1/5. Michael Simkins reads from his newly published memoirs about the highs and lows of the life of ajobbing actor. Abridged by Jane Marshall. An Unhealthy Obsession Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am
Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Lord of All Hopefulness
(Slane). Isaiah 30, wl5-21. Brother James' Air
(arr Jacob). Christ, Be Our Light (Farrell). With Bury
Girls Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.
2/4. Sixty years ago, Britain witnessed the biggest non-nuclear explosion of the Second World War when an underground ammunition depot blew up in Fauld, Staffordshire. Liz Carney talks to witnesses and to people whose lives were coloured by this little-known event. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
New series 1/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners.
A comedy series by Sue Limb, starring Miriam Margolyes and Denise Coffey.
Beds i'the East Are Soft. It is father, not a guest, who complains about the accommodation.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Derek Jacobi and Nicola McAuliffe star in Byrony Lavery 's tragicomedy about two shy opera lovers who have seats nexttoeach otherbut never speak, until it's too late Other parts played by Alice Hart and Philip Fox
Director Janet Whitaker
1/5. Swans by Janet Frame, read by Sarah Kants.
The first story about departure comes from New
Zealand's first lady of literature. It describes child's experience of a trip to the seaside for an almost perfect day. Producer Karen Rose
1/5. The Queen of Route 66: Route 66 in Wisbech
Paddy Maguire cuts five thick slices of British life onboard a bus as he follows five number 66 bus routes around the country. Today he is going round and round on the Wolsoken Circular and encounters a lady known as the Queen of the 66 and the Princess Royal herself. Producer Neil George
Chairman Nicholas Parsons is in London where the word-bandying panellists are Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Julian Clary and Stephen Fry.
Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. By Angela Turvey. Afictionalised account of the true story of the "Hottentot Venus",
Sara Baartman , who in 1810 travelled from her home in southern Africa to England, where she was exhibited as a scientific curiosity. Interviews with Jean Burgess , Margaret Fetzia. DrYvette Abrahams and Professor Philip Tobias conducted by Connie St Louis.
An Offer of Freedom. Sara believes she has been offered a way of earning enough money to return to her homeland.
Director Sara Davies Repeated from 10.45am
Mike Thomson follows the extraordinary story of an Asian-born Hollywood film director and his wife who were kidnapped by North Korea's mysterious dictator and ardent film buff, Kim Jong-ll . Kept in opulent captivity for eight years and forced to produce propagandist films for the regime, Shin Sang-Ok finally escaped in a dramatic car chase across Vienna. But what new light does his ordeal shed on the inner workings of the Great Leader's mindset and that of his curiously cinematic regime? Producer Philip Sellars
2/7. Sudan. Civil war has dominated Sudan for more than 40 years. Now, with a ceasefire in place, peace is a real possibility. Writer Michael Griffen returns to the country he came to know as a teacher in the 1970s. Repeated from Thursday
2/3. The decline of the urban park began just after the Second World War and has continued to this day. Vandalism and neglect are rife, but in recent years there are signs of a renaissance and the key lies in the hands of local people. Julian Pettifer reports. Producer Brett Westwood
1/5. Muriel Spark 's new novel is set in an artistic haven - until small rivalries between Rowland and "red-haired" Chris, bring chaos to the place.
Abridged by Katrin Williams and read by Sylvestra L eTouzel. Producer Duncan Minshull
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