Written and read by Fay Weldon . Abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph. An honest, sometimes painful, often funny, account of a life well-lived. Part 1. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings Joy to the World (Antioch). Examine Me, 0 Lord (Boyce). Psalm
98. Sing We Merrily (Symons). Rejoice, the Lord Is
King (Gopsal). With the choir of Bury Girls Grammar
School. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.
Entering 18 Folgate Street in London Spitalfields is like stepping back in time. Actor Vicky Licorish takes us on a tour of this extraordinary house, created over the last 20 years by artist Dennis Severs, who lived there with no electricity or modern comforts, in much the same way as its inhabitants might have done in the early 18th century. Artists, writers and architectural historians join the tour to reflect on the splendour eccentricity and historical importance of the house, its contents and its visionary owner.
By P.G. Wodehouse, dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport.
In the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest, the regulars are drawn into another of Mr Mulliner's peculiar tales.When a dyspeptic detective member of the Mulliner family receives a doctor's prescription to smile, the frightening knowingness of his grin spreads terror among the titled.
A light ale/Sir Sutton:
A pint of stout/Lord Brangbolton:
A small bitter/Adrian:
The second semi-final brings togetherthree more competitors, hoping that their broad knowledge of music will win them a place in the final. Ned Shernn iSthe Chairman. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Saturday 11pm
By Joanna Trollope. Abridged and produced in ten parts by Jill Waters. Read by Emilia Fox. The bestselling author's new novel explores the lives, loves and indecisions of a group of young adults who are all struggling with the legacies and expectations of their parents' generation. The story moves between
South Carolina and England, beginning with Gillon, the daughter of an old Charleston family.
Leslie Forbes explores the links between artists and gardens, in a four-part series. 1: Restoringthe Ghosts Angel ica Garnett returns to the garden of her childhood, Charleston in Sussex, which inspired the Bloomsbury set. Can the garden match her memory? Producer Sally Flatman
Special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotes and anecdotes this week are Stephen Fry, Sue MacGregor, Esther Rantzen and Jan Ravens. The reader is Tim Gudgin.
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By AS Byatt. Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. The first part of a major new adaptation of four novels charting the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-70.
(Repeat of 10.45am)
Liz Carney joins a group of teachers from Eustace Street Primary, in Oldham, on a tripto Bangladesh, as they attempt to find out more about the culture and heritage that form the family background for most oftheir pupils. Editor David Ross
Dr Raj Persaud examines a condition that will affect one in a hundred people during their lifetime, most commonly those in their teens and twenties: schizophrenia. He hears from sufferers, their families and those who treat them.
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In the first of this year's spring series,
Mark Carwardine joins thousands of other bird watchers taking part in the first ever "Migration Watch", run by the British Trust for Ornithology. They are mapping out the movements of migratory birds, including swallows, swifts and cuckoos as they move up through the country. He also explores the latest research, using unique wind-tunnel experiments at Lund University in Sweden, into how these small migrant birds are able to fly such huge distances. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated tomorrow 11am
By Sandor Marai. Translated by Carol Brown
Janeway. Abridged in five parts by Simon Hutton. Read by Philip Voss. This Hungarian novel, first published in 1942, has become a bestseller after its rediscovery last year. A retired General seeks his best friend, whom he has not seen for 41 years, to find out the truth about events that occurred then. 1: The General prepares for the arrival of his guest. Producer John Tydeman
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