2: Dinosaurs, Merry-go-rounds and a Drowned
Village. Patrick Wright continues his investigation into the Recording Britain project, the forties art scheme which despatched artists to paint aspects ofthe British landscape threatened with destruction by theLuftwaffeandbyforcesclosertohome.
Kenneth Rowntreewas sent to record views of the village of Ashopton, Derbyshire, which was about to vanish, despite protests, beneath the waters of the Ladybower reservoir. Producer John Goudie
of the Week: Passions Another in the series of readings about the discovery of passion. 2: Horses. Juliet Stevenson reads an extract from Dark Horses and Black Beauties, Melissa Holbrook Pierson 's account of the extraordinary desire, longing and obsession she and many millions of girls and women feel when confronted bythe object of their passion - a horse. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated at 12.30am
Stuart Maconie presenis uie anew L series looking at comedy double acts. 1: Flanagan and Allen. Arguably the first great comedy stars of the wireless age, Flanagan and Allen first teamed up in the twenties in Florrie Forde 's Flo and Co revue before striking out on their own. Producer Angela Sherwin
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England start their five-match series underthe lights at Christchurch. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Angus Fraser , Christopher Martin -Jenkins, Danny Morrison , Mike Selvey and Bryan Waddle. Scorer Bill Frindall. Producer Peter Baxter
Billie Holiday. Ken Clarke talks to Billie Holiday's biographer John Chilton about the life and music of " Lady Day" A childhood of poverty and prostitution, an adulthood of tragic relationships, addiction and public humiliation - surely no singer has been better equipped to sing the blues. ProducerPaui Evans
The last of five plays telling the story of King David's s reign 5: Abishag the Virgin by Kate Clanchy. David is dying in a fetid room tended by his latest, very young wife. Abishag. An earlier, now neglected wife, the infamous Bathsheba, mother of Solomon. is enlisted by Nathan the Prophet to visit and promote Sninmnn as his anointed successor.
Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians Sylvia Hallet. Director David Hunter
Richard Daniel chairs the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patnck. PHONE: [number removed]
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Another short story about the extraordinary goings-on of an eccentric Scottish family. 2: Geraldine by Beatrice Colin. "My husband of 30 years is deceased, kaput, no longer in service. Once again he's ruined everything." Read by Eileen McCallum. For details see yesterday
Christopher Lee 's four-part drama series explores the tensions and the madnesses as the political world butts up against the military one. 2: Bangety Bang. As Zelda, the new assistant under-secretary, gets her feet further under the desk at the Ministry of Defence, her "brave boys", the serving officers who draft the answers to ministerial questions, continue to surprise her. Director PeteAtkin
In its response to the Bristol baby scandal, the Government last month promised a safer, more accountable NHS. But with research suggesting that one in 20 hospital patients is the victim of a medical mistake, can the targets for improvement ever be met? Presented by Jolyon Jenkins. Producer Jenny Chryss. Repeated Sunday 5pm
Reading, writing and arithmetic used to be the goals set for a child entering the formal education system. But now there's the literacy hour, numeracy hour, IT, science, art and many others. Connie St Louis asks how teachers and pupils fit in so many subjects. Producer Julia Durbin
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams return for a second series of the hit sketch show which takes a comic look at life in Britain. Tonight schoolgirl Vicky Pollard visits her doctor, Father Peter officiates at a funeral and Marjorie Dawes visits her mother in hospital.
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