagined person... ?" Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young
Concluding his series on glass in architecture, Maxwell Hutchinson examines the role played by an English window manufacturer in promoting the work of the modern movement in the twenties. He asks why glass is a favourite material for architects today and looks at how technical developments will allow them to use it in the future.
Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 7: Mouth Watering When was the last time you stepped into the limelight or stole someone's thunder? And when the vampire state has sucked you dry, how do you find the words to describe a country going to pot? Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
A A new series of the sharp edge of radio satire with a potent mixture of sketches, songs and observational humour to take the pulse of the nation. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis star, with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from London. On the panel will be Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Lord Maginnis, former Armed
Forces Minister Nick Soames MP, and author and columnist Jeanette Winterson.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.
By Mike Walker. It is 1936 and the skulking figure in the ruins of Madrid is not a refugee but a crack sharpshooter, a British volunteer with a brief to assassinate a mirror soul, the ace sniper on the enemy side. As the men stalk one another and the fever of combat begins to intoxicate Ted Merrick , memories and imagination become as perilous to him as the obscure marksman in the shadows.
Director John Taylor
What do a Dutch, a South African and a Taiwanese journalist have in common? They all have something to say about the British way of life. All three join
David Aaronovitch to observe, dissect and parody what's been happening in Britain this week. Producer Katy Hickman
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