With Nigel Swinford. Firmly I Believe and Truly
(Shipston). Matthew 6, w25-33. The Song of the Tree of Life (Vaughan Williams). Sometimes a Light
Surprises (Offertorium). With Laudamus Girls Choir. Director of music Deborah Catterall.
Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays, reflecting 50 years of globetrotting. 1: Manhattan-exotic impressions from the 1950s. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
5: Poirofs going to have to think very fast to unravel the enigma if he is to prevent another murder in the village. Last in the series. Meredith
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By Robert Messick. A bitter-sweet family drama set in a people carrier at various motorway locations.
Aunt Esther's death comes as quite a shock to 24-year-old Joanne. When her parents divorced, Esther was the one who took Joanne in. Now as she joins her mother and otherfamily members forthe drive to the funeral, is ittime to come to terms with the past?
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
Five short stories by Dylan Thomas to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. 1: Patricia, Edith and Arnold. Read by Sian Phillips. A little boy watches a lovers' spat in the snow between two housemaids and Arnold, who has been courting them both. Producer/Director Alison Hindell
Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Gervase Phinn ,
George Layton , Louise Doughty and Kathryn Flett. The readeris Peter Jefferson.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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By Colin Bytheway. Based on the epic verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1: Aurora dreams of finding recognition in the male-dominated world of literature, and of finding happiness with the man she loves -without compromising her personal integrity or independence. Music composed by Dominic Fitzgerald DirectorSally Avens
Repeated from 10.45am
May 1940: Hitler's forces were poised to conquer Europe. A small and dedicated band of British families entrusted with the upkeep of First World War graves in Belgium are given 24 hours to leave and make theirwayto the coast. Brian James talks to the survivors of what proved to be an epic journey as they set off in seven old cars, an ancient 20-seater bus, on bicycle and on foot, keepingjust one step ahead of the invading German army. Producer Angela Hind
Javier Lizarzaburu returns to his native Peru to see the effects of America's war on drugs. The USA is spending more than$140 million there this yearto eradicate coca, the raw material from which cocaine is made. But coca production is on the increase and for the first time the coca farmers, led by their new leader, Nancy Obregon , are making theirvoices heard. Javiertravels to a remote region in the Amazonian rainforest to meet Nancy and hear her case against the USA's policy, and also to
Washington to discuss the issue with top officials there. Repeated from Thursday
In 1940 two remarkable men boarded a sardine boat and set sail on a 4,000-mile voyage from
Monterey, California, to explore the Sea of Cortez.
Together they shared a gift of the gab, a keen eye for observation, a love of words and a reverence for all living things. One was Ed Ricketts , a talented young biologist, the other was Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck. Howard Stableford travels to
Ricketts's old lab on Cannery Row in California to find out about this extraordinary friendship and the deep impact it had on both men. ProducerJoanne Stevens
3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1: Age 5-6
3.15 Reading Tree Stories: Age 5-6 3.30 Alphabet Time: Age 4-6
3.40 Alphabet Time First Phonics: Age 4-6
3.50 Playtime: Age 3-5 4.10 Hopscotch: Age 5-7 4.25 Scottish Resources: Age 7-9 4.40 Scottish Resources: Age 10-12
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