Presented by Canon Noel Vincent , with the Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Come, Let us to the Lord (Kilmarnock). Isaiah 58, wl-5 0 boa,
Creator of Us All (Thorne). Father All-loving (Was Lebet). Director of Music James Henderson.
Penelope Wilton reads from Diana Athill 's new book: an affectionate but unsentimental memoir or growing up on a large country estate in the twenties. Now in her 85th year, Athill looks back on a childhood unfashionably filled with happiness - a privileged upbringing on a large family estate in Norfolk - but Athill's perspective on this idyllic world is clear-eyed and unsentimental. Abridged in five parts by Samantha Bakhurst. Part 1. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am
Jenni Murray talks to Elizabeth Wurtzel , author of Prozac Nation, about her new book, More, Now, Again, which describes her descent into and eventual recovery from Ritalin addiction. Drama: The Magpie Stories. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Roger Bolton casts a spotlight on the Easter story looking at the political and religious tensions in first-century Jerusalem and the possible models forthe story in classical mythology. Traditional and liberal Christians discuss whether belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus is essential for Christians today. Producer Elena Curti
A A new four-part comedy drama, adapted by John OTarrell from his bestselling novel, telling the story of Michael, ajingle composer and reluctant new dad who's leading secret double life: doing all he things that most men with small children can only dream about. Starring Mark Heap , Tamsin Greig , Dan Chambers , Mark Huckerby , Emma Kennedy and Nick Ostler. producer Lucy Armitage
By what happy coincidence did a clarinettist, a clueless chairman and a good-time singer get together for a strip? Nick Clarke oversees another good-natured contest of lateral thinking and cultural knowledge, as Northern Ireland attempt to avenge their recent defeat by Wales.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday llpm
Another chance to hear Chris Packham 's five-part look at the archives ofthe London Zoological Society. 1: Ark in the Park. Who were the men who founded
London Zoo in 1826 and gathered the animals from around the empire? Read by Freddie Jones. Producer Mark Burman
Ernest Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Amanda Hancox
The devious panel game travels to Winchester in Hampshire, where chairman Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep control ofthe proceedings. This week's panellists are Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Paul Merton , Chris Neill and Linda Smith.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm
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Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews, and the verdict on the film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe as the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr , who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 after enduring three decades of schizophrenia. Producer Sally spurring
John Forbes Nash
Ten tales for the superstitious, inspired bythe magpie rhyme. 1: One for Sorrow. By Charlotte
Jones. Howard (Paul Ritter ) finds his ideal woman and She isfamoUS. Director Claire Grove Repeat of 10.45am
A six-part series in which Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign from the glory days ofthe fifties, through the dark era ofthe nineties and up to the present day. 4:An Over-mighty Subject.The arrival of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 provoked a new adjustment in the relationship between the Queen and her prime ministers. Fuelled by interested parties and picked up bythe media, rumours spread of tensions. But were they true? Producer Mark Savage
When Detective Sergeant Billy Murdoch was a boy he and his friends would hang around outside the local shops. Over the the years other gangs have come and gone outside the Spar in South Bradford. In the first of two programmes, Murdoch traces former members to find out what happened to them. Producer Susan Mitchell
Dartmoor Ponies. The emblem of the Dartmoor
National Park and a famous tourist attraction, the Dartmoor Pony is currently facing uncertain times. As they await the strategic announcement from the Dartmoor National Park Authority, welfare officers, auctioneers and the owners of these wild ponies explain to Mark Carwardine their different proposals for safeguarding the future of these much loved animals. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Ian McEwan. On the hottest day of the summer in 1935 , 13-year-old Briony witnesses a moment by a fountain - and the lives of three people are changed for ever. Sian Thomas reads the first part of Ian McEwan 's Booker short-listed novel about love, truth and the difficulty of absolution. Abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
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