New series Few inventions have wrought change on such as a massive scale as the automobile. Cities, relationships, the countryside, the way we work - all have been touched by the car. But, as Peter Day hears in the first episode of this series, when the car first appeared 100 years ago it was little more than an expensive toy forthe idle rich.
Producer Neil Koenig Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
By Konrad Lorenz, read by Nigel Anthony King Solomon, so the legend goes, had a magic ring that enabled him to speak to the animals in their own tongue. Lorenz was a gifted and eccentric Austrian scientist who also claimed to be able to communicate with animals. He won the Nobel Prize for his work, much of which he published in these books. This summer marks the centenary of his birth. Abridged and produced Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am
R Glover explores why human beings appear to be the only animals who cry when scared, sad, angry, happy, hysterical and even orgasmic. What is the point of crying?And how can you tell if someone is faking it? Producer John Byrne
Written by Simon Brett. Starring Prunella Scales.
1: A Supporting Role. Rosie and her team find themselves involved with a theatnca awards ceremony.... and some hypersensitive characters. Producer Simon Brett
By Robin Brooks , starring Jack Klaff as Lewis, the celebrated 19th-century lawyer. 2: The Balham Mystery. A mysterious poisoning tempts Lewis to indulge his skills in cross-examination. DirectorClive Brill (R)
We Were Robbed. The Government has unveiled new plans to protect the millions of workers who pay into occupational pensions. But what about the unlucky people who have already lost out? Listener Willie Riggans joins presenter Lesley Curwen to try and get back the pension he paid into for over 20 years. Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm
by Alison Clink. Read by Clare Corbett . While Nick is at the office, his young wife spends long hours alone, obsessively cleaning their new house and dreaming of taking vengeance on the bosses who keep him away from home.
From Malvern in Worcestershire, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair and panellists Tony Hawks, Linda Smith , Chris Neill and Clement Freud. producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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New series By Alison Joseph. First in a ten-part story. 1: When Lucinda, wife of former government minister Richard Carey QC , walks out of the library at lunchtime, her disappearance throws her family into disarray. Why on earth did she leave?
Director/producer David Hunter
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In 1968, nine men set out in a race to become the first person to sail non-stop, single-handed around the world. Only one succeeded. Yachtingjournalist Bob Fisher looks back at an event that can be described as the last great nautical adventure.
Contributors include John Ridgway , Chay Blyth , Robin Knox Johnson and Bill King. Producer Sandra Keating
Bertie Wooster attempts to smooth the path of true romance in PG Wodehouse's comic novel of misfired plans and mistaken identities. Abridged in ten parts by James Robertson and read by Crawford Logan. 1: Aunt Agatha summons Bertie to Deverill Hall to help out with the village concert. Producer Bruce Young
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