1/5. This week Hannah Gordon reads from Benjamin Woolley 's book about Nicholas Culpeper , abridged by Libby Spurrier. Culpeperwas a rebel whose ideas shook the medical establishment, and author of Culpeper's Herbal, in print for 350 years. In the Company of Women. Nicholas collects herbs and magic spells with old wives and "cunning women", then runs off with an heiress. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am
Darcus Howe first read Great Expectations as a child in Trinidad, and found a friend in Pip, the book's main character. In this very personal journey to the heart of the novel, he is accompanied by Stuart Hall , Anthony Chennells , and some of today's Pips and Magwitchs in British schools and prisons. Producer Virginia Crompton
4/4. As the sisters' lives continue to lurch between comedy and tragedy, Vicky begins to realise that she will never really settle down, and entrusts the care of her child to Blanche. Written by Barbara Comyns and dramatised bv Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson
Time Poverty. Introducing a month-long season of features about differing attitudes towards time.
1/2. What are the dangers of time and tiredness for drivers? Concludes tomorrow. With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Producer Matt Foster
Anything can happen in a hotel room: promotion, demolition, romance, heartbreak, commerce and con-tricks. Eavesdrop on a week in the life of Room 331. Written bv Peter Morgan.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell
1/5. New stories on the theme of identity, staged at the Bath Literature Festival.
Carol and Me by Patricia Ferguson , performed by Katharine Rogers. Kate can't help beingjealous of Carol. When she sees the stilettos in a shop in Italy, she knows they are exactly the shoes Carol would wear- and use to her advantage. Producer Sara Davies
1/5 In 2000, Edward de la Billiere competed in the Iditarod, a gruelling dog-sled race across Alaska.
Now he returns to follow the progress of the 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome, a gold-rush town nearthe frozen Bering Sea. producer Julian Hector
Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Warwick Arts Centre for the panel game. Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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6/10. By Lynne Reid Banks , dramatised by Juliet Ace. This ground-breaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print since it was first published in 1960. Jane is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage. As
Christmas approaches, she returns to the bedsit that she nowthinks of as home.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am
Where does the dollar originally come from? Which place gave birth to the nuclear age? The answer is a small obscure town called Jachymov in the Czech Republic. Chris Bowlby presents this tale of sudden wealth and Cold War cruelty. Producer Chris Bowlby
At a car-boot sale near Derby, a radio producer bought a dusty hoard of audio tapes along with a heavy old tape recorder. Coaxing the machine back to life, he discovered the jettisoned archive of a group of audio amateurs who made, played and swapped recordings in the 1960s and 70s, when domestic tape-recording was in its infancy-and before the audio cassette had conquered the world. Producer Mark Vernon
By Jules Verne. A delightful social satire, set in the spectacularly dozy Flemish hamlet of Quiquendone, where the plan to install a new street-lighting system leads to a chain of extraordinary events. Read by Robert Gwilym. 1/5. An unheard-of provocation in the village. Producer Sara Davies
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