By Sir Edmund Hillary , abridged in five parts by Polly Coles and read by James Laurenson 1: At 11.30am on 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing became the first men to reach the summit of Everest. This is Hillary's first-hand account. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am Danny Kelly on a unique peak: page 30
England v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Lord's on the final day's play in the First Test. Including at 12.45pm Your Letters
Answeredand News summaries at 1.15 and 3.25.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time
Nearly ten years ago Tony Phillips made a senes of programmes called Hidden Voices, which looked at the lives of Muslims in different European cities. A decade on, he returns to meet the people he originally interviewed to gauge how their lives have changed overthe intervening years. In the first programme he travels to Andalucia in Spain and hears from Dr Mansur Escudero , a psychiatrist and a leader of Spanish Muslims. producer Tony Phillips
The Anniversary Waltz. By Jeremy Front, starring Prunella Scales. Max and Shirley bicker all day long in their north-London deli. Max believes the customers love their bantering but Shirley has had enough. There must be more to life than this. Producer/director Peter Kavanagh
By Kenneth Grahame, dramatised by Martyn Wade. The lives of five orphans growing up in the English countryside are filled with fun and games, magical fantasies and adventures. But the time will come when the toys are put away and the threat of boarding school looms.
In the UN International Year of Fresh Water, it's s been estimated that more than a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Zina Saro-Wiwa presents five life-preservingjourneys forwaterfrom around the world. 1: Ethiopia. Mother of three, Maku Amano , walks nine hours to and from the Awash river to fetch water. Producer Virginia Crompton
The famous "antidote to panel games' starts a new series from the Civic Theatre, Darlington, where Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Jumping the Decades. As the National Theatre revives torn Stoppard's Jumpers, Mark Lawson talks to Stoppard and others about the history of a play which boldly combines philosophy and gymnastics. Producer Sally Spurring
The real-life memoir of writer Eleanor Farjeon, dramatised in five parts by Adrian Bean and starring Rosemary Leach, Margot Leicester and Henry Goodman. Eleanor's mother Maggie is old and fading. As Eleanor recollects her mother's dazzling youth, the two begin a vivid and emotional journey of reminiscence, beginning with Maggie's surprising choice of fiance.
(Rpt of 10.45am)
Bugging is big business. now tnattecnnoiogy can provide ever more sophisticated devices, the temptation to spy on rivals, colleagues or spouses is growing. Is the surveillance industry making a killing out of paranoia? And what are the implications for our privacy? Gareth Mitchell looks at the individuals, methods and technologies behind modern surveillance to find out what it is like to be bugged. Producer Jonathan Fildes
L Sheep farmer Ken Wild lives on an island in an 18th-century farmhouse, surrounded by the six lanes of the transpennine M62 motorway. In a tapestry of words, sound and specially composed music, this programme explores the contrast between the simple existence of Ken and his wife Beth with the complexity of the modern lives carried bythe motorway. Reporter Gary O'Donoghue. Music by Robert Melotti , Nick Hughes and Andy Wild Producer Laurence Grissell
How Does Your Garden Grow? The programme takes up residence in a wildlife-rich country garden in Wiltshire that has been wired for sound by recordist Chris Watson in order to eavesdrop on the garden's residents going about their daily business. Presenter Lionel Kelleway finds out about the silent rhythms, signals and cues at work in the garden. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
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By Alexander Pushkin. This novel in verse tells the story ofthe bored society fop Eugene Onegin , the unspoilt country maid who falls in love with him and the ill-starred, young poet Vladimir Lensky. Abridged in five parts by James E Falen and read by Paul Freeman. Part 1. Producer Jane Marshall
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