David Attenborough joined the BBC in 1952, as a trainee producer in the fledgling Television Talks department, and went on to become our most distinguished wildlife film-maker whose unmistakable voice and presence are known and loved around the world. He reads five extracts from his memoirs of 50 years in broadcasting. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu. 1: Joining Auntie Producers Sara Davies and David Parkinson Repeated at 12.30am Life on Air is published by BBC Books at £18.99 and is available now from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com
2: Belfast. Archaeologist Julian Richards explores how, from the plantation of Ulster in the 17th century to the barbed wire "peace lines" of today, religion, politics and industry have shaped the map of the town. En route he explores how the townspeople once looked to the French Revolution for inspiration; what part religion played in the shipyards of the River Lagan, and why the first Roman Catholic church in the town was built by Protestants, Producer John Byrne
Brian Hennigan 's comedy drama lifts the lid - carefully, with a well-insulated oven glove - on the hotly competitive world of contemporary "foodie" journalism. Fortoo long, food writer Mitchell St
Bernard has lived in the shadow of his glamorous ex-wife, TV's lovely "face of food", Penny Langdon. In a desperate bid forgiory, St Bernard flies to
Rome, at his newspaper's expense, to supervise the creation of the Greatest Meal in History.
Director David Jackson Young
By Charlotte Fyfe. Adapted for radio by Eric Pringle. A true and poignant love story set against the background of the First World War, told with letters and poems written by the young poet May Cannan and the man she loved, war hero Bevil Quiller-Couch .
Director Marc Beeby
A week of short stories inspired bywords from the more obscure corners of the Oxford English
Dictionary. 1: Omphaloskepsis by Cynthia Rogerson "After I lose my job, have all this time to think. sit here at home, alone in the afternoon, and I swear can hear myself ageing." Read by Simon Tait. Producer David Jackson Young
Five portraits of passionate motorcyclists.
1: Colin Pownall. Colin was a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang. Alcohol, drugs, violence and bikes were his whole life and eventually he ended up in prison. Yet today he's a Methodist minister and now he uses his bike to spread the Word. This is his story. Producers Jeremy Grange
The special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes in the last show of this series are Christopher Brookmyre, Louise Doughty, Miranda Hart and Chris Neill. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sun 12 04pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this series is available on five volumes of audio cassette at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Call [number removed]
A ten-part dramatisation of the novel by Fanny Burney about a young woman's introduction to the ways of the world that took Georgian London by storm.
Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth. 1: The Orphan
Evelina has lived with her guardian in the country since her mother died in childbirth and herfather refused to acknowledge her. A letter from the grandmother she has never met and an invitation to London from aristocratic friends bring an end to her seclusion. Producer anddirector Sara Davies Repeat of10 45 am
Argentina. They've had a bumper grape harvest this year in the Mendoza province of north-western
Argentina - almost the only ray of hope for a country in unprecedented crisis. Wine exports are one of the few sources of hard currency today and, as Julian Pettifer discovers, wineries are quietly optimistic about the future. Producer Tim Mansel Repeated from Thurllam
William Trevor 's haunting novel about the legacy of one night in the troubles of 1921. Abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. The reader is
Dermot Crowley. 6: Abandoned unwittingly by her parents,
Lucy has grown up alone, but now a visitor has come to Lahardane, offering love. Producer Di Speirs
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