A new three-part series in which Mukti Jain Campion explores the social legacy of the English East India Company on 400 years of relations between Britain and the Indian subcontinent. 1: Identity. How the company transformed the way Indians and Britons looked at themselves and each other. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee
A series of six monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss.
At a certain age, women gain huge confidence about themselves because they realise life is too short to worry about being shy and inferior. Six women have reached their forty-something years, and each has a very different, and sometimes surprising, story to tell.
Starring Siobhan Redmond.
Siobhan Redmond stars in the first of six women's monologues about the confidence that comes with age A Certain Age
11.30am R4 FM
According to experts in the field - and no man can convincingly claim to be one - by the time women reach a certain age, round about 40, they have enough self-knowledge to stop playing the shrinking violet and start behaving as if every day counts. That is the broad thesis behind these six monologues written by Lynne Truss, a writer with a rare combination of wit and insight. So we need not worry about the writing: what about the delivery? A half-hour monologue is not easy to sustain but producer Dawn Ellis has rounded up some excellent readers for the series, starting today with Siobhan Redmond telling the story of a woman examining her attitude to her daughter and the daughter's new boyfriend. Dawn French reads the last story in the series and the intervening four monologues are delivered by Rebecca Front, Lindsey Coulson, Janine Duvitski and Lesley Manville.
Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett. Write to: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed]. FAX [number removed] E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated on Sunday
Adapted by Rachel Gaffin from the book Children's Wartime Diaries collected by Laurel Holliday. Four children, Eva Heyman , Yitskhok Rudashevski , Mary Berg and Ephraim Shtenkler , who lived in Europe during the Second World War, recorded in their diaries the horrors they endured and their own experiences of fear and courage, as well as recounting the pride they felt in small achievements and triumphs over the impossible difficulties they faced. Musicians Dmitri van Zwanenberg and Karen Fotherby Director Catherine Bailey
Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks chew overThai food in the last of the current series. They arejoined by restaurateur Virul Ramasuttochatto listeners about Thai herbs and vegetables. Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]. Lines open from 1.30pm
The final report from the audio log ofTodd Jarrell. The Europa visits Port Lockroy, which has a population of 100,000 Gentoo penguins and two humans, and where Kenn Back runs the world's most remote post Office. For details see Monday
Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak. 8: How You Say. A huge study of English spoken as a second language in Europe may lead to the quirks of Eurospeak being taught to future generations. Is good, no? Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm
The show that uses a potent mixture of sketches, songs and observational humourto take the pulse of the nation's Zeitgeist. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes.
Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
Tim is away for the weekend.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Keri Davies
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By Kevin Fegan. Chocker is an ex-miner who hates the daylight. Obsessed with tuning in to other people's conversations, he gets caught up with the mysterious radio girl - who knows details about his past.
Sound design and music by Andrew Langmanis Diey Director Nadia Molinari
The last in the series of narrative poems.
5:Autobiography. By Adrian Henri. An archive recording of the Liverpool poet, who died just over a year ago, reading the first part of his touching and highly-praised memoir in poetry, producer Sara Davies
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