Across the country, churches are being decorated with chrysanthemums and cornsheaves, marrows and swedes, in preparation for Harvest Festival. But was this "ancienttradition" actually the invention of an eccentric Victorian vicar? Paul Heiney travels to Cornwall to unravel the tale. Producer SallyFlatman
Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama continues to plot the divergent lives of old school friends.
Joe and Maria are still coming to terms with being parents, finally letting little Josephine out of their sight.
Roger Bolton rifles through the mailbag to find your opinions. To airyour views on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100,
London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
By Alan Wilkinson.
The story of Owen Wister, an educated young gentleman from the east who wrote "The Virginian", the classic tale of the American west. Published in 1902 and still in print, the book spawned a successful stage play, several films and a long-running television series - and the Virginian himself became an archetypal American hero.
The island of Jersey actually doubles in size when the tide is out. Andrew Syvret , a marine biologist, takes Clare Balding on one of the most unusual walks she has ever undertaken, during which she discovers an exposed seabed that resembles the surface of the moon. Producer Lucy Lunt
Why did the first king of all England choose Malmesbury as his final resting place? Guy Browning travels to Wiltshire to uncover the strange tale of the little town that had everything, but stubbornly refused to grow.
More from the topical comedy and satirical show, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
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Nick Clarke is in the chair at the Pavilion theatre in Cromer, Norfolk, with a panel that includes Labour Party chairman Charles Clarke MP and Anthony Howard, political columnist with The Times. They will be joined by the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, Mark Oaten MP.
Producer Victoria Wakely
By PG Duggan. In September 1996, Alexandra Sablatnig , an Austrian tourist, was brutally raped by a gang of youths on a London canal bank. This play is based on this shocking event and its extraordinary aftermath - a love that was born out of courage, determination and the sheer will to survive.
Music composed by David Dorward and played by Shinobu Miki (clarinet), Hector Scott (violin) and Claire Morton (cello)
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Stand-up. Matthew Parris invites performance poet Matthew Harvey , storyteller Joolz Denby and the New York comic Lewis Shafferto discuss the pains and pleasures of solo performance. Producer Peter Everett
My Place. People from the North West of Ireland talk about their "sense of place", from the Derry man who feels at one with rats, to the Donegal traveller at home in her new house. Producer Ciara Murray
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