David Nobbs , creator of the immortal Reginald Perrin , reads from his new autobiography, abridged in five parts by Patricia Hannah. 1: "On 13 March
1935 Hitler achieved air parity with Britain, Golden Miller won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the fourth time, the Duke of Norfolk shot a rhino, and I reluctantly exchanged the comfort of my mother's wombforthe uncertainty of life in Orpington." Producer David Jackson Young Rptd 12.30am See Front Row7.15pm
With the Rev Tony Burnham. Thou Didst Leave Thy
Throne (Margaret). Luke 9, w51-62. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). A prayer of St Richard of Chichester (White). With Chester Cathedral Boys' Choir. Director of music Philip Rushforth.
Peter Snow returns with a new series recreating the stories found on one day in an archived newspaper. 1: The Edinburgh Advertiser: Friday July 19th 1816. Its summer, but there's still snow on the ground in Melrose. Moonshine distillers are being fined in Kircudbright. And down in London the Prince Regent makes a scandal by allowing the waltz to be danced at Carlton House. Producer Andrew Green
Continuing the comedy drama series by Mike Stott starring Keith Barron.
Another week, another difficult client for the staff of Bunn and Co, estate agents. Phil Fishwick is looking for a house. Well, less of a house, more of a dump, really. Undeterred by years of training in the fine art of misrepresentation, Barry Bunn rises to the challenge.
Based on her autobiography, adapted by Rachel Bentham, this drama-documentary celebrates the life of the astonishing Edwardian Lady Parachutist Dolly Shepherd.
After thirty minutes' training, seventeen year old Dolly Shepherd would go on to make her first jump 2,000 feet through the air from a gas-filled balloon.
In 1904 she became one of the most popular parachutists of her day with a most daring and popular band of entertainers who thrilled the Edwardian crowds at Londonâ€™s Alexandra Palace and throughout Britain.
This drama commemorates the 95th anniversary of Dolly Shepherd's daring mid-air rescue and includes an interview with her daughter Molly Sedgwick.
I Five writers offer an answer to the old question.
1: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
September is a month that can break any man's heart, if he has a heart to be broken. Written and read by Ian Sansom. Producer Christine Hall
1: The Human Voice. We can all recognise dozens of famous or familiar voices, but what makes each voice unique? Another chance to hear
Dr Gillian Rice 's five-part series looking at the emotional and physiological factors that affect the way we speak. What can other people tell (orthink they can tell) from your voice? And why do we find deep, husky voices SO sexy? Producer Joanne Stevens
The special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Magnus Magnusson , Neil Mullarkey , Jo Caulfield and Allan Massie. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Continuing the ten-part romantic drama by Mary Brunton. Dramatised by and starring
Gerda Stevenson. 6: After her father's death Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her aunt Lady Pelham.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young Repeat of 10.45am
In a new four-part series, Edward Stourton explores the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people and examines how events described in the book of Exodus Still affect the world today. Producer Phil Pegum
Belgium. Meriel Beattie goes to Antwerp to meet the man dubbed the Belgian Malcolm X, Dyab Abou Jahjah, whose dream is to create a pan-Arab nationalist movement across Europe. She examines the controversy surrounding him and asks if Britain can learn anything from it. Repeated from Thursday
In the last of the series Julian Pettifer looks at
Africa's amazing botanical biodiversity, particularly the plants that may hold the secrets to curing cancer, Aids and tuberculosis. He also discovers that over-fishing might be the root cause of a bilharzia epidemic in Malawi. producer Julian Hector
By Winifred Watson , abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Another chance to hear
Maureen Lipman reading a touching and funny bestsellerofthe 1930s. 1: Miss Pettigrew is sent by her employment agency to the wrong booking. Her employer greets her in a negligee and has a man in her room. In the face of such shocking behaviour, will She blunder or blossom? Producer Sarah Johnson
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