Presented by Mark Coffey. As with Gladness Men of Old (Dix). Isaiah 49, wl-6. Nunc Dimittis Stanford).
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Cruger). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.
1/5. A Prophecy. The transformation of a small state ruled by kings into a power that dominated the known world is one of the most remarkable stories in history. Tom Holland's account of the Roman Republic is abridged by the author and read by Tim Pigott-Smith.
(Repeated at 12.30am)
Twenty years afterthe miners' strike, the high-tech
Selby coalfield - once lauded as the jewel in the industry's crown - is now on the verge of closure. So what are the prospects for the local community and forthe Selby miners who thought they been promised jobs for life? Narrated by Paul Copley. Producer Sally Chesworth
2/6. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence, where officers from each of the armed services find themselves uncomfortably under the command of civil servant Zelda.
For once, Colonel George fondness for hunting overlaps with the interests of the Ministry of Defence. And for once, Grieves's normal discretion deserts him. leaving Zelda, for once, non-plussed.
Wg Cdr Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
By David Pownall. To cure his much loved sister's s depression, the young Disraeli strives to weave his spell and finds time forseductions, writing novels, confronting anti-Semitism and standing as an MP. confronting anti-Semitism ;
Director Martin Jenkins
1/5. This week Nitin Ganatra reads interwoven stories about the complex patterns of life inside a Mumbai (formerly Bombay) apartment building. By
Rohinton Mistry , abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths .
Condolence Visit. Daulat is determined to grieve for her husband in her own way without the interference of friends and family. This story concludes tomorrow. Producer VivBeeby
1/5. The first of five programmes this week looking at life in Russia under President Putin.
St Petersburg. Former BBC Moscow correspondent
Bridget Kendall travels to St Petersburg, Putin's s hometown. Historically the most Western of Russian cities, St Petersburg is a popular tourist destination. But cheek byjowl with the fabulously restored Italianate palaces, the dark courtyards and crumbling facades of Dostoevsky's city are still home to those who haven't made it in the new
Russia. Is St Petersburg still Russia's "window on the West" as its creator Peterthe Great intended, or does the gloss and affluence of Putin's Russia only go skin deep, even in his own showcase hometown? First broadcast on BBC World Service Producer Teresa Cherfas
Mexico. Mexico's food culture perfectly reveals its history, from Aztec to Spanish to global fast food. Sheila Dillon explores the changing Mexican diet and its impact on health through the traditional corn tortilla. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm
New series 1/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of life. Producer Rosemary Dawson
New series Nicholas Parsons returns with a fresh series of the most pernickety of panel games. This week he takes the show to Leeds, where the players are Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck and Charles Collingwood.
Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday
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1/10. By Noel Streatfeild , dramatised by Sue Rodwell. Holiday. 1939: as war clouds gather over Europe, the Wiltshire family have one last, long idyllic summer holiday.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am
Twenty years after it was first planned, the bill for the RAF's new Eurofighter aircraft now stands at
L18 billion. David Lomax investigates the troubled history of Britain's most expensive defence procurement project. Producer David Lewis
Laid-back and comfy, perched or slouched, settled for the duration or on the edge; the people we pass by every day share their thoughts as they sit and watch the world go by in England's second city, Birmingham. Producer Nicola Humphries
Ancient Trees - People and History. In another programme on the trail of Britain's oldest trees
Lionel Kelleway explores the true story behind Robin Hood and the oaks of Sherwood Forest. Plus listeners' personal passions for ancient trees. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am
6/15. Thomas Hardy 's novel, abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Douglas Hodge. Long loved from afar by the steadfast Gabriel Oak , Bathsheba now has the attentions of a second suitor, her neighbour Farmer Boldwood , whose love she has ignited but doesn't return. Producer Di Speirs
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