Author and bon-vivant Ludwig Bemelmans recalls working atthe topsy-turvy Hotel Splendide in 1920s New York. Read by Richard Griffiths and abridged in five episodes by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Thy Kingdom
Come (St Cecilia). Ezekiel 18, wl-4; 19-23.
Wash Me Throughly (Wesley). Just As I Am (Saffron
Walden). With the John Powell Singers, director of music John Powell.
2: Canterbury. As Canterbury prepares forthe enthronement of its new archbishop, Julian Richards seeks to unravel the influence the Church has had on the town's growth. St Augustine began building here more than 1,400 years ago, but it was the famous murder of Thomas a Beckett that put Canterbury on the pilgrim's map. Producer Miles Warde
A new contemporary dramatisation by Mike Stott of Agatha Christie 's thriller, The Case of the City Clerk. Bobby Roberts is a middle-aged man in a mid-life rut, in search of adventure. The ad in the Times reads: "Need help? Ask Parker Pyne. So can the great PP come up trumps? Well, yes and no.
Bobby is sent on a trip to collect a harmless package from a scientist in Milan and eat plenty of ice cream along the way. But before long he finds himself caught up in a terrifying murder, and with blood all over his ice cream. Starring Richard Griffiths and Chris Langham. Simon Treves
Director Dirk Maggs Producer Bruce Hyman
Lizzie Slater 's autobiographical play tells of her meeting with a young Afghani man in the intensive care unit of a London hospital in the week following the events of 11 September 2001.
Music by Sylvia Hallett Director Jeremy Mortimer
A week of special commissioned new poems on the theme of water.
1: A Village of Water by Sarah Maguire.
From Kurdistan via Gaza to the River Thames at Woolwich - -three communities and their lives. Producer Tim Dee
A new series which revisits some of the extraordinary kids who have recorded audio diaries overthe last eight years for Radio 4's Fresh AirKids. 1: Laxmi Laxmi Kathuriawas not your average 13-year-old.
With a Hindu shrine and one to her favourite football team in her bedroom, her ambition was to be a forensic pathologist. Now she's 20 and a medical student with a sideline in Bollywood dancing- and She's a SOap Star. Producer Bella Bannerman See also8pm
From Beverley in Yorkshire, with guests Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble and Steve Frost. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Once upon a time Tinu Adeniji-Adele was a 16-year-old teenager wondering out loud on R4's Fresh Air Kids about faith, survival and her absent Nigerian prince of a father. Now she's a young woman heading for the chaos of Lagos to find the father she cannot remember and a land she does not know. Producer Mark Burman
The British disease wasn'tjust about unions fighting management - it was a battle of the sexes on the factory floor. John Fortune seeks out the ladies of the production line, with contributions from Polly Toynbee and Brenda Dean. ProducerMiieswarde
Rooks and Crows
Birds belonging to the corvid family, which includes everything from rooks, crows and ravens to magpies, jackdaws and jays, are well known for their various traits of cleverness, colonial-living, stealing and concealing. Lionel Kelleway joins a rookery as its noisy inhabitants return to start rebuilding their nests. Here he finds out more about the rook's unique social organisation and explores why the behaviour of other members of the crow family Continues to intrigue. Producer Sheena Duncan
Penelope Wilton reads Penelope Lively 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion.
1: When a landscape historian unearths a hidden photograph of his dead wife he suddenly discovers that he must see his own past in an entirely new light. Producer Di Speirs
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