Geeta Guru-Murthy meets the priest and worshippers at St Meihtus Roman Catholic Church, north London Once a Congregational Church, the !nsh Cathohcs of the 1960s have been replaced by Congolese. Nigerian tbo Christians and the odd human!st. Producer BeNa Bannerman
By Frances Wilson.
Alice Arnold reads from a new biography of Harriette Wilson, courtesan extraordinaire, who slept her way through fashionable London society in the early 1800s and then wrote a book about it, prompting the Duke of Wellington to coin the phrase "Publish - and be damned " With Suzanne Heathcote as Harriette Wilson. Abridged for radio by Libby Spurrier.
Repeated at 12.30am
(FM only 10.35)
Jenni Murray talks to Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans about how the book has changed her life. This book is reissued today with a new introduction.
10.45 On the Banks of Plum Creek
Part 1 of the Woman's Hour drama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm
Why have we created a world where our word is no longer our bond? Why is practically everythng we do governed by contracts? The BBC's Economy Editor, Evan Davis, investigates what contracts are, why they succeed or fail, and why we have become so obsessed by signing on the dotted line. Producer ZahM Warley
By Carol Shields, dramatised in five parts by Claire Luckham and Briony Giassco, and repeated over five days this week as a tribute to the author, who died in July. This fictional biography maps the life of Daisy Goodwill, an ordinary woman from rural Canada.
W/fh-ProSts tVoes. 'With-profits" investments are the driving force behind our pensions, endowment mortgages and savings p!ans, but do we understand how they work and if we did wou!d we stiit want them? Listener AiisonCiarkejoinsLesteyCurwen to investigate. Extended repeatfrom Saturday at 12.04pm
By Nicci Gerrard. adapted in ten parts by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Haydn Gwynne. Sixteen-year-okJEdie is waitingforthe postman to deliver the envelope that is about to change the Course Of heriife. ProducerKateMcAt!
From the Essex coast, with Nicholas Parsons in the chair and panellists Ross Nobie , Jenny Eclair , Tony Hawks and Clement Freud.
Producer C!a!re Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's evocation of pioneer life through the eyes of a child, dramatised in ten parts by Jennifer Howarth.
The Ingalls family have left their little house in Indian territory and are hoping to settle in Minnesota. The new home is to be a dugout.
Laura Ingalls WilderDramatised by: Jennifer
Currently mediating peace in 12 war zones, the Norwegians are the subject of Paul Henley 's quirky, one-off documentary. He challenges them in their kitchens. Skodas and wooden huts. delving deep in to their psyche and motivation to ask what makes the Norwegians tick. Producer Daniel Temow
When Luia Da Siiva came to power, he promised to champion the Brazilian poor. But can he deliver?
Seven months into his presidency, Linda Pressty !ooks at the ditemmas facing Brazil. Repeated from Thursday
New Series Connie St Louis !ooks at the physical and mental-health problems associated with the migration of communities. She hopes to discover if there is a link between migration and mental iijness, and if there is a way of preventing future migrants from suffering in the same way. producer Helen sharp
By Niccoio Ammaniti , abridged in five parts by Doreen Estaii. On a hot day, a short bicycte ride from home, nine-year-otd Micheie makes a frightening discovery that he instinctivety knows to keep to himself. Read by Tom George. Producer Amber Bamfather
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