The growth of towns and cities in Britain - especially
London - brought dramatic developments in terms of sexual opportunity, adventure and identity.
Penny Corfield, of Royal Holloway College in Surrey, is one of a growing number of researchers who are putting this area of social history underthe spotlight. In this programme she examines the legendary charms of the hackney carriage as a venue for casual sex, visits the area of London identified with the erotic print trade, and tracks down the oldest-surviving condoms in the country. There is also a look at how urban life was crucial in the Shaping Of gay identity. Producer Andrew Green
Last in the series of monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss. 6: The Cat Lover. Starring
Dawn French. Jo is supposed to be on holiday in the south of France, so why is she luxuriating in bed listening to Woman's Hour, eatingtoast and cuddling Busterthe cat?
Music composed by Rex Brough Producer Dawn Ellis
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By Carmen Walton. A semi-autobiographical drama about the author's parents. Set in the Gorbals,
Glasgow, of the fifties - one of the most deprived areas of Europe. When George meets Mags there's an instant attraction and, despite their surroundings, they make music together. Later George will give Mags his most treasured possession - a tattered copy of the Communist manifesto. But can their ideals and passion survive
5: The Orkney Lobster Hatchery. The Scottish lobster is becoming a difficult catch. Jessica Holm travels to Orkney to visit a lobster hatchery which aims to sustain the local fishing industry by boosting falling lobster numbers.
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Last in the series of winning entries from Radio 4 s online short story competition. 5: ComingtoMy
Senses. By Carolyn Steele Agosta. Diane has never had a sense of smell - overnight all that changes, scents become overwhelming and an obsession is born. Read by Barbara Barnes. Producer Debbie Waddell
Ten tales for the superstitious. 10: Ten for the Secret of Eternal Youth By Katie Hims. A girl meets an unsuitable boy at the fair. He's one of the attractions: he's supposed to have the secret of eternal youth. She's not sure, but she likes him.
Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Peterborough. The panel will include the Rector of the Royal College of Arts Christopher Frayling and the editor of the Ecologist magazine Zac Goldsmith.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson
In a farmhouse kitchen, Rose is trying to adapt successfully to a changing, uncertain world: coping with her father-in-law's Alzheimer's, the slaughter of her husband Vic's cattle, a box of unpaid bills and their son's new job at the local supermarket which fuels his father's resentment.
Chris Bigsby introduces a mix of newtalent and established names, writers of fiction and fact, who have been commissioned to write and talk together about the ideas and pre-occupations of ourtimes. 4: Being Alone. With Jenny Diski and Francis Spufford. Producer Jane Greenwood
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