4: The Big Smoke. "Though I had always wanted to be an opium addict, I can't claim that as the reason I went to China," wrote American Emily Hahn in her startling 1930s account of addiction in Shanghai. Bonnie Hurren reads an extract.
For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The last programme in a series exploringthe impact four major books have had on people lives.
4:Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" The story of Cathy and Heathcliff and their passionate but violent life on the Yorkshire Moors, is one that has haunted readers since its publication in 1847. DrStevie
Davies, Glyn Hughes , Mia Scott-Ruddock and Jackie Hollis discuss the impactthis novel has had on them. With readings by Simon Chandler and Sara Poyzer. Producer Rosie Bouiton
By Jennie Buckman. A drama based on a true story of love and obstinacy. In 1772 the author of an extraordinary autobiography, The History of the Female Shipwright, has battles with her publisher over her right to tell her story in full. Director Janet Whitaker
England v Sri Lanka Commentary from Trent Bridge on the first match in the triangular one-day series by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. With expert comments from Graeme Fowler , Vic Marks and Roshan Mahanama. The scorer Bill Frindall.
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Joanna Lumley appeals for a charity that provides medical treatment to the people of Nepal.
DONATIONS: The Britain-Nepal Medical Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am
4: Flamenco By Andrea Ashworth. Emmy is the new girl in town. Anxious to fit in at school she joins the gang but must hide her feelings forthe boy who is the butt of the gang's bullying. Seduced by the magic his fingers create on the piano keys she shares secret moments of kinship with the boy who also can't quite fit in. Read by Gillian Kearney. Fordetails see Monday
4: The Law of the Road. Pedlars, tinkers and hawkers could soon be a thing of the past. Deborah Bull looks at the relevance of the Pedlars Act and examines why it is the cause of some friction. For details see Monday
In the film Alienwe were presented with the horrifying prospect of another being living inside a human body. But this isn't science fiction. Our cells all contain the remnants of simple organisms that inserted themselves into our distant ancestors - a union that may have kick-started complex life. These are the powerhouses of our bodies. Without them we couldn't survive. But how did the fusing of two life forms happen? Quentin Coopertalks to the experts. Producer Jonathan Rides E-MAIL: email@example.com
History. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughter. Assisted by Bill Wallis and with contributions from Blackadder, Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand , Fanshawe gets to the bottom of the past. Producer Paul Dodgson
A six-part investigation into the roots of spirituality in Britain. 3: A Long Way from Home. Roman missionaries to Anglo-Saxon England encountered a variety of pagan beliefs and practices. William Dalrymple looks at how the poetry and spirituality of the period reflects the fusion of Christian theology and northern epic. Producer Rosemary Dawson
Bad Timing. You've no time to listen to this programme. We've no time to make it. It's the one thing we're all running out of. Peter Day finds out how to make time. Producer Sandra Kantha ! Repeated Sunday
There's another football world cup going on this summer in Japan for which the stars don't have to worry about groin strain. Many of them don't even have legs or feet. The competition is the sixth RoboCup. Geoff Watts meets the players and trainers, and discovers that RoboCup has a serious aim -to promote research in the area of intelligent robotics. Producer Alexandra Feachem E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Patricia Highsmith. Adapted by ShaunMcKenna. 2: Jenny has fallen for Robert Forester , though he is not certain of his feelings for her. Her ex-fiance, Greg, is very certain. He wants Jenny back - and Robert is in the way.
Original music composed and performed by David Chilton Director Marion Nancarrow
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