Tracy-Ann Oberman reads from Alexandra Fuller 's haunting and humorous memoir of growing up duringthe last days of Rhodesia. "A story about a civil war, about losing children, about losing a war- and the realisation that a war can be •lost' even if your people are fighting on the 'wrong' side." Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. Part 1: 1974 The Year I Turned Five. Producer Di Speirs. Repeated at 12.30am Audio-tape offers: page 46
Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the historyoftownsthrough the streets and buildings.
3: York. From its Roman and Viking origins to the Medieval might of the Minster, York has staked its claim to be the capital of the north. But does the secret of its present architectural beauty lie in deliberate preservation or casual neglect? Producer John Byrne
The conclusion of the comedy drama about Michael, a jingle composer and 30-something father, who leads a secret double life doing things that most men can only dream about.
Starring Mark Heap
with Tamsin Greig, Dan Chambers, Mabel Hoskins, Mark Huckerby, Emma Kennedy,
Nick Ostler and Roger Sloman.
Adapted by John O'Farrell from his bestselling novel.
Jingles composed by Simon Davison
Producer Lucy Armitage
By Steve May. Michael is a lecturer in evolutionary biology who has written books on the reproductive imperative. But when he becomes a dad himself, he has to test out his theories in real life, and soon faces a battle of mind over heart.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery
Michael James Fleet Katharine Helen:
Ruth Raquel Cassidy Adam:
By Miles Gibson.
Five specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. Listen in on kitchen-sink dramas, plumb the emotional depths of bathrooms and eavesdrop on pillow talk.
We don't call it a bedroom since Harold took charge of the decor. We like to call it a boudoir. Read by Dora Bryan.
1: Zero. Simon Singh examines tne history and significance of five numbers in five episodes - beginningwith zero. From the zeros of the mathematicians to the void of the philosophers. from Shakespeare to the empty set, there is much ado about nought. What are the historical, practical and esoteric merits of a real numberthat has helped to make something out of nothing in innumerable fields of human enquiry?
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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 programme travels to the White Rock theatre in Hastings,East Sussex, where Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep panellists Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock , Paul Merton and Graham Norton in Order. Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Continuing Mary Cooper 's ten-part drama series, based on the journals and letters of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall , Halifax (1806-28). 6: Following Mariana's marriage to Charles, Anne turns her mind to study and her heart to hoping for Charles's early death. Buttrouble is in store when Charles discovers one of Anne's letters to Mariana.
Director Nadia Molinari Repeat of 10.45am
Last year, reporter Yvonne Ridley was arrested and detained by the Taliban after illegally entering Afghanistan dressed in a burka. Now she returns, this time with her passport and visa, to try and trace the guides who helped her, the guards who interrogated her and the prisoners who shared her captivity. Producer Matthew Chapman
A new three-part series exploring the extreme environments endured by many animals and plants throughout the world. How does life on earth cope with temperatures of minus 70 degrees centigrade, a lack of food for eight months, no water or very low levels of oxygen? Mark Carwardine meets the scientists who are discovering new things about the organisms that
Can survive in SUCh conditions. Producer Sheena Duncan
By Simon Brett. 1: Former civil servant
Carole Seddon had always planned to retire to the genteel resort of Fethering. But her hopes for a quiet life look set to be dashed one November morning, when her regular walk on the beach is interrupted by an unpleasant discovery. Abridged in ten parts by Stewart Conn. Read by Joanna Tope. Producer David Jackson Young
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