of the Week: The MiraculousFever TreeBy Fiammetta Rocco. The story of malaria and how quinine transformed medicine and the history of the British Empire. 5: Hilary Neville reads from the Nobel Prize-winning Dr "Mosquito" Ross's letters in which he breathlessly recounts his microscopic journey into the interior of the mosquito and his unravelling of the life cycle of the deadly malaria parasite. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Simon Cox reports from the weird world of America's Annual Spelling Bee - the competition to find America's best junior speller. Ten million children entered but only 250 winners of regional heats take part in the final in Washington DC. Over the two-day contest children tutored by determined parents duel over words such as succedaneum and xysti, all to win $12,000 and be crowned America's best speller live on television.
Continuing the new series of Jim Eldridge 's comedy drama about a fictional inner-city school.
3: Time. One of Miss Featherstone's roles in life is that of a defender of difficult causes - but it is by no means an easy role. Producer John Fawcett Wilson
Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
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Peaches, plums, damson, cherries -greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks give advice and take calls on a selection of seasonal stone fruit, with culinary inspiration from chef Angela Hartnett. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore
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5: Away from It All. Every weekend, their lavishly renovated cottage in Carnbeg provides a hard-working professional couple with a rural refuge from the Edinburgh rat-race. But then a kind of homesickness sets in. Read by Michael Mackenzie. For details see Monday
5: Roy Leighton and the Rt Rev Dr John Miller. The
Moderator of the Church of Scotland and his school friend of 50 years, now head of an international bank, dissect their relationship and mull over how this lasting friendship has affected their lives. Did their playground games reveal that one was to serve God and the Other Mammon? Fordetails see Monday
A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12 .30pm
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By Hilary Mantel. 5: Third Floor Rising. Theresa, in a Saturdays and holiday part-time job as a sales assistant, joins her mother and observes her carve out a stylish new identity in a department store.
From there Theresa moves into adulthood at last.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
By Eugene O'Brien. Another chance to hearthis poignant drama, set in the Irish midlands in the present, about the expectations and desires of a couple growing apart after ten years of marriage. Producer Tanya Nash
By Mark Haddon. 10: Christopher is determined to go back to Swindon to take his maths A-level, but this means a confrontation with his parents and a return to the scene of the crime that launched his murder investigations. For details see Monday
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