1/5. The remarkable life of actor John Gielgud , told through his letters, edited by Richard Mangan and abridged by Doreen Estall. Read by Derek Jacobi. Gielgud plays the lead in the 1936 production of Hamlet in New York. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Judy Merry. The Day of Resurrection!
(Blacombe). John 20, wll-18. Singuntothe Lord
(Simpson). 0 Sons and Daughters (Walford Davies).
With the Blackburn Cathedral Young People's Choir, Director of music Greg Morris.
The Balloon Debate. What was the most significant event for women in the 20th century? Jenm Murray hosts a special programme from Epsom racecourse, scene of the death of the suffragette Emily Davison , with guests championing a particular event which they believe has had the most significant impact on the lives Of women. Producer Andrea Kidd
10.45 Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat ByMaryCutler.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Danny Kelly on female emancipation: page 27
Leslie Forbes 's mum had all her teeth taken out in her early 20s. This operation and the subsequent dentures were a "wedding present", paid for by her employers. Butjust as the teeth went. so did her broad smile. Leslie Forbes talks to denture makers past and present to find out what happened to the lost smile. Producer Sally Ratman
Adam Hart-Davis on teeth: page 30
A perverse eccentric's idea of amusement goes horribly wrong when a murderer strikes during a game of bridge. Fortunately, Hercule Poirot is among the guests.
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1/5. From the collection of short stories by Joanne Harris , author of the novels Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange.
Faith and Hope Go Shopping. Read by June Whitfield. Bored with their ordinary existence in Meadowbank
Old People's Home, two old friends plan an escape to
London to indulge their passion forfine foods, literature and unsuitable shoes. Producer Katherine Beacon
Fielding the quotation questions and swapping anecdotes with chairman Nigel Rees are Jeremy Beadle , Daisy Goodwin , Dr Peter McDonald and John Sessions. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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On the 50th anniversary of the day Bill Haley recorded Rock Around the Clock, Mark Lawson investigates the new way we listen to and pay for music, meets the musicians who are sidestepping the major record companies and asks whether the CD's day's are numbered. Producer Timothy Prosser
1/5. Following the success of her self-help manual Live Alone and Like It (heard last year on Woman's Hour drama), Marjorie Hillis has been asked to write a travel book. But where to go? And what about Judith and Sylvia? And Frank?
(Repeated from 10.45am)
2/4. What if Elizabeth I Had Married?
Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests, Lady Antonia Fraser , John Guy and Derek Wilson , discuss what might have happened if the Virgin Queen had taken a husband. Perhaps a Catholic bridegroom would have plunged England into a religious civil war, or a foreign match might have robbed England of Gloriana and the Golden Age over which she reigned. Producer Isobel Eaton
Georgia: Corruption Busting. After leading Georgia's
November revolution, Mikhail Saakashvili won a victory in the presidential elections on a ticket of beating corruption, It's a daunting task-transforming this corrupted state into a legitimate one. Tim Whewell spends a week with Irakli Okruashvili , new Prosecutor General. He's already making high-profile arrests but the culture of corruption is so all-embracing that
Okruashvili is having to introduce some novel tricks to bring perpetrators to justice. Repeated from Thursday
6/15. Anne-Marie Duff continues reading Charlotte Bronte's bold and passionate story of a woman's search for independence and love on her own terms. The accomplished and beautiful Blanche Ingram 's arrival atThornfield reminds Jane of the reality of her position and dampens her dreams. Abridged by Sally Marmion. ProducerDiSpeirs
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