As a passionate pedestrian, Charles Dickens thought nothing of walking 20 miles a day around London's crowded streets. But what kind of sounds might he have heard as he traversed the capital?
1: A Whole Lot of Shouting Going On
Fiona Shaw makes an ear-opening journey into the past, as she recreates the soundscape of 19th-century London. Producer Kate McAll
Later this year the entertainer Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday. In this early tribute to one of the world's best loved comedians the writer Dick Vosburgh tells the comic's lite story and own experiences of writing gags for the British-born comedian who never forgot his roots. Hope was born in Eltham, south London, in May 1903 and emigrated to America with his family when he was five. Although he used to joke about being "marked for export" from an early age, Hope loved performing for British audiences and often returned here for hugely popular tours. Featuring archive performances and interviews with Bob Hope and with some of his former colleagues.
Huw Edwards discovers how someoune great operatic masterpieces reflect the political and social circumstances of their age. 2: Eugene Onegin
The strange imitations of art in life which lie behind a quintessentially Russian work of art - Tchaikovsky's setting Of Pushkin's verse novel. Producer KerryChapman
The true story of novelist Barbara Pym disappearance from the literary scene of the 1960s and her subsequent triumphant rediscovery as told through her poignantjournals and correspondence. Starring Penelope Wilton.
Other parts played by Kim Hicks , Brian Gear. Bonnie Hurren , John Mackay and Lisa Kay. Producer VivBeeby
Read by Maggie Steed. 2: Consequences
Professor Bravington meets Leonora on the 8.15 train to Paddington. "He would not let her come too close, of course. All she would see of him would be the public man, the humorous intellectual who smiled on television." For details see yesterday
Another chance to hearthe series that looks into the history of valued works of reference.
2: Dictionary of Yorkshire Dialect. Puzzled as to what a "dockener" or a "mowdiwarp" may mean? The best place to find out is the Yorkshire Dialect
Dictionary. Simon Fanshawe discovers whetherthis publication is keeping abreast of the word on the streets of Skipton and Rochdale in the 21st century. For details see yesterday
ByTrish Cooke. 2: Rosalyn Joseph , lonely after her son has left for university, finds solace in reading her diary from 1962. It records her feel ings when, newly arrived from Dominica in the West Indies, she lands at Southampton Dock and is met by a stranger-her father.
Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated from 10.45am
At a time when the police are investigating the deaths of patients in a hospital in Hampshire, David Lomax asks whether there are enough controls over the drugs being administered to the elderly. Are too many dying unnecessarily because of the medicines they've been given?
Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Rituals provide us humans with some of our most spectacular and meaningful events, but why do we perform them? DrGillian Rice probes into the world of animal and human ritual behaviourto seewhetherwe are only obeying a natural instinct. Producer MaryColwell
Teresa Gallagher reads the second part of Julie Otsuka 's compelling new novel about the plight of Japanese Americans interned in 1942. Abridged by Richard Hamilton.
2: The Girl's Tale. An endless journey across Nevada and the Great Salt Lake to an unknown destination.
For details see yesterday
Another chance to hear some of the comedian's lectures on the lives and works of people he admires. All of his subjects were impassioned men who had ideas and enthusiasms that shaped their generation. 2: Isaac Newton Produced by Lucy Armitage
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