Hundreds of thousands of children receive their education in an informal setting at home, ratherthan in a classroom. Maud Hand finds out what happens to some of them in later life and asks what the effects are on adulthood, both at home and at work, of being unschooled. Producer Nick Baker
Home educators: mavericks or masterminds? pl35
Comedy drama written by and starring
Lynn Ferguson. 5: Progressive Rock. There is much excitement on the Isle of Cumbrae as Millport is the subject of a make-over from a national newspaper. Irene fears the worst and worries that the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for herto leave?
Producer Lucy Bacon
Alberto/Dr Hume/Robert the Dog/Ferryman/Morris:
Food and Farming Special. Winifred Robinson presents a special edition in which an panel of experts answer questions on food and farming from a Studio audience. Series Editor Andrew Smith
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Emily Buchanan is back with a new winter collection of the programme that allows British listeners the chance to sample the best English language radio from around the world.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
A radio adaptation of AR Gurney's smash-hit play, starring Kyle MacLachlan as the staid lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Lorelei King as the lively artist Melissa Gardner. Andrew is the son of conscientious American citizens, instilled with a sense of moral ideals and duty to his family and country. He aims to pursue politics as a career in order to change the world for a better place. Melissa is the daughter of upper-middle class WASP parents who live in a vast mansion, have too much money and drink too much. Melissa is a flirt, a drinker and a failure at marriage, and Andrew is her only anchor. The story of their lifelong, bittersweet relationship unfolds from their correspondence - from what is written and also from what is left unsaid.
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III:
By Gretta Mulrooney. Jack Daly 's daughters are far from happy at the prospect of "Leila" entering the life of theirfather. They are convinced this younger woman intends to take his money and leave them with nothing. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Gemma McMullan
5: Face to Face. Written and performed by Jo Enright. Yvonne, a make-up artist for a talent show, recognises the woman in the chair as her childhood tormentor. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from St Mary's Church Hall in Dawlish Warren, Devon, with a panel including Deputy Leader of the House Ben Bradshaw MP, crime writer and former SDP councillor Minette Walters, and Suzi Leather, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Producer Victoria Wakely
By Andrea Earl. What does it mean to be ordinary when you've got a star in the family? A dark comedy with great singing and great songs, set in the north.
Valentine, a singing superstar, returns to herworking class roots afterfinding out herfather is terminally ill.
Musical director/pianist Jonathan Raisin Director Pauline Harris
10: With a Chancellor eager to claim the top job, the Prime Minister returns to Number Ten only to discover that a week is, indeed, a longtime in politics. The reader is Alex Jennings. For details see Monday
Nobel Laureate for chemistry Professor Sir Harry Kroto explores his abiding belief in humanism and his passion for the philosophy of Spinoza, with presenter Humphrey Carpenter and philosopher Susan James.
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