of the Week: Savage Girls andWild BoysAnton Lesser reads an exploration of the history of feral children by Michael Newton , abridged by Isobel Creed. The first story begins in 1726. 1: Peter the Wild Boy. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am
3: Reading. "Few towns are less prepossessing at first glance than Reading.... but few towns better repay exploration." Julian Richards puts
John Betjeman 's words to the test and discovers a town that has been reinventing itself continually for overa thousand years. Producer Miles Warde
Dramatised by Mike Walker and starring
Neil Dudgeon. In a mirror, a man witnesses a murderous attack on a young woman, just before he meets and falls in love with her. With war calling him away he tries to warn her of what he has seen.
Music composed and realised by Ben Wallfisch Producer Ned Chaillet
By Neil Brand. A drama starring John Woodvine, Clive Swift and Tom George. Harmony is the joyful noise that Brother Caradoc wishes to offer to the Lord. He dreams of taking his fellow monks to a higher musical plane with him. But if plainsong is the rule, is he inspired by God or sent by the Tempter?
Music composed by Neil Brand and performed by members of the cast.
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A week of stories in which a fleeting decision alters the course of a life. 1: Devastation Stands by the Fresh Meat Counter by Kate Grunstein. A trip to the supermarket turns into a nightmare for nine-year-old Honor. Read by Juliet Prew. Producer Christine Hall
A new series which tells the story of the significant events that happened in a particular room. 1: Room N1A, Nuffield Research Laboratory, Physics
Building, Birmingham University. Allan Beswick talks to nuclear historian Lorna Arnold about how the Allies got the nuclear bomb before the Germans. Producer Sara Conkey
Authenticity. If you want to create authentic French or Italian cuisine, do you need to go there forthe ingredients? Sheila Dillon finds out from the importers dedicated to sourcingthe true flavours of a country, and from the chefs who say there's no taste like home. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm
Chairman Nicholas Parsons isjoined in London by Paul Merton , Wendy Richard , Liza Tarbuck and Clement Freud for this week's show.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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By Marie Vassiltchikov , abridged in ten parts by Jane Buckler. The compulsively readable wartime diary of an emigre Russian princess who was secretaryto Adam Von Trott , mastermind of the failed plot to assassinate Hitler. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, Missie was a diarist of the first order, and her book is both an absorbing portrait of 1940s
Berlin and a gripping account of political conspiracy. 1: It is 1940 and Princess Vassiltchikov finds it hard to maintain a champagne lifestvle in Berlin. Producer/director Geni Hall-Kenny Repeat of 10 45am
On the evening of 1 March 1953 Joseph Stalin was found lying unconscious on the floor of his dacha outside Moscow. Four days later he was dead. As doctors tended the dying dictator his political rivals vied for power, while the Soviet people were paralysed with fear at what the future might bring. As funeral plans were finalised, five million people filed past his body. Hundreds died in the crush to see the corpse interned with Lenin's in the Kremlin mausoleum. And yet, many more were arrested for daring to voice their happiness at his death.
Tim Whewell describes the days that changed the Soviet Union for ever.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky
British was best, or so the salesman used to say. But what happened to all the things we used to make? John Fortune takes a ride in his old
Morris Minorto find out what happened to our once mighty Car industry. Producer Miles Warde
Empathy and Ivory
As pressure to resume trade in ivory stocks increases, so does the poaching of elephants in the wild. MarkCarwardine investigates the uncertain future of the African elephant in a world where conflict with humans is inevitable. Producer Brett Westwood
Penelope Wilton continues reading from Penelope Lively 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. 6: Driven to uncover how far Kath's treachery went, Glyn sets out to track down his dead Wife's history. ProducerDi Speirs
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